Monday, November 14, 2005

Quick Update

Howdy!

Well, things were going fairly slowly for awhile but it was a very big weekend for me this weekend. As most of you know, I've been applying at various law enforcement agencies to make a career move. On Friday I had an exam with the second agency I've applied for and passed both the written and physical aspect of the exams. Suffice it to say that I'm a bit sore today, but it was a great experience for me because not only did it let me know how truly out of shape I'm in, but also gave me experience in how these processes work. Since I've only been in the business world since graduating from college, seeing how other agencies and fields work is very interesting. It also let me see just how competitive this career path is going to be! Some of the people I had to run against were former military guys that made me look like a fat boy and a half! Now the fun begins, trying to really get in shape and more importantly, fill out all this paperwork!

Melissa has also had a pretty important couple of weeks as well since she has decided to go and finish her Masters. She only needs 12 hours which she thinks can be done in at most 4 semesters, but she may be able to get it done in 3, possibly 2. I'm very proud of her for going back to finish everything up, because with all the uncertainty in some of our decisions, she is plowing ahead and bettering herself! She'll be starting up again in January and I know she's ready to start hitting the books!

Monday, October 17, 2005

We're Married!

Howdy! Well, we finally made it through the engagement process and have officially been married for a little over a week now as our wedding was on October the 8th, 2005! Thanks for everyone that was a part of the wedding, it was beautiful from what we've seen in pictures from Wes and some of the bridesmaids (and from the little bit we remember). We're both just so glad that it's over so we can begin concentrating on what's really important, our marriage. So, from the newest Mr. and Mrs. Copp, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wow

My how time flies! I'm sitting here and thought I'd add a quick update to the blog that has sat idle for months. I knew from the beginning that I would be terrible at keeping this up just because I'm terrible about keeping information flowing. Plus, I usually just forget that I even have a blog until I read my friends and then I think that maybe I should update mine every now and again so people know what's going on in my life. Well, see below for a condensed version of 4 months! ;)

First off, the wedding plans are going well and it's getting really close to "go time!" I was measured for my tux on Monday and most of my guys have already done the same as well so we're good in that regard. The remaining items are small issues that seem to pile one on top of the other. Melissa is amazing in keeping everything together and I know I'm one really lucky guy. We're both ready for this to happen if for no other reason than to stop worrying about planning everything! Just kidding, but I can't wait to be able to call her my wife instead of just my fiancee. It's funny how you can't wait to finally meet the person that moves from girlfriend to fiancee, but it doesn't seem nearly as gratifying for very long and you yearn to call her your wife. Just my thought anyway.

Second, for those of you that don't know, I'm looking at getting into a new career. I'm sure from reading a couple of my previous posts you could kind of get that I'm not real thrilled about the industry I'm in and have looked at other avenues. The bummer is that I will never be able to fly professionally just because we don't have the finances for it and I'm too old for any branch of the military for flight training. I'm still hoping someday to learn to fly helicopters, because even just getting my private license would be a grand achievement. In the meantime I'm seriously considering law enforcement and have put some wheels in motion to make that a reality. That's all I'll say in this environment because you never know who might read these things. Suffice it to say that I'm very excited, but things get a bit more complicated with marriage on the horizon. I've always wanted to be in law enforcement but was swayed by money directly out of college. Now that I've grown a little and had a few trials and tribulations regarding finances, I truly believe that you've got to do something that makes you happy. For those of you that can make money while being happy, thank God everyday for that blessing. Although I know I don't really have it that bad, being unhappy in your work has an effect on everything in your life.

And last but not least, it's finally football season!!!!! Granted the Ags didn't do so well in their opener, there have been some awesome games this year and we're barely in our 3rd week of the season! I think the Ags have some major potential, but until we can consistently put things together, we'll continue to be one of the "teams with a shot that didn't quite live up to their potential." Hope everyone is doing well and BTHOSMU!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Friendly Update

Howdy! Just thought I'd take a little time and update the blog since it's been over a month now. When I read other blogs (Wes, Timmie, Joel & Katie's actually), I always feel like I'm really letting everyone down. Then I think about how terrible I am with keeping up with everyone, and updating this once a month probably actually lets people know what's going on with me! I could say I'll try to keep this more updated but then I'd just be repeating myself from a million other times when I've said the same thing and didn't follow through with it. Anyway, enough berating myself for now, how about a little update?

