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December 9th, 2007

10:36 am

Not that you care about the sacrifices I make to bring such high quality crap to the Internet, but I spent 2 hours on this dam update and had created a masterpiece. All I had left to do was run a final spell check and it would have been ready to post. Then, my damn Pac Mate crashed and I lost almost everything. It was very tragic. So, I have now spent another hour plus trying to recreate my ramblings from memory. Stupid Pac Mate. I guess that will teach me to save my work regularly while I write.

As I feared, TU got beat at the C-USA Championship game by UCF. It was just like the first game. TU looked overwhelmed and out of sync all day. I don't know what it is about UCF, but TU doesn't match up well with those guys. UCF was well prepared and made TU look like a bunch of chumps. UCF's defense was hammering Paul Smith all day. It was pretty ugly. TU had their chances, but just couldn't get in a groove. I was afraid we were going to get stuck with a trip to the Hawaii Bowl with the loss to UCF but I was pleasantly surprised when TU got an invite to play Bowling Green in the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Alabama instead. Getting the better bowl game (better in my opinion anyway which is really all that matters) helped to take the sting out of losing the championship game. The GMAC Bowl is close enough that TU should have a decent turnout from the fans most importantly, me. Woo!), and I think it has a better pay out. If the GMAC doesn't pay more than Hawaii, it's still better for TU from a financial standpoint because TU won't have the expense of flying the team to Hawaii.

I'm all set for the trip to Mobile. We've got tickets to the game and reservations at a hotel that is right on the GMAC Parade route. My grandparents are going to meet us in Mobile and we're going to shoot over to Biloxi to check out the casinos. TU football and gambling all in one fabulous weekend. It's going to be sweet. I can't wait to hit the road.

So my worries over the Thanksgiving dressing were totally unjustified. Mom did a fine job with the dressing. It wasn't the same as my Grandma's, but it was good. I managed to eat a ton of it, so it must have been okay. I was more bothered by the change itself rather than the quality of the dressing. I really don't like change. But, I suppose it's inevitable and I should just quit whining about it. Of course, that's probably not going to happen, but at least I'm aware of my shortcomings. Self-awareness is a good thing.
Anyway, sorry for all the bitching, Mom. Your dressing rocked.

Major news flash! Flogging Molly is coming back to the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa this February. I am so freakin' excited. The last time they were in Tulsa, I was blown away by their show. I've mentioned this before, but Best. Concert. EVER! I can't wait to see them again. And as if that wasn't already awesome news, the new FM album comes out in February too. Sweet! February is shaping up to be a great month. There's the FM concert and album, my birthday and a trip to Vegas. And let's not forget leap year which I find to be amusing for some reason and Presidents' day which gets me a much deserved day off work. All this February goodness is enough to make me overlook that craptacular sap-fest of a fake holiday also known as Valentine's Day.

Whoa, I was just channel flipping and came across the Tennis Channel. Tennis Channel? Really? How is that possible? Tennis is lame and there's entirely too much grunting. Who watches that? I can accept that tennis is a nice hobby for many people but I don't see how that carries over for a need for a network devoted to tennis. That's more absurd than the Golf channel. I think golf is boring too, but I also know a lot more people who are golf junkies than I do tennis people. Golf, for reasons I can't understand, at least seems popular enough to warrant a network. Of course, tennis does have its sweaty, scantily clad, hot chicks so maybe that's how tennis gets its audience.

Stephanie and I went out Christmas shopping yesterday. It was a productive trip. I got most of my shopping done. I still need to make one more trip to grab a few more things, but all things considered, I am pleased with my progress so far. I'd say I'm 75% done already. That's pretty good considering I used to be one of those people who did all their shopping the week before Christmas.

Cinnabar got some good work in on our shopping trip. She stayed pretty focused and kept herself out of trouble. She did rip a really nasty fart in the middle of a crowded store, but a dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta do. I can't give her grief over that. At least their were no fatalities. It was a really nasty fart though. I know it was her because she had ripped one in the car a little earlier that caused me to black out for a minute. Plus, dog farts have a very distinctive smell to them. You really can't miss a dog fart.

Did I really just write a paragraph devoted entirely to dog farts? I'm so sorry. I don't know what's wrong with me.

We're getting pounded by a really bad ice storm right now. It's about 27 degrees outside and it's pouring freezing rain. There's even thunder and lightening. It's crazy. The weather dorks are comparing this storm to the one we had in 2002. I lost power for 3 days during that one and there were trees down everywhere. It took a couple of days for the roads to be cleared of all the fallen trees. I hope this storm isn't that bad, but so far, it's not looking good.
Although, it is looking very promising that the Governor will close State offices tomorrow, so yay for a bonus day off work.

That's all I've got for now. Tune in next week for updates on the Ice Storm of Death and a potentially entertaining anecdote about the Hunky Retina Guy. I'd tell you why it's potentially entertaining, but that's part of the anecdote. Plus, now I've got you all wondering what the Hell is going on so you'll keep coming back for more. Later.