It’s one of my favorite days of the year – The TICKET’s White Elephant Day were all the personalities and their responsibilities are shuffled around. Though I think Donovan is be M.I.A. because of a death in the family.
The kids really wanted to play in the leaves yesterday so I grabbed the rake and made a few piles. My initial thought was my piles of leaves weren’t all that great, but then it dawned on me, from their vantage they are going to look huge. That reminded me of the time I saw a friend’s father a few years after I got married, the first I’ve seen him since high school. My memory of him was this gigantic man, but at that moment he just seemed so . . . normal.
A redditor wore a heart rate monitor as he proposed to his girlfriend in Rome and charted the data. He provides a few details and some answers here, though not much.
My cell phone rang with the caller ID showing “82”. When I answered it there was a recorded message saying my Visa was blocked and to unblock it press 1. Yeah, I’m not falling for it. Heck, they never even mentioned what bank or institution from, just generic “Visa”.
While watching ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ a Pepsi commercial aired for the Super Bowl halftime show that was exactly like the one they aired last year, except it had Katy Perry music set to it.
I have to attend my place of employment’s holiday party tonight. It’s the only time of year I actually see someone from work as we all work from home, but I really don’t know any of the Dallas folks since all my team is based in Austin. Last year one guy got very drunk and berating our president and CEO with question after question. Some of thought that when layoffs come around he’s sure be gone, but he survived them earlier this year.
I sure did pick a bad time to withhold Baylor criticisms, but can you image the reaction of all Baylor fans if TCU won the whole thing? It all reminds me of how Longhorns felt back in 2008, even though it’s not quite apples to apples (different system, an actually conference championship game, a change in Big XII rules, different ranked opponent losses and wins, etc). Fifth ranked Texas beat number one ranked Oklahoma. Texas was later ranked #1 but had its only loss at #6 Texas Tech. Despite Texas beating Oklahoma head-to-head and both teams with just one loss, Oklahoma got to play in the Big XII Championship game, win it, and then go on to lose in the BCS Championship game. Final rankings, Texas #4 and Oklahoma #5 in the AP, Texas #3 and Oklahoma #5 in the USA Today/AFCA poll.
I really don’t think TCU gets much local media or public support, and they deserve better.