bronze & gold was looking for some male perspective and knew we had the perfect guy to kick things off! Slater is Mad's not-so-little brother: a product of chick flicks and life in the hockey rink. Pouring out his heart and soul in the name of the blog was a pretty sweet way to pay his sister back for all those busted lips and time she spent suited up in the net while he took shots. He embodies bronze & gold every single day: insightful, spiritual, a lover of a good reclining chair and intriguing TV show, and most importantly, life's simplicities. (Yes ladies, he's single).
For those who don’t know me I am the younger brother of the Bronze (debatable attempt to make her red hair sound cooler). I’m just kidding, I know with all the comments I have made over the years, my kids will be exiting the womb flaming red. Anyhow...
I’m not really sure what to talk about here, there seems to be past entries about style.. My closet consists of about 30 plaid button up shirts, a couple game day suits, and 3 pairs of jeans. Needless to say, style is off the topic list. The obvious thing for me to write about would be hockey but I don't want to bore the Bronze and Gold crowd with hockey woes (Teal was/is actually sick at hockey... Madison..... Not so much). That brings me to the last topic I could possibly write about and I swear my sister didn’t make me write this, I actually think about it a lot and think that it’s one of the most important things to find/have in your life.. Love.
By no means am I an expert on the topic, if you want that maybe a Cosmo read would be more appropriate, but perhaps I can give a different perspective as the 'King of hopelessness'.
The boys will give it to me about this, but as my family and close friends know, Serendipity (with Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack) would have to be in my top 5 all time movies. A must watch if you haven’t seen. I have 'You Cant Fight Fate' tattooed on my arm largely because of this flick. I am a sucker for all things that come from a pre ordained plan by a higher power. But has that hurt my love life? A lot.
People might be shaking their heads.. A pretty goodlooking (if I do say so) fella, who plays hockey for a living.. C’mon now. Yeah I meet plenty of good looking ladies, a lot of whom guys would for sure think are good catches but what if I’m looking for more? I’m looking for my Sarah. My girl to take to the Waldorf Astoria and tell her to get in the elevator and pick a floor, any floor, and if we meet on that same floor number we are meant to be together (Serendipity reference, sorry guys).
There was a time when I thought I had found that. I know I'm only 21 now, but this girl was everything I had been looking for. We met in the Sault Ste Marie airport which makes me laugh as I write this. Anyways, it was only a glance followed by a 'shady' Facebook add, and boom goes the dynamite. Ultimately it did not work out, but I still think of her every day, and maybe fate will bring us back together at some point. I guess that’s where my Hopelessness should turn into Hopefulness.
Mad and I have been blessed with two loving parents who have showed us what true love looks like. Just this past Christmas they renewed their vows in front of family and friends at our annual Christmas party. That, in the end, is all I am looking for. Will it come in the form of a magical movie scene or will it come in the smallest airport in North America? For now all I can do is have Faith that my 'Sarah' is somewhere out there looking for her other black glove (Just watch the movie already).