Happily, our friends always invite us over to watch the NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day. The match up was a hefty rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitols. Our family was evenly divided in our loyalties (except Meggar, who spent the weekend with a bunch of AGD girls in St. Louis and didn't even catch a glimpse of Sidney Crosby on the ice). But the Penguins lost, and the NBC camera crew was so pathetic that it felt like I was sitting in the nose-bleed section. I'm not a hockey player so I need a little help seeing the small black puck that slides so quickly across the ice. Next year, Captain wants to build us an outdoor rink for a father v. son version of the Winter Classic.