Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Keep on tailing at the gate

—  Now this makes me proud to be a Chippewa .... FIRE UP CMU!

— Ghostly stories on ghostly roads, Q-town style, click here.

— No luck in finding hockey skates in the Loo. Even blundered into a store called Total Hockey, which had totally lame service. No better online, which might mean a lot of duck tape and super glue for the old blades this winter.

— On tap: QHS football at Springfield Chatham, wedding reception for a Funions guitarist and drummer.

— The best thing about vacation is waking up and not caring what time it is.

— Apparently something got spilled on the remote yesterday, causing widespread panic and National Guard deployment, but Shey Fey (as she always does) came to the rescue.

— Best quote from Dr. Brei during Loo road trip yesterday, on why he can't play pickup hoops: "I'm afraid something would break - or fall off."


12 comments:

SheyFey said...

Grey tape and WD-40 can fix almost anything a screwdriver cannot. I love my tools and my TOOL.

Anonymous said...

No hockey skates online? What the hell are you looking for?

RH said...

Calm down, Holmes ... I'm just saying size 13 skates are hard to find. I finally had to contact skatemonkey, and sure enough, they have one brand made in a 13 ... could not find Bauer, CCM or Easton in 13s.

Anonymous said...

http://www.hockeygiant.com/bauvx40sktsr.html

Out of your price range, Watson?

Anonymous said...

Wait, those are EE. We're fitting your foot, not your head.

Anonymous said...

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BAUER-SUPREME-HOCKEY-SKATES-MENS-SENIOR-SIZE-13_W0QQitemZ130335865368QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1e589f7a18

So, what's the accuracy of all these skate sites that I've found that claim that you need to buy a skate 1-1.5 sizes smaller than your shoe size? If that is the case you need a 11.5-12. Unless you wear a 14-15 shoe.

Anonymous said...

http://www.hockeyworld.com/index/page/product/product_id/1017/product_name/Mission+Flyweight+M+Series+Hockey+Skates-+Senior

Okay, not Easton, Bauer, or CCM, either. Are hockey players supposed to be small?

Anonymous said...

Size 14 shoe. Would that be a size 12.5 or 13? What did you finally find?

RH said...

Thanks for all the links. I wear a size 14 shoe, so I need a size 12 1/2 to 13 skate. Remember, this is basically for pond hockey during Quincy's two weeks of winter, so getting a boot that's a little big is not a bad thing (think thick socks). I'm not worried about performance - I'm a slow skater, I just need something that's comfortable. I am leaning toward the RBK model from hockey monkey.

Rocky Cola said...

next time in STL, check out "Johnny Macs" in South County STL.

RH said...

As a matter of fact I did check out Johnny Macs. They did not have size 13 skates, but the clerk was very helpful and got me pointed in the right (online) direction. Kinda sad that Total Hockey was totally lame but I was glad JM at least tried to help.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bigshoes.com/style_detail.html?style_id=1187&color_id=424

http://www.bigshoes.com/style_detail.html?style_id=1168&color_id=877

I wear a 15, so I've bought stuff from here.