Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, I may not be very PC to say it anymore, but you know what? That's the heritage I was brought up with.

Merry Christmas!

Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and that's fine - everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and celebrations, but is it right to ask me not to honor mine just because someone else doesn't? I don't think so. One of the key teachings of this season is peace and love.

So to each and everyone of you in this time of year, I say Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever your personal celebration is.

Lets all try and show a little common courtesy for everyone else out there and celebrate peace, love, and understanding.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Just a Quick Update...

Almost 3 months since my last post? Damn...didn't mean to stay away so long!

So whats been going on? Gas is down to $1.39/gallon here in mid missouri...never thought I'd see that again!

I've completed 12 credit hours since I went back to college at the end of July and just started my next two courses. I'm sure they'll be fairly challenging as well...

I absolutely despise the Oklahoma Sooners. They have have now sunk lower than the Kansas Jayhawks on my sports-teams-to-hate scale. Why, you may ask? Not because they beat Mizzou in the Big 12 Championship game this past weekend. They are the better team and Mizzou has fallen back this season, our defense never really improved like we expected this season, yadda yadda yadda...

No, I despise them because when Mizzou was rolling up points on the scoreboard this year and last, Mizzou was criticized for doing that. We were being unsportsmanlike. We were rubbing salt in the wounds of our opponents. It wasn't fair to pile it on. Yet Oklahoma did the exact same thing to Mizzou saturday night, attacking on every drive, striving for more points, even though the game was well in hand by halftime. Were they criticized? No. In fact they were praised for being such a strong and aggressive team.

Even their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, who played the entire game for Oklahoma, said in a postgame interview that they were sick of the MU players saying the last two times Oklahoma beat Mizzou, it was a fluke.

Excuse me?

Oklahoma's got some hellacious spin doctors on their staff because if it were true those statements had been made, they would have been all over the media all week long. Mizzou players know better than to give OU bulletin board material, in fact Mizzou players were nothing but respectful of the Sooners whenever they were asked leading up to the game.

End rant.

Next rant...

DePacco sucks. I'm removing all links for them from this page. I've met the minimum requirements for payout, yet their website tells me I have not whenever I try to request payout. Attempts to inquire about what may need to be done have gone unanswered for several weeks. Stay tuned.

If you want a Paid to Read program that doesn't suck, go to Hits4Pay! They do pay - I've been paid by them once before and I'm about to get paid again. It's only 2 cents per email, but it does add up, especially if you get referrals.

So that said, I'll end this post now. Happier times are ahead and I hope this message finds everyone in good health and good spirits!