My parents got a 40" Bravia HDTV. Holy crap that is fun, watching football on that thing is incredible. The picture is better than my own eyes, if I were standing on the sidelines it wouldn't be that clear and colorful.
Speaking of football, it was pretty entertaining to watch the piano man dismantle the Lions defense while Jon Kitna did his best David Carr impersonation. It's a sick and twisted thing to be a Lions fan.
On the flip side Tony Romo was spectacular as the Cowboys made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look like a junior varsity team. Even Troy Aikmen had to admit he'd never had a better regular season game.
I fell asleep during the "Thursday night" game. Really, do we need 9 hours of football on Thanksgiving? I don't think so, but what do I know?
Of course we all know by now the Hogs blew their National title hopes by racking up huge penalty after huge penalty against the LSU Tigers Friday. By the end of the game I'd sworn off college football forever, although that only lasted until USC put an ass stomping on the Fighting Wannabes of South Bend. I knew all along that USC was a good team and deserved a shot at OSU. I think that will be a great game, if OSU had their defense of last year they would win for sure, right now I think it will be a tough game. USC has the ability to beat themselves.
Other than gorging myself on grape leaves and empty carbs, watching football and catching up with my family, I did a ton of reading over the holiday. I finished Trudi Canavan's Black Magician series which was good/enjoyable if far from great, and started on David Sedaris' newest book (I think), Naked. It's pretty damn funny, maybe a little angrier than I like but I can deal with it.
So on my flight back from Lansing to Chicago, I sat next to this little cutie. She appeared to be studying some flash cards, which at first appeared to be differential equations but later I recognized wave equations (alright I recognized 2*pi*lambda but forgot what the rest of the equation was about). So after we lifted off and she stopped looking at her cards I started talking to her. Turns out she was headed back to Yale, she was a junior physics major studying for the GRE (must have been a subject test). At some point I noticed she was missing the lower half of her left arm but I didn't comment on it, even when she was momentarily struggling to get the rubber band back on her flashcards. Seemed like it would be demeaning to offer help to her, being a Yale physics genius and all. She was a little thing, didn't even look 20 years old. She did mention not being old enough to get into bars o.0 what a weird concept. Maybe they don't have fake IDs in Connecticut. Anyway it was really cool talking to her even if I am lecherous enough to want to kiss her. Girls are so neat, who knew they could be smart too?!
So today is a boring day, everybody's using all my test equipment. If I want to troubleshoot anything I'll have to do it the old fashioned way...hold it to my forehead and chant. The chanting helps focus my chi.
Speaking of which, damn I forgot to download last week's Naruto. Oh well.
Oh yea I bought some expensive ($70+) Lucky brand jeans but damn if they don't show off my ass nicely without being too flashy for work.
I told my mom I wanted a desk for Christmas. I wonder if she'll come through on that.
Oh yea I bought a good drum & bass CD this morning.
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