Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Guess where this guy is going...

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Monday, December 28, 2009

I'm Back



In case you've forgotten what I look like & apologies to those who may have wanted to forget

It's been a while, but I'm back in Auburn. It's been a pretty busy day.  I spent most of my afternoon taking care of financial obligations, and I took part in the annual Brown's taking down of the Christmas tree. If you've ever been within 500 yards of the Brown household whenever the tree is going up or down then you're somewhat familiar with what goes on.

Rachel also decided she wanted to help my clean my house on wheels today. I was sort of hoping all day that it was something avoidable, but like any good female, she whooped me into shape and we started cleaning.  One thing that I love about her so much is that she's the only one that makes me want to do stuff like that. Not for any other reason than I know she wants me to be cleanly and not such a mess. I don't always want to do it, but after it's all said and done I'm very thankful that she's willing to put up with my stubbornness and make me do the things that I often put off.

It's good to be back in Auburn, and even though I'm leaving in two days I will continue to blog and update all of my readers (both of you) of the goings on in my life. I will now leave you with a few pictures of the cleaning job in progress in my manufactured home trailer.

 

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas


I don't have much to say today.  That's a good thing because today isn't about me. It's about the birth of Jesus. Let's please remember that today while spending time with our loved ones. Remember he came for us and died for us. Think about that while you're spending time with the people you care about most. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Could This Guy Be AU's Next QB?


Cameron Newton is a 6'6 247 lb QB from Binn C.C. in Texas.  Newton played high school football in Atlanta and originally signed and played at Florida.  This kid is a beast.  Word has been circulating about Auburn recruiting him, but nothing became definitive until he made his official visit on Friday.  Newton didn't have a scholarship offer until this afternoon.  A few weeks ago Curtis Luper promised us that there would be a big surprise in recruiting.  Could this be what he's talking about? I hope so.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Enjoy...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Big What?



The Big Ten Conference has finally come around and is seriously discussing the addition of a 12th team.  I'm not going to go into any details about it because that's why we have ESPN and the AP.  All I have to say is I don't know who they're wanting to add, but please leave the Big East alone.  The ACC already stole Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Miami from them.  They don't really have anyone left except Pitt and West Virginia.  Sure, Cincy was good this year, but with Kelly gone you know it won't last.

The question I want to know is if the Big Ten expands what are they going to call it?  The Big Twelve is already taken.  Personally, I'd like to see them take the "Big" out of it.  We already have the Big Twelve and the Big East.  We get it.  You guys are big.  Plus, having the "Big" something makes it seem like it's circa 1950s (isn't that around the time people first started talking about Joe Pa's retirement?).  It just sounds outdated and old (like the conference itself).  Let's come up with something a little less outdated and more original.    So let's open up the discussion for suggestions on the Big Ten's renaming.  My suggestions:
-The Best We Can Do Is The Rose Bowl Or Lose To A SEC School Conference
-The Conference The Used to Have A Serious Relevant Rivalry
-The Notre Dame's Reject Conference
-The Wisconsin Will Never Win This Conference
-The OhioState, Penn State, and Michigan (if Rich Rod leaves) Conference

All I have to say is that if they go through with this then all eyes will be on the Pac-10.  You guys better step it up too and get with the program.  The Rose Bowl isn't called "the granddaddy of them all" because it's relevant anymore.  Get with the times guys.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I Made It

It feels so good to be on this side of final exams.  It seems like they dragged them out longer this year, but I'm not complaining because they're done.  I survived today, which was supposed to be my hardest day, and the good news is I don't feel like I bombed any of my exams.

What sucked the most was last night...

I was sitting in Daylight Donuts last night while Rachel was quizzing me on my material and the song "Brainstew" kept playing over and over in my head.

