June 10, 2010
Hockey Snacks’ Shinny is back!
Shinny: Blog, I’m just dang happy to have lived to see Stanley come to Chicago. I’m gonna have to hook up with the big guy while he’s in the Windy City if I can. It’s been a long time since he and I tipped back the bubbly together. And as for that sneaky puck that no one but Patrick Kane could see in the corner of the net...well, Snacks fans, remember Burger the Puck? He who once got caught in Flyers goalie Bryan Boucher’s mask?
Blog: One and the same?
Shinny: You betcha.
Blog: Wow that’s something! Well, we know you’re focused on that Cup win, Shinster, but there are a lot of folks around the Internet who’ve been asking after you. I guess a finger in a goalie mask can make a lasting impression.
Blog: A term I believe you coined.
Shinny: Well, it’s hard to love hockey without loving Canada, Blog.
Shinny: Well, I’ll certainly never forget when I got cut and had to have stitches. But of course, that sort of thing is life for hockey players.
Shinny: Well, the boss started her website to promote her first two published books, and threw in some fun stuff like her collection of hockey stuff. Me in my tiny mask, borrowed from her Ed Belfour action figure, made an appearance. Her regular updates quickly turned into a weekly thing, and thus Hockey Snacks was born.
Blog: Were you surprised when you suddenly found yourself the star host of an internet craze?
Shinny: Aw, Blog, now you’re making me blush. “Internet craze”?
Blog: 6,000-plus regular readers was pretty good ten years ago. I think that’s like a thousand times what I get, Shinny.
Shinny: Well, you’re non-corporeal, Blog. Having a physical appearance helps a lot.
Blog: Hard to believe.
Blog: Same reason Diana retired her Erotica with Soul blog.
Shinny: I guess it’s hard to pigeonhole a writer who has focused both on hockey and on erotic romance.
Soulful Sex Volume II.
Shinny: Are we allowed to do product placement like that?
Blog: Well, we did it for Timbits. Timbits has its own tag in the right-hand column.