Five minutes with … An Irish Guy |

Five minutes with … An Irish Guy

Sean Kelly

Name: Sean Kelly

Age: 35

Place of birth: Glenwood Springs, but raised in Aspen.

Occupation: Marketing (formerly the news editor for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent).

How Irish are you? Besides the name, my great-great-grandfather was full Irish.

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? When I was working at the newspaper, I always tried to get it off because I think it should be a national holiday, but I think I’ll just have a green beer at home.

What is your favorite Irish meal? Potatoes in all the various forms.

Do you have a favorite Irish beer? No ” I like it all.

Have you ever seen a leprechaun and, if so, after how many beers? Not that I can remember. Otherwise I’d have the pot of gold.

Have you ever kissed the Blarney Stone or do you have plans to do so? No, but I would like to get back to my homeland some day.

When did you move to Garfield County and why? I’ve never lived in Garfield County, but I’ve been there. (He lives in Basalt, which is in Eagle County.)

First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? Like the pot of gold? A single family home in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Best vacation you’ve ever taken? French Polynesia on my honeymoon.

What do you do in your spare time? Make my daughter smile. (Sean and his wife, Bridgette, who is even MORE full-blooded Irish than Sean, became parents of their baby daughter, Evie, earlier this year.)

Greatest accomplishment: My daughter.

Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life? 911, when I moved to Denver from Bozeman (Montana) and Mad magazine, which turned me on to reading in general.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Whatever you buy, own it ” don’t let it own you.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A super hero ” or someone like Adam 12.

If you had three TV channels, what would you watch? Altitude (featuring hockey and the Colorado Avalanche), Discovery and one of the network channels.

If you could have any three people over for dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? The three biggest super powers on any given year ” past or present ” we’d have steaks and beers and I’d want to hear what really happened besides what the (media) said really happened.

Any tattoos? One on my left shoulder of an eagle that I got when I was 17.

What’s the greatest invention of all time? The printing press.


Movie: Cool Hand Luke (starring Paul Newman).

Breakfast cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios and, of course, Lucky Charms.

Actor/Actress: None really.

Song/Group: Talk/sports radio.

Food: That changes frequently, but there’s nothing like a perfectly good steak.

Place in Garfield County: Floating or fishing on the Colorado River.

Athlete: Joe Sakic (with the Colorado Avalanche hockey team).

Sport to watch: Live ” hockey; on TV ” football.

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