Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Sheakley's

I just wanted to show everyone a quick slide show of the Sheakley Family and how we've grown.

I also wanted to let my wife Sarah Sheakley know that I love her the same today as the day we met. Thank you for these wonderful years together and thank you for these wonderful kids we've made. I love you with all my heart.

Ella and Liam... The same goes for you... You are both the greatest gifts I could ever imagine to receive. Boo Boo Kitty, we still love you too.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thoughts on Favre...

Being a Packers fan, I feel that I should shed my opinion on the current situation.

Update on Favre

The "itch"

During the last few weeks, there were rumors spreading that Favre had the "itch" to play football in the NFL again this year. This after announcing his retirement publicly March of 2008. Former players and family members alike all hinted to the media that Brett had this "itch" and agreed that he retired too early in 2007/2008 post season to know for sure that he was really ready for retirement. Heading into NFL training came territory, the "itch" was that he wanted to play again in the National Football League. Last week these "rumors" of the "itch" lead by Brett's family, former team mates and now fans came to an end...

Let me in, or set me free

Over this past weekend, there have been numerous texts/email/phone calls going back and forth with Brett Favre (And his agent) and Packers GM Ted Thomson and Coach Mike McCarthy , asking for a reinstatement into the NFL and the starting job at QB for the Green Bay Packers.

This has of course not gone so well for Favre, as the team has reportedly gone on record saying that the team has moved on, said it's goodbyes to Favre and is currently set to give Aaron Rogers (Brett's understudy for the past three years. First round draft pick in 2005) the starting job at QB.

Next, Brett and his agent finally agreed that since the Pack do not need Favre any longer, they should release him from the Packers so that he might find another team needing his talent (Don't laugh, you know it's true). But yet again the Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy and GM Ted Thomson rule against Favre being released, in which doing so, Brett could sign with anyone in the NFL. Even NFC North rivalry teams such as The Chicago Bears, The Minnesota Vikings and The Detroit Lions. Which would be very bad to say the least.

The Back Up Plan

The Packers have agreed to letting Brett Favre back on the Packers roaster, but knowing fully well that Aaron Rogers is still going to be the starting QB, and Favre will be his backup (His backups backup if you will). This of course would not mold well for Packers fans, nor Brett himself (Obviously).

So what's next? Should they trade Favre? Just Release him? Try and force him to just stay retired? These are all very good questions... I hope they are all answered as soon as humanly possible... As this whole fiasco is turning into one of the biggest soap opera of NFL history.

My thoughts (As if it makes a difference)

I think that the Pack should stop whining about Brett wanting to return, pull Rogers out of his starting gig this year, give the reigns back to Favre for as long as he wants (I'm sure he would be fine winning the supper bowl this year or next) and be done with it.

Rogers is probably tired of waiting, but I'm sure another year or two would not kill him. I am really actually waiting to see how Brian Brohm will look during training camp (QB... Second pick in the 2008 draft. Looks to be a better fit with the Packers than Rogers). Hell, just bring Favre back, trade Rogers to someone who needs him now, and within the next few years give the reigns over to Brian Brohm. The End.

I wish I was the Owner of the Packers, this would be so much simpler.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Top 10 favorite Actors and Actresses

In no particular order.

1. Will Smith
2. Tom Hanks
3. Mark Wahlberg
4. Denzel Washington
5. Hugh Grant
6. Christian Bale
7. Jack Black
8. Mel Gibson
9. Philip Seymour Hoffman
10. And I have to admit it, Tom Cruise

1. Milla Jovovich
2. Emma Thompson
3. Diane Keaton
4. Julia Roberts
5. Kirsten Dunst
6. Nicole Kidman
7. Cameron Diaz
8. Maggie Gyllenhaal
9. Scarlett Johansson
10. Jennifer Aniston

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ella, Football and other things

I believe you all know I love football, and I'm pretty sure you know I love the Packers. In my last post, they were 3-0... If you watch football and/or you know anything about football, you should know that the Pack are now 10-2.

10-2!! *Cowboys Offense was pretty good in their last game*

I don't want to jinx anything, so I am not going to tell you how they are the best and they will win the super bowl this year! But you have to be some what impressed with these guys. Right? They are the youngest team in the NFL right now... They can only get better as the years go on. Brett Favre is getting old and will probably soon retire, but who knows, he may stick around a few more years.

They are 10-2! Go Pack, Go Favre! Favre was just selected for Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Niesh.

Ella turned 1 (as mentioned in my last post) and as of last month, started walking and almost running around now! Brilliant! She is a Genius too. She can now say 12 different words: Dadda (Which is Daddy of course), Momma (Mommy), Hi, Bye Bye, No No No No, Dattu (Which is Thank you... and actually two words), Dish Dish Dish (This), Mow (Meow), ditty (Kitty), Uh Oh (Two words as well; kinda), and I know I am missing one or two that I can't think of right now (What a horrible father, I know).

It just starting snowing here in Erie, there should be around 2 feet when it's all said and done with (Maybe more the way it is looking). More snow, more Snowboarding. I love Winter!

And now, back to your locally scheduled program...

