|DBJ, modeling his Ohio University academic garb over his|
CBJ game-issued #54 Jon "Nasty" Mirasty jersey.
Not just a Masters Degree, mind you. A perfect 4.0 GPA. A "Most Outstanding Student" award for my program. In the vernacular, I ran the table. (Now, where's the Cup that I get to hoist? Oh crap, I gotta play hockey to do that?)
Putting it in Columbus Blue Jackets perspective, the past two years for me have been about making it happen when I needed to. I knew when to shut out the distractions and bear down on the studies. I understood when it was time to let up, too, and enjoy life - like going to see the Blue Jackets play! But I stayed focussed and never took my eyes off the prize. The effort paid off. The boys in Union Blue could learn a lot from that approach. In the end, it results in WINNING... something that we CBJ fans would like to see a lot more of.
I'm going to get back in the swing on the blog in the next couple of weeks. I have some family obligations to attend to, not to mention catching up on a few overdue "housekeeping items." And, of course, the Dark Blue Toddler demands copious amounts of attention. I'm aching to get back into the blog - and my gratitude to Gallos for keeping the home fires burning knows no limits - but you know how things are. Especially in the off-season...where the latest news is that the League of Ex-Captains is being jettisoned, something that barely requires a mention.