This song is a very good description of the rest of my night.  I got back from DD around 2:00 a.m., and I thought I was gonna crash hard.  After one last glance at my notes I decided to turn off the computer and TV and go to bed.  I laid there and tossed and turned for what seemed like hours, until I looked at the clock and realized it had been hours.  3 1/2 hours to be exact.  It was 5:30 a.m. and I was extremely upset that I hadn't slept a wink (there was no "maybe I fell asleep and didn't know it" I promise you I never even came close).  So what did I do?  I was so upset that I took my frustration out on some unlikely victims, my socks.  I saw some dirty socks on the floor, and the thought of not sleeping made me mad and the thought of never having clean socks only escalated the mood.

Don't worry this is only a small portion of the mayhem
I decided to crawl around my room, closest, and bathroom in an attempt to find every dirty sock I could and wash it.  Why did this make me feel better?  I have no clue, but it did.  I washed those socks so hard they had no clue what was coming!  I'm pathetic.

After the sock washing massacre of '09 I started to realize that my first exam was in an hour.  That was when panic set in.

At that point the song "Help I'm Alive" popped into my head and would not leave me for every anxious moment that awaited me the rest of the morning.  I got a 5 hour energy shot and vitamin water energy drink at the Circle K and sped to C-Zone.  Of course Auburn must have decided to hold back everyone's exams until today because the parking lot was full this morning.  Seriously?  I'm having to fight for a parking spot during exams?!  This is when you're supposed to be able to leave 5 minutes before your exam because 90% of the student body is at home enjoying their early break while I'm having to cram for two last finals!  Regardless, I made it on time and finished my first exam in about 30 minutes.  I rocked it.  That's the best I've felt about a test all semester (now that I say that I probably made a D).

Anxiety really set in after I realized that my hardest final was up next.  I was sitting in the Communication's Library (a room with a few broken computers and a TV) going over my notes when my peers, who were arriving to get some last second cramming in before the final, sat down and we compared notes.  Everything we had was different.  People were having a hard time agreeing on what certain things in the study guide meant and what material we were supposed to review for it.  Okay, at this point I'm about to lose it.  I've been a little over 20 hours with no sleep, and now I'm finding out all of the material I've been studying is wrong?  Oh, and to make things interesting we get back our semester papers after the exams.  You know, the big paper you worked all semester (the weekend before it was due) to have perfected by the end of classes.  The one that's worth a huge portion of your final grade.  Yeah, we were gonna get those back after the final.  I'm about to freakin lose my mind at this point.

Anyway, everything turned out fine.  I couldn't remember some of the material for a few questions, but all in all I completed everything and left with an okay feeling about it.  The best part was that I got a B on my semester paper, which was a huge relief.  The only thing that kept me from doing better was my poor APA citation and referencing.  Have I mentioned before that I believe that APA citation, formating, and referencing is freakin retarded (Brown, 2009)?

So I'm fine.  I'm cool.  I'm alive.  It's over and it's time to try to get myself into the Christmas spirit.  I'm getting a little later start on it this year, but I'm so glad that it has finally come around!

Oh, I almost forgot....

References



  • Brown, G.. Did you really think I was going to finishing citing this correctly? . Auburn: Whatever, 2009. I'm freakin tired.

Proof I'm Alive


Wait. Hold on just a second...


UPDATE: You guys suck at supplying encouraging support.


UPDATE: Out of my first exam, and studying for my last one today and this semester.  I'm feeling pretty good after round one.  Let's hope I can keep it up.  Leave me some encouraging support under the comments section!

Ok, that's more like it.  Yes, I'm alive.  I don't feel like it right now because it's 6:15 in the morning, and I've been awake all night.  Again.  I promise there will be a more lengthy post coming this afternoon about how much I hate school, exams, Alabama football, and the condition I've been in for the past 4 days.  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great Tuesday morning.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dashing through the rain/fog (weekend recap)


(If you think this is dangerous...then you're probably right)

