November 29, 2010

Phones, Phones, Phones...

I have a bit of a dilemma. I need to get a new cell phone, but I can't make myself decide on the phone I want. I have literally gone back and forth between the MyTouch 4G and the HTC HD7. They are both smart phones, but very different. One runs Android and the other runs the new Windows Phone 7. The nerd in me can write apps for both, though it might be a little easier for the HD7. I just don't know what to do. I am just going to have to go into the store and take a leap of faith...

November 11, 2010

March Madness Begins in November

With all of the BCS and NFL news filling up the Sportscenter broadcasts it is easy to not notice that NCAA basketball season has arrived. This is by far my favorite sports season of the year (I'm sure there being no UTA football influences that. C'mon Pres. Spaniolo, get on that ASAP...). So get out and support your alma maters this season.

Now for my UTA Movin' Mavs, it is going to be a season of unknowns. We have zero seniors and lost a big chunk of our scoring when Marquez Haynes graduated. That said, we have probably our most athletic recruiting class in school history (we even got a guy named Shaq...) that will be taking the floor. It should be interesting to see how it all comes together. We were picked to finish dead last in the West division of the Southland Conference, so the sky is the limit. Then again, the last time we were picked 6th we found ourselves in the dance. Who knows what will happen...

No matter what, this will be a season that goes down in the history books. This will be the last season Texas Hall will be used, which means no more ballin' on The Stage. As sad as I am I won't be able to see opponents mis-judge the distance to the edge and fall into the orchestra pit (I've seen it at least 5 times), I am just as excited for the new College Park Center to open next year. It's been a long time coming and I know the basketball and volleyball teams will enjoy the move.

Now, I'm off to go scan the tv guide I can plan for all the games I need to watch. The 2010 - 2011 basketball season has officially begun. Enjoy!

November 5, 2010

Braveheart Strikes Again!!

So today I had to call and get a medical bill paid, so I knew there was a great possibility of Braveheart coming into the short conversation. What I didn't know is that it would end in a complete laughter jackpot.

I had just read off my card number and expiration date, so I knew she would soon be asking for the name on the card. I gave my full name and made sure to include that I was the second ( a.k.a. II). The woman on the other end then said, "You know, there was a Scottish warrior with that same name." How did I respond?

"Yes, I know.... He's my dad."

From that point, the woman laughed on and off for the next few minutes. She ended the phone call by wishing me well in the rest of my battles and said I had brightened up her day. She brightened mine as well...