Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Jackets Time!

Last night Aaron and I went to a hockey game. Did you know Columbus has an NHL team? (I suppose if you either live in Columbus or are a hockey fan, then yes, you know this.) The Blue Jackets (CBJ) came into existence in 2000. They've made the playoffs once, in 2009. My former employer used to have a suite at Nationwide Arena and occasionally I'd get tickets, but I hadn't been to a game in quite a while. A friend gave us his tickets for last night's game against the LA Kings, and what a game it was!

Even though it's ridiculously cold outside, we decided to walk the almost-mile-and-a-half to the arena, but we had to stop off at the R Bar, which is the hockey bar in Cbus, plus we love the subs there and we desperately needed food. While there, I took this picture and Instagrammed that bitch with #CBJ and wouldn't you know, at the game they put it up on the giant screens at center ice.

Also, Labatt Blue has three limited edition 24-oz cans promoting the Blue Jackets. I'm digging this logo:

As for the game itself, the Blue Jackets were going for their seventh consecutive win, which would be a franchise record. AND THEY WON! Final score: 5-3. RJ Umberger scored two goals (OMG, if we had seen a hat trick I might have peed my pants).

No zoom, no cropping. That's just how close our seats were.

We had a great time and we'll definitely be seeing another game sooner than later. We did decide to NOT walk home so we grabbed a car2go (one hiccup, no scraper in the car so Aaron had to use his drivers license on the windshield). ***UPDATE - Aaron emailed car2go and told them about the missing scraper and they gave him 15 more minutes of drive time. Yay!

Oh yeah, and then I went to karaoke and stayed until closing. Oof.

And how's this for a Gwensday treat? My girl Erin hooked me up with a new blog design and I'm in love. If you're wanting a new look, you must check her out over at Love, Fun and Football.


  1. That is freaking awesome that they used your picture. I love it.

  2. my uncle told me R Bar is the place to go too. I didn't get a chance to stop in there though when I went to a game, it's hard when I have a 3 hour drive. but the hockey game was awesome! I definitely want to go to another one.

  3. Oh my gosh, you're beer famous!!! That is flipping cool!! I do know the Blue jackets, but you know this is a hockey household above all other sports. I wish I could say our Flyers were doing as well as the Bluejackets. So jealous of those amazing seats, it must have been awesome to be that close on the action. I've only had seats like that once, and it was such a great experience! All this Rbar, car3go, hockey talk just makes me want to come visit Cbus even more!
    I can picture Aaron using his license to scrape off the snow! I love that you two partake in everything the city has to offer.

    Blog looks GREAT!!!! It's so you! A star!!!!

  4. I love the new look! It's perfect for you!!!!


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