Melissa and I are doing fine, just a little over 5 months until the big day when I finally get to call her my wife!!!!! Sometimes I think she wonders if I'm truly excited, but she has no idea! I'm EXTREMELY excited, I just keep things to myself more than I probably should. Imagine that! Things definitely seem to be falling in place as far as the wedding is concerned and this weekend we are actually going to Houston to meet with the minister and a couple of vendors. Melissa is going to meet with a few without me as well and she's not about to let me forget that she's the mastermind (and workhorse) behind this!

Once again I feel the need to brag on her because she just completed her classes and will receive her paralegal certificate soon. Not only that, she completed this program with a 4.0! I always said I wanted to marry someone beautiful AND intelligent, but I didn't know I was getting a genius to boot! ;P I'm very proud of her and hope she'll be able to finish up her Master's wherever we are because she only needs 12 hours, but we're not sure where we'll be in the near future.

That being said, we are also going to check out the Coast Guard this weekend. We have both been looking at options as to how I can become a helicopter pilot and I've always considered the Coast Guard for that reason, but have always been talked out of it by other people. However, if I'm to truly fulfill my dream of flight, I've got to make some decisions that may not be to everyone's liking. Melissa is also totally for this and thinks it could be a very good thing for the both of us. I guess we'll see this weekend if I could possibly join the ranks of Coast Guard aviation, so please wish me luck and pray that I'm what they need!

I think that's all for now so everyone stay safe and have a great week!

Friday, March 25, 2005

TGIF, & a Good Friday at that!

It's been quite some time since I've had a chance to add anything to my blog, so I thought I'd take a little time on this Good Friday and try to update a little. I found out yesterday that someone actually reads this thing and keeps tabs on how I'm doing so this makes it worth it to me! So, even if it's just for that one person, I'll try to do a better job of keeping this current. As for now though, once a month is actually really good for me! So, on that note, let me comment on what's been going on.

Work is pretty much just work and I don't really want to comment too much on that for fear of having the wrong individual read this. Let's just say that I'm not satisfied at the moment and need to seriously begin exploring other options soon. Helicopter flight training is still at the forefront of my mind, but with the way things are panning out, it may have to be put on the back burner for some time longer. Melissa is still behind me on that, so at least I know it's something I can still work towards.

Speaking of Melissa, she is doing really well and I'm very proud of her for being named on the Chancellor's List at Texas State for maintaining a 4.0 while pursuing her Master's in Legal Studies!!!!! I honestly don't know how she does it with having to work, go to class, write papers and STILL put up with me, but she's an amazing gal and I'm a very lucky guy to have someone like her in my life. It's been a bit rough lately with everything she has going on and trying to plan a wedding at the same time and my stress over my current job situation, but I think we've both come to realize that we NEED each other and can help one another in all circumstances if we just stop butting heads! Even though neither of us like to admit it, we're more like each other than we first realized, but different enough to make things interesting! I think it's a pretty good combination, albeit a bit strenuous at times.

As for the wedding, we're excited because we were able to complete our Save the Date cards and they should be arriving to us soon so we can get those out to everyone. We designed them ourselves so we're hoping they turned out like we wanted. Melissa ordered her dress and I know she's excited because it is due in early April and she's been telling me quite often how ready she is to have it in her hands! This weekend we are going to look at invitations and tuxes so I can start picking out what I want my guys to wear. All I know is that I'm getting tails and we'll see what else is there. Other than that things are just moving along as far as planning goes. Melissa is doing a masterful job of making things happen and I need to be more supportive and helpful than I have been. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it in other blogs and since I'm too lazy to go back and read them, the place where we are to be wed is Shirley Acres in Houston. It's a very pretty place and I think it will be very romantic!

Other than those 2 things there really isn't much going on at the moment. I'm just beginning to start a jogging routine to start losing some of the weight I've been putting on lately. I haven't been playing volleyball this year and I have to admit that I miss it, but I've been too bullheaded to start playing again. I don't really want to play at Aussie's right now because I'd rather play indoor. Long story on why I haven't played, but the jist of it is because I don't know anyone and am not good at just trying to get on a team. It's a problem I have, but one I need to get over so Melissa will stop hounding me about not doing anything! ;P

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Helicopters, YES PLEASE!

