Friday, September 30, 2005

I Think This Works

I ran across a quote today that I found rather funny, especially since Kris and Brandi are getting married this weekend.

"In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker."
~ Woody Allen ~

I am pretty sure that most men can relate to this quote, but for some reason I think it was almost meant as sort of motto for their upcoming marriage. It should be a great weekend.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Alright Already

It has recently come to my attention that a few select individuals rely on my blog postings as a source of everyday survival; for that I apologize for not posting in over a week.

I recently switched my Facebook profile from TCU to OU. In the process, I did some updating to my profile that hasn't been done in quite some time. While I was doing this, I started to think about the Facebook, and what exactly its purpose is. Is their any real functionality to the Facebook?

Now, I don't automaitcally want people to think that I don't like the facebook. That is not the case. I don't particularly go out of my way every day to look at it, once or twice a week is fine with me, but it is kind of nice to look up how some friends are doing a few states away at their various institutions of higher learning.

I guess the one thing I really have the most questions about are the "groups" you can join on the Facebook. This was brought to my attention as I was searching for some noteworthy OU Facebook groups of my own to join - which I must say are nothing of the caliber of the TCU clubs. :) According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a group is defined as, "a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship". Has anyone ever held an assemblage for their Facebook group? I don't mean, "I am in the drinking group, and I happened to see a guy from the club at the bar the other night." Can you imagine the 4661 members of the "I went to public school...bitch" group meeting on the first Wednesday following the second full week of every month? Think about it.

Here's a little random observation for you people with too much time on your hands to think about. I conducted a little scientific experiment today that I found rather fascinating. If I stick a laser pointer in my mouth and shine it upwards, the top half of my vision goes red-tinted in whichever eye is on the side of my head I’m pointing it at. Fascinating. If I use a regular flashlight, both eyes go red, presumably because I’m illuminating them both from the inside.

I think I need to see a map of a human head; I can’t figure out how the light’s getting up there. This experiment, I predict, will someday lead to the cure for cancer.

Friday, September 16, 2005

All About Me!

I will take this little bit of time to update you on my life. Get excited. My days have been super hectic as of late with school and job crap, so here we go.
  • This upcoming week is the first week of tests or this semester. I have a test on Monday, and 2 on Tuesday. Not to mention that I have to units due in my online classes that I have not even started yet. I know you are probably saying, "well that is what you get for procrastinating." To that I say, "screw off". If there is ever a timein my life I will procrastinate, it will be dring college. This weekend, and this week will be no bueno.
  • I have been living in Norman, Ok since June and couldn't find a job, yet in one weeks time I find two! I know, I don't get it. Well actually I do get it. For some reason in a COLLEGE town, each business finds it neccessary for employees to work 40 hour a week shifts. Does that sound a little odd to you too? It would seem to be a little more logical for these fine establishments to offer two split shifts so they could tap into the infinite pool of labor offered by the University of Oklahoma. But yeah, whatever.
  • The first job I got, I think I will really benefit from. I will be working for Primerica, a division of Citigroup (which for those of you non-business majors, is THE largest company in the world). I, yes Ryan Patrick Starks, will be a financial advisor. The man who likes to spend his money on good nights out, and poker, will be giving honest, hard working, American citizens advice on how to better spend and invest their money. It will be fantastic. I actually have to get two seperate licenses from the state to be able to do this. So, I figure if the position doesn't work out, it will still be a good thing; saying I worked for this company will look good on a resume, as will having these licenses. The only downfall is that it is strictly commission based - but the commission is really good.
  • The other fantastic job I recieved is at.....Bath and Body Works. This will be another great job. Here, I will only be a meeger stockperson, but the hours are good (about 15 a week), and it will be pretty easy. I must point out though, that this position comes with unfortunate timing. As my wise stepfather Bob pointed out, there will be many attractive young females parrusing the stores supply of beauty products. Now, in my younger, more single days, this would have been somewhat similar to a Lion coming upon a whole flock of wounded gazelles. I learned how to give a hand massage with this special creme today, that would knock the ladies out. I will, however, remain professional and stick to my stocking duties.
  • I FINALLY got all the insurance stuff completed from my surgery last August - and when I say last August, I mean '04, not '05. This is a very sore subject for me, and if I keep talking about it I will become very heated and have to ramble on and on about how freaking stupid insurance companies are. But I will stop whilst I am ahead.
  • Sunday night is pretty much the highlight of the Chiefs season. I would say that is normally the playoffs, but they either don't make it to the playoffs, or choke in the first round. What might this special occassion be you ask? CHIEFS vs. RAIDERS. For anyone who knows anything about the Chiefs I need not say more; and for the rest of you....well, I just don't want to talk to you. Go Chiefs.
So, that's it. That has been my life for the past week. Studying, job hunting, and dealing with insurance. After Thursday of this week I will most likely be rewarding myself heavily for a job well done on my exams - hopefully. And if things aren't so, "well done", then I will just have to drown out my sorrows.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Forgot Something

