Thursday, January 22, 2009

Prestige Rankings

Have you been following ESPN's Prestige Rankings-- very interesting.... Check it out!

Top 5 comes out tomorrow.... but #6 is already here, so you should be good!

6. Alabama Crimson Tide
Total points: 1,534
Positives: Alabama has won seven national titles, tying with Oklahoma and USC for the second-most by any program. Three of those five titles came in a five-year span in the '60s. The Tide had another big run with three in a seven-year span in the '70s. It's no wonder that Alabama was the second-best program in the '70s, trailing USC in the decade by a single point. Bama has the most bowl appearances (52) and bowl wins (28) of any program.

Negatives: Alabama was not its usual dominate self in the '80s, finishing 15th in that decade. But the thing holding the Tide back in the overall standings is the BCS era (since 1998), in which they rank 28th. They have had three losing seasons this decade, the most in a decade since the 1950s (1954-57). They haven't won a major bowl game since 1992 and haven't had a first-round draft pick since 2000.

Through the decades: Through 1958: 12th | 1968: 3rd | 1978: 4th | 1988: 2nd | 1998: 3rd

Did you know? Despite all its tradition, Alabama has never had a Heisman winner.

Friday, January 16, 2009

well, PTL

it's warmed up!

it was TWELVE degrees when I got in the car this morning.
feels like EIGHT!?!? really?
um. Announcement.
like, the one in the SOUTH.

Hey. Al Gore. Global Warming? For real?

Stop Acting.

I read this article by Christine Caine today on Radiant Magazine's website called "Stop Acting Like a Christian Just Be One".
You need to click the link and read it. It's short...

It challenged me.
Made me think.
Brought tears to my eyes.
Because it's me.
I want to just BE ONE.


I love the blog Prayers For Blowouts-- you SO need to check it out. It's all about the disconnect between loving sports and being a Christian.
Always entertaining!
you can be a member.
I love being a member. of anything really. but I got a cool picture with PFB.
You know you want to.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


If you been thinking, "I wonder how I can most impress Cami when I take her out on a date?"

Then I have good news.

The answer?

Take me to see this.

No. I'm not kidding. I love Notorious BIG. Like, a lot.
I WILL be there.
Opens this weekend.
I'm available Friday night.
I'm just sayin.

Monday, January 12, 2009

weird associations

Do you associate certain things/smells/pictures/songs/movies/whatever with certain people or places?
Sure you do.
It would be weird if you didn't.
Sometimes I have the weirdest associations.

For instance.

Oatmeal Cream Pies. Delicious Little Debbie treat. Everyone loves them.
When I see them, I think of smoking weed and being high.


Like I said, weird.
But it's not because I smoke weed (because I don't) but when I lived with my pot-smoking brother and godbrother, they were fans of said activity.
And then they got the munchies.
And they always wanted OCP's. (which is what they called them)
So, now I connect those things in my head.

The Bath and Body Works smell Coconut Lime Verbena-- makes me think of Romania.
I wore that scent while I was there about 3 years ago.
And now, every time I smell it, I think of Romania.
And how my heart is there.

being crafty

Sunday afternoon ended up being a major productive crafty time for me.... I painted a dresser I've been wanting to paint for about 3739 years. or 18 months. whatever. I'll post pics when it's all the way done. :)

I also made a key holder thing for our house-- I bought the stuff to do this about 4 months ago and these wooden stars have been just sitting around our house since then. But yesterday! I completed! They are ADORABLE. if I do say so myself :)