Friday, September 28, 2007

A long time since yesterday

Since last we spoke, we have started watching 'The Office' on NBC... Quite possibly the most funniest sitcom on Television. I have no idea why we have not watch this more in the past. It is now on it's fourth season, as of Thursday Sept 27th.

Which actually brings up another Date, Sept 22nd. This date has nothing to do with The Office though. It was actually my brother Dave's Birthday. Which somehow, we completely let slip by us... So, Dave, Happy Belated Birthday... Sorry for the delay. Hope everything went well, and we'll talk to you soon.


Ella, Sarah and Mike

Speaking of Television shows, we also saw the first episode of 'Kitchen Nightmares' the other day. It was the chief from the other show, 'Hells Kitchen'. If you are not familiar with 'Kitchen Nightmares', it is where the chief from 'Hells Kitchen' takes on the task of trying to repair crappy, nasty, Nightmarish Restaurants to make them a flourishing upscale eatery. Very good show, we will be watching it again next week.

Fantasy football is upon us! Week four starts this weekend... I am in three yahoo leagues. 3-0 in one, 2-1 in another, 0-3 in the last. I will win the Super Bowl in all of them.

How bout those Packers!!?? Get Some Brett Favre! I am very excited for their 3-0 start this year. Loving what their defense and (more recently) their offense is doing as of late. They are going to the Super Bowl this year, just watch.

Ella will turn 1 yrs old Oct 11th at 4:32pm... WOW! She is getting too big, too fast. Can't believe how fast they grow. I wish there was a pause button on kids.

Ella is getting very close to walking soon. She can now crawl faster than I can run... She's fast. The plethora of Ella pics can be found on flickr (link on the right).

Sarah is now done with Pharm School... Yeah!! Congrats again to you Dr. Sarah. She does need to pass the Boards before she can work as a Pharmacist. But I don't see that as being a problem (My girls wicked smart). Ella and I are very proud of your accomplishments! Love you a whole bunches!

What else...

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Seeing as how it's Friday the 13th, I thought I would give a quick post...

Friday the 13th is one of the most superstitious days of the year. It's where some stay home from work to try and avoid any mishaps that may occur on "The Devil's Dozen".

Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have one thing in common... They all have 13 letters in their name, coincidence? I think not. If you have 13 letters in your name, I wouldn't worry, but you should!

There are 13 Witches in a coven... The Bible tells us there were exactly 13 present at the Last Supper. One of the disciples betrayed Jesus, setting the stage for the Crucifixion. The Crucifixion took place on a Friday...

"Never change your bed on Friday; it will bring bad dreams. Don't start a trip on Friday or you will have misfortune. If you cut your nails on Friday, you cut them for sorrow. Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck..."

"It was on a Friday, supposedly, that Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit. Adam bit, as we all learned in Sunday School, and they were both ejected from Paradise. Tradition also holds that the Great Flood began on a Friday; God tongue-tied the builders of the Tower of Babel on a Friday; the Temple of Solomon was destroyed on a Friday; and, of course, Friday was the day of the week on which Christ was crucified. It is therefore a day of penance for Christians."

"In pagan Rome, Friday was execution day (later Hangman's Day in Britain), but in other pre-Christian cultures it was the sabbath, a day of worship, so those who indulged in secular or self-interested activities on that day could not expect to receive blessings from the gods — which may explain the lingering taboo on embarking on journeys or starting important projects on Fridays.

To complicate matters, these pagan associations were not lost on the early Church, which went to great lengths to suppress them. If Friday was a holy day for heathens, the Church fathers felt, it must not be so for Christians — thus it became known in the Middle Ages as the "Witches' Sabbath," and thereby hangs another tale."

Now you see why "Friday the 13th" is the most unluckiest day of them all!

So! Hope everyone has a good day at school, work, home or where ever you are spending your Friday the 13th. And don't worry, if you aren't superstitious, you probably won't even see it coming... So, there's that...

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Update from the north

Hello! Haven't blogged in a while so I thought I'd drop by to satisfy any and all loyal readers of this wonderful blog...

As I mentioned in my last post, we were spending a month and a few weeks in Juneau Alaska for Sarah's school rotation... We've been here for three weeks so far, and we have three week left to go. Sarah not being able to see Ella Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 has been quite an adjustment for her (And vice versa)... It has also been harder than planned for me too, having to work from my laptop all day while trying to take care of the young one. She can be a real handful sometimes (But a loving handful)... But we've all adjusted for the most (Time change, work change), we will all have to adjust when we get back into Erie, but that's life...

As for the weather, it has snowed every day during the week and has been sunny (almost) every weekend, so we can't complain too much. Dave, Sarah (Dave's Sarah) and I went snowboarding last weekend at Eaglecrest (Juneau's Ski Resort). It was very good weather for it... We all had a great time (See Flickr Pics for a few of the Mountains finest at play)!

Sarah's (My Sarah) birthday is tomorrow (March 12th) and Rose's (Sis's) birthday is one the 14th... So Happy Birthday to you two!! Hope everything goes right as rain! Sarah will be 28 (wow) and Rose will be 19 (double wow)! But you will never catch up to me... Because I am fast as fast can be! Ella is getting so big! She will be 5 months on Sunday... Four months younger than her cuz Kyla, she will be 9 months soon (triple wow), if not already.

Hope everyone is doing well! Talk to you all later!