December 3 08

suspended indefinitely? seriously?

and now this only adds fuel to the Emily fire. Just last week after watching Grease she turned to me, out of nowhere, and said, “Mommy, what’s ‘sloppy seconds’?”

so, now she’s not allowed to watch Grease anymore.

or SportsCenter.


on the whole Sean Avery fiasco…not on my parenting skills (because if any of you were on twitter last night, you would have seen that my two daughters were putting on fashion show. one was Princess Jasmine. and one looked a little bit TOO much like a stripper. and then they were naked. and yes, i’m SUPER proud. heh)

personally, i think that players say things that are much, much worse to each other on the ice. and, come on, Sean Avery is a total douche on a good day. i mean, we are talking about the guy who allegedly made the cancer comments to Jason Blake. so, while it may have been unnecessary FUNNY AS HELL, i don’t think an indefinite suspension makes any sense whatsoever. they are hockey players, dammit, do we really care if they are assholes?

(also…an entire post about hockey pretty much renders me officially CANADIAN)

(if you want a real post you can click on over to my random movie post from yesterday and tell me your top ten. i *might* need to make an adjustment to mine! gah! How could i forget DEAD POET’S SOCIETY?? how? how? Thanks, Sarah, for reminding me!! That movie was perfection.)

and perhaps if you don’t care about hockey or movies you might care about something that has completely changed my life. ever since schools in Canada went nut-free (is this in the states too?) my son has come home with the exact same food he went to school with. and if you’ve seen my 34-pound, skin-wrapped-around-bone 6-year-old, you’d know that he needs every calorie we can shove into him.

and then…la la la…

cue the chorus of angels!

well, blow me down, it’s NUTLESS Peanut Butter (which i can’t say without laughing)!!!!!!! the packaging needs some serious help. but the inside? the inside? it SMELLS like peanut butter. and while i haven’t tasted it yet…my picky picky son says it TASTES GOOD.

he likes it! Joshie likes it!

  1. It’s really the final nail in the coffin for Avery, he’s been a a**hole for a long time and they were basically waiting for an excuse .. good riddance!

    And, your welcome!


    Comment by Sarah on December 3, 2008
  2. I heard a bit about this story but I don’t really remember what he said. I am surprised that he is suspended indefinitely – I mean, like you said, hockey players are supposed to be assholes. It’s part of their image, no?


    Comment by mamatulip on December 3, 2008
  3. Sorry, I’d vote no suspension just because it made me laugh. heh

    Yay! for the nutless peanut butter! I, too, have a 34lb 6yo who eats nothing, so I can totally understand how exciting that find was! Mine? Eats boiled egg whites…


    Comment by AJ on December 3, 2008
  4. Not sure why, but that Peanut-less butter sure reminds me of John Kruk…


    Comment by Giblet on December 3, 2008
  5. So my question is did you have to send a picture of the peanut butter or not peanut butter but looks and taste like peanut butter and send a copy of the ingredients to the school so they didn’t freak out???

    Tiffany – i had to send a note to the teacher who read it out loud to the class so a) no would get upset with josh. and make fun or tell on him etc. or b) go home and say well, josh ate peanut butter, so i can too! ~~ALi


    Comment by Tiffany on December 3, 2008
  6. wow – my house is all about the soy and I have NOT seen that stuff! awesome.

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    Comment by Holly on December 3, 2008
  7. oh oh oh…
    there is a soy cream cheese (plain version) that tastes GOOD!!!

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    Comment by Holly on December 3, 2008
  8. So indefinite suspension for basically being an asshat? Hmm. Tough call. Nice to see him incur a penalty of sorts, but on the other hand talkin’ smack (however atrocious) is part of pro sports.

    Speaking for myself, and probably a few others, I don’t wanna go nutless!

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on December 3, 2008
  9. Argghh! Now I can’t get the SpongeBob ‘seanut butter’ out of my head!

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on December 3, 2008
  10. My son will not eat either. What is up with that?


    Comment by Annie on December 3, 2008
  11. Here in Iowa, we don’t know what hockey is, so this is me, reading this:

    “Hockey, hockey, OH! Grease!”

    and then I wondered how it is my kids haven’t asked me about the lyrics to Grease Lightening when I’ve forgotten just how delightful they are!

