Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Grades back!

And it was I hoped for, so I'm happy.

Biology - C, and I'm happy to have that. The hardest class I've ever had, and the most I've ever had to work in a class. I'm happy to get a C and be done with science forever. Got a B in the Lab.

U.S. Since 1877 - A. Easy class.

Western Civ - A. I knew I had an A going into the final, and I was pretty confident after the final, but because the grading is all subjective (the final was 3 essays, which equated to 7 pages of writing for me) I wasn't positive how it went.

Space Studies - A. A pretty easy class as long as you studied a little, which I did, so I knew I'd have an A. Had a 99% going into the final.

Intro to Fiction - A. This is one I wasn't sure about. I had gotten a B on the Midterm, and the rest was some daily work, our writing journals, and a final paper, which ended up at about 10 pages. My teacher didn't seem overly excited when I told him what I was going to do it on, so I wasn't really confident here. Glad to get an A.

I move on with a 3.53 GPA for the semester. Not too bad, but a lot of my classes were easy. Now I move on semester 2, where I'll technically be a sophomore, taking Applied Calculus, Microeconomics, Technical and Business Writing, Government, Criminology, and Juvenile Delinquency. Anyone know about the average you have to get for the Dean's List? Anyway, most of you don't care, and I can't blame you, but I just wanted to share the pretty good news.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Home for the Holidays!

I've been sparse lately, but I just got back into town, so that's why. My finals seemed to go well, though I haven't gotten my grades back yet. I do know that I got a B on my Biology final, so that's good!

But more importantly, Christmas is almost her. Only 5 more days! I don't know if I'll be back to update before then, so if I don't Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Bye now!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Sportscenter Phrases

While Sportscenter has jumped the shark, the old days produced some quality catchphrases, mainly from guys like Kenny Mayne (my personal favorite ESPN guy of all-time, Criag Kilborn, and maybe Rich Eisen. Here's a list of some of my favorite Sportscenter catchphrases.

Rece Davis - "Dunk you very much." - Nice, simple, and to the point.
Craig Kilborn - "He's not my vydas. He's not your vydas. He's Arvydas." - one of my favorites ever.
Kenny Mayne - "Your puny ballparks are too small to contain my gargantuan blasts! Bring me the finest meats and cheeses for a clubhouse feast!"
Kenny Mayne - "I am amused by the simplicity of this game."
Kenny Mayne - "Tell them what they've won... it's an American League baseball game."
Kenny Mayne - "But we all know that games aren't played on paper...they are played by little men inside our TV sets." - quite possibly the best phrase ever uttered on Sportscenter.
Kenny Mayne - "Not in this game, that'd be a record."
Kenny Mayne - "Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag, and he'll have to give it back for the next race." - i'm a big fan of making fun of or parodying normal english phrases, and so this is funny to me.
Kenny Mayne - "He scored [number] off the bench. Had he been on the bench, he'd have been out of bounds." - see the one right before this. i'm a big fan of this type of humor.
Kenny Mayne - "That's his first homerun/goal. The media pressure will be intense for his second."
Kenny Mayne - "[Football player] has decided to tackle people on behalf of the [NFL team]. Terms of the contract are not disclosed, but we believe it has something to do with money."
Keith Olberman - "It's deep, and I don't think it's playable." - not sure why i like this one so much. maybe because it's become fairly popular.
Dan Patrick - "You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him." - another one that has become popular, and is very solid all around.
Stuart Scott - "Cool as the other side of the pillow." - scott has developed into an awful anchor, but i'm still a very big fan of this catchphrase.

Anyway, perhaps I have a little too much love for Kenny Mayne, but that guy was awesome. If he became an anchor again, I would actually watch the show again on a regular basis. Of the newer guy, I like Neil Everett, though I don't know if he still is an anchor. He kinda had the same style as Kenny Mayne, very dry and sarcastic sense of humor. I also like Kevin Frazier and Trey Wingo. Unfortunately, we get guys like Stuart Scott who just ruins the show. Until next time, if you're scoring at home... or even if you're alone, adios.

This is why I love fantasy football

So anyway, first week of the playoffs. My team is 4-9 (I took over in the middle of the season, so I didn't draft the team), and the #8 seed, facing the 13-0 team. They are led by Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson, both of which do relatively nothing. Also, Kerry Collins is their other QB, and he gets benched so they are forced to start Marques Tuiasosopo. LT only has 75 yards and a TD for him. I get a huge day out of Hasselbeck, Simms is efficient, Koren Robinson runs for a TD, and I ride them to a victory, the 4-9 team over the 13-0 team, which is pretty sweet. I'll probably lose next week, but the fact that I can do this with a few breaks (ok, everything going my way) is nice.

Of course, the last two years I came in as a high seed, my team stunk up the field, and I lost in the first round. I think this happens in every league.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Brady Bunch

You know, I don't think enough people realize that the kids on the Brady Bunch were not actually related. So spread the word!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

One more thing...

One Final down, 4 to go!

So I had my first final last night in Western Civ. class, and it was 3 essays. Which resulted in me writing 7 pages longhand, and I write small. It wasn't overly difficult, but my right arm nearly fell off. I wish I was kidding.

But anyway, I turn in my (9 1/2 page) paper tomorrow for English, and that class is over. I have a Biology Lab test tomorrow as well which will be moderately difficult. Then, next Tuesday, I have an extremely hard Biology final. Biology this year has been the toughest class of my life (and the only one I've had to consistently study for), and this exam will be 100 Multiple Choice Questions. I'm hoping for a C.

My week will end with U.S. History and Space Studies tests, which should be pretty easy, so that's nice. And then it's off to Christmas break!! Just be sure to think of me next Tuesday around 5:30!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Christmas Music

Is there anything better than Christmas music? Well, maybe global domination, but that's about it. Christmas music is great. It sounds good, and it gets you in a great mood. With this being the Christmas season, I am starting to hear more and more Christmas music, and that's a good thing. Hearing Bing Crosby sing Christmas music is probably the coolest thing ever.

Some of my favorite songs: "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas," "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." Give me a snowy day, December day, indoors, and listening to Christmas music, and I'm happy. I love this time of year.