So I got to thinking tonight...and here is a partial list of the things I've been able to do or see in life:
This was my view of Jonathan Toews raising the Stanley Cup at the United Center on Monday night as the Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years. As I sit down to write about this experience, it is hard to even put into words. At times, it felt just like any other hockey game I've been to as I got caught up in the action on the ice. Then it would suddenly hit me that this was more than just another game. At times I would realize that I wasn't breathing normally, stressed out by the play on the ice. Much of the time (probably 90% of the game) I was barely sitting on my seat. And at one point, I swear I even felt like I just finished running, but honestly I had done nothing but sit there.
Tickets like ours were selling for $1,800 to $2,000 per seat (or at least that's what people were asking for them) and the thought never crossed my mind to sell them (even if I did check a few times out of curiosity what they were going for online). I'm sure it was a once in a lifetime experience....although I sure hope I am wrong about that.
Chris Thomas is a full-time teacher, part-time freelance writing, father of three, and most importantly, a very, very tired man.
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