    I have skeleton kids in nut-free schools, too. I need to search for this!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on December 3, 2008
  12. If I could get my guy to eat that it would save all my lunch time stress. I will have to try.

    I agree that it was a “straw that broke the camels back” situation with Sean Avery. I hadn’t heard what he said until you posted the clip. I didn’t realize he basically called the press over to tell them that. What a loser!

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    Comment by Chantal on December 3, 2008
  13. I just recently discovered that exact “peanut butter” in the grocery store. My husband is allergic to peanut butter and while I still eat it on toast I obviously can’t use it to bake. So I decided to experiment and this stuff looked so much more like the consistency of regular peanut butter than the almond or cashew butters. So I tried it. Perfection! I mean, if you eat it plain it tastes nearly exactly the same as regular peanut butter with a different kind of aftertaste. Not bad. But in baking??? Awesome! I made peanut-free peanut butter balls and those marshmallow peanut butter squares (my favourite dessert ever) and they both turned out fantastic. You’d never know I’d used a substitute! It has made me more happy than seems reasonable to be able to bake with this stuff!

    Also, apparently not all schools in the states are nut-free because my daughter’s school takes all the allergy kids and sticks them at a separate table in the cafeteria. Isn’t that awful?

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    Comment by Shannon on December 3, 2008
  14. As someone who worked in sports, I can tell you that the players (and coaches) said worse things to me on a daily basis.

    Sean is just suspended for years of being a douche. I still think the suspension is uncalled for. Sloppy seconds? People are getting mad about sloppy seconds?

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 3, 2008
  15. oh i have just started sending my daughter for lunch at school and have to find some clever non-peanut lunch ideas too…and i have that soy nut butter but my children won’t eat it! arghhh


    Comment by LAVENDULA on December 3, 2008
  16. Sloppy seconds is when you serve sloppy joes for dinner and everyone has seconds. I seriously don’t see what the big deal about that is.

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    Comment by Rhi on December 3, 2008
  17. So shouldn’t it be…Peanutless Butter? I like that better than Soynut…also, they need a bit more interesting of a label to get me to buy it!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on December 3, 2008
  18. If you suspend every player in every sport who talks some smack about girlfriend/wives/sisters/mothers who is going to be left playing?

    Besides, things like that get “worked out” on the ice.

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on December 3, 2008
  19. We’ve tried “pea butter”…which makes me giggle every time I say it…

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    Comment by Angella on December 3, 2008
  20. as an aside – i’d settle for those sloppy seconds


    Comment by Giblet on December 3, 2008
  21. Sean Avery is a douche and a shit disturber and I agree with the first comment. They were just waiting.
    Shit disturb on the ice.
    Ciao fucker!

    We’ve been fans of soynut butter for awhile. And while I try to limit the amount of soy they get – sunbutter is also a good alternative that can be sent to school. It’s yummy. And it has a super cute name.
    (Sunflower seed butter)

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    Comment by Christine on December 3, 2008
  22. My husband has a strict rule: no substitutes. “What’s wrong with nuts?” he’d say.

    And Sean Avery? Eesh!

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    Comment by Amanda on December 3, 2008
  23. But, I hears SOY is the new PEANUT…. Lots of soy allergies. And, soy nuts are still “nuts”! Sorry to end the angel chorus…..!

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    Comment by Haley-O on December 3, 2008
  24. I think it’s ridiculous that Sean Avery has been suspended indefinitely. You have guys on the ice cross-checking other guys in the face, breaking bones, intentionally injuring other players and they are all given suspensions of varying lengths. The only other indefinite suspension I’ve seen in the NHL is when Todd Bertuzzi broke Steve Moore’s neck. So is the NHL saying that Avery being a douche is the same thing as Bertuzzi breaking a guy’s neck? Laaaame.

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    Comment by hillary on December 3, 2008
  25. Seriously? Nutless peanut butter? That’s as wrong as Lucky Charms without marshmallows. BTW – spell check is telling me there’s no such word as ‘nutless’. Guess they never met my ex-husband.


