I had every intention of posting about my weekend and/or the bedroom but some family shtuff has popped up and I haven't had much free time..soooo forgive me? K, cool.
I want to tell you today about the time I talked to TJ Oshie on the telephone.
Nobody (well.. full-time-hockey-fans excluded) knew who TJ Oshie was prior to this past week.
If you've been following the Olympics you may have heard of TJ Oshie- he went ape-shit and scored a million goals and basically was a monster against the Russians in multiple shootouts.
What people may not know is, Oshie is a Minnesota boy. Born & raised in Hockey City USA- Warroad, MN. It's an iiiittyyyy bittyyy town in the northwestern corner of the state, but they have multiple state tournament appearances and generally pump out some ridiculously good hockey players. He went on to play for UND (booo Sioux).
My freshmen year of college, I happened to be coupled up with a boy who went to UND. Said boy lived across the hall from another UND hockey player by the name of Joe Finley (that link will tell you he plays for the NY Islanders, presently). Joe and my boy were friends, and I spoke with Joe on the phone a time or two whilst enjoying some cocktails on the weekends. Anyway my boy knew I was obbbseeesssseeeddd with TJ Oshie (see- fan before it was cool!) I was actually FB friends with Finley for a long time, and he got the axe in an unfriending spree (I'm also fairly sure I was friends with Ryan McDonough at one point on FB since he went to my high school and now plays for the Islanders as well: note to self, stop unfriending interesting people on FB!).
So one night, we were all drinking in our separate locales, when I got a call from the boy that went like this:
Boy: KELLY, I have someone who wants to talk to you
Boy: here, hang on!
TJ: Uh, Kelly? Hi, It's TJ Oshie.
Me: blacked out, have no idea what I said, but several sentences were exchanged.
I was an exposed fan-gurl but still, it was cool that my then-boyfriend would let me talk to me, "I'd drop you like it's hot for him" crush. #Isoclassy
So that was the time that for a fleeting period of time, I spoke with TJ Oshie, and TJ Oshie was aware of my existence.
This was a stretch for blog material but my dad, bless his dorky heart, brought this up to me recently (I'd totally forgotten about it)-- "hey, hey, didn't you like..talk to TJ Oshie once? on the phone? when he was at UND?" ... he's a bit of a fan-boy himself.