Wednesday, May 6, 2009

When technology fails

Sometimes, you alarm clock just doesn't go off.  There is no reason, no explanation; your technology simply failed you.  What can you do then? Not much, as no one beleives the old 'my alarm clock didn't go off".  Well, it really happened to me this morning.  Luckily I woke up 10 minutes after I wanted too, otherwise it would have been a big problem.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Procrastination is never a good thing

Well, I am sitting here trying to study for my next 7 tests in 6 days.  It seems like I always end up waiting until the last minute, but it would have been so easy to start studying a week earlier.  I'll be sure to remember this next semester, and remember what it's like to stress out about cramming for major tests.

Bad news for Red Raider fans

Last years star quarterback from Texas Tech, Graham Harrell, who finished 5th in heisman voting, was undrafted in the 2009 NFL draft.  As if that isn't disappointing enough, he just got dropped from the Cleveland Brown's practice team.  All of this is adding insult to injury for Tech fans, as star receiver Michael Crabtree, who was the consensus top receiver, was dropped all the way to the 10th pick.

Pontiacs we'll miss

Many superb cars were made by Pontiac back in the day.  The 1959 bonneville, 70 GTO, and the 69 firebird trans-am are just a few, and most recently the new g8 gt will not have a chance to develope. While Pontiac was the first from GM to go, many are saying it's only a matter of time before the next company goes down.

Monday, May 4, 2009


If you are ever feeling depressed or down, just go to the nearest Wal-Mart.  Once you go inside, you will feel a lot better about your own life.  Seeing the problems that many customers have there, whether it be screaming kids or pregnant women wearing spaghetti straps, will make you appreciate your life that much more.

Just got back from the gym

Nothing feels quite as good as relaxing after an intense workout.  You know you did something worthwhile with your time,  and you know you'll be better for it.  Plus, when you relax it feels twice as good after all the work you just did.

Finally finished the English paper

After a night of intense writing, the final English paper is written.  It really feels like an accomplishment when you look at the 1000+ words you wrote and how far you've come from the 250 word papers at the semester's start.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Free rice

Isn't it great that we can earn extra credit, expand our vocabulary, and donate rice to those in need all by answering vocabulary questions at It seems too good to be true, but it isn't, it's just another one of those modern marvels.

Are you smarter than a 2 year old?

Most toddlers are learning their ABCs, but Elise Tan Roberts can already say "isosceles."  This 2 year old British toddler has an astonishing IQ of 156!  Compare that to Albert Einstein's IQ of 160, and you see even more how astonishing this little girl is. She knows 35 countries capitals, and can count in english and spanish. Maybe we should take this as a sign to start giving our children tea at a young age.

Sunday mornings

My favorite thing about sunday mornings is that they always seem to be sunny and clear skied.  You get to sleep in, relax for most of the day, and finish up any homework that's due the next week.  It isn't hectic like friday or saturday, which makes it special.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine flu is dying down

Now, apparently the swine flu isn't as dangerous as expected. The spread of this disease has slowed substancially, and it hasn't mutated as scientists had feared. That's good news for everyone across the world, especially Mexico. Hopefully it will continue to die down.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The end is near

With my classes nearly over, it's finally time to buckle down and start studying for my finals.  It'll be hard, but after the finals are done and over, I'll have all summer to relax and have fun.  Sometimes you just have to look ahead to concentrate on the present.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I recently missed my 4th history class, meaning I became ineligible for the bonus 3 points on our average we receive if we miss 3 or less classes.  I don't think it's fair to not reward someone who only  missed 4 classes, when there are people who don't show up at all.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NBA playoffs

There have been great games this year, and another one occured tonight, when the Boston Celtics took on the Chicago Bulls.  It ended up as the 3rd overtime game of the series, and there have only been 5 games! This one came down to the wire, but the Celtics pulled out the win.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine flu

The Swine Flu outbreak has been all over the news today.  It started in Mexico City, and spread into Texas after a class went to Mexico City for a field trip.  The U.S. declared a medical emergency, although only 20 cases are know as of now in the U.S.  The threat is that the flu may mutate and become deadly.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

