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Sean
02 June 2006 @ 01:29 pm
well. Its the day after. It finally happened. I sit here tired and type this. the day after.




The day after our hockey team the Alaska Aces became champions and won the KELLY CUP!!!!!! equivalent to the Stanley Cup or the Superbowl the Aces win in Duluth, Georgia last evening playing against a great team, the Gwinnett Gladiators. Its the first time for the Aces and the first time since 1980 that any team has won anything here in Alaska. Its been a long haul; the team was bankrupt in 2002/ 2003 and was being auctioned off on Ebay but was able to stay here. Scotty Gomez, a local boy and an NHL superstar played last year and then, last night they won the whole thing. I sorta feel like the Boston Red Sox fans after winning the World Series after 80 years of losing or the New York Ranger fans after 40 years. This is the first time the Aces have won. and I was there for it all. Most of you who know me, know that I love hockey. I love to watch hockey and I love to play hockey, anywhere, anytime, for as long as I can. Since I moved here, I usually go to most of the home games and since February, have watched many of the away games at a local tavern with a few other die-hard fans and friends. The Aces were leading 3 games to one in the best-of-seven series. Since the east coast games are 4 hours ahead of us, I left work early (don't worry mom, my boss almost insisted that I go) to watch what turned out to be the final game and the championship. The place was packed; standing room only, and as the Aces took the lead 4-3 everyone was waiting, just holding our breath and waiting for the final buzzer. The final ten seconds and then the bar and the town went crazy!!!! cheering, high five's, laughing, crying, hugs. TV news crews were there with bright lights getting their evening reports. The Aces winning the Kelly Cup is the talk of the town, its all over the place. I have to admit thats its really kinda cool to be a small part of that. Its kinda fun to be apart of a town that has won a championship.

the team comes home today, there is a parade tomorrow then let the partying begin. Anchorage is a-buzz with excitement. Some don't know or understand what all the excitement is about; Its only "sports" after all. Well, I say they're not really a sports fan.
so to let off a little excitement I typed this email to let you all know that the ACES won the Kelly Cup. If you got this email and don't care, just delete it. If you got this email and you're a sports fan then you know what I'm talking about. If you got this email and you know me(which you should otherwise I wouldn't have your email)then be happy knowing that something kinda cool is going on and that I'm sharing with you all.

I'm especially thinking about "da boys" out in DC who, I know, will certainly appreciate it. and the friends and family who know how much I enjoy hockey (sometimes I think I was born I the wrong state. haha)

soon the excitement will die down and we'll all go back to regular lives but in the near future there will be alot of hard partying hockey fans.


so happy friday to you all
be safe and talk to ya soon

ACES WIN !!!!! ACES WIN!!!!!!

Sean

PS if you want to read to story go to www.adn.com
 
 
Sean
21 February 2006 @ 08:50 am
wow! I was going to write that my birthday weekend went pretty well: lunch with co-worker on fri, skiing with akfelecia2 on sat, drinks sat night, tubing and dinner at the Double Muskie sun night, and a day off on monday. And by all accounts it did go well(except foreverred I guess. see hereCollapse )
true there were some no-shows Sat night. I'm not going to lie and say that it wasn't dissappointing. it was. Your wrong on one point I did invite quite a few more people than just four. besides even if it was only four people one could surmise that those four were close friends and could be depended on-----look how many showed up at your b-day. But why do I have to plan my own birt---nevermind.
to your credit you did show up and got me home safe and I thank you for that. and akfelecia2 and her boyfriend showed up as well but at 10pm!!! how long is a guy supposed to sit there drinking alone waiting for his friends to show up? look I was fine with Sat night until I read your post. people have stuff to do, prior commitments, finance issue, etc. etc. I'm cool with that its just that I can't fucking believe you posted that and then saw me on SUN. I don't know if I was supposed to read that or not but thanks for bringing it up.
 
 
Sean
16 December 2005 @ 10:49 am
Dam, I hate spam. let me say that again. DAM!!! I HATE SPAM EMAIL AND SPAMMERS!!! My personal account that I get with my internet account has been very quiet over the last 18 months. But recently it somehow got out to a spammers list and now i'm literally inundated with spam email: free house appraisal, lasik eye surgery, bigger penis size, better longer sex, WIN free trips. Its all a bunch of BS. At first I tried to simply delete the unwanted emails but then it took to much time, so now I'm simply going to try and change my email address. I'll let those who need to know, know and the rest can go to hell. Seriously, people who do spam emails are lower on the shit list than used car sales men and door to door sales men or even telemarketers right down there with the fucking child molesters. Why would you do a job in which nobody likes you? even despises you? I, for one, will kick you square in the teeth if you tell me that you work as a spammer. Don't tell me "it sells stuff otherwise we wouldn't do it". I would seriously like to see the number of sales vs the volume, time and energy it takes to put spam out there. Not to mention the amount of time it takes me to go thru and delete over 225 emails in less than 24 hours.
So spammers, you send me wonderful, great free offers and I, I wish a plague on all your houses with a long, slow painful death!

