Monday, March 22, 2010

Bracketology

Who woulda known this girl would get so into college basketball?

Matt came home a week ago and said, "Stacey, you need to fill out a bracket for college bball."

Apparently there's a competition between some people at his work and it includes their signficant others.  I guess all the other women participating chose their winning teams based on which mascots they liked best.

I knew I was going to be educated going into it.  I based half off my picks on statstics and what the pros think will happen.  The other half is based on simply if I like a team or not... for any reason at all.

My final four and much of my elite eight is still in it and going strong!  I've got the final four being Michigan State, Syracuse, West Virginia, and Duke.  Hoping that Syracuse and Duke are in the finals with taking it all.  Of course i'd love to see State take it but I don't think that's gonna happen with how much they've been scaring me.

Yesterday during the state game I was 2 seconds away from a heart attack I swear to God.  They've gotta stop stinkin' it up in the 2nd half!  Syracuse and Duke have been doing really really well.  West Virginia may give me a scare later on.  I haven't been keeping a close eye on how they're actually playing. 

I'm also participating in a tournament on INTERCOT.  While i'm not the highest "scorer" as of right now... I have the highest PPR.  So, if all goes well.... DISNEY SWAG!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dear Movie Goers

I've went to the movies quite a bit in the past few months and I keep forgetting to write about something that has been bugging me.

The average movie goer gets a popcorn and pop (or soda, coke, whatever you call it).  But, does the average movie goer throw their empty cup and tub away after the flick is finished? 

I really don't understand what causes a patron to conciously decide to leave their trash on the floor.  Someone else has to pick that up if they don't take it with them.  At every theater i've been at there is a trash can right at the theater's exit door. 

Is it really that hard to take your trash with you as you leave and dispose of it yourself?

I told my husband that there are two kinds of people in the world... those that take care of their own trash and those that let others do it for them. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

West Bound?

Yesterday, on a whim, Matt and I started talking about California and the possibility of visiting his Aunt Chris.  She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.  A very well off California city... home of Zac Efron. 

Last year he went out there with his mom to visit his aunt and uncle.  He absolutely fell in love with it out there and always talks about me seeing it for myself.  I never had that huge of a desire to see California since it's obvious i'm a Florida baby.  It just seemed that the more Matt and I talked about the idea the more I liked it. 

Disneyland is about four hours away.  A little far but it could definitely work if we plan it right.  Matt and I think that it would be best if we fly into the airport nearest to Disneyland and spend our first few days there.  Maybe only one day.  Then wake up the next morning and drive to San Luis Obispo and spend a few more days sight seeing.  I'd love to see San Fran but that's just too much driving and would require even more vacation days i'm not willing to use. 

Our only expenses would be flying out there and then Disneyland.  We'd stay in Aunt Chris' house in San Luis Obispo and she cooks breakfast and dinner every day. 

Right now flights look to be about $300 roundtrip per person.  That's a huge amount compared to what we pay to fly to Florida.  I do understand though that it's a much longer flight out to California and that out west is just plain more expensive. 

I hate to say it but... if we decided not to go to Disneyland I definitely would be as into spending that much flying out to California.  I'm sure San Luis Obispo is gorgeous but I don't think that it soley it worth $600 for the two of us.

We'll see what comes of this little thought bubble.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Thank You, Ticketmaster

Typically, Ticketmaster and I really don't get along.  They like to dick me around.  Recently, I had an experience with them that totally made me say "Thank You" instead of "Screw you."

Barbara and I decided to buy into the Miranda Lambert Fan Club in order to get the best seats from the FC pre-sale.  Friday we tried our hand at plugging our FC password into Ticketmaster and watched what it spit out.  I couldn't get anything better than 8th row but lucky Barbara pulled up 4th row center.  We snagged those puppies right up and jumped for joy.

Saturday came along... the day of the public sale.  I casually wandered over to my computer and decided to see what the public was pulling up right at 10:00 a.m.  As usual, I was on the ball and played "Fastest Finger" with the website.  To much surprise I pulled up Section 200 (center on the floor) ... Row A. 

Row A?!?! 

And we have what?  Row D?!

I called Barbara as fast as I could.  After much confusion of her thinking I talking about ADAM Lambert tickets I paid for our new set of tickets. 

Ticketmaster couldn't let me get away without giving me at least a little headache though.  Even though I typed in two regularly priced tickets, it gave me three tickets... two regularly priced tickets and one student discount ticket.  I was under the impression that the student section was in the back only.  I triple checked it and for some reason all three tickets were right in a row... right in the front.  I knew if I'd release the tickets I wouldn't see front row again so I just bought the extra seat and asked my friend Kris to go along with us. 

April 10th, please come quick.