Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I WAS IN THE ARENA YESTERDAY AND IT WAS MAGICAL... AND REALLY COLD

by Anne

So I applied to work at Sportservice at the Arena during our beloved Sabres games next season. There was a job fair in the Harbor Club yesterday afternoon. It was so lovely to be in the Arena. There were far too many people around the entryway, so even though I eyed up the larger than life Vanek portrait, I could not, in fact run up to it and attempt to hug the wall to help me feel reconnected to the boys. I had to just smile because the doors were open and I could see the (non-ice covered) rink and the entrance to the locker rooms. WOO!

So, within my job interview, the dude asked me who my favorite Sabre was, and I begrudgingly told him that Pommer is my favorite (BECAUSE HE'S WICKED AWESOME), and he OF COURSE fired back with "Is that just because he's hot or whatever?" I laughed it off and said I liked Paille too, but I was secretly kind of mad about it. In retrospect, I should've said Hecht, even though he's my #3. Whatever, the guy was just giving me a hard time. So, come next season I will probably be selling you all food. One must work their way up to selling beer. Something to strive for! Yay! Hahaha.

Sidenote, how have I never noticed that the HUGE picture of Adam Mair features him bleeding from the forehead? Its more than kind of gross. Its also right next to that gross Fu Manchu TimmyHO picture. What a gross section of wall in the Arena.

So I had to get a drug test this morning to work at the Arena. I can't say I'm surprised, there were some people at this job fair that seemed to be less than the most desireable members of society. I had to get myself to West Seneca this morning to pee in a cup. However, never having been tested for drugs before, I was not prepared to, um, fulfill my duties, so I had to chug water and wait. I drank so much water on an empty stomach I really thought I might hurl as I watched the end of Regis and Kelly and then some random AM Buffalo rertospective interview from 1992 with Doc Severinson. I drank so much water that I've had to pee like 6 times since I got home at like 11. Wow, this will fall under the "Way too much information, Anne" category.

I won't be able to work every single hockey game, I'll have to miss one for Thanksgiving which means I won't get the "hockey bonus" at the end of the year. Unless that "hockey bonus" is "Paul Gaustad" I'll survive. I'll also work Bandits games. Oh, wait, I haven't officially been hired yet... ok so just put everything I've said so far under the banner of "if I get hired".

I've never done drugs, yet I'm convinced I'm going to fail my drug test. Ha.

9 comments:

  1. I'm always convinced I'm going to fail drug tests too which is ridiculous.

    I'm with you on the TimmyHo photo - I can't believe anyone thought it was a good idea to immortalize that look on the arena wall - but I'm pretty fond of the Mair bleeding from the head.

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  2. I hope you get the job!

    I was thinking about applying for an internship with the Sabres, I'm just not sure for what haha. It would just be fun to work for them.

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  3. I'm always convinced I'm going to fail drug tests too which is ridiculous.

    I think I've smoked pot like three times in my entire life, all during college, and I'm convinced things are going to come back positive.

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  4. I was thinking about applying for an internship with the Sabres, I'm just not sure for what haha. It would just be fun to work for them.

    That would be sweeeeet. Go for it!

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  5. Do they need interns to help the players get dressed for games and/or undressed??? :)

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  6. Do they need interns to help the players get dressed for games and/or undressed??? :)

    That was NOT on the list of available jobs or I would've been CLAMORING for it. Should we call the arena to see if they require our services?!?!

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  7. Should we call the arena to see if they require our services?!?!

    Absolutely! You know how groin injuries and the like run rampant through hockey teams, I would hate for the guys to pull something trying to property adjust their jock strap!!!

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  8. Absolutely! You know how groin injuries and the like run rampant through hockey teams, I would hate for the guys to pull something trying to property adjust their jock strap!!!

    To help these boys prevent unnecessary injury is our CIVIC DUTY is what it is!!

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  9. But I'm NOT helping Timmy because he'll likely just pull some other muscle while trying to grab my ass or hit his head on the back of his locker and get a concussion.

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Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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