Melissa and I took a little adventure over the weekend and looked at the helicopter school I've been very interested in. Overall I would say that it is a very nice setup even though they don't quite have everything in place yet. Since this is a new location for Silver State, they don't have all the helicopters based in New Braunfels yet, but they have new ones on the way. I was able to speak to the General Manager and he was very informative. I like the fact that he was straight-forward and honest about the program. I'm sure he wasn't too thrilled about being there that late on a Saturday, as we seemed to be his last meeting of the day and I would have scheduled for an earlier time if I'd known that. However, I did find out that this is once again going to be a very difficult endeavor (BIG surprise.....). Melissa still holds firm that this is something she thinks I should pursue and will support my decision even after going with me, so that leads me to believe she's either nuts or thinks this could be a good move as well. Either way I love her!

In order to attend I have many steps to take to even find out if we could/should do this. First off, the school only accepts about 1 out of every 5 applicants and then you have to figure out how to finance everything. They offer a great program, but we'd still have to figure out where to live, find another job (while training) and how to come up with the funds. If only I had a rich relative that could help, but since I know that's not going to happen I have to look at other options. The program itself would take me about a year to finish, but would it ever be worth it! After going to flight school already and getting the taste of flight, I just can't give up the dream to eventually do this for a living!

If there are any helicopter pilots (or fixed wing for that matter) stumbling upon this blog that know of any secrets in how to obtain funding I'd appreciate ANY pointers! I know this isn't easy or everyone would be doing it, but a little help would make my evenings (and every other time I'm thinking of how to do this) much less stressful!

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy V-Day!

Well, since I more or less rambled earlier this morning, I thought I would add another more light-hearted blog about Valentine's Day. For the first time in a VERY long time I'm not a horrible bitter person on this day of Cupid. Usually my V-Day consisted of me trying to avert my eyes from all those happy couples and cursing their luck that they had someone to spend time with. However, today (and every V-Day from now on!) you'll see a new man because now I have Melissa! Now I get to be the one with a huge smile on my face because I know that I'm loved by the most wonderful, gorgeous redhead I know! So that being said, Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!!!

Change is coming.............again

I'm sitting here at my desk in Elgin (yes, I said Elgin, I've now been moved) and decided that I would take advantage of not really having any work to do so I could hopefully create an informative post on my blog. It's been some time since I've blogged and I really wish I was better at keeping it updated because I really do love to put my thoughts out there sometimes.

Anyway, back to what I was attempting in the first place before I became distracted, change. I work for a company that is in Singapore and they had recently purchased a company out in Elgin, TX. I was/am working as an on-site rep for a large semiconductor manufacturing company in Austin up until about 2 weeks ago when I was asked to "begin working in Elgin until further notice". As I'm sure one would assume, this is a difficult time for me right now because I'm worried about the "further notice". It appears that this is only a temporary move and that once business begins to pick back up, I'll be moved back to my original position. However, the truth is, I'm not sure I want to be moved back. I truly hate working in the industry I'm in and am hoping to change careers as soon as I can, but for now I'm just doing what must be done to pay the bills. One of the greatest things to happen in my life is finding a woman that not only loves me, but has said she will support my decision to go back to flight school to learn to fly helicopters. I love Melissa with all my heart and can hardly believe that she would support me in this endeavour! Since I have already moved off once to pursue the dream of flight, I'm fully aware of what this may entail, but she stands solid on the fact that she wants me to follow this through and do something I would love for the rest of my life. I guess it's just hard for me to imagine having someone that will honestly support what I would like to do for a living. I've been lucky in the fact that I've always had the love and support of my family and friends, but having the support of your significant other is a whole new thing for me. It makes everything more personal because not only is she interested in this, she has a VESTED interest because it will not only affect me any longer, but the both of us! This also makes things that much scarier because I'm now wondering what the time frame is for us. Obviously I would love to begin training today if I can, but I need to research diligently the few schools that are available to me in this area. I also need to begin figuring out what I can do part-time or full-time that will allow me to train efficiently so I can finish as quickly as possible and begin making a little money as an instructor until building up enough hours to get a good job. Anyone that knows me knows that flying is one of the only things I've REALLY wanted to do since I can't be a professional athlete and this is one dream I'm not giving up on! For anyone still with me, I apologize for the randomness, but I guess I just needed to get some thoughts out and right now I have the time to blog. So, for anyone that was wondering where I've been or why I haven't sent any type of communication for the last few weeks, now you know why.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Long time no blog............

