November 30, 2010

Word Rant

I really want to post something about this on my Facebook status, but considering how many of my cyber friends use this word I'm about to type (and, by the way, it's really, really, really, hard for me to type this word, that's how much I hate it) I decided to take the safe way out and blog it. Especially since I'm pretty sure only a handful of people read this. So, here goes...Stilly. Why?????????????????? Why must anyone shorten Stillwater to Stilly. Blech! It leaves a bad taste in my mouth just thinking about saying it out loud. I hate, hate, hate it!!!!!!! I can understand shortening it to StillH2O for texting purposes, if need be, but why must anyone drop half the name and add a "y?" It's sounds so incredibly juvenile and ridiculous. It's even worse when people use the shortened version when they're speaking out loud. Ugh!!!!

Here are some towns I have shortened and added a "y" to:

1: Cincy
2: Pitty
3: Housty
4: Wichy

Can you guess what they are? Do they not look and sound D-U-M-B, dumb?

I suppose I'm just a snob, but I don't care. I literally cringe whenever I hear or read the word "Stilly."

November 28, 2010

Football Flipout

In case you didn't know...Bedlam was last night. I'm always excited for this game just as much or maybe more so than I am for any other Cowboy football game because I just LOVE the Cowboys! <3 But, this year Bedlam was a HUGE deal because the Pokes were not only ranked #9 in the country going into the game, they were also 10-1 for the season which is totes amazing!!! But what was even more exciting for the Pokes and all of us die hard fans was the fact that if they could beat the Sooners they would be guaranteed a spot in the Big 12 Championship for the first time EVER! And well, the last time ever, since those two sneaky teams, Nebraska and Missouri, are slinking away after this season to join other organizations... Anyway, the point is, last nights game was a BIG DEAL. Unfortunately, the Pokes didn't win and will not be participating in the last Big 12 Championship game, but they'll still get to go to a bowl game and with any luck, I'll get to go see them play. :-)

Now, what I realized while watching this game is that football makes me even more nervous than reality TV! I wouldn't have thought anything could twist my stomach into worse knots than ditzy girls throwing themselves at some A-hole man, but football, especially Cowboy football, takes the cake. I didn't even make it to halftime before I was certain I was on the verge of losing my dinner, literally. And part of me, even though I had really, really, really wanted to be at the game, was glad I was watching it on TV so I could leave the room whenever my stomach was too upset. I know, I'm ridiculous, but I suppose I just care THAT much. Ha!

But, even after all my nervous knots and almost balling like a baby, I still love the Cowboys and I'll never stop watching and cheering them on. GO POKES!!!

November 8, 2010

To Read or Not to Read...

Over the weekend I read this amazing trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Now, I should have been writing a paper and reading a book for my Anthropology class so I feel somewhat guilty for spending the whole weekend on what I would call "frivolous reading," but these books were so good and actually quite fitting for the month of November when we're all thinking about what we're thankful for that I couldn't put them down and I've thrown my guilt out the window. I always have today for homework, right???