One Cool Night

Tonight, at the same time as I was watching the Caps and Bruins play yet another tightly-contested playoff game (a win or go home game seven, no less), this was also happening:


That’s the Empire State Building decked out in blue and white lights for Partners in Preservation, which gets underway tomorrow in New York City. Expertly photographed by my colleague Jason, I spent the first intermission and most of the second period getting this shared far and wide online.

I then went back to watching the game, curled up in a tiny ball of stress in the corner of my couch.


I yelled a lot, texted my (also very excited) siblings, sent some excited tweets and wrote some happy messages on Facebook, and watched some player interviews on tv.

The most famous building in America got lit up special for the place where I work, and my beloved Caps won a playoff series against the defending Stanley Cup champions  on the same night.

And now that the stress has subsided, I am drinking a beer and eating a bowl of oatmeal at ten minutes to midnight. While writing the most disorganized blog post ever,  I might add. Cool stuff + tired girl = nonsense.

5 thoughts on “One Cool Night

  1. Eileen April 26, 2012 / 12:05 am

    Beer and oatmeal? Super gross.

    Everything else, divine 🙂 can’t wait to hit Verizon center with you guys next week. Super duper excited!! B

  2. susan April 26, 2012 / 6:35 am

    I watched the last two minutes of regulation and overtime in honor of your (and said siblings) fandom. I celebrated by falling asleep…but, hey, I watched! 🙂

  3. Mom April 26, 2012 / 6:56 am

    Hey, I watched almost the WHOLE game to be *with* my children!!!! LOTS ‘O FUN!!!

    Gotta agree with Eileen on your dinner, tho. Oatmeal to sleep on = Yichy. Super Yichy!

    Congrats on the project rollout. NYC has so much real architecture to preserve. Fab photo by Jason too.

  4. Common loon April 26, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    I hope that at least you put some chocolate in your oatmeal! We let our hockey hound stay up for overtime (with the adults). Fortunately, OT was brief and we got the desired result. I suggested to your brother that an aspirin-a-day through June may not be a bad idea.

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