Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tomorrow kicks off Dad's Weekend festivities at OSU. My dad is going to come down with Kenny's dad after work so they should get here around 5:30 or 6:00. Then they're going to take us out to dinner (yay!, just not Mexican food I hope... idk, it sounds gross lately) then we're going to try to find something to do (pool, bowling, etc). Then they're going to stay the night at our fabulous apartment and wake up...

... for the USC football game! It's at 12:30pm, so pretty early, but that's so it could be on National television. The Trojans are ranked #3 in the country and haven't post a Pac-10 game since... get this... 2003. They have been dominating our conference but look vulnerable this year. They've had a bunch of close calls against some crappy teams, so maybe the Beavers can pull this one out and shock the world.

Our tickets are in section 212, the nosebleeds, but this will be wayyy better atmosphere than last year's Dad's Weekend game simply because USC is in town and not Stanford. Plus, it's during the day and should be about 70 and sunny. Can't get much better than that. I'll have a report on how it goes.

Then the dads are going home sometime after the game.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I've gone home the last two weekends to go to Portland State football games with my dad. I'm happy to report they won both, against Idaho State, then a shutout against Eastern Washington. Mind you, that was the second time I saw Eastern Washington play this year, the other being on the 31st of August when the Beavers blew them out.

School has settled back into a routine. Guess that's why I'm not really motivated to post much, it doesn't seem like very much is going on.

We have discovered the magic of WinCo foods for our shopping. It's really cheap, so me and Kenny loaded up $107 dollars worth of groceries there. So hopefully that will last us a couple of weeks... lots of frozen stuff to say the least. Hopefully I'll still feel up to making real meals once in a while, they're just such a pain in the ass.

Monday, October 16, 2006

So I thought I should tell you about an experience I had earlier in the term. Gather round kiddies, it's story time.

So I was thinking of doing Economics as a minor for my degree (not so sure anymore). So I signed up for a class I would need to make that happen, it was ECON 329 which is called "Introduction to Mathematical Economics." Interesting huh? Well so anyways, the prerequisites were only the basic level macro and micro courses (plus MTH 241, which I took), so I thought I should be prepared right? Wrong.

I walk in, the class has capacity for 30 people but only 12 have signed up. Hmmm, so I sit down and look around, I don't recognize anyone, everyone seems kind of intense. Turns out they combined the graduate and undergraduates course into one, and most the people in there were graduates.

So the teacher comes in and gives his introduction. Was a nice enough guy. Then he gets started. Oh. Dear. God.

He's using some weird ass form of calculus to make a proof (wtf is that) of some random shit economic model I don't get, everyone is nodding and rolling their eyes like, duh. Turns out most of them were graduate math majors. By now I'm flipping out because there's no way in hell I belong in here.

After doing that and seeing the four of us undergrads were about to shit our pants he goes on to talk about how our midterms will be easier and stuff and he won't expect as much out of us, but still, we'll have to learn everything the grads do and be prepared to "work your ass off." Yeah, no. Bye.

Literally five minutes after that class was over I got on a library computer and dropped that class faster than Zach Randolph runs after a cheeseburger. Ended up I replaced it with an introductory Political Science course to get some credits and its turned out to be really interesting, albeit a lot of work in itself (but at least I'll get an A probably).

So yeah, that's my story. Just wish I would have had a picture of me when he was doing that proof on the board (it took up FOUR CHALKBOARDS)... it was priceless. Basically I looked like a deer in highlights with my mouth gaping open. Good times.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Took me a good part of four months but I finally won the trophy in FIFA 2006. Yes, I know, exciting.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Yesterday Oregon State played California in football and got killed. Was a lot like the game back in 2004 when we lost 7-49, only this time it was 41-13. Now that's what I call progress.

I stayed the entire game, of course, and it was pretty painful. The weather was awesome though, if it were cold and rainy I probably wouldn't have stayed. I forgot to put on sunscreen and got a little burnt but not too bad.

Kinda funny, Oregon State got down 14-0 after about five minutes and the whole stadium groaned. Thousands of people left halfway through the first quarter. On the webpage if you take a look at the video of Cal scoring you can see a bunch of students leave after. It was a few minutes into the second quarter.

We'll see how next weekend against Washington State goes. California could be a very good team, BCS worthy.... so that may take some of the sting away. Or we could just be really terrible (starting to lean that way).

Oh well, games are still fun... just wish the team would be decent at one point during my four years here.