I am sitting here watching qualifying for the Daytona 500. Finally the fix I have been waiting for. We have been talking Nascar for the past few weeks at work. There have been so many driver, number, and sponsor changes. It is going to take about a month to get use to. I would have enjoyed watching the Bud Shootout under the lights. But it will be on in a few hours. An actual race will really cure that itch. RACING, I love it. It is an awesome sport, next to the NFL. Just like every play and every lap, it could all change the outcome of the game or race. I look forward to the is season as being very successful for Junior. Actually both of them. Wouldn't it be nice for Dale to win the over all championship and Truex to win the rookie of the year? I guess we will find out at the end of the 36 race season.
I have been kind of busy lately. I finally decided to go back to school and finish getting my degree. I stopped going back in May of 99. At the time, I was newly hired on at AACIDNN, I had a four year boy, 1 year old girl, and another boy on the way. With this all on my plate, something had to go. I chose to drop school. Heck, back then there was a lot of overtime and I was supporting them well. Now there is not much of that to talk about. I have achieved a few things since then. The final goal I wanted, was to buy a house and finally be settled. I did that last year. Now I am trying to get back in AASIDNN. I might have hit a financial snag. But I could use something in my favor. While I was out of school, they updated the curriculum. Instead of Electronics Engineering Technology, it is now Computers and Electronic Engineering Technology. I have already been told that I will have a special schedule. I might be able to spread it out long enough so I can take other student loans instead of taking private loans. I need to call the Director of Education and see what kind of schedule I will have to graduate. I need to fill in some gaps, so if it takes longer it might benefit me. Until then, it is up in the air. Well, I should get off here and see what else I can do to get the money issue out of the way.
Oh, my pick for the Super Bowl was the Steelers. No, I am not saying this to cover my ass. My wife baked a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and GO Steelers written in yellow (I have a picture to prove it). I haven't downloaded the pictures to my desktop yet. If you all want to see it just ask.
Any way, I was going to write about how I can be torn on who to pick. The Sentimental Favorite or The Hometown Favorite. I am from the Cincinnati area and most of the people around here were pissed about the Second Play. They wanted the Steelers to loose for what happened. Also, they were pulling for Shaun Alexander. He played for Boone County High School, which is about a half hour from here. I can see the Seahawks getting back there next year against a different opponent. They are not loosing any players that can't be replaced. They will sign Alexander, I am sure of that. I was pulling for the sentimental favorite of The Bus. He has been such a great player and ambassador for the NFL, he deserved to win a championship. It put a fitting end to a great career. I commented over at GOC about how I feel about some of the calls in the game.