Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Vikings/Browns and other thoughts

First off, Vikings improve to 6-5, which is nice. Bears won, which is not so nice, but the Vikings are not 1 game out of the wildcard, and 2 out of the division. This game once again was one in large part because of the defense, and them causing turnovers, which created field position and also (obviously) kept the Browns from scoring. Up next is the Lions, who have terrible QB's, talented WR who don't produce, a new head coach, and a pretty decent defense. 20-13 Vikings.

Other Random things:
- Juxtaposition - n. The state of being placed or situated side by side. (This has to be one of the coolest sounding words)

- I really need to start using the phrase "The long and short of it" more often. I'll try to do that.

- Favorite Quote I heard recently from my Western Civ. teacher who quoted old soccer player George Bess. "I spent half of my money on fast cars, women, and booze, and I wasted the other half."

Monday, November 21, 2005

"Ah man we're just hungry man."

- Dovonte Edwards, undrafted Vikings CB, to (female) reporter Sam Ryan

Phew! Another Vikings close game, another great win! I love beating the Packers at anytime, but to beat them on the road on Monday night with a last-second FG to salvage hope for this year, well, it doesn't get better than that.

And to top it off, Dovonte Edwards, the Vikings undrafted rookie CB from NC State, who said earlier in the week that he was looking forward to facing Brett Favre, intercepted a Favre pass and returned it for a TD for the Vikings first score of the day. After the game he said, "I had a dream actually last night that I would do something big today and it came true. Mike Tice said you need to dream, dream about making plays and that's what I did last night and it happened for me tonight."

God bless him.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

3 more school days...

... until I get to go home for Thanksgiving! I'm a big Christmas and 4th of July fan as far as holidays go, but this should be a great Thanksgiving. I've only been home once in the past 2 months, so I'll see all my family, which will be nice. I'll also get together with old high school friends, which should be a great time! Only 3 more short days before I go home, and I can barely wait!

And the best part, only about 3 more weeks until I go home for Christmas break! This is good for a couple of reasons:

1) End of the first semester. My first semester at college will be in the books. And this will be good because I'll have different classes. Granted, I'll have one more class and it should be more challenging, but at least I won't have Biology!
2) Christmastime is my favorite time of year in North Dakota. Yes, it's cold. But there is nothing better than a White Christmas.

Hopefully these next few days pass by quickly!

Sunday, November 13, 2005


What a game! Vikings get a kickoff return for TD, punt return for TD, and INT for TD, and Paul "Ice in his veins" Edinger kicks a 48-yarder for the win. This for a team that had the worst special teams in the NFL last year. This game was so crazy, even Mike Tice sprained and MCL!

And better yet, the "Eli Manning Face" was in full effect. I like Eli's game a lot and think he's going to be a very special player, but he was absolutely brutal today. Overthrows, underthrows, crucial INT's deep in Vikings territory, etc. Absolutely awful. But I'm not complaining.

This game also proved the theory that these games are not played on paper, but by little men in our TV sets. I miss Kenny Mayne!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ralph Engelstad Arena

"It's impossible to describe the new $100+ million Ralph Engelstad Arena in just a few words, but it is described by many as the "finest facility in the world." The 400,000 square foot arena is nothing but first class. All concourse floors are granite, each seat is constructed of leather and cherry wood, and there are 48 luxury suites and two enormous club rooms featuring the longest freestanding bars in the state. There is a training facility featuring a 10,000 sq. ft. weight room and underwater treadmill, fourteen locker rooms, the extra Olympic Sheet of Ice, and with the addition of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center for the basketball and volleyball programs coming Fall 2004; what you have is more than a world-class facility; you have the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The biggest attraction though, and the reason the arena was built, is Fighting Sioux Hockey. In its inaugural season (2001-02) in the new Ralph Engelstad Arena, Fighting Sioux Hockey attendance erupted into an all time high. All of the games in this 11,500+ capacity hockey arena sold out in just 43 minutes after single game tickets went on sale. Tickets sales have even increased each season thereafter."

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Movin' on to the 90's slang!!

Since the 80's slang was a big hit;) I thought I'd brig out some 90's slang that is either still popiular, or needs to be popular again!

All that and a bag a chips - Means "I'm the best and then some."

Back In The Day - expression. back in the days of..., '90s version of "When I was..." or "Remember when...?"

Get a Room! - Excl. What you say to two or more people whose public displays of affection seem too inappropriate or risque. (i.e., make what you're doing private, not so public)

Oogly - As in very ugly. "She's so ugly, she's OOgly" popular in the eastcoast since around 1997

Open up a can of whoop-ass - Excl. to kick one's butt, you're in trouble now, etc.

Props - Kudos, credit. "I hate Dallas, but you gotta give Aikman his props." Often used with "Mad" ("Mad props for this website, Beeotch!"). Origin: from "proper respect." Author's Note: I just like the description they give.

Yada Yada Yada - Phrase popularized by the sitcom "Seinfeld". Often used to make a long story short, thus leaving out uncomfortable details. eg) we went to dinner, yadda yadda yadda, and then I never saw him again.


I'll try to be more original from now on. Props to those that read this!