Well, here I am trying to think of something really cool to add to my blog. I mean, after reading my friends' blogs I just feel so inadequate at coming up with something interesting to read. For the most part my days have been busy recently with work...of all sorts. My associate was in Singapore all last week and didn't get back until yesterday so I was busy actually DOING work and was unable to even read any blogs. Now that she's back I'm hoping to add something here a bit more regularly. I'd love to comment on the wedding, but with so much still up in the air I don't think Melissa would appreciate me sharing ideas, etc. we've been throwing around. I admit I'm very bad at this wedding thing, I'm just ready to marry her! I just want to do right by her and make her happy so I'll stand by whatever decisions regarding flowers...dresses...boutinieres (spelled right?)...and other things she chooses. I just hope we can get some things finalized soon so I can start getting more excited than frustrated as we currently have been! I've been talking to recently married couples and they assure me this is the part that truly sucks, but must be done. So now that I know this is SUPPOSED to blow, I feel a little better about it! ;) Anyway, it's about quittin' time now and I'm heading home to spend some time with my fiancee' before her classes start and she turns into a library rat. Hope everyone has a joyous day and I'll try to do better about updating this thing every now and again!

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Just in case ya'll can see this

This is a quick blog to let everyone know that I've tried to send 2 e-mails now from my yahoo account from home and they aren't going through. Below is a copy of the e-mail I was trying to send to ya'll and I'll try tomorrow from work!

"Well, that obviously means ya'll didn't get my e-mail that I sent after I got back on Tuesday. I had sent an e-mail to everyone Wednesday morning saying that I was engaged and that I didn't let anyone know from home because I couldn't send an e-mail from the school (in Matador) because they have filters that won't even allow you to send from Yahoo! Our phones don't work out there and we were going 100 miles a minute so neither of us really called anyone besides her family! Really we didn't have time anyway with it being Christmas the next day and my Mom wanting to introduce us to all her friends and let them know the news, etc. I updated the blog because Melissa wanted an account of how everything happened and so ya'll could see the news in case anyone was logging on at that time. I've been off since 12/23 and we came back to Austin on Tuesday (late), but then I left on Wednesday to go to Mark's to help them move into their new house and she met me up there Thursday night. We just got back last night and now I'm checking my e-mail before trying to clean up the house. Thanks for the congrats and I'm really pissed that noone got my e-mail!!!!! I hope everyone had a great Holiday break and I'll send something more later since I'm not sure ya'll will get this either!

Jody"

Friday, December 24, 2004

Well.............SHE SAID YES!

OK, I'm sitting here with my new fiancee at about 11:30 at night on Christmas Eve so I can recount my engagement story before logging off and finally getting some sleep. To say this has been a long day would be an understatement! Anyway, I'll recount the day so we'll always remember it exactly like this.

I woke up early this morning (OK, really it was about 9, but I'm on vacation!) and went to shave and take a shower because my Dad and I were going to go pick up the ring at the jeweler because I had Melissa's ring custom made. They gave me a great deal so I was able to get her what she wanted instead of having to get her something just like everyone else. I figure she's pretty unique so she might as well have a ring that is too! Well, my Dad and I picked up the ring around 11:30 and then came back home to help my Mom with things that needed to be done around the house. At around 1:30 or so Melissa and I decided to go on a little walk to see the snow from the night before. We only took a short walk since it was pretty cold (in the 30's) and we also had Gretel with us and she wasn't too thrilled about walking around in the cold weather. We took a couple of pictures at the football field, and unbeknownst to Melissa but beknownst to me, we took the pictures where I knew I'd be proposing later that night, but I'll get to that in a bit. Later that evening we exchanged gifts with my family and TOTALLY scored some awesome stuff, but now I digress..............

Now to the juicy stuff. hahaha Once we had opened all our gifts and had cleaned up the living room I asked Melissa if she would like to take a walk and see the stars. Living in the boondocks, you get a very clear picture of the sky without having too many lights to distract your view like when living in the city. She agreed, but thought I was a maniac since it was getting much colder and she wasn't really sure why I wanted to go out. I walked her down to the football field which was blanketed in snow and started walking towards the endzone. The snow was beautiful and the moon was full so it made for a very romantic mood, minus the freezing temperature that is! After we stood there for a few minutes and just talked about nothing, I finally asked if I could ask her a question. She said that I could and so I got down on one knee, pulled the ring from my pocket and asked her to marry me! At first she kept asking me if I was kidding, if I was serious or if this was for real. I said yes to all counts and that I wanted her to be my wife and she finally said yes! I believe her words were "That would make me the happiest girl in the world. Yes, I will definitely marry you!" She then fell to the ground and we both just sat in the snow for a while until I finally told her to put her glove back on so we could go back to the house and warm up! We then walked back to the house, made some calls, took some pics and now I'm adding to my blog. I think we'll both be having sweet dreams tonight!


