Big, nay, enormous College Football weekend coming up. All top four teams have a big game on TV: Alabama, Kansas State, Notre Dame, and Oregon. We went over the particulars on the podcast this week. Notre Dame's matchup isn't really that big, it's Pitt. More on this later, it's a LOCK of the Week.
People have hammered me for posting that Mike Brown should be fired from the Lakers after only two games. All right, I admit, I got a little too excited. It is such a long season I shouldn't even write about the Lakers until January. Onward.
I wonder what to do this weekend. I owe three people money. Not a good start to the Christmas season. I mean it's only 10-20 bucks each but still, it's crazy.
I need more coffee... more onward.
I had a plan in place for Christmas Shopping. I have a big family, including some other relatives like my Aunt's Family and my Grandparents. Then my Dad has a birthday *in* December. It's a lot of presents, about a dozen. Here's the plan: I can shop for one present at a time in the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve. That was it's not as huge a drain on the budget. So each week, I plan out one present to buy. Siphoning the costs over a few months will be the best plan.
Sadly, I should have started that plan two months ago. Oh the pain.
By the way! For my Dad's birthday present, would you believe it, I found it in my closet. I bought him a DVD box set a year ago for Christmas and then decided not to use it. All these months, I completely forgot it was still in my closet! I start rummaging through it and there's a sealed "Cincinnati Reds 1975 Complete World Series Telecasts" DVD set. Who knew?!
Uh oh, I hope my Dad isn't reading the blog, I might have given it away.
People often ask me what I want for Christmas, and it's not an easy answer. The problem is what I really want costs more than what is reasonable for a present. What do I *really* want?
- A new DVD Recorder
- The complete Remastered Beatles Albums collection on Vinyl
- Air Fare to a US City of Choice
- Tickets to a Lakers Game
- Dark Socks
- Boxer Shorts
- A $75 gift card to Mastro's Steakhouse (if you can even do that)
- Acommodations in Las Vegas at a hotel on the strip
- Movie Passes
- A Peet's Gift Card
- The Entire Monty Python's Flying Circus TV Series on DVD
- The Big Bang Theory Season 5 on DVD
Most of the items on this list except for the shorts and socks are completely unreasonable requests. Most of the time I try to be open ended with a response but I usually throw in the socks and underwear in the request.
I sound so greedy with that list... I feel pretty awful about it, now, haha. Ah very well.
In any case, that's all for the moment. LOCKS are coming up!