The Gonzalez Family Herald

Headlines and commentary from a Northern California family of seven.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sharks, hats and a chubby boy

The other day my friend called me up and asked if I wanted to go a San Jose Sharks game. It didn't take long for me to say "Yeah!". So last night we went to San Jose to watch the Sharks take on the Anaheim Ducks.

I like sports. And though I have never really been into hockey that much I have to say that attending my first hockey game was freakin's cool! When it comes to spectating a sporting event that involves an oval, there really is no bad seat in the house. No matter where you sit the view is great. And SJ Sharks games are different than any other professional sporting event I have ever been to.

The announcer was walking around the arena all game long, makeing announcments from wherever he happened to be at the time. There was a lot of music (as long as the game was not in action) and the intermission activities were really cool. There were lots of cool prizes given out all night long and just a lot of fun to be had. This is sooo not like a pro Basketball game. Or a Raiders game, which in and of itself, is an entirely different experience not suitable for all ages.

One of the cool things that happened last night was we saw Jonathan Cheechoo score his first hat trick of his carreer. Three goals in one game. Pretty cool huh? We also saw a hockey fight, fast skating referees, faster skating hockey players and a whole lot of excitement. In fact, the only thing that was not cool about the evening was the temperature inside the arena. You would think that for an ice based sport it would be cool in the arena. Uh, think again.

Oh yeah, another uncool thing... $4.25 for a mocha and $4.75 for a soda. Oh well, the event was still awesome.

Who is that chubby boy?
My son had a check up today. At just under six months of age he weighs a whopping 17 pounds, 11 ounces. Isn't that the size of a stuffed Christmas day turkey? Ooh, Christmas... Oooh, Oooh, turkey.

Wake up, Robert. D'Oh! Oh well, just a few more days til Christmas and food.

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