Friday, December 17, 2004

Just another day

Well, although this will probably be more of a rant, or possibly just some ramblings, I thought I would put up a post of what's been going on lately that I was thinking about.

First off, Mark called me on Wednesday to confirm that Alayna is pregnant, but not only that, she's expecting multiples! I say multiples because they believe they are to have twins, but they may have triplets! They are going to be BUsy! hahaha Best of luck to you guys, I love ya'll!

The list-eater was just freakin' nuts. I can't believe that girl did something that stupid. She is a moron if she truly believed that she would not anger anyone by cutting in front of a line of people that had been camping for nearly a week to get tickets. Although I would never condemn a violent act against her, filing a complaint because someone grabbed her wrist is wrong. She knew full well that what she was doing would create an uproar and she's lucky that's all that was done to her. Granted maybe she shouldn't have had donuts thrown at her, but it's a testament to how well most Aggies treat each other that she wasn't seriously injured or spit on, etc. I would've been so ticked off if I hadn't of gotten a ticket because some idiot felt she was right with God and could cut in front of the line. Maybe she is right with God, but she didn't seem to display any Christian characteristics by her actions, so whose God is she right with? I guess that's for someone more intelligent in the ways of religion to discern.

An article was passed on to me earlier in the week mentioning that hockey is pretty much a thing of the past here in America and I had to ask myself if I really cared. I've only seen 1 live hockey game and it was minor league. Although it was interesting, I didn't really get that into it. When I lived close to St. Louis, the Blues were a pretty big deal, but they didn't even really compare to the Cards or the Rams and I never heard ANYONE mention that they actually had season tickets or anything. It was more of a game at a time thing if people went. I wanted to go just to see what it was all about but never had the opportunity. I still don't feel as though I really missed out though. The article mentioned that even though there wasn't a season this year, noone really has said anything. It's never even mentioned since there are plenty of football highlights to show on ESPN. I guess I'm just saying that I really don't care so long as I have my football!

It's also crazy when you read the news and see how nuts people really are. It seems that every day someone is murdered for nothing. It's just senseless violence and it's everywhere. I read a very disheartening story today on CNN (Fetus). Apparently a woman that was 8 months pregnant was murdered and the fetus was cut from the womb. What kind of person would do such a thing and why? Whoever the person was that did this (and I truly hope they find out soon for the babies sake) should be found. I wouldn't buy that the person was insane, etc., because insane or not, that's just evil. I hope the murderer is found soon.

On a lighter note, I'm really looking forward to the Christmas break. This place where I work being like it is, we've been given some time off since they feel they can't make a profit. Although this is great for the time off, it sucks that I have to use my vacation/sick days to make up for it or just not get paid. Since the latter is DEFINITELY not an option, I just have to use my days. Oh well, at least Melissa and I will get to spend some time with my family. We're going to Galveston this weekend to have Christmas with her Dad. We've got a busy weekend planned because we'll get there late tonight, spend time with her Dad tomorrow during the day and then head to Sarah & Garrett's that evening to spend some time with them. This will be the first time I've ever actually got to spend time chatting with them so I'm pretty excited. Since Sarah is to Melissa as Mark is to me, I want to make sure and make a good impression. Although I've met Sarah & Garrett once at Lesley's wedding reception, I didn't get to visit with them too much and get to know each other, so this should be fun! Sunday we're going to run by Mark's Dad's place and borrow the small trailer so I can get my 4-wheeler when we go home! Whoop! Now that Mark has a garage, Lil' Demon is coming home! Maybe Mark can rider her a bit, because with the way things are right now, I'll get to ride her about as much as I do now! At least this way she's in a garage instead of just under a tarp. She really got rusted between being in Illinois and the back yard at home, but I know she'll still run. As long as Mark will let me keep her there, that's where she'll stay unless WE get a place to keep her. Since that's really not in the forseeable future, Crosby is where she'll reside.

