Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Matt Millen Fired

The Detoit Free Press

It's confirmed -- the Lions have fired Millen
by Tom Kowalski
Wednesday September 24, 2008, 12:31 PM

I can't stop smiling after reading it this afternoon. I got a text from my friend, Jon from Salt Lake City, this morning saying that Millen was fired! It is a great day. Not that it changes the Lions current situation, we be will be dealing with that for a while. Thanks for the memories, Matt.

All I can ask is, What took so long? The only thing I can think of is that Mr. Ford was so used to dealing with union workers that he assumed that people could not be fired. How else can you stay employed for so long while continuing to do piss poor work?

All I need to do to gain closure on this is to file a lawsuit for emotional distress; the people vs. Millen. I want 7 years of Sunday afternoons back!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My hand at a Blog

The Top 5 Reasons I have turned into a dork.

I have always taken pride in being labeled a jock or a basketball player while in school. I took refuge in the fact that I did not know where the library was on campus and that I only showed up to class half of the time. Something happened to me when I enrolled in graduate school at UNF this past semester. Now in my final semester, 5 things occurred to me last week that made me know that I have become a dork.

5. I double booked a group meeting on Thursday. I was in the library meeting in person with one group and online via 'virtual chat' with another group. Now that I know that this can be pulled off, I may have to try going on a virtual date with cybergirl69 while eating dinner with Dana. Just kidding, Dear, I love ya!

4. I am working on projects that aren't due until Thanksgiving. Doesn't sound too dorky to you maybe, but this is unprecedented compared to my undergrad track record. I was in denial about this until I mentioned to my international management group consisting of three global MBA students from Germany that I would like to have our project done one month before its due date. Aren't the foreign students supposed to be the pushy ones?

3. I can tell you when the library opens on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, this is not just a useless tidbit of information like my knowledge of 80's Rock and Roll music. I actually need to know this as I am there on Saturday opening the doors at 8:00am. I always wondered what went on in a library on a Saturday morning. I don't need to wonder anymore.

2. I cancelled a workout last Tuesday because ‘I was on a roll doing homework.’ In my defense, I did get a lot of homework done that day, but nothing was urgent or due even that week. Working out is one of the very few things I can do these days to counteract being a dork. Where have my priorities gone?

1. I have a favorite rest room in the library. It is always clean, because it is off the beaten path on the third floor and nobody goes back there. They all use the main restroom on the first floor, which is always dirty and it is always out of paper towels. I feel like George Costanza in that I can tell you all of the good bathrooms on campus.

I should get going. Still need to put tape on my glasses, polish some apples, and remind my professor to assign the class homework.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More pics from St. George's Island

Don't laugh - I still use an old fashioned camera ... you know, the ones that use film (gasp!). So, it's taken a few weeks to come around to rewinding the film, dropping it off, picking it up and downloading it on the computer. Better late than never!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kayak Trip

This past weekend my parents were in town and we decided to take a kayaking trip down the Ocklawaha River. We went to the very 5-star Outpost Resort and shoved off the boat ramp around 10:30 a.m.

It was Bryan's first time kayaking so there was a learning curve regarding steering. We zig-zagged down the river for pretty much the entire 8 miles. I also row a little "strong" on the left, so I wasn't helping either.

We saw lots of turles and gators. The gators were quite large and very scary. The Outpost rental guy also told us there were wild monkey's. We didn't see any, but a co-worker of mine told me that there used to be a monkey sanctuary in that area and a hurricane in the 1990's blew it down and all the monkey's escaped into the Ocklawaha State Forrest. Not sure how reliable that story is, but it offers a better explanation to the monkey population than "unwanted pets."