Monday, December 05, 2005

Some Brief Nuggets

1. I came up with yet another fantastic underrated moment in life – finding a parking spot that is really close to the main entrance of either a department store or a mall. In the 6 hour marathon of Christmas shopping that my wife and I “indulged” in on Saturday, this happened a few times. You walk with a kind of a swagger when this happens … especially on a frigid day.

2. On Friday night, my wife’s office had a holiday happy hour at a restaurant in Olde City, Philadelphia. It was a great time until a coworker’s husband had his car towed by the city’s towing “service.” Of course, since I’m a helluva nice guy (hold back the snickering), I drove the guy to the lot, and waited around to make sure everything was o.k. Now, I know that Philly is very bass-ackwards about stuff, but they are absolutely retarded when it comes to what needs to be done to get your car back from the lot. One has to stand in three different lines in this routine. Efficiency is certainly not something the city is striving for with this. There needs to be a complaint filed about this, so that the city will get off of its lazy ass and redesign this “experience.”

3. Penn State vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl????? You gotta be kidding me! As much as I want to see Joe Paterno’s team skull f**k the criminals, this is an outrage. Penn State has 1 loss and Florida State has 4 losses. Penn State is ranked 3rd in the country, while Florida State is ranked 23rd. How can the BCS logically explain that their system is not flawed? Remember, I want logical answers, not answers like “Well, Florida State did win the ACC title game, so technically they are entitled to this.” That answer is not good enough for me.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

1. I came up with yet another fantastic underrated moment in life – finding a parking spot at the mall
** This is why Al Gore invented the internet.

2. It was a great time until a coworker’s husband had his car towed by the city.
** Tell them you have a gun in the car.

3. Penn State vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl????? You gotta be kidding me! Penn State is ranked 3rd in the country, while Florida State is ranked 23rd. How can the BCS logically explain that their system is not flawed?
** It doesn't matter why. Any non-playoff system is flawed by definition. That's the reason.
** Good thing we beat Ohio State, so they'd get the better bowl game.
** I hate this game, but it's a tremendous opportunity to recruit Florida high school players.

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Finding a parking spot at the mall this time of year is like finding a $20 in your pocket that you didn't know you had. Yes, it was your $20 the whole time, but it feels like such a bonus, don't it?

I went through a lot of red tape after my car was stolen and found in Philadelphia. Apparently the Philly police didn't put all the paperwork through properly which led to my car still being listed as stolen after the fact. A Ridley cop was nice enough to point this out to me after he ran my tag randomly then pulled me over and I showed him all the paperwork I had. Thankfully it was eventually fixed.

Penn State vs Florida State is designed to get as much money to the bowl as possible. A Florida team will always draw money to a Florida bowl. No one wants to leave Florida and go somewhere else in January, although the weather is just as nice in Arizona. It's bullshit, but it's good to see Penn State in a major bowl in prime time again.