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Power's out? Time to get CREATIVE.

Dude my kid is a damn genius. #braggybrag

Kind of like your mom!

Ah, not quite RT : Tie has to be a lighter color than shirt for full hockey coach effect.

More where that came from. Meridian Mall in Lansing.

Sports gnomes. Whole display of 'em at "Sportz R Us" in the Meridian Mall (Lansing)

What really? Really?

It's criminal that I'm excited to pay this "little" for gas.

The Lansing utility company bought a Volt. Makes sense. Sharp-lookin' sled.


Hasek jersey ON. Supply run. RT : Double russian rookie cards? CHECK. Super lucky playoff beard? CHECKl

Just got sent this pic of my littlest to cheer me up. I bet it'll cheer you up, too!

Sorry, wrong picture! HERE's you shaking my boy's hand:

Me and my boy loved meeting you! Can't wait to cheer for you on gamedays!

Second place!! So awesome

Out for warm-ups. I'm a lot more nervous than she is.

I never ate here when there was one in East Lansing. Hobbit sticks!

One judge gave her 2nd place, one gave her 3rd, and the (Russian?) judge put her fourth. So third place for elements.

Getting some pre-game from her coach. Totally surreal for me.

El Azteco, a #lovelansing tradition. Not really Mexican, not really American, not really sure why I love it. But I do.