This weekend has been one full of sleep and bad weather (I warned you).  I would like to fill you in on all the interesting going ons, but besides two finals on Tuesday there's really nothing.  I'm really ready for Christmas break.  To think that I might have to pull another all nighter again makes me cringe.  This past Thursday I studied all night until Friday morning (it didn't really do any good) and it drained me.  Eric and I both had finals on Friday morning so we stayed up at Daylight Donuts studying all night.  We both attempted to get some sleep sometime around 4:00.  I wasn't successful.  I laid on the sofa for a long time with my hood pulled over my head and the drawstrings tied as tight as they would get so as to keep out the wonderful fluorescent lighting.  For some reason when I know I have to have sleep, that's the time when I'm most likely not going to fall asleep.  I wish sometimes that I just had an on/off switch.  Not only did I miss out on sleep, but it also just threw my schedule completely off.  I ended up sleeping an hour or so Friday afternoon and then crashing sometime around 8:00 that night only to wake up at 5:00 Saturday morning.  Is there an equivalent to jet lag from studying?  If there is then I'm pretty sure I've got it.  Please hurry up Tuesday afternoon.  I sincerely look forward to the long awaited 20-something days off that you're bring me.

UPDATE: I finished this post and my studying just in time to watch King of the Hill.  I'm a lot more excited about this than I should be.




Friday, December 11, 2009

Baby It's COOOOOOOLD Outside!!!





Holy freakin moly it's cold outside! I haven't slept due to finals (I can't describe to you how terrible my final was this morning) and when I got in my car this morning it was 31 degrees.  The outlook for the next 5 days doesn't look much better.  This weekend calls for a 90% chance of rain with sub 40 degree temperatures.  Don't worry...it won't snow.  The weather channel is predicting that it'll get no warmer than 41 degrees and no colder than 38 degrees.  Translation: the weather is gonna SUCK!  Cold and wet weather doesn't sound fun.  If there was ever a weekend to hibernate then I believe this is it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Anonymous Comets (take that Kurt!)

Soooooo I've sold out.  I want people to start commenting on my posts so I've decided to open up the comments section to where anyone can make a comment.  So say something dad-gummit!

This is why I'm fat


(2 lbs of shredded & sliced pork, 32 oz of beans & stew, 8 slices of bread)


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Mike & Ed's tailgate platter.  Eric and I decided this evening that we were going to take on this mammoth platter all by ourselves.  It was a classic example of man (in this case men) vs. food and food won.  There was plenty to take home and store as leftovers.  The best part is that it only cost us about $12 a person for all of this food.  I think I'm going to lay down on the sofa for a while.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Arena College Football



As everyone is aware, this is Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseums last season as the home of the Auburn Basketball Team.  I have an idea of what we can do with it.  Instead of tearing it down we should put in some artificial turf and start intercollegiate arena football.

Think of it like the JV football teams of old except this would be considered a completely different sport, separate from the football team.  Those who played regular football and arena football would be considered two-sport athletes.  The football team could send scout teamers and underclassmen who most likely wouldn't play, or redshirt freshmen who don't have much playing experience, and they would earn time getting acclimated to the college game. 


The season would start in early April and play until the end of May (this is just a suggestion).  Regardless, it would be fun to watch it in the spring.  Of  course other schools would have to fall in line to make this work, but honestly, who wouldn't want to watch Auburn and Alabama play each other in arena after the basketball season has died down and college baseball hasn't quite heated up.  

Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Official: Auburn vs. Northwestern in the Outback Bowl




I'm late on this one, but tonight all of our suspicions were confirmed.  Auburn is in the Outback Bowl, but what we didn't expect is that their opponent will be Northwestern.  I'm so glad we won't have to watch an Auburn vs. Wisconsin bowl game.  The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL on New Years Day at 10 a.m.

Tigers Eyeing Outback Bowl



Auburn fans should expect a bowl invitation to come from the Outback Bowl in Tampa Bay, FL.  It would seem as though Auburn is going to come out a real winner, out of all the 7-5 SEC teams.  It erally makes sense when you think about it.  Tennessee has frequented the bowl too much recently.  South Carolina was there last year.  And why would they invite a fan base in UGA who views their season as a disaster?  The Outback Bowl CEO Jim McVay said about the Auburn fan base after the Iron Bowl: 


"When we heard of the Auburn fans chanting at the end of Friday's game, "It's great to be an Auburn Tiger!" We knew there was something special about the excitement around this football team. The Tigers have everything we are looking for in a New Year's Day team. They are a tough, exciting team, extremely well coached...and... have what might be the best fans in college football." 


