Sarah and I have always had the fantasy of opening our own hockey-themed restaurant in the West End where Stars fans could gather and have fun before games. We would name the restaurant “Zamboni’s” and serve all sorts of interesting kinds of food. There were also plans for a yard in the back with moose (yeah I love moose) who would be named Zamboni and be the restaurant’s mascot.
However, we ran into several problems with this. First of all, Sarah discovered that Mr. Zamboni was quite the idiot. Apparently it’s illegal to call anything but the zamboni by that name. And also, it’s not just a “zamboni”, it’s a “Zamboni Ice Resurfacing Machine” (it’s actually always supposed to be called that). Then the property we wanted in the West End was leased to another restaurant. Luckily, they’ve already gone out of business so our preferred area is back open! I also think it’s probably illegal to have a moose at a restaurant, but I haven’t checked that out yet.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering if this entry has a point. I just really don’t want to go scour TSN and the NHL’s website to come up with some interesting tidbit of information to post on here. But this entry does have a point because a few weeks ago Sarah and I realized a new dream –
Instead of owning a restaurant, we could own our very own Zamboni (Ice Resurfacing Machine). Turns out the State Fair of Oklahoma is going to be auctioning off a Zamboni.
Now I know she’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but how amazing would it be to ride to Stars games in this? I’m not sure how it does on mileage and we’d have to start 4 or 5 hours before the game, but this definitely seems cooler than just having some silly restaurant.
Although maybe eventually we could get enough money to start the restaurant and then shuttle people to the AAC with our awesome ride 🙂