Sunday, January 25, 2009


Yesterday, I finally watched the movie Titanic. I skipped it in the theaters several years ago and it wasn't really on my wish list. But I have been sick and couped up all weekend and decided I had the prerequisite three hours to spend watching it. Frankly, I doubted I would like it, since I typically dislike big blockbusters. However, I really enjoyed it. For some reason, I found my cynicism for love melted as I rooted for Jack and Rose. In fact, it got me to thinking of my own life and how I wished I had someone to fall in love with. I want to meet someone and have that instant chemistry that bonds us together. Of course, I don't want to have to go down with the Titanic to find that soulmate. Although some of my most recent dating experiences have felt like a sinking ship.

I keep thinking to myself, what I am doing wrong. Then I remember that my life is not a Hollywood movie. But I see many of my friends happy and in love. I am not sure what their secret is but I definitely have not discovered it. Many people have suggested that my expectations are too high. But settling for someone less than my soul mate doesn't excite me. I have experienced the real work that it takes to invest in a relationship and it isn't worth it unless I have that emotional spark. Unfortunately as my desire to fall is love is piqued, I simply haven't met anybody that ignites my desire to throw caution to the wind. I want to want to call her every night not out of duty but because I need to hear her voice. I want to have my entire day justified simply because I get to spend a few minutes with her. I want to share everyday experiences and transform them from ordinary to favorite memories simply because we spend time together. Is that too much to ask for? Or maybe it just happens in movies.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

The real national champion

I watched a little bit of the Utah - Alabama game last night and Utah was very impressive. They ended the season 13-0 and the only unbeaten team. Unfortunately, the idiots that control college football didn't allow them a chance to win the national championship. Yes, the only team to go unbeaten doesn't even get the chance to play for the title while two one loss teams get to play for it. This is why college football is a joke.

Utah is not the only team to get screwed this year. Texas beats Oklahoma and has the same record yet Oklahoma gets to play for the title simply because a bunch of coaches voted for them. And I agree with Pete Carrol at USC that his team could probably beat anybody and should have had a chance to play for a national title as well,. However, Utah actually has a better argument than USC considering they beat Oregon State while USC lost to them.

Thankfully, the AP poll is free to vote whoever they want as the national champion and I sincerely hope they reward the kids at Utah. They played a tough schedule and beat many quality opponents. In fact, they beat Alabama more handily than Florida did. It's time to send a message to the corrupt rulers of college football that they cannot simply deny a championship to a team because they don't play in a BCS conference. This year you could make the case that the Mountain West Conference was comparable to most of the BCS conferences.

So while there are still a couple games left to be played. In my mind it doesn't matter who wins between Oklahoma and Florida. The national championship is already settled. Congratulations to the Utah Utes.