    Comment by Christina on December 3, 2008
  26. That is some lame. That comment was just funny.


    Comment by slynnro on December 3, 2008
  27. Sloppy seconds is what you call getting a “date” at the end of the night in a bar.


    Comment by gorillabuns on December 3, 2008
  28. What amazes me is that Todd Bertuzi can almost kill a man and still come back and play hockey. But some dick-wad makes a comment and can be suspended indefinitely…..

    Come on…


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    Comment by Jenn on December 4, 2008
  29. What’s hockey?

    (Will refrain from pointing out that in the U.S., hockey isn’t even Football’s sloppy seconds)

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    Comment by Matthew on December 4, 2008
  30. As someone who was at last night’s Flames game… it would have been nice to see Phaneuf (who is dating the sloppy seconds) take the head off of Avery so that we don’t have to listen to his crap anymore – but in the best interest of Avery’s life I think it is best he was suspended. The NFL does it all the time “conduct unbecoming an NFL player” or something – so good on the NHL for stepping in.

    I mean – Bertuzzi does play for the Flames now – it could have gotten nasty last night. That said the game was pretty boring without Avery…

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    Comment by Carmen on December 4, 2008
  31. Hockey is the only sport I know of (but I don’t pay much attention to the others, so this is just me talking shit) that has a major award for gentlemanly play. It rewards class in a way other sports don’t. Only fitting that it should punish crass to the same degree.

    Of course, this is not a hockey decision. It has nothing to do with the sport of hockey and everything to do with the business of hockey. The League, which every real hockey fan hates anyway, can’t alienate those fans enough for them to stop watching or coming to games by doing this. But they can pander to fence-sitters and observers and try to avoid more of the niche-ifying of the NHL in the States.

    A hockey decision, suspension, would have weighed this act against other hockey suspensions. But the League is defending its public face, not the integrity of its game.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on December 4, 2008
  32. Sloppy seconds…definitely one of those tough concepts to explain to kids.

    As for the nutless peanut butter, shouldn’t it just be peabutter?

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    Comment by Chris on December 4, 2008
  33. I read something that said, in essence, Sean Avery’s punishment was also based on other comments that they didn’t punish him for at the time. That made sense, although it’s kind of wrong to punish him after the fact.

    Sean Avery is who he is. I think it’s silly of the NHL to try and control what he says (especially when his comments were not directly relevant to another player or team) through punishment.

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    Comment by Nancy on December 4, 2008
  34. Sorry, but as an Islanders fan, I despise Sean Avery. I am glad he is suspended forever because I don’t like him. The punishment was pretty harsh, but for this guy, I will make an exception! ;)

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    Comment by Hockeyman on December 4, 2008
  35. You are now officially Canadian, welcome to the club.


    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on December 4, 2008
  36. LOL @ Chris!!! Peabutter. That was funny oh so wrong.

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    Comment by Christina on December 4, 2008
  37. Peanut butter is like my favorite food ever. I kind of want to try the fake peanut butter.

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    Comment by zandor on December 4, 2008
  38. Sloppy 2nd’s! Oh that’s classic. Man I am dreading all the wonderful moments of unanswerable questions my son will surely ask me such as that.

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    Comment by Surfer Jay on December 4, 2008
  39. I’m a Vancouver fan, so really, I can’t talk about ridiculous hockey decisions. I’m still scarred.

    And serious, his school’s cool with soy? It’s not allowed here in Vancity in a lot of daycares and classrooms. Which is ironic, since Vancity is full of so many trendy hippy-poseurs – and soy is one of the foods of the times.

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    Comment by Zoeyjane on December 5, 2008
  40. Even soy butter is not allowed at our school. No almond butter, no cashew butter .. nothing.

    man .. it DOES make it hard to find sandwiches choices too!


    Comment by Sarah on December 5, 2008
  41. Oh man, you just gave me the best post…

    I vote no suspension. Hello? They’re punching each other on the ice and we cheer, and then they suspend someone for being a lousy ex???

    Dolls from the movie Grease are 75% off at Target and I thought of you, LOL!

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    Comment by loren on December 6, 2008

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