Wouldn't you rather have a fan base that's excited about the direction their program is heading?  I would think so.  Auburn's opponent will most likely be either Northwestern or Wisconsin, and everyone seems to think it will be Wisconsin.  You can order tickets from Auburn's website and students can get half priced tickets from the Auburn Ticket Office. War Eagle and see you in Tampa!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

AU Students Get Half Price Bowl Tickets



You heard correct boys and girls.  AU students who attend the Auburn men's basketball game Monday Dec 7th will receive vouchers for half priced bowl tickets with a valid AU Ignited card.  Better get there early!

For Your Entertainment & My Embarrassment


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic


You're going to wonder why we did it...and why you actually watched it.  The best part is the Out-Takes towards the end.  Enjoy.

Thoughts From My Sofa




It's been a rough few days.  I've been pretty sick since Monday.  I was sitting in class early Monday morning, and I know I must have been running a fever.  I was terribly uncomfortable the entire time.  I've been awake probably a grand total of 12 hours since I got back from class on Monday morning.  It has been rough to say the least.


I went to the doctor on Tuesday.  I waited about 45 minutes to get back there only to be told that my problem was viral and that I needed to just sleep.  I was upset that I didn't get any meds.  Since I left the doc empty handed (school excuses though), my mother and father have been on a crusade to find me any and every type of medicine they can find to help me feel better.  You've got to love parents.  I really do appreciate them doing that, but I've got to say, they've come up with some crazy stuff that, quite frankly, I think aren't worth trying.  To the left is a picture of the stuff I've been trying.  There's Tylenol Cold, Zinc Lozenges, Advil (disguised in an aleve bottle), some herbal tea, and good old fashioned whiskey.  So far, the only thing that has really worked is the whiskey mixed with honey.  However, in all fairness I just got the tea and tylenol earlier this evening.  I'll let you know how that all works out.


(Picture of my living room tree, circa 2007. It hasn't been taken down since it was put up.)

I've been noticing that a lot of people are starting to get into the Christmas spirit.  I wish I could join you. Being sick and knowing that exams and papers are around the corner, I'm having a really hard time feeling the Christmas mood.  If you've been following my blog then you know that I have been listening to a lot of Christmas music lately, but the jolly spirit of the holidays still evades me.  I think once December 15th rolls around and classes are through, then I'll be in the Christmas mood.  Please feel free to help in anyway you can think of to help reel me in.  Bring cookies, presents, or food.  Yea, that'll help. Bring food.  In the meantime, I'll continue to watch the same crappy TV shows with hopes that I'll feel better soon.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Let's put another shrimp on the barbie mate!



It looks like Auburn is set for another new years day bowl with the Wisconsin Badgers.  This is the third postseason matchup since 2003 between Auburn and Wisconsin.  I don't think any Auburn fan can complain about waking up at 10/9c a.m. to watch our beloved tigers play in Tampa.  I can think of much worse situations (papajohns.com, independence, or liberty bowl).

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What are you going to do with a freakin hippopotamus?



Since Christmas time is now upon us (it has really been here for about 3 weeks now) I've been listening to the 24/7 Christmas music radio stations.  There are a ton of wonderful Christmas songs out there, but it wasn't until yesterday that I realized that there are a ton of terrible Christmas songs as well.  Because of this I decided to make a list of Christmas songs that I think are super annoying or just plain bad.  Enjoy.

1) I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - What are you going to do with a hippopotamus? Honestly, don't you realize that they are one of the most deadly animals in Africa?  They are considered by some to be the most dangerous animals to humans, and are known to kill at least 8 humans a day.  A South Park quote about global warming would fit nicely here so that this little girl will better understand her request, "Help yourself to a freakin science book because you're talking like a freakin retard right now!"

