Well, I've been looking forward to this coming weekend for quite a while now (not to mention last weekend too...thanks edarc
for a great time!)
Two big events are going on this weekend, Chelsea Challenge '07
and Folsom Street East
For Chelsea Challenge, I will be playing three games. I'm on the PURPLE Panthers for the weekend with invncble
. Apparently, once a Panther, always a Panther for me. If you want to see a bunch of gay guys on the ice, look at the schedule
to see when each of the teams are playing. It all takes place at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers.
As for Folsom Street East, regardless of whether we make it to the finals on Sunday or not, I plan on being amongst all my fellow pervs. The game ends early enough to spend a good deal of time at FSE. Hopefully it won't be unbearably hot outside like it usually is (or has been the last couple of years).
Oh yeah, amongst all of whatever you might be doing, don't forget to call dad this Sunday.
Ok, most of you already know about this, but I'm on a gay hockey team called the Pink Panthers
. *grumble* I was already on the team before I knew what it was going to be called. I think this will be the longest humiliation scene that I have ever been in. Yes, the jerseys are pink...bubblegum pink to be exact. At least i can easily see my teammates on the ice.
You can see here when our games are and player stats. If you want to come watch, it's free. Go to the games that are in the east rink if you want bleachers to sit on, there are none in the west rink, so you would have to stand. Also, don't forget to bring something warm to wear, after all, you will be in a room with a big slab of ice in it. I will be sweating my balls off though.
I challenge anyone to do these moves in the real gear.
You can never get enough videos of dancing in gear. :-P
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John showed me this on TiVo today, so I had to go look for it online. I would wipe out just LOOKING down the course. But it DOES look like a hell of a lot of fun!Red Bull Crashed Ice Video
It amazes me that people can come up with these ideas.
|» Take 2|
Like I was saying in my last post, I wasn't too happy with the sharpening that I got last week, and the more that I skated on those blades, the more it felt wrong. So, by the advice of a few skaters in the area, I took them to be sharpened by a guy named Stan at The Rinx out east. When I skated on them for the first time yesterday, it was night and day. I felt like I could skate again (after I got used to the sharper edges). I broke them in during open skate for a bit right before playing hockey with the firefighters at lunch. There were 12 of us so we played 4 on 4 with two guys on the bench for each team for change-ups...no goalie (darn it). This group of guys are just great! I always look forward to Wednesday lunches now for a good game of hockey.|
My friend, nitropup and I went skating last night. He just bought a new pair of skates on Sunday (that I really like by the way) and since Wednesday night open skate is for adults only, I thought it would be a great time for him to start out and not worry about tripping over kids and figure skaters. I think that after last night he might have an idea why I've lost 15 pounds since I've started skating. :-) I hope he enjoys skating enough to keep with it. It'll be nice to have a buddy on the ice.
|» Another day on the ice|
I skated on my skates after sharpening them for the first time since I was taught to skate. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was figuring that I'd have to learn how to stop all over again. I want to try another place though because they don't feel like they were sharpened evenly comparing the left and right skates.|
The kids were in full force today on the ice, but fortunately the place wasn't loaded with figure skaters. I worked on skating backwards some more, specifically trying to balance on one skate at a time while going backwards. Seems that it's easier the faster I go. I also worked on skating faster going forwards by really digging into the ice and bending my knees more. I still have a long way to go with that though. My leg muscles still have a bit of development to go to give me more power. Finally, I tried something that I've tried before and that I've been wanting to do recently. In a lot of hockey games that I've watched and played in and some of the clinics that I've been in it seems that nearly everyone can transition from skating forwards to skating backwards fairly easily. So I tried it more today and was finally able to get my body to do a 180 without falling or coming to a complete stop. I do lose SOME momentum when I do it now, but from my experience that will change. It always feels good to leave the ice knowing that you can do something that you weren't able to do before.
