Thursday, July 06, 2006

Georgia Sports Blog: What's YOUR record attending UGA games?

My friends over at the Georgia Sports Blog have raised an interesting question. What's YOUR record attending UGA games?
Let's see if I can calculate my record using the schedules provided at

1994 - 1-0

1995 - 3-3
missed all away games + Peach Bowl

1996 -3-3
Missed all away games

1997 - 7-2
missed Vandy, Florida, Ole Miss

1998 - 7-3
Missed Kentucky + Peach Bowl

1999 - 6-1
Missed Vandy, Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tech

2000 - 0-0
Out of Country

2001 - 1-2
Came home three days before Florida Game. Saw Florida, Auburn, Houston

2002 - 13 - 1 (complete season)
First complete season and we won the conference!

2003 -10 - 3
Missed Vanderbilt

2004 -8 - 2
missed Arkansas and Kentucky

2005 - 10-3 (complete season)
second complete season, second SEC Championship

Georgia's record while I am in attendance is 69 - 23 (.750)

Bowl record - 5-1 (.833)

Home record - 45 - 12 (.789)
Road record - 16 - 4 (.800)
Neutral site record - 8 - 7 (.533)

That is much higher than I would have predicted. I think that just means that maybe the late 90's weren't as bas as I remembered because things are sooooooo good now. My record benefits from only being around for an abbreviated part of Donnan's 8 win years and only being in school for one year of Goff's reign of mediocrity and inconsistency.

And as the GSB pointed out - my record is a direct reflection of this man's arrival:

By the way - if any of these #'s are wrong it is because I suck at math.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

So I did it... I actually graduated.

I finished my master's degree last month. I turned in my last paper in June and it felt GREAT. I haven't received my diploma yet so I guess it isn't quite official. New Orleans is still a mess. I was really taken aback at some of the stuff I saw when I was there in May. I went twice and I got to see a lot of different parts of the city. I'll post some pictures so that you can see the city and the seminary.The French Quarter looked fine. Lots of trash and a few less restaurants, but overall fine. The smell however has not gotten any better.

I was driving over the twin spans and I knew something wasn't right, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it...Then I realized that most of the barrier wall on the west bound span was gone and had been replaced by concrete barriers.

The spray paint on the houses was still there. It was eerie. We couldn't figure out all of the codes, but it was a good indicator of the water line too. The higher up the paint, the higher up the water.

Pierre Masperos is a great place for lunch. I had the crayfish po'boy and it was GREAT! It's way better than Cafe Maspero on Decatur Street. So keep walking back towards Chartres and St. Louis.

This was a perfect New Orleans night. Can you believe this is Canal Street? There is still a lot of Post-Katrina damage to a lot of businesses on this street. The street car is running though - FEMA's paying :)

This is Leavell Chapel - Post Katrina

That's me on graduation day.

I'll post some more pictures later.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Houston Wants Katrina Evacuees to Move On - Newsweek Gulf Hurricane 2005 Coverage -

I forgot to post this about three months ago. What can i say - life was crazy back then.
Houston Wants Katrina Evacuees to Move On - Newsweek Gulf Hurricane 2005 Coverage -

I think that alot of these people are back in New Orleans now because they just had to call the National Guard in.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Missions Misunderstood

I have taken up a new hobby lately. It happened by accident, but the more I dig and look the more I read. The more I read to more I want to keep reading. SO what is this new hobby you ask? Well I have discovered the world of reading other blogs that come from young leaders in the SBC. I will post the links to some of those blogs soon. I'm still searching and finding new ones almost daily.

But for now I want you to check out this blog - Missions Misunderstood.

The post speaks to the sad state of missions right now. The people in power who control and send the missionaries are no longer interested in creating indigenious churches. They are interested in creating SBC megachurches overseas. Is that really the best way to start a true church planting movement? This missionary pleads for more "regular" people to come to the mission field. "It seems to me that the best way to avoid the influence of the American Christian religion and subculture on the churches we plant is to stop exporting it through our personnel." - WOW - It's true... some of the most effective people I knew on the mission field didn't come over as pastors or previous ministers. They were people who were businessmen and women who were completly engaged in the lives of the people that they were living among.

iPod - what if it were marketed by Microsoft?

Trackback | What if Microsoft marketed the iPod? | CNET

I'm a pretty big fan of my iPod. It makes the long trips much more bearable. I wish I would have gotten it sooner. It would have helped over the past three years that I have been commuting to ATL for class. I'm beginning to come around to Mac's and Apple in general. They seem to be much more appealing to my generation. Will I ever make the switch? I'm not sure.... but in the meantime check out the video linked above. It shows what a complete debacle the iPod would be if Microsoft got its hands on it. I really had to laugh when i watched this video. It is all sooo true!