2) Dominick the Donkey - A Christmas donkey? Really? Have we really run out of ideas?

3) Santa Baby - The only thing Madonna needs for Christmas is another Valtrex prescription and a kick in the teeth.

4) So This is Christmas - John Lennon didn't believe in Jesus, but he made a Christmas song? Oh yea, it was really about protesting war, the only thing he was any good at.  Get out of my holiday.

5) Do They Know It's Christmas? - No Bono, they probably don't know it's Christmas because they celebrate Kwanzaa.

6) Anything by Mannheim Steamroller - I don't even know where to begin with this one.  If you've ever heard any of them then I'm sure you know what I mean.  They're just extremely annoying.

7) Merry Christmas Darling - Okay, I realize I'm probably alone on this one, but this song just really gets on my nerves.  Don't play it so much and it won't bother me as much.

8) Blue Christmas - Does anyone know what Elvis is saying?  He's either saying, "I'll have a blue Christmas without you," or, "get me off of this toilet because I overdosed on pills!"  I really can't tell.

9) Little Saint Nick - Thank you, Beach Boys, for recycling every song you've ever written and adding Christmas lyrics to it.

10) Snoopy's Christmas - This song wouldn't be so bad if the stupid chorus didn't get stuck in my head all of the time.  I swear once I hear this song I can't get it out of my head!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009




I've been pretty busy the past few days. All of the families we tailgate with decided it would be a great idea to hold thanksgiving lunch on campus since the Iron Bowl was the next day.  The food was great and we had a wonderful time.  CBS actually came by and shot some footage of us before we finished, and we were also honored with this weeks Publix Tailgaters of the game (you may have seen us on the AU HD screen during the game).  



My father and I woke up at 5 a.m. Thursday morning to go down to campus and save our tailgate spot for the Iron Bowl and for thanksgiving lunch.  It was cold...really cold. Uncle Luther met us down there and we unloaded all of our gear (that TV was freakin heavy!).  However, between my father and Uncle Luther you could tell that there was many years of tailgating experience between both of them.  Uncle Luther also fried of some turkeys that were absolutely phenomenal!  Somewhere in my early morning efforts I managed to  hurt my back.  I didn't think I was old enough for that kind of stuff.  Oh well, I guess this old body can't do at 22 what it used to be able to do at 21 1/2.  



That night, and the previous night as well, I was able to hang out with my good friend/cousin Brian.  It was good to see him again (it was also good to see him wearing AU gear the next day too).  Brian, Stephen, and I also made a pretty goofy video.  If you're fortunate I might post it...if there's a high enough demand.  


Sorry, I don't have any pictures from the game.  I was too excited to take pictures.  I think everyone that watched the game will agree that it was a great game.  I'm heartbroken that our guys couldn't pull out the win, but it was a wonderful game.  I was so glad to see our guys play with so much heart.  I know there are no moral victories, but I am extremely proud of our team.  


It has been a great past few days.  There have been a couple of wrinkles here and there, but all in all the Iron Bowl and thanksgiving were a success.  I'm going to take the next few days to recover, and to prepare for the end of the semester.  I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and War Eagle!

Iron Bowl 2009



It's time.  The Iron Bowl is here.  We've been waiting all season long for this game (by we I mean AU fans).  This game marks the 20th anniversary of the 1989 Iron Bowl, and I'm pretty sure y'all know the significance of that game in Auburn lore.  This game has the chance to go down in Auburn Football history as one of the greatest victories in Iron Bowl history if Auburn was to win.  I believe we can do it.  I hope all Auburn fans believe we can do it.  I think that this year Auburn doesn't need to make any statement to the world, just the other side of the state.  We need to let them know that we aren't going anywhere.  We're Auburn and, if anything, we're on our way up.  War Eagle!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunrise on the Plains (Happy Thanksgiving)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekend Update


