My weekend in 47 pictures

… and most of these pictures are cell phone pictures, so don’t be getting on me about my shutter speed, you camera snobs. Click for embiggens.

Saturday I found these packs of gum at Wildcard in Lawrenceville:


I bought this pack for a friend (language) and it’s all wrapped up and I have no photo of it. But it’s the kickest assesst pack of gum in tarnation.

I have no idea what tarnation is.


Sunday I went to the Pens game and did not hump Le Magnifique, but I did snap a few cell phone pics:

Here lies the Civic Arena, defiant in death. May she rest in peace knowing she’ll not soon be forgotten:

The highlight of the Pens game was finally seeing Zdeno Chara in person, in all his monstrous glory. What a beast that man is. He makes Malkin look like a wee little man:

(AP Photo)

Here’s another great shot. Look at his knee height compared with his opponent’s. Hilarious.

(AP Photo)

I can’t help it. He’s a Bruin, and I’m a fan.


  1. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    March 12, 2012 1:22 pm

    I think Chara stick may be longer than some players are tall.

  2. Butcher's Dog
    March 12, 2012 2:47 pm

    Game’s still played on the ice, though, which is at everyone’s feet. Size didn’t help him much in this most recent outing, eh?

  3. Christina
    March 12, 2012 3:38 pm

    As long as a “dwarf” (all a matter of perspective) like James Neal can put him down, I am fine with it ;)

  4. bluzdude
    March 12, 2012 3:44 pm

    Watching Kunitz hit Chara yesterday reminded me of the end of Jurassic Park, where the velociraptors attack the T-Rex.

  5. Wendielu
    March 12, 2012 4:03 pm

    tarnation = “the entire nation”

  6. Pensgirl
    March 12, 2012 4:21 pm

    Chara is a scoundrel. I tried to like him when he was new to the NHL (it’s a Slovak thing), but I can’t. I love me some Chris Kunitz for always hitting him and hitting him and…hitting him again, every time we play the Broons.

  7. Suburban Nor'Side Girl
    March 12, 2012 9:51 pm

    That Bruins guy? Brobdingnagian (sp?) comes to mind.