After playing hockey the last 3 days in a row, last night was a very nice break. My team had a bye week, but I had a business trip to take to Novi to work on some switches. I removed some craptastic Cisco CE500 switches from our environment and installed some newer 3750 switches into the environment here. We are seeing some incremental speed increases, but as usual, the speed is limiting between here and Grand Rapids.
The non-work thing on my mind today would have to be the USA Womens Olympic team getting beat by Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game. With a 2-0 lead with under 4 minutes left in the 3rd period, it looked about over for Canada. Then, a couple bounces later, it was a tie game. The OT loss was a little tough to stomach, but I bet it was tougher for the USA team that worked their asses off all season to make it that far and take the silver. Then I realized I have played under similar circumstances with similar results in some games. I have also won games like that as well. Some USA fans want to blame the reffing for the loss, but the simple fact of the matter is that the USA had that game on a silver platter, and instead of grabbing the game, they took the silver platter instead.
I ate at the Black Rock Grill last night and had quite an epic feast to cap off a very productive day overall. The whole gimmick of this place is the volcanic rock you cook your food on. I tell you, I was greatly impressed with what I had. A little expensive, but it was worth it.
I can’t wait to ref on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. One of my last youth ice hockey weekends of the season. I am going to take the time to enjoy it.