(I didn't do anything this weekend and check me out. I'm kickass!)
Okay, so the weekend's over, but I've decided to update everyone on what has been going on.  Sleep, Callaway Garden Christmas lights, Bonefish, more sleep, and $10 any pizza with any crust and topping at Pizza Hut.  It has been a fantastically lazy weekend. Don't worry though.  Today officially starts Iron Bowl week.  Expect many football related posts, and plenty of photoshop pictures making fun of those guys from across the state.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Closest I'll Ever Get to Reading Jane Austen

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hurry Up Thanksgiving Break


(My last few school assignments before the break have put me into voluntary exile)

I could use a break from the usual right now.  I don't need a complete change of scenery (that's a lie), but for now I could just use a breather.  Just a little while to stop and figure out what I'm doing.  I feel like I'm just swimming up stream and taking everything as it comes.  Honestly, I'm kind of looking forward to Auburn not having a football game this weekend.  I think I'm really just excited about not really having anything to do.  There aren't any big events or anything going on this weekend.  Maybe I'll actually go fishing this weekend, like I've been wanting to do for a few weeks now.  Stay tuned for updates, but until tomorrow morning around 10:00, don't expect any posts.  If you see any then you know I'm procrastinating, but for now I'm going into voluntary exile.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gov'ment Came & Took My Baby!


(If you don't get the reference then click here)

Cheeseburger Bagel


My dad is pretty creative with his culinary concoctions.
-havarti cheese
-cream cheese
-ketchup
All on a cheeseburger bagel & it was delicious!
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My Shoe has a Leak



I was walking to class this morning in the rain/mist/whatever that was, and while I was walking I noticed my right foot was getting cold.  Not only was it getting colder, but it was getting wetter.  Just so you know, I decided this morning that I would wear a pair of shoes that I've had since I was sixteen (I'm 22 now if you didn't know that).  They're probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I've had, and for some reason I have a really hard time letting go of things that I like, even if they're old.  I looked on the bottom of them and I definitely saw the cracks and small holes in the sole of my right shoe.  It was sad and extremely irritating.  I think the reason I was most irritated too was because I had on a fresh clean pair of socks, and there's no other way to describe wet socks besides that it sucks to wear them.



     (Lieutenant Dan ICE CREAM!)

I think though the reason I find this all so irritating is because, in a lot of ways, you're only as comfortable as your feet.  I think Lieutenant Dan knew this when he was lecturing Bubba and Forest about their socks.  He knew that, and that you're feet are pretty important during combat, BUT I'm sure he also wanted his guys to be comfortable as well.  Not saying that your feet completely dictate your mood, but let's be honest with ourselves, when your feet are cold...you're freezing.  When they're sweaty (gross) you're definitely uncomfortable.  I can deal with cold hands, face, or even arms.  But cold feet make me feel absolutely miserable.

                                            

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fried Cinnamon Rolls



Since Auburn lost this weekend my friend Eric and I are continuing a tradition.  I know most people have post-game traditions when they win (so do we), but ever since last season, Eric and I have started an implicit tradition that helps relieve frustration about the previous Saturday's game.  We eat...a lot.  We always choose something extremely unhealthy, and typically something we hope we will never gorge  ourselves with again.

After the Arkansas game it was an entire pig, Kentucky was enough CiCi's pizza to put them out of business, LSU was enough Taco Bell to make someone blackout (which means I spent about $8 of food from the 89¢ menu), and this week it's fried cinnamon rolls.  The way we see it is our health is dependent on our football team.   We never look forward to this tradition, but it does help to somewhat ease the frustration.

UPDATE:

(our side items to accompany the cinnamon rolls)

This was a bad idea, but I told you already.  When Auburn loses we make bad food decisions.  If I don't go to class in then morning...then I probably slept in.  But if I don't make it to lunch tomorrow then call the hospital.  The Taco Bell might have killed me.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trip to Athens


I guess I wouldn't be a responsible blogger if I didn't at least give everyone a rundown of my trip to Athens, Ga this weekend. I have to be honest. All in all I consider the trip a success. I know we lost, and I was heckled endlessly by UGA fans, but I really did enjoy my trip.

