-3 [15 Mar 2005] The weeds are taking over

Posted in Ancient posts on 14 Mar 2006 by Lykofos

Man, it has been a long while since I have made a post.  The weeds are beginning to peak through the chassis.   Seriously it has been a very busy month and half, thus finding time to make a post has been difficult at best.   “What was taking up your time?”, the reader may ask.  One word: Olympics.  Yes I have been the middle of the 2006 Winter Olympics which were just concluded a couple of weeks ago in the city I currently live in, Torino (Turin to non Italians).  All things considered things went OK.  The terrorist stayed away, the local radicals kept their trap shut and did not disrupt things, and the weather cooperated most of the time.   Sure the US team bombed out this time, howeve the locals did well and we have witness the rise of the Chinese.   Look foward to a lot of red flags at the next Games in Bejiing.  The city seemed to have alot of fun.   On the weekends it seemed that half the population of Torino tried to jam downtown near Piazza Castello were the Medals plaza was.  Buses were packed like sardine cans with locals and out of towners alike.  I spotted lots of people wearing Russian, Canadian and Italian team attire, not suprising since the respective countries set up stores selling their swag.  The city of Vancouver, hosts of the 2010 Winter Olympics, set up an impressive exhibit, made of a log house brought over from British Columbia.  I walked in there and felt I like I was somewhere back home.   Northwest Montana shares a lot with British Columbia.   And of course the place was packed.   I generally had fun these games although not as much as Athens and Salt Lake City.  However Torino managed to pull it off and hopefully have left themselves a nice legacy.    Xinhkero out

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-4 [24 JAN 2006] Go Seahawks!!!

Posted in Ancient posts, Sports on 24 Jan 2006 by Lykofos

Well by the time I write this post, this is old news. However as a long suffering fan, it is nice to toot the horn (Toot the horn? Hell sound it out using Qwest Field’s PA system!) for once. The news? The Seattle Seahawks are finally going to the Superbowl!

I have been a Seahawk fan since I was 6 or 7 years old. My dad and I used to watch them every Sunday on Q6 TV out of Spokane, WA. And like all Seahawk fans we rode the rollercoaster of highs and lows. I remember them loseing playoff games and my dad loudly cussing everytime they did.

Since leaving home in the mid 90s, I kind of lost track of what the Seahawks where up to, until I get internet access. I could still catch a game if one of the networks was showing a Seahawk game. But since I lived in a area which was Broncos turf, I did not get to see many Seahawk games. Which is just as well since they really stank during that time.  I kept faithful through the previous owner’s midnight attempt to move the team to Anahiem.  I cheered when the ex Microsoftie and all around rich guy, Paul Allen bought the team and promise to keep it in Seattle.   I watched via the Net as the Seahawk’s old home, the Kingdome was imploded.  Thanks to the Net I was able to watch the progress of the Seahawk’s new stomping grounds, Qwest Field, as it rose out of the rubble of the Kingdome.

However since moving to Europe a few years ago, I have to keep track long distance via the Internet. I had been watching the slow but steady rebuilding of the team. I would check the results page on My Yahoo! to see how the ‘hawks were doing any given Sunday. And I noticed the number of games won began to outnumber the games lost. So you can imagine my delight waking up Monday morning, turning on BBC World on the TV and catching the Beeb’s casual mention of the line-up for Super Bowl XXL. After picking my jaw up off the floor, I had to dance a quick little jig not far removed from the kind performed in end zones. Good thing the neighbors downstairs are not home.  A quick check of ESPN’s website confirmed the news.   So come Super Bowl Sunday I will be haunting the Net to see how my team fares.  With luck the Pittsburgh Steelers will go home empty handed and Seattle will get to have a big party the likes the city has never seen.

What an interesting past couple of years this has been is US professional sports. First the Red Sox winning the World Series and now the Seahawks in the Superbowl. What’s next? Who knows but stay tuned. And one last thing, GO SEAHAWKS!!!!

-5 [24 JAN 2006]: The first post

Posted in Ancient posts, Site stuff on 24 Jan 2006 by Lykofos

This is the first post of what I hope will be a decent blog. My hopes for this blog is that it will informative and updated on a regular basis. Then again, it will likely just get forgotten about like a 52 Chevy pickup truck, rusting away behind some old weathered barn, somewhere along US Hwy 2, in the middle of Nowhere, Montana. Pretty lenghthy and descriptive sentence eh?

The idea behind this blog is to feature things that interest me and I think would interest others. Subjects that I would like to cover include technology, gaming, some sports, and anything else that happens to come along. That is the plan but the rusting truck fate also awaits too if I am not careful. So without further delay on with the blog!

[Edited 14 Mar 2005 because I cannot spell worth a damn the first time around]