I actually kind of feel bad for Emrick when he has to cover any Chicago game with Eddie. It seems like he tries so hard to change the subject back to the actual game whenever Edzo goes into drool-mode, but Eddie just keeps on with the fan boy-ness.
LiveMocha.com is a web-community language learning site. (You can learn from native speakers and test your skills with people over the web, that kind of thing.) I signed up for it to learn Russian but haven't quite gotten around to it yet. I'm not sure how active their Finnish community is, but it's free to sign up and use the services, so it wouldn't hurt to see if someone there can help you.
College textbook prices. Except that's not a little thing, it's a large thing. $160 for a "book" that's not a book at all-- it's all the contents of the book printed on loose paper and wrapped in plastic, which I have to put in a binder if I don't want it all to get lost. $160 and they can't even give me a freakin' binder to put it in. Then for my other class I have the choice of getting the physical book for $135 used or $180 new, or renting the e-book version for $81, meaning I can only print a very limited amount of it and I won't be able to access it after the end of the semester.
I would really like to see Ozzie and Howard getting a more equal number of starts and competing for the number one spot. They're buddies, they can take it. It really doesn't make much sense to me to keep pushing and pushing Howard.
I thought he would be fine, since he went back out after the initial puck hit. Damn.
Insert standard commentary about the team overcoming adversity and guys needing to step up here. Meanwhile, I'll be over in the corner trying to devise a ritual to appease the hockey gods before they decide to poke someone else.