For some reason whenever we lose I always tell myself (and everyone around me) that I hate that place, and that I never want to go back. I'm a liar. I'm just speaking out of frustration. Truth is Athens is a beautiful place. If you've never been then I highly encourage that you visit. The campus and downtown is absolutely beautiful, and I will guarantee that you'll find something worth doing there. The people aren't the friendliest on game-day if you're an opposing fan, but they're not bad at all under any other circumstance.

We got to Athens late on Friday, and I was able to spend some really good time with my cousin (more like best friend) Brian Berger. I can't really tell you how good it was to hang out with him. He's always considerate, and I can't really think of a time when I haven't had fun with him (unless I was trying not to...it's dumb, I know, but sometimes you're just in moods). He knows the place really well so he knows where to go. We hung out downtown, and I know I really did have fun meeting his friends and hanging out with him. Brian is one of those guys that I've known my whole life. He'll always be one of my best friends no matter what, and I realized this weekend how much I miss getting to hang out with him (even though he's an UGA fan now).

Another cool thing about this weekend was that I got to spend some good time with Brian's dad and Uncle Greg and Taylor. Trust me, there's always something interesting to talk to them about, and I really do love catching up with them. I hate that I typically only see them at away games too. We hung out on campus before Tiger-Walk and the game in UGA's really nice Tate Center before the game. We got to talk football, FansPoll, the Iron Bowl, and all other relating topics.

Now on to the bad part...
I was really impressed with how many Auburn fans showed up to this game. I know we travel well, but this time I really didn't expect to see as many as I did. Really, the best part about the game was that I got to sit with my favorite person in the entire world (maybe one day I'll reveal a name as to who this mystery girl is), and I was able to share another Auburn football experience with her. I'm not so sure she felt the same way though. I wasn't exactly the most cordial visiting fan during the 4th quarter and after the game. I was super excited about the game early on though, and felt there was a really good energy from the Auburn faithful. That energy only lasted about one quarter. Three quarters and two scared girls sitting next to me later (sorry y'all), I left Sanford Stadium pissed off and ready to go home.

After being home and reflecting on the trip, I've decided over all it was a good weekend. I got to spend some good time with my best friend who I don't get to see often, and I got to watch an exciting game with my favorite person in the world (I should never take that for granted. She and football are the two things that make me the happiest). So, for the next two years I'll continue to talk about how much I can't stand UGA, and how I'll never go back. But truth be told, I'm already kind of looking forward to my next visit.

What Happened Last Night?

Huh? What...where...did Auburn play a football game last night? I don't know. I'm going back to bed.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Videos From Athens (minus the end of the game where I'm cussing out Lee Ziemna)

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Auburn Fans in Sanford Stadium

There are a lot more AU fans here than I would have thought there would be. War Eagle!
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Tiger-Walk

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Gameday

Time to get up, and get ready to get Michael Vick on them bulldogs. Too soon? Okay, well it's time to win. Auburn can make a huge statement to themselves and college football by pulling off a win tonight. That statement would be saying, "Were aren't going to be UGA's whipping boy for 4 years straight, and we are definitely on our way back up the ranks in the SEC."

We're all getting ready to head down to campus. It's going to be a long afternoon. Weather is in the low 70s for now, but the forecast says it's going to get down into the mid 40s. Great...I didn't bring a long sleeve shirt. Today is one of those days where if you go ahead and put on a long sleeve shirt, then you're going to burn up all afternoon, but around halfway through the game things are going to be good. If you don't wear long sleeves, you'll be comfortable all afternoon, but by the time the game is over you'll be freezing your butt off. And let's just be honest, no one wants to carry a jacket around all afternoon only to wear it for a few hours.