Cheers
 
 
Sean
15 December 2005 @ 08:20 am
ok this was kinda cool!

also if the criteria was a-little stricter like exclude those states in which you have only driven through or only passed through the airport terminal, then my total is alot different. hahaha
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Current Mood: chipperchipper
 
 
Sean
13 December 2005 @ 12:38 pm
Well, its been awhile since I last updated and I know I said I would try to update more often, but I didn't; so sue me. Its harder than it looks (boy, I've heard that somewhere before) besides I'm boring (I've heard that before too hahaha). I wanted too; I meant too. But you know what they say about the road to HELL being paved with good intentions. And that exactly where I'm going, No stopping at Go and don't collect 200 dollars.

ok enough of that. So "what were you going to update about?" "whats going on in your life?" you ask. let me tell you . . . .lots!!!
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Sean
07 November 2005 @ 09:32 pm
Halloween!
I like halloween. No. I mean I really like halloween. Its been said before many times and many places, halloween may be about trick or treating and candy for the little ones, but its an excuse for women to get downright slutty. And I DON'T mind one bit. As long as they keep dressing as slutty cats or slutty nurses or slutty hookers, or just plain slutty, I'm just going to keep my mouth shut and enjoy.
I ended up going to Zombie-fest at the last minute. Simply put, its a ginormous costume party sponsored by one of the local radio stations and held at the Hilton. We hada blast, socializing, drinking, dancing and some of the costumes were amazing. Check out the pictures here.

and speaking of hockey. I was playing hockey recently, in the middle of the first period and I'm skating one way, the other guy is skating in the opposite direction; we clip each other and I end up with a partially dislocated shoulder. Well, let me tell you, it hurt like a son-of-a-bitch I skated to the bench and just like in the movie lethal weapon, I straighten my arm and my shoulder slips back into place; all while I'm screaming bloody murder. well that ended the game for me and I put myself on the IR list for the next two weeks.
I swear, between softball and hockey, I've had more injuries this year that any other in my entire life and fortunately I'm and active person. I went to sports medicine doctor recently for an injury to the other shoulder and he said it was because of my age, me being over 30. I also think its because all I do for work nowdays is sit behind a computer screen. Dam I need to get out more!

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I saw a report about this last night on the local news. And since I was recently pulled for jury duty I was quite interested. Its another phone scam using jury duty as the cover to get personal informantion.
It just goes to show that you never give out personal information especially your social security number unless you know whom it is and how they are going to use it. As always, I did some checking on snopes.com to check the validity of the story.
 
 
Sean
03 November 2005 @ 12:26 pm


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this is my nephew Riley. I was recently in Sacramento for his 2nd birthday. I was throwing the orange bone toy in the picture along with Riley, I told the dog to "sit" and both of them plopped down as you see them. This was so funny that I let out a laugh and riley looked up and  decided that whatever I was laughing at must be funny, so he laughed right along with me.  OH   the sweetness of this littel boy!!  HAHAHA

 
 
Sean
03 November 2005 @ 12:19 pm
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Sean
13 October 2005 @ 01:59 pm
Well its been awhile since I've updated. I hope to get better at it. I meant to post a few things this past summer, but for whatever reason didn't. So, instead of a long winded version I'll just do a short abstract instead ( yeah right! when have I ever told a short story)

Officially, summer is over, the cold weather and short days are here; very cold weather and snow won't be long now. I, for one, am kinda happy because it means hockey season and snowboarding.

I went back to Sacramento for my nephews birthday in sept. I saw family and friends and it never ceases to amaze me how many questions I get about life in alaska: bears, oil, fishing, daylight, the cold. I swear the people in the "lower 48" must think we are all ass-backwards here who live in igloos and hunt polar bears. ok well enough of that I took this picture looking west off my balcony June 21 (summer solstice) at 1:30 am in the morning. Hopefully this answers some of the questions about "how light it is"

I found a new hobby this summer. well technically "reintroduced" to orienteering. A guy I play hockey with invited me out to a "meet" and I took him up on it. He said it would be a "humbling" experience apparently because many people think they are good with directions or think that it is easy to be find a marker with a map and compass. Well, let me say I have alot of experience reading, navigating and using maps from school and from work. So, I showed up confident that I could handle one of the simpler courses. I signed up for a start time, receive my map, and promptly got lost. It took me an hour and half to figure that I was off the map and get back to where I needed to be. But in self defense, once I figured out where I was it only took me 45 min to complete the course. Since then, I've gotten better and faster. Here's a picture of a control marker.


"HAPPY BLUEGRASS!!"
I, or rather, we, made our annual trip to alaska's biggest campout!! The Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival!! Woohoo. Three days of sitting in my chair with a cold beer watching the weirdos parade by. While listening bluegrass bands play on a stage a couple hundred yards away and the hells angels patrolling the campground one can sit and take it all in. The people who have had to much to drink, smoke, ingest, snort, inject or any other method one does to take illicit drugs. Its always a fun good time at bluegrass. Check out the pictures.

Another first for me this summer was sea kayaking. It was a beginners trip with the Sierra Club. I now understand why so many people enjoy this sport. Its peaceful and quite, it can take you to far away remote places, you take take more stuff than you can backpacking, its not as hard on your back, and its good exercise. It can be quite dangerous out on open waters if you don't know what your doing. Its tough to learn the correct paddling technique( and I by no means have it down pat)but once learned, paddling goes so much smoother.

I also was able to go to Sacramento for my nephews Riley's 2nd birthday in Sept. WOW! What a blast!!. Both of my nephews are absolutly the best. At 24 months, Riley, and 20 months, Kyle, they are just learning to talk and walk. They are so much fun. Check out the pictures of the birthday party here.

ok enough for now I'll get better at updates.

Happy Halloween!
 
 
Sean
23 August 2005 @ 10:46 am
Poll from foreverred

NAME: Sean aka akhockeyfan

LOCATION: My Office

SUGGEST A BOOK: A book that I read in one sitting ( I literally could not put down)was "Its not about the bike" by lance armstrong

SUGGEST A MOVIE: ummm Wedding Crashers

SUGGEST A BAND: Local Favs H3 or Soulman Sam

SUGGEST 3 WEBSITES: Jason Mulgrew, Internet Quasi-Celebrity, RADHome, or 43 Things

SUGGEST AN LJ COMMUNITY: Well, bad_sex provides a good laugh.


SUGGEST AN LJ USER: ummm . . . don't know any so go out and add someone new

Your turn!