Anyway, our friend Lawrence from the UK arrived today to stay for the weekend. He's here in the states working up in Albany testing Microsoft Vista since Dell will be putting it on their systems shortly. We've already had a little fun and somehow I think there will be quite a bit more in the next 48 hours! :-)
|» Hockey addiction|
For those of you who don't know yet, I've started playing hockey. I started skating around November 2006 and had a stick on the ice for the first time on January 4th. Ever since I started skating I've been hooked and after slapping a puck for the first time, I'd call it more of an addiction.|
Now for those of you who will say that I'm only in it for the gear, I would not be killing myself learning how to skate. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that I DON'T like the gear...don't get me wrong! If you look at all of my other hobbies (skydiving, SCUBA, sportbiking) I'm sure you'll see a trend in the fact that they are all pretty gear heavy. Thank you everyone who gave me the gift certificates to the sports shops to help me complete my hockey gear. I hope you know that I'm enjoying it at least 3 times a week! :)
And on that note, I've been getting on the ice at least 3 times a week since I've started and at times I feel that even that isn't enough. Usually after I gear down and head out from the rink I'm thinking to myself that I wish I was on the ice again to work on some other skating or stick handling skill. Some of you may know that I have such an addiction to hockey right now that I will drive into the city (about an hour) at 2:00am on Saturday mornings to play hockey from 4:00am to 6:00am. I have a blast there. We do what's called a clinic which is about half drills and half scrimmage. The coach there, who happens to be a goalie, is really cool and everyone is very helpful and patient with me. Everyone is there to have fun. Sometimes I think the coach has fun at my expense, but he does that to everyone.
Anyway, I'm going to be joining a team with the NYC Gay Hockey Association for the Spring season which will consist of 17 games throughout the spring and summer at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers in NYC. I've already sent in my application and dues for being a part of the NYC Gay Hockey Association which is going to make it possible to play in a scrimmage at Sky Rink on February 18th at 7:00pm.
Since I will be joining a team, I need to figure out a number for my jersey. I really don't have a favorite number and I'm kinda racking my brain trying to figure something out...any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. PLEASE!
I'll let you guys know when I have an idea of what our schedule is going to be. If you have nothing going on on a Saturday and are looking for something to do, feel free to watch me look like a complete fool on the ice once the season starts. It's free to watch the game.
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- The longest
one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
- Almonds are
members of the peach family.
- The symbol on
the "pound" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
- The dot over the
letter 'i' is called a tittle.
- Ingrown toenails
- The word
"set" has more definitions than any other word in the English
is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters
- There are only
four words in the English language which end in "-dous": tremendous,
horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
- The longest word in the English language, according
to the Oxford English Dictionary, is
- The only other word with the same amount of letters
is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
- The longest place-name still in use is
- Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la
Reina de los
Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."
- An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
- Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was
eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
- Telly Savalas and Louis Armstrong died on their
- Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
- The muzzle of a lion is like a fingerprint - no two
lions have the same pattern of whiskers.
- Steely Dan got their name from a sexual device
depicted in the book 'The Naked Lunch'.
- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
- The Ramses brand condom is named after the great
pharaoh Ramses II, who fathered over 160 children.
- There is a seven-letter word in the English language
that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters,
"therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
- Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
- John Larroquette of "Night Court" and
"The John Larroquette Show", was the narrator of "The Texas
- A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
- It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them;
a fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
- The male gypsy moth can "smell" the virgin
female gypsy moth from 1.8 miles away. (But does he CALL? NO-O-O-O-O-O...)
- The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy
Bezopasnosti (Chevy Chase did not know).
- 'Stewardesses' is the longest English word that is
typed with only the left hand.
- To "testify" was based on men in the Roman
court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
- The combination "ough" can be pronounced in
nine different ways; the following sentence contains them all: "A
rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and
- The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without
repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
- Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in
the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
- Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on
the Australian seal for that reason.
- Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs
only have about ten.
- The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from
the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is
- The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from
the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were
stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
- The first episode of "Joanie Loves Chachi"
was the highest-rated American program in the history of Korean television.
"Chachi" is Korean for "penis."
|» Sunny So-Cal|
John and I FIANLLY made it to San Diego...YAY!!! Weather is beautiful. :D sdleatherboy was kind enough to offer for me to ride his Beull (and his gear). It's definately a different feeling bike but fun!|
I'm feeling a little puppish today, so I figured I'd share something that a friend showed me a while ago.