Got a Starbucks card for Christmas?

If so, you might be wondering. What's the most expensive cup of coffee you can get at Starbucks? This guy thinks he knows.

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Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 2:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Merry Christmas!

Make sure you take some time to find and remind yourself this week what Christmas is really about.

Luke 2:1-14
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

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Published in: on December 24, 2007 at 5:17 pm  Comments (2)  

Jimbo stays at FSU. Whew.

No. He's not going to take the head coaching job at West Virginia. And, yes, we still will probably lose our bowl game with Kentucky.

So let's play the "what if" game. What if Jimbo Fisher (offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting) had gone to WV?

Apparently, it was a very close call. Jimbo's from West Virginia. And so obviously, it had to be a tough call for him. If he'd have left, the FSU football program would have taken another HUGE hit. Not only would we have lost Jimbo, we'd have probably lost a good portion of next year's recruiting class (which looks great, by the way), and who knows if friend and offensive line coach RIck Trickett would have gone with him. And who knows? Maybe out of desperation we hire Terry Bowden as our new offensive coordinator. Dogs and cats living together! Total hysteria!

Two years. I think it'll take two years for Jimbo to get us back in the hunt for a national title. I like him. I believe in him. The recruits who are showing up this fall believe in him. If we can ride out the storm of the academic fraud that's currently going on, I think the best times are ahead of us.  But the next season or two will be all about SLOW progress. That's what I think.

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Published in: on December 24, 2007 at 4:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Behold…the new monorail!

If you know me at all, you know that I have an unhealthy fascination of the monorail. I had the distinct pleasure of working on the monorail at Walt Disney World during one of my college summers. And while I didn't necessarily enjoy the polyester pants in the sweltering heat of Central Florida, I wouldn't trade that experience for the world.

As you can see from the pic, they've just recently introduced a brand new version of the monorail at Disneyland in California. It's the first of three monorails that will go online in February 2008.  Looks like they're going with the  "future that never was" look. Sort of retro. Sort of futuristic. I like it. Here's more pics.

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Published in: on December 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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All of the most sought-after questions answered!

Okay. Maybe not. But if you're into 'Lost' like I am, then check out this map. I have no idea whether it's accurate or not.

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Published in: on December 21, 2007 at 9:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Adventures in Manhood.

It's not enough to stock your home theatre room with HD projection screens, XBox 360, and Blue-Ray disc players. Have you ever thought about installing an "Alien" in there?

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Published in: on December 21, 2007 at 8:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

And now, FSU’s season gets that much better.

Looks like FSU will leave about 1/4 of the roster back in Tallahassee when it heads to Nashville for the ultra-prestigious Music City Bowl against Kentucky.

That's just great. And I'm not sure if we would have done much to slow down the Wildcats' offense, anyway. Our secondary isn't exactly known for the lockdown ways.

BTW, here's another piece of good news. Cornerback Tony Carter says he'll stay another year. Great. The guy is horrible. This guy gets toasted and run over on a regular basis.

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Published in: on December 19, 2007 at 7:43 pm  Leave a Comment