I should be prepping for this year's A - Z Blogging Challenge.
However, something came up. I applied to be an online Editor for a Swiss Hockey Platform - you know, because I have all that spare time.
The good news is:
- I have heard back within 24 hours (being an HR person I love this fact!)
- The message wasn't your standard "thanks for your interest, your application will be reviewed, and you'll hear from us - don't call us, though." No, the message was from an actual person who asked some questions about my background, which I am happy to answer.
So here goes.
How did you fall in love with hockey?
Hockey school? Yes, Colin was impressed with the players and started to watch hockey on TV when he was as young as two years old.
Andy told him "When you're five, tell your Mom to take you to Zug on Wednesday afternoons. OK?"
Sure thing. Mom tried to teach him how to skate, but frankly, he was more interested in stick handling!
The rest is history...
Today will be Colin's last U13 practice for the season.
Do you support a certain team or do you just follow it in general?
Since my son plays for them, and I used to work next door, I do particularly support EVZ, and since they've consistently made the play-offs, I've never had to "just follow it in general" ;-)
Kidding aside, yes, I also follow it in general where Switzerland and Swiss players in North America are concerned. Don't ask me what's going on in the KHL though. Except, I'm still in shock about that young guy, Timur Faizutdinov Heartbreaking.
You also mentioned that you maintain a blog: is it related to hockey or do you write about other topics as well?
Here's the deal: to my knowledge not a lot of my readers are interested in hockey. This is why I usually keep the hockey blabbering low, but since it's so interlocking with my everyday life, you'll always read about practice, laundry or games here and there.
For our fall trip in 2019 I made a hard distinction; two posts about our family vacation:
Apart from my blog, I also maintain a YouTube Channel where I upload Colin's team's highlights.