Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi from Novel Heartbeat. For each week, she has chosen a non-bookish topic which somehow related to the personal life of the blogger outside the world of reading and books. Life of a Blogger meme will take place every THURSDAY and there will be a link over at Jessi's blog for the entries. If you want to know more, please click here.
If you frequently visit my blog and go through my Sunday Posts, you probably notice that I've been usually posting only on six days per week instead of seven. That is because I have found it work for me to post two reviews per week plus the meme posts I do weekly. And since I haven't really had a meme post for Thursday or Friday, I've just posted a review on one of those days and left the other day without a post. When I came across Life of A Blogger, which luckily is supposed to be posted every Thursday, I knew that I should give this a try - maybe I've finally found a good meme which will allow me to post something every day of the week.
So here is my first Life of a Blogger post - I hope you enjoy it and might also consider participating in this meme if you don't already do so.
June 26, 2014 - Favorite Sports Teams
|This picture always brings a smile on my face. Crazy girls in love with the best sport out there.|
I think some of my excitement about finding this meme has something to do with this week's topic. Because oh my, if there is something I love equally as much as books, it is my sports teams.
So I guess I should give you a some sort of background for my sports love. Well, first of all, I am from Finland and a lot of Finnish people LOVE ice-hockey. Like football for countries like Italy and Spain, ice-hockey seems to be the number 1 sport for us Finns. One of my earliest hockey memories is from 1995 when Finland won the hockey World Championship - I was banging on kettles and stuff, using them as drums, watching the game with my dad. Forward nine years later, and I am a hockey fanatic. I come from a city where there is a hockey team that plays in the national league. I went to a game once, and that was it. I had been to those games before, but it had always been with my family, and at that point I was in the age that I already wanted to do stuff without my parents. Soon enough, I found a group of amazing people from the games and we started to go to them together. I became a part of the fan community, one of the best fan communities I've ever been part of, and the team and the sport pretty much became my whole life for many years. We cried, we laughed, we sang and danced. We cheered for the team, for our friendships, for the experiences we gained there. That ice-hall will always be one of my favorite places in the world and I'm already counting for the first practice games that will take place in August so I can go and watch some hockey.
The name of my favorite team is Oulun Kärpät. It won it's first Finnish championship in 1981, after which the success of the team went kind of downhill. It was dropped away from the premiere league and it wasn't until 2000s that the team got back to the national league again and started to gain some success. It was year 2004 that it gained the Finnish Championship for the first time after 1981 (the 2004 championship is one of my best memories EVER). More success followed - the team won the championship in 2005, 2007, 2008 and once again earlier this year!
|I am SPEECHLESS.|