Thursday, December 20, 2007

Letters Home: Reflections from Boston University Part I

Dear Mom and Pop,

How are you? Sorry I haven't written in so long! Things have been pretty crazy here in my second year at BU.

Once school started, I got sick and missed 4 of the first 5 games with something called mono. I didnt know what was wrong with me. One night I'm making out with this humongous BU coed; and the next night I could barely move. I was like what gives, eh? Anyway, a few days later Captain McGuirk told me he was heading up to lowell to pick up a shipment, he said I could tag along and secretly see a doctor without coach knowing.

Mom, Dad, this is the girl I was telling you about. She said if I got her hockey tickets, she'd let me eat at the Y. Here in America, it means something different than back home...

The doctor had a funny accent and I couldnt understand him at first; he said he thought i had a mano.... so I punched him. I mean, come on, I'm not strait.. but i'm not gay. Get it? Anyway, when i told coach I had mono and couldnt play anymore, he asked me if I had it last year too. I'm not sure what he meant, but last year was my best season ever. Coach Quinn even says I play like #2. I think he means Brian Leetch, and boy was I honored; but my teammates say he just can't swear in Agganis anymore.

Anyway, the team struggled to a 0-4 record without me, but now we are an amazing 4-10. What a turnaround, eh? And wouldn't you know it, I saw Peter MacArthur out with coach at this place called the Dugout last night and he said I will probably win the Hobey Baker next year. That would be amazing; back to back for the terriers!

We are really hoping that our teammate Brandon can go back to his "super" ways and help us achieve our ultimate goal of winning the Beanpot again.

Well I have to get going, I'm running late for my class on the history of the beanpot. But gosh I miss Saskatoon so much. I can't wait to come home and see you guys.

Love always,

ps. that Gerbe slashed me again. He is really mean.

Mom, Dad, this is the man who touched me.