Back in the fall of '03 I went to College Station/ Bryan, TX with some guys from my unit. A one nighter turned into an unexpected weekend. This is how the events unfolded...
It was dollar (or maybe) 50 cent beer night at the Salty Dog Cafe, bar or tavern. I don't remember the full name, I just know it was Salty Dog. There was country music and line dancing, so I had to drink hard and heavy to drowned it out. At some point late in the evening, I made my way outside for some air and ended up passing out in a ditch (in front of the bar) and half way in the road. Earlier in the day when we got to town, we hooked up with some people one of my buddies knew. They are the same ones that scooped me up from the ditch and dragged me back to their place.
Back then, flip phones were king, internet phone access was scarce and in its infancy, battery life wasn't great and cameras were highly desired and still optional on phones. My flip phone wasn't sexy, but it did have enough memory for like 20 pictures and 3 ringers. Kids, if you don't know what "ringers" are, ask your parents.
Anyway, I didn't bring my charger and my buddies forgot about me. I had to hustle two trannies and a guy named Red for bus fare back to Killeen. I made back just in time for Monday morning PT formation, charged my phone and lived the next 4 days with $5.68 in the bank.
That Thursday, payday eve, I spent my remaining $5 on a sixer and soberly tripped and fell and broke two of the bottles on the barracks' stairs. Luckily, I still had 3 or 4 more beers in my mini fridge and caught a nice buzz. For some reason we didn't have PT on that Friday.
I made damn sure from that day on to take my charger and keep Greyhound money on me when we ventured more than 30 minutes from post.
The previous coach at San Diego turned the team around. He left Harbaugh an 8-2 team. Harbaugh took that team to 7-4 then in his second and third seasons went 11-1ish each year. The pioneer league is very awful and SD never got close to making the 16 team playoff, so it's not saying much.
The '05 11-1 season they didn't even finish in the top 25 for D1AA. 13 4 loss teams and a 5 loss team finished ranked.
The '06 11-1 season they finished ranked 20th. Just to point out how nothing special they were, there was seven 4 loss and two 5 loss teams ranked ahead of them.
SD and the Pioneer league is that bad.
His 4th year at Stanford they were finally worth mentioning, but didn't even win their division.
Too bad Harbaugh can't complain about the crowd noise this time.
I love how dumb people think if it's cold where they are then there is no global warming.
I don't follow it too much, but i've heard/ read that global warming will mean more extreme winters and delayed seasons for part of the shift. It's somewhere along the same principle as saturating water with salt will raise the boiling point and lower the freezing point.
I never played D&D growing up but was very interested. One of my parents was overly believing of everything they saw on the "700 Club" (TV show). I also wasn't allowed to listen to heavy metal because of "subliminal messages."
I sneaked and played Magic the gathering in middle school.
To this day I still don't play D&D, but do PS3 (no sports games or COD), listen to metal and have a periodic table hanging in my apartment. I also enjoyed O chem...all on the wrong side of 30.
I finally got around to beating FF XIII yesterday 5 years after I bought it. I seriously didn't play it for a year and had no idea I was an hour away from the end of the game.
Knights of Baddassom
+1 ...and it's on Netflix!
I work FT and then some as a union machine operator for a well known company that started as a restaurant at tOSU campus 120 years ago. I am also a non-traditional student at tOSU (previously CSCC and Central Texas before that) studying Molecular Genetics.
Previously joined the army at 17 for 9 years and have done anything else under the sun when given a chance (oddball, I am)
I also believe myself to be a decent Latin (nylon string) guitar player.
I spent some time too as 11B; good stuff.
American Pie 2
I can't think of anything else at this time.
I want to see her duel with Miri Bin Ari.
4 or 5 losses was good? Oh wait, I almost forgot what program we were talking about for a second; carry on.
I had no idea who Jerry Tarkanian was. I only knew of/ recognized him from the poker game in the Sarah Jessica Parker and Nic Cage classic movie "Honeymoon In Vegas."
They should have at least given Tark an Oscar nod for his brief performance in that poker scene.
Active Army March 1998 - Jun 2007 2 years as 11 Bravo/ Mike, 7 years as 13 Mike (MLRS)
Units 1-39 MLRS 3 ID Ft. Stewart, GA
1-21 MLRS 1CD/ 4ID and later 41st Fires Brigade Ft. Hood, TX
2-4 MLRS Ft. Sill, OK
2nd Squadron (INF) 2nd ACR Ft. Polk, LA
OIF II '04-'05
OIF IV '05-'06
I'm not patriotic and don't care about the war on terror, freedom, the "American way," but signing up (at 17) was one the best and worst decisions I ever made in my life. All the time deployed outside the wire in very bad areas let me know what I could take/ how tough I can be and damn near broke me down. The bad memories, loss of very good friends, scars, stupidity, scumbag officers, good joes and NCOs, bad joes and NCOs leads me think I wouldn't change any of it for the world.
I used to be a pretty angry, ignorant, racist young man. Spending time with different people and depending on each other eventually changed that. At one point I finally realized there's enough hate in the world and don't need to add to it (unless it's towards TTUN).
I believe the experience has made many parts of life much easier. On the downside, many of us still have the demons following us for things we did, things we didn't want to and things we wish we could have. I just hope all my brothers are resting peacefully where ever they all are.
The two SEC cum dumpsters on CBS.
BC, UT and ND isn't bad. It would be better if BC was replaced by a U of SEC school.
Honestly, I don't want to see tOSU play ND or Oregon. They've beaten both a number of times, so I would prefer to see someone else on there. I guess it's ok as long as it gets national attention.
Apparently they didn't notice that Bammer has to replace something like 8 or 9 starters on offense. I'm nothing close to an expert, but I'd put money on it that they don't even make the playoff.
I don't call people out on posting another forum topic that's already been posted because honestly I don't give a flying f-ck. but saying one is coming off as a wanna be mall cop, I'm just offended. I absolutely Idolize Paul Blart and only hope my resume is good enough to land an elite spot on the Easton or Polaris forces.
I see Jimbo is working some magic up there nabbing the 109th ranked WR and 121st ranked OT. At this rate, they might crack the top 60 on 24/ 7.
He's already got good size. I hope he has the speed and game to go with it.
double post; please delete.