Monday, November 21, 2005

Damn Bobcats

MSU was able to defeat UM 16-6 on Saturday. It was a horrible game for us UM grads. The Offense was still stuck in the heavy Bozeman traffic well into the second half. However, we were able to get an “at large” bid to the playoffs for D1-AA. We will be playing Cal Poly at home…again. I have a sneaky feeling that we will lose this game. Poly will have something to prove to the fans of Missoula.

I see the EPA is going to included A/C use and stop and go travel when they do MPG ratings in the future. I am not sure when these changes take affect, but I hope soon. It took many claims for those hybrid drivers out there to help with this change. I read one blog by a person stating that his Honda Civic hybrid was getting 31 MPG on the highway, but was advertised to get 47. I am not sure why this took so long, it says right on the sticker something to the affect of driving between 20 and 50 miles per hour to get that mileage rating. What I did not know, the EPA test you see on window stickers measurers the emissions the car produces and not the actual fuel used. Who drives 50 in a 65 or better yet, a 75 speed zone. I never put too much thought into this before, because it always seemed that our cars were “close” to the advertised rating. Our Jeep is getting around 21 MPG, with a good mix of City/Highway/4X4. When we drive to MT this December, this will be our first 100% highway trip in the vehicle w/o towing anything. However, we could be in 4X4, depending on road conditions.

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, but I don’t have to tell my 3 readers that. My wife and I are hosting our first turkey day. Lora is doing the cooking, so my job will be stress relief and to stay the hell outa the way.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Vegas and Christmas

I just returned from a weekend get-a-way to Vegas. The time away was nice, but I find Vegas very repetitive. Each hotel is a mini-city of sorts, some better than others. You do your fair share of walking around Vegas. My time could have been better spent than looking at Louis Vuitton clothes that I cannot afford. Las Vegas is a money pit. We kinda planned for this trip, but we seemed to overstep our budget on several occasions.

I have no plans on going back anytime within the next few years, but our traveling companions appear to enjoy Vegas; they go 3 or more times a year.

Fall has officially hit SLC, and it is November 14th. That is pretty good. It is rainy and cold today. It has been in the 50’s to upper 60’s and sunny.

Christmas ads are already covering our TV sets at night. They have actually been on for awhile. The day after Halloween, some stories already had Christmas stuff up. That is just wrong, it is barely mid-November. As kid, I was excited in July for Christmas, now as an adult, I kind dread this holiday.

I am in the middle of the pack in Fantasy Football. I had a lot of bye week issues, that I failed to address in a decent manner. Oh well, I am still having fun.