November 27, 2006

The Grandaddy of all posts...

I know I haven't been posting much lately, so let's get up to speed.
  • Thanksgiving came and went (see video below)...
  • The Penguins have come back to Earth. Sid has missed the last 3 games with a groin problem, but they are managing to pick up some points that they wouldn't have last year. I think with a good trade or two the playoffs are not out of the question this year.
  • Liverpool won their Champions League group but are stuck in 9th in the Premiership. They continue to dominate at Anfield and suck on the road. At least Stevie G. picked up his first Premiership goal of the year on Saturday.
  • I have roughly 3 weeks left of school this semester. That amounts to two big projects, two (possibly three) finals, a test, a quiz, and who knows how much other random crap. I hit the wall on school about three weeks ago and am really just wanting this semester to end.
  • UT stunk up all of Central Texas on Friday against A&M. I won't say much more other than the fact that nobody beat the crap out of the guy who nailed Colt was just one more reason why football can't touch hockey.
  • I locked up first place in my fantasy football league for the regular season this week. I'll now have a first round bye in the playoffs and then hopefully defend my title. Since I have announced my retirement from this league I see winning out as the only way to finish.
I think that just about covers it. Hopefully I'll start posting with more regularity again...
Thanksgiving aftermath!

Li'l Lanny doing his thing! And then Ainsley being Ainsley...

November 24, 2006

It's time for Longhorns vs. Aggies!

And boy is this guy ready:

November 16, 2006

The choices we make...

What I should have done last night:
Work on one of my term projects.

What I did do last night:
Power through the last 4 episodes of 24 season 2.

Oh well, life will go on...

November 6, 2006

I guess it's the thought that counts?

So Texas State is having Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week next week. One of the activities is an overnight/sleepover on the quad to help expose students to the harsh realities of being homeless. While I appreciate the sentiment, it's hard to get too jazzed up when they close the announcement with "don't forget to bring your sleeping bag and dress warm." Like I said, at least our heart is in the right place...

November 3, 2006

Great day, pricey but great!

Purchases made today:
  • 2 tickets to the Dallas Stars January 26th game versus, you guessed it, your Pittsburgh Penguins!!! $12 each plus service charges.
  • Seasons 2, 3, and 4 of 24 for $25 each. Nice! It's Jack Bauer time once again at Casa de Yarbrough!!!

2 points and a piece of history...

So I should have written about this a couple of days ago, but I have about as much free time as Drew Bledsoe has mobility. So deal with it. The Pens beat the Kings 4-3 in overtime Wednesday night to improve to 4-0 on the road in this young season. Evgeni Malkin scored the OT goal, but it was his goal in the 1st period that made all the noise. When he scored his first goal of the game Malkin became the first NHL player in 89 years (or since the NHL's inaugural season for those counting) to score a goal in each of his first 6 games. Malkin is just amazing. It's scary to think how good the Pens get once he and Sid can talk. Good times ahead!