Life is interesting. Every now and again, a cyclist must take a break to rediscover the hockey fan within. Tonight was the night of rediscovery for me. I decided to go to The Library to enjoy the Red Wings/Penguins Stanley Cup Finals game in high definition. I walked in, scoped out a lone seat at the bar, and ended up sitting next to Bob the brewmaster. Bob brews the beer for the The Library.
Bob is a fun guy. We’ve had many conversations about Rocky and Bullwinkle and Looney Tunes, tonight being no exception. Bob and I watched the first period together, then Tim walked in and sat next to Bob. Tim is married to a tech I work with at the hospital. He is great fun. So is she! It turns out that Tim placed this precise bet that the Wings would win and lose certain games. Tonight was a losing night, and Tim was right. It was sad, but those of us who remained at The Library after he left meandered down to The Downtowner to offer Tim congratulations on his Penguin win.
Now, I haven’t been out much because it costs money to party, so it was kind of funky to run into the particular people I did tonight. Bob was very happy to see me, and so was Tim. The fact that we all ended up at the same brewpub on the same night for almost the same reason (Bob showed up to see the Twins’ game) was rather surreal. The night was topped off with a meeting with Joe, the Finlandia hockey coach, at the Downtowner. What a great night!!
Tim wanted the Penguins to win tonight so he could continue on to win $100 when the Wings win on Wednesday. We plan to meet at The Library again for the a win that both of us will agree with.