Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Browsing my thoughts...

Here's a few things that I've come across the last couple of days:

1. Alison's brother Spencer sent me this link of the breakdown of the final regular season football coach's poll. I've found it fascinating to look out how the votes are distributed (alphabetically, of course, but more so geographically). Rich Rodriguez, West Virginia's coach is obviously a genius. He voted Utah 20th (remember how they have 4 losses?). Take note of where BYU's votes came from as well. Most of their highest votes came from the west (you think these guys get the mtn?). Take note as well of the two coaches that didn't put BYU in the top 25. Indiana's coach and Washington's coach (Ty Willingham). As Spencer asked, do you think BYU will remember this when they play Washington next year? (Not to dive too deeply into the crap we call the BCS, I think everyone should check out these articles linked from the Millar's blog.)

2. I took my Nuclear Engineering Final Exam today. I had the option of taking it today or Monday. I don't think that I will be any smarter come Monday. On that same note, do you realize that you can buy uranium ore on amazon.com? Take note of the section "Customers Who Bought Items Like This Also Bought" and be sure to read the customer reviews. They are very clever. **Update** I forgot to mention that the fuel for the nuclear reactor here at the U arrives via FedEx. Think about that for a minute...

3. Are you looking for somewhere legal to download your music on the cheap? Look no further than grooveshark.com. They are having a sale during the 8 nights of Hanukkah and on Christmas Day. During those days all songs (DRM free or I wouldn't be recommending it) sell for a measly $.29. Do you realize that you can get 17 songs for under $5.00 at this price? I'm not sure if you still need an invitation to join or not. If you do just let me know. I've got tons. Alison and I dropped $9.86 on 34 songs the last time that they had a sale like this. Highly recommended!

4. 363 days of the year I'm an Aggie fan (USU Aggie that is). Tonight was one of the night's that I wasn't a fan. Utah played them at the Huntsman Center and totally destroyed them. They started the game 11-0 and I don't think that the Aggies ever got closer than 9 points. Nevill was getting pushed around in the paint (which is good for him - what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right?) and the officials were very, VERY inconsistent in their calls (on both sides of the ball) but it was a great game if you're a Ute fan.

5. My sister Cheryce sent me the following clip. This guy is one creepy singer (On another note [pun intended :)], I saw this similar video on dooce.com):

7 comments:

Lichelle said...

Darn Aggies. Poor JC Carroll! What a year to be a Sr.:<

Spencer said...

I guess all the talk of the Aggies' having the "best basketball program in the state" can be put to rest.

Neal said...

Your comment about Uranium has left me the avenue to vent about Amazon: This year I was stoked that I could do all my Christmas shopping in one spot. It wasn't until after I had purchased everything did I find out that there are 3 (or 4) states that charge tax when you shop Amazon: Kansas, Kentucky, and N. Dakota. What a rip off. I could have bought another Christmas sweater but instead I'm supporting the Wheat State. Life isn't fair.

Trever & Heather said...

The orchestra scares me the most.

Chris & Jenny & now Grant said...

Your comment about uranium made me want to go and see all the clever comments. Then I realized that I wouldn't get any of them since I know nothing of uranium or most of the other items in periodic table for that matter. Maybe I'll just stick with grooveshark.com. Loved the music. I'll go to amazon to buy his cd if I can't find it on grooveshark

Salt H2O said...

Looks like the guy stole some moves from David Copperfield

Sandy said...

Thanks for posting the link to the Uranium Ore! I've been looking for a gift to give to someone who has everything! Shipping is a bit costly, but Its worth it! Next time I'm bored at work I'm going to finish reading the comments. and the comments on the comments. Even they are hilarious!