I forgot to add something in my last post that I think is worth mentioning. After TCU won the game Saturday in Norman, many fans were very friendly and supportive of TCU. I would like to acknowledge those nice individuals and say thank you. I think I can speak for most of the TCU fans that were there by saying we were expecting a very hostile and combative crowd when TCU won, but it was just the opposite. Many fans (obviously there were some runk assholes) were very congratulative, and well wishing for the rest of the season. Gracias.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Boomer Sooner - HA!

What a fantastic weekend this was. Just being able to hang out with some of my friends from TCU was enough to make it a good weekend, but then came the football game. TCU vs. OU. David vs. Goliath. A "small meaningless Christian school in Texas with a frog as a mascot" vs. "the greatest school ever to be constructed on the face of this planet". No one gave TCU a chance. Vegas made us 26 point underdogs. Nobody even took into consideration that (with the exception of last year), under coach Patterson, TCU has consistently had one of the best ranking defenses in the NCAA. Everyone just considered TCU a small bump in the road on they way to OU/Texas weekend (which might I add OU is going to get destroyed), then on to ruling the world.

Well stop the fucking press. TCU WON! That's right, I will say it again for all of you who have not turned on your tv since Saturday.... TCU WON! It's almost like the "Dewey defeats Truman" moment.

Being at the OU stadium will forever be one of the best memories I have. A small section of about 2000 TCU faithful lost in a sea of 82,000+ crimson and white OU fans. I cannot possibly explain how great it was to shut that crowd up, and to silence the infernal "boomer sooner" that rings nonstop from the band, so that all that could be heard was the roar of the TCU section.

Watching the TCU offense and defense completely dominate OU was nothing less than amazing. We ran faster , hit harder, blocked better, forced turnovers, stopped them on third down, and outcoached them. Basically just did everything better than them. The Sooners didn't know what to think. They were completely stunned. To think that a school would not just roll over and play dead for them is just incomprehensible. I am sure Bob Stoops was about to have an aneurism in the locker room at half time; I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall then.

Now, aside from the fantastic TCU victory, I must admit something did kind of rub me the wrong way. How the media handled the outcome of the game was horrible. Nobody wants to give TCU any credit with the victory. Everyone just wants to say that OU lost the game, TCU didn't win it. It is OU's fault they lost, and that TCU had nothing to do with it. OU lost starters, and have a new quarterback, etc, etc... Well, that is horseshit. TCU lost seniors too. TCU won that game. They went into Norman on opening day, shut out OU in the first half, shut down the Heisman hopeful, shut up the crowd, and outplayed and outcoached OU all afternoon. TCU won the game. Maybe if the OU team and coaching staff weren't so damn conceded, they would not have looked past TCU at the rest of the year. After the game, there were 100+ reporters in the OU locker room, and only 3 in the TCU locker room. What the hell is that all about?

TCU is back on the national football map. Whether or not they play well enough to stay there is something to be talked about at a later date. For now, they are rulers of the college football world. The biggest upset in TCU football in the past 40 years, and probably the biggest upset that will happen this year in college football. Congratulations to the TCU Horned Frogs. Not only did you deserve to win the game, OU deserved to lose for looking past you.