Friday, January 27, 2006

I'm Officially an Okie...

...Not sure if that is good or bad. Since I lost my license last week I had to get a new one, and getting one in Oklahoma will also help me get in state tuition for school. Kind of wierd though. My first new license since I was 16. I suppose it isnt all bad. I have gotten a few wierd looks sometimes while trying to purchase alcoholic beverages, and was actually rejected in Texas a few weeks ago since my license didn't scan.

School has been kind of a drag this semester. 18 hours is going to be rough. The crappiest part is my two marketing classes. Don't get me wrong, I like marketing (it is my major), but since my credits didnt transfer I get to hear the same stuff for the second and third time.

I have been playing a lot of poker lately and faring really well. I am consistently winning overall, with a few losses mixed in. It is rather funny how against the good players I make a lot of money, but then there are the shitty players who decide every two cards are worth playing that beat me. But I get even and beat them - in the parking lot and take my money back!

I am still trying to look for a job, and am becoming more and more depressed with the prospect of ever gaining sustainable employment above minimum wage in the state of Oklahoma. Don't get me wrong, I like not having a job, but the money situation has seen better days.

Well, that about catches you up on my life. Isn't it exciting? More to come.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

American Idol Returns!

Yes, I watched the season premier of American Idol last night on Fox from 7:00-9:00 p.m CST. No, I am not a queer. I want to set the record straight - I don't watch it past the first round. But let's face it, everyone loves watching a train wreck, which is exactly what the first few weeks of the show are. I know Jeff knows what I am talking about as we used to have watch parties to see who would make the biggest fool out of themselves. I love to watch everyone who thinks they are the worlds best singer make a fool of themselves. How great is it to hear Simon call someone crazy names on national TV? Good wholesome entertainment. I would strongly reccomend watching it for the first few weeks - once it gets down to all the good singers, it isn't fun to watch anymore.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Finally

I got word from the business school today that I was accepted. I am not sure if they accepted me on academic merit, or possibly due to fear that I might set their brand new building on fire if they rejected me. Nonetheless, after 5 phone calls, and one trip up to campus I got my schedule figured out. 18 hours is going to be brutal.

On a lighter note, "The Muz" and Kenneth Loyd (the grandparents) are in town this weekend. Gauranteed to be some laughs.

I hope everyone has had a very scary and unlucky Friday the 13th!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

It's Been Far To Long....

...and I am so sorry to keep you waiting. Things have been pretty crazy as of late. Xmas break has been kind of crappy with taking my school intersession and work and all. Christmas was fun with the family in town, but the break as a whole has blown.

I am going to switch gears here a little bit, and really just want to tell everyone out there how much i want to blow up the Price College of Business here at OU. This place has got to be run by a crew of kids from the short bus. I really don't understand the complete incompetance that runs rampant at this supposed place of higher education. I am supposed to be admitted to the business school right now, but due to their fuck up, i am having to wait a few extra days. You might be saying to yourself that a few days might not be that bad, but considering the classes I need to get into I can't yet, and school starts on Tuesday, and these classes are getting full, and I still have to get my books, and this sentence is running on for a very long time.

Here is a little history of my situation: I took an MIS class (computer and database stuff mom, since I know you have no idea :) ) at TCU, and thought it was going to transfer. Well my academic advisor said it would transfer as long as I passed a computer profeciency exam. I passed the exam easily, so I thought getting into the business school would be easy, right? WRONG - dead fucking wrong!

Here is what really gets me. To accept or deny me into the business school, they have to look over my file. The piece of paper (which I have a carbon copy of) that says I can get in if I take the computer test, etc, etc. is in my folder. For them to deny me entrance, they would have to look at my folder. Did they just deny me by flipping a coin? Maybe a paper-rock-scissors thing? Or better yet, I bet they threw darts at a yes or no board. So I call up there today, and here is how the conversation went:

Me: Hi, my name is Ryan Starks, ID 112211690, and I am calling to see why I was not accepted into the business school.

Dumb Business School Admissions Lady: Well, it looks like you didn't take the MIS class you were supposed to.

Me: I took it at TCU, when I passed that dumb computer test, which you gave me the answers to so I dont really see what it tested, I was supposed to get in.

Dumb Business School Admissions Lady: Well let me look at your file.

Me: Good idea

Dumb Business School Admissions Lady: Oh, I see where we messed up. We just didnt look at that paper.

Me: So what exactly did you review when you denied me?

Dumb Business School Admissions Lady: I am not really sure. All I know is that when they examine who gets in and who gets out, sometimes they just choose based on the third letter of you middle name. Unfortunately, yours wasn't Q.

Me: Oh, I completely understand. I will just try again next year, and hope they go for the fifth letter of my last name K.

Dumb Business School Admissions Lady: Ok, better luck next time!


IDIOTS!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Hmmm

Happy New Year. Hope everyone had a great Xmas. School over Xmas break licks butthole. A spectacular entry will be coming soon.