What a draft

The shocker of the 2009 NFL draft was none other than the infamous Oakland Raiders choice with the #7 pick.  Instead of drafting Michael Crabtree, the best receiver in college football, the Raiders went and got Marcus-Hayward Bay, the fastest player in the draft.  Oakland fans were outraged, calling for Al Davis' head.  Bay was projected to go in the late to end of the first round, so the Raiders picking him so high was a head scratcher to many.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lakers vs Jazz

Well, so far Kobe Bryant is off to a hot start, with 6/7 shooting and 13 points already in the first quarter.  Surprisingly, the Jazz are ahead, and even more surprising is if they win this game, the series will be tied 2-2.  This was not expected, seeing as the Jazz are the last seed at 8, and the Lakers the top dogs at 1.

Friday, April 24, 2009

GM pulls the plug on Pontiac

Sadly, General Motors has decided to kill off the Pontiac car brand.  In 2008, Pontiac was GM's third highest selling brand, yet has declined rapidly this year.  I know many people will be happy about this, but I personally own a Pontiac and I love it.  Also, people forget Pontiac used to be a powerhouse with the GTO back in the 1960's.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Going too far

A quadruple amputee, Kyle Maynard, was finally allowed to participate in an MMA event coming up.  His story is inspirational, as he was a great wrestler in high school.  However, I don't believe he should compete in MMA, as I believe it will simply overwhelm him.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Did Miss California do anything wrong?

After answering Perez Hilton's question about gay marriage by saying she supported traditional marriages only, there has been a slew of media coverage on whether her answer cost her the crown.  I believe she said the right thing, she told the truth and expressed her honest opinion, and people should applaud her for that.  While it may not be the politicly correct answer, it is her opinion and she is entitled to it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's coming to an end....

Is anyone else bummed that this semester in coming to a close?  I know I am, I'm going to miss kicking it here in San Marcos with my buddies.  The weather, campus, and girls will be missed over the summer, but not the classes.  Oh well, at least it starts up again in the fall!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Texas weather

Either you love it or you hate it.  I personally love it, having warm winters and blistering summers.  Everyone is in a better mood when it's a sunny, warm day.  The only thing I would change is to have a few days a year that it would snow, and snow hard at that.  You really can't ask for much else besides that.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Don't you just love roasts?

Every roast on comedy central is great, tonight happened to feature the roast of Larry the Cable Guy.  If you ever have a bad day and need a good laught, tune to comedy central and if you are in luck a roast will be on.  They're great, a bunch of comedians getting together to bash each other without any political correstness.  Tune in, you won't regret it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rainy days

Even though rainy days are considered gloomy, it has become a rare occaision to wake up to the sound of raindrops on the window.  Not only do rainy days provide nature with life, but they make the streets fun drive on.  You can go for a drive and get your car cleaned for free, or you can stay inside with a loved one and enjoy each other's company.  Whatever you choose to do on a rainy day, you win.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bad news for WTC towers

Construction of several ground zero office towers could be put off for decades because of the failing real estate market, said the site's owners today, citing an analysis that projected one skyscraper might not be built and occupied until 35 years after Sept. 11.  This is yet another misfortune that has befallen us from the sagging economy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Out of the hot water

I will admit that I was very aggravated when the hot water failed to work for a week straight.  To add to my anger, it seemed as though every update about the boiler getting fixed was followed with another email saying the delay would be longer.
Yes, everyone was trying to do their best to get the boiler fixed in a timely manner.  Getting upset at the water troubles would do more harm then good.  After receiving a check for $131, I believe the university did the right thing and compensated us for the troubles we had to go though.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How are pirates still around?

What I don't get is how pirates are still alive and well in parts of the world.  Just today Somali pirates seized 4 ships, just days after having 3 of their pirates killed in a hostage situation.  In my  mind, our government should work with other nations to put a stop to this pirate pillaging.  Pirates were made to be 'cool' growing up, but there is nothing childish about these pirates: they steal, take hostages, and even kill.