Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Scholarship Race update

The summer campaign for Vector ended a few weeks ago, and the company is still in the process of verifying the final tabs. I do, however, have good news that doesn't relate to car insurance.

Last week, I got a call from the company requesting proof that I was enrolled in enough college units and a photo for the scholarship brochure. I finished in the Top-50 in the scholarship race. Actually, I finished #50 exactly. And as if that wasn't close enough, I was $2 ahead of #51.

Granted, this is all pending verification, but from most of the managers I've talked to, people tend to drop up during verification because the company finds people on the list who aren't actually enrolled in enough units.

Either way, it looks like this summer's hard work will be paying off. Thanks to everyone who help me achieve this accomplishment.

Save it for the Super Bowl

Don't ask me about the Monday Night Football game.

Yes, I saw it. Yes, I cringed during the final four minutes. Yes, I thought the boys in blue had a chance even on the last play. And, yes, I was wrong about that.

How 'bout them Cowboys? How 'bout losing to the arch-rival Redskins in under four minutes?

There was only one thing I found more disturbing than the Cowboys' monumental collapse: the Redskins' celebration. After the game went final, the 'skins dumped a gatorade cooler on Head Coach Joe Gibbs. The players were all dancing around, jumping up and down like they had just won the Super Bowl.

In reality, they had come in to Irving, Texas and beat a team they hadn't beat at Texas Stadium in 10 years. I guess that's a big deal, but there are longer streaks than that. When's the last time the Lions won at Lambeau? Exactly.

I know that the Cowboys and Redskins are big rivals, probably the biggest rivals in the NFL (or at least the NFC). I just think that those over-the-top celebrations should be reserved for a time when they are deserved. They aren't for regular-season wins in week two!

Congratulations, Gibbs and crew. You've managed to embarrass yourselves even more than the Cowboys did during the final four minutes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

I sell knives

Desperate housewives love my 9" carver.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Forget your agenda and help out

On my way to class today, I encountered a pair of students who asked if I was interested in helping victims of hurricane Katrina. Of course I stopped.

"We need to get President Bush out of office," the girl said.


Apparently - and I didn't know this until just this afternoon when I had this encounter - it's entirely President Bush's fault that a hurricane hit the gulf coast. Then while there was a hurricane, he scaled the outside of the Superdome to tear off half the roof. He also had the electricity companies turn off power to hundreds of thousands of gulf coast residents.

Actually, despite what these two told me, I'm pretty sure the storm did all that. Granted, they didn't say it exactly like that, but that was their point. Bush was responsible for this and he should be removed from office.

What is wrong with these people? Bodies are floating down streets in New Orleans - a city that is 60 percent under water - and these people feel the best response is the remove the President from office. I don't even like President Bush, but how can these idiots think that anti-Bush propaganda will help Katrina's victims.

If I'm now homeless because of the hurricane, I don't care what's going on in Washington as long as it leads to me getting food, water and shelter. The fact that these people thought they were helping the hurricane relief by trying to generate animosity towards the president for a natural disaster (note: a natural disaster is one that is of natural causes) is unbelieveable.

If you really want to help, donate a dollar, five dollars, food, clothes, anything. But don't waste time with your petty political bullshit. That's the last thing victims of this storm need.

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