Anyway, I'm ready for this game. I really like our chances, but if you've been following my blog (or warblogle) then you'd know that. Pictures coming soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Headed to That State East of Alabama

So I found a ticket to the Georgia game for $37.50. That means only one thing...I'm headed to that state east of Alabama to watch my beloved Tigers take on the UGAs. Check back in about 45 minutes for a live blog on the road!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry

(This one's for all the marbles)

UPDATE: damn

This is my preview for the Auburn-Georgia game. I'm not going to talk as much about the game as I am what I think about watching and experiencing the deep south's oldest rivalry.

Auburn-Georgia has hosted some classics. There's Tuberville's first game in 1999, where Auburn (a huge underdog) came out and upset the dogs. There's the 2004 beat down from the undefeated Auburn squad. There's the last second John Vaughn field goal win from 2005. I'm sure there are plenty other classics from my lifetime, but those are the ones that I remember.

There's really nothing riding on this game. Georgia is trying to become bowl-eligible and keep their season (along with Mark Richt's job) from going in the toilet, while Auburn is trying to gain momentum going into the Iron Bowl. Besides wanting to break a 3-game losing streak to the bulldogs, I really don't care that much about this game. If you want to know my thoughts on whether or not it'll happen, then check out my game preview at warblogle.

This year the matchup is in Athens, Ga. It's one of the nicest venues in the SEC, but arguably one of my two least favorite places to see a football (Florida takes #1). The fans are obnoxious. Anywhere you go, be prepared to walk uphill. And honestly, I just don't think Georgia has any really cool game-day traditions. We have Tiger-Walk and the Eagle fly. Their band plays "Glory, Glory" and "Leroy Brown" about 600,000,000 times. There's just nothing terribly unique about a Georgia game-day experience. However, downtown does offer some great options as far as food and nightlife is concerned.

I'm doing my best to find tickets as of right now. They're all pretty expensive, and honestly, if I can't find one for $40 or less then I'm not going. The hassle of getting barked at, and trying to get around that place on game-day just isn't worth more than $40 to me (honestly it's not really worth that). If you guys are lucky you might get a blog update from Athens, and if you're even luckier, I might just do a live video blog from Tiger-Walk!

The Sun's Finally Out

(This was taken on my cell phone. Sorry, I don't have a .50 caliber Canon PX90 Super Shot Camera like my sister. Just kidding Scarlotte!)

I enjoy the rain from time to time. It's definitely nice to have a lazy day (or days) inside during a rain storm. If you know me, then you know how much I like to sleep. Given that, rainy days make sleeping in a million times better. However, nothing is more refreshing than going a few overcast/rainy days and then waking up to a bright sun shiny morning.

I think one reason I enjoy it so much is because it puts me in an all around better mood. Sometimes I really do think my emotions mimic the weather. I don't think I realized until this morning just how gloomy my attitude has been the past few days. It just seems like on a bright sunny morning it's easier to be happy and thankful for all of the wonderful and crazy things God has given us.

One reason I could be in a better mood today is because I have a hot date tonight! I'm really excited because I'm going out with my favorite person in the entire world. I'm also really excited because, no matter how much fun the place is that we go, I know we're going to have a good time because she's just the kind of person that you can have fun with no matter the setting really. I could be in some of the most miserable places, and I know that I can have fun with her no matter where we are.

Anyway, I guess it's good that I'm getting all of this out. Don't worry. Next week will be full of projects, exams, and lots of other schoolwork. So, I can almost guarantee that next I will have plenty to complain about. For right now though, let's just enjoy the sunshine, and enjoy all of the wonderful things God has blessed us with.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Live Broadcast Soon!

Okay, so I just figured out how to embed a live feed into this blog. That's cool. That's really freakin cool. That's so cool, I don't even know what to do about it. Some of you were cool enough to watch my test broadcast (sorry I just kinda sat there, but it's late and I have class in the morning). However, now that I wield this awesome power of broadcasting myself to world via my blog (and ustream.tv), you can count on me broadcasting something live soon. It may be live from Athens, Ga, or it could be me just seeing how many donuts I can eat at one time. I don't know. BUT...it would be freakin awesome if yall would leave suggestions as to what I should broadcast. I will post an alert as to when and what I'm broadcasting before I do it.