For all of you that possibly made it this far in my ramblings, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and hope everyone stays safe!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Wonderful Weekend

I just wanted to take a little time and thank Melissa for a wonderful weekend. She surprised me on Friday with the car show that came to town. It was only the 2nd car show I've ever been to and it was by far the biggest. I got to sit in a number of amazing cars that I could only dream about before. I'm still in love with the Chevy 2500HD with a Duramax diesel though. She said we could have that as our family vehicle! I love this woman!

Anyway, back to reality. She then surprised me on Saturday with lunch at Freebirds and took me to Mount Bonnell. It's pretty sad, but I had no idea what Mount Bonnell was until we went there, even though it is considered a major Austin landmark. The view is absolutely gorgeous there letting you see most of town lake and you can see just how built-up Austin is becoming. Although there are still tons of trees around, it's hard to find a bare spot anywhere around. Melissa was even upset because more and more people are building houses right up to the lookout area, so it appears that soon Mount Bonnell may actually be no more.

We didn't spend much time on the top of Mount Bonnell because we then went to the Mayfield Preserve to do a little hiking. Unfortunately a little hiking was all we were able to do because a couple of the trails were closed for regrowth. It was also beginning to get dark so we came back home to go meet Mark and Alayna to go to Belton to see Christmas lights. We had a really good time with them, but they were extremely tired from having a Christmas party on Friday night and then having to leave Houston around 5 in the morning to get to Austin for Mark's class. I know they're also just tired from having to deal with the building of their new house and trying to get everything ready for the move.

Finally on Sunday we pretty much just cleaned up around the house and then went to the Trail of Lights. I admit the lights were impressive, but we've decided we would DEFINITELY not go on opening night ever again. It was extremely crowded and I honestly felt as though it was not very well planned. However, overall it was a magnificent weekend and we had a great time.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Chillin's

Well, last night I got some of the best news I've heard in quite some time from Mark, he and Alayna are expecting!!!!! I'm so happy to hear that a little one is on the way because I know they've been wanting this for quite some time and my congratulations to both!

I just can't believe that now there's going to either be a little Mark or a little Alayna running around! I know they're both ready to start a family and I'm just glad Mark has found someone that deserves him. I'm so glad Mark and Alayna found each other because they are a wonderful match and I know they'll be good parents. I guess it just makes me realize that I'm gonna need to grow up soon because now my friends are having children! I hope it's OK to say now, but Timmie & Lidia are expecting as well and my congratulations to them as well! (Timmie, I tried to hide this in the middle in case I wasn't supposed to say anything!) Before I wasn't too worried because they were just getting married, but now I have to try and be a role model for the little 'uns when we all get together! Before meeting Melissa I never really wanted to have children, but now that I feel I've met the perfect woman for me, I could see myself having kids and that scares the crap out of me! That would mean I would HAVE to grow up and act like an adult. What's that all about?!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Pickin' Cotton

Well, although I'm ecstatic about my Aggies getting to go to the Cotton Bowl this year, I'm a bit perturbed that our rival was able to make it to the Rose Bowl. I know tu had a good season this year, but I was a major Cal fan on Saturday evening! I also know it was good that we were able to have 2 teams from the Big 12 conference in a BCS game because that's more money for the conference to share and more publicity and blah blah blah, but I still wish they hadn't of made it in the BCS. That's a bit trite I'm sure, but when you live in Austin and have to put up with all their crap and tauntings, it's OK to secretly harbor ill will, right? I'm tired of hearing "Poor Aggies" everytime I go to a sporting event or even at work! I do have friends that are Longhorns, so I know there are SOME good ones out there and for them I'm happy, it's just the bad ones that really get my goat and there are many more of them out there! Oh well, just comes with the territory I suppose. I do feel that the tide is going to turn though. Our football team was very young this year and I think we're definitely headed in the right direction. I don't want to set myself up for misery, but I believe championships of varying degrees are in the near future for A&M's football program. It may take a couple of years, but I believe we now have the coaching staff and excitement to build with. Now all we need are the big time playmakers, and I think they aren't very far behind. If only season tickets would drop so I could actually afford them!

Friday, December 03, 2004

Just Starting

Well, I've been thinking about creating one of these blog things since everyone else seems to be doing it, but am afraid I won't be very good at keeping it updated. My hope is that enough friends will check this out so that I'll be more inclined to keep it going rather than letting it just take up space on the web. So that being said, let's see what happens!