Slow week on the site, College Bowl games are getting ready to kick off, any of you going to a Bowl game this season? I think I heard or read that there are some 38 Bowl games around the country.
I was surprised that Arkansas was invited to the Texas Bowl in Houston this year. I assumed they would end up in either the Liberty Bowl in Memphis or the Bowl in Shreveport. When I heard that the opponent would be the Texas Longhorns it made sense to me then. I called my friend and we decided to go to Houston, a local Tour Bus company was offering a two night hotel stay, game ticket and bus ride for the sum of $395 a person, (double occ.), and we signed up!
The last time we played those gravy sucking Longhorns was in the Cotton Bowl about eight years ago, and beat them up. Both teams are 6 and 6 this year, Coach Strong, (an Arkansas native), are both rebuilding with teams that finished strong at the end of this year. I saw a blurp on the local news that besides the Championship Bowl series, that the Texas Bowl was the hottest selling ticket this year for a Bowl game.
Anyone else going to a Bowl Game????????????
Super Dave, our Church does the same thing and most of the time all I can find are one or two pound cans, we just buy as many as we can and put several in the box for larger families. Have you tried any of the Dollar General or Family Dollar Stores, that is usually where I end up buying the DAK brand of canned ham....
Yesterday, the Annual Broyles Award presented to the top Assistant Coach in the nation was awarded to OC Tom Herman of OSU.
This award started in 1996 to honor Asst. Coaches from all over. 40% of past winners or finalists (5 each year), have gone to be Head Coaches in the College or Pro ranks.
Coach Herman had a tough job this year, loosing 2 starting QBs and having another ready to step in and do a great job in the Conference Championship game!!!
I didn't intend to cause any confusion with my post, but Grey Mountain and Old Biscuit provided all correct information on the subject.
I am rated at 80%, "service connected" disability. I won't go into all the details, but it is all related to my active duty service years ago. I will be 65 in a couple of months, I received a notice from SS a month ago or so and had to fill out paperwork to either sign up or decline Medicare, I declined because of the fact that I have the VA for medical treatments and because of my "service connected" rating, I will be treated free at any VA Medical facility, UNLESS, my status changes.
I do not know how Tri-care works, I did not retire from the military. Like Grey Mountain suggests, get the VA Benefits Handbook at any VA office or search online at www.va.gov to search for any further information.
As far as travel pay is concerned, It depends on how far you live from a VA facility. In my working life, I worked just a half mile from the Medical facility and usually went from work to an appointment and back, and did not feel right taking travel pay. When I retired, I started filing the voucher for travel pay.
down home, I think if you are shooting at a bear and did not drop him with the first round, by the time the pucker factor is gone, you then notice any pain in the gun hand, fear dulls a lot of pain sometimes until the threat is over. JMHO, and some experience...............
Not complaining at all, just found it a little amusing after the call.
Received a letter the other day from the VA, said it was time to call for my semi-annual visit. I am retired, lots of time on my hands, so no big deal about time or date of visit. I qualify for free medical care from VA, I have a service connected disability and it is free for the rest of my life. I have always had at least a six week wait from the time I call until the actual visit, its been that way for several years.
I call the number for an appointment, I am on hold for 15 minutes, I timed it. Appointment Desk answers and I give them my information.
I tell the lady I need a visit with the Primary Care Dr., just give me an appointment on first available date.
SHE: "Due to changes in procedure, you have to give me a date you desire."
ME: "Just the first thing that is available please."
SHE: "I can't do that, just give me a desirable date for your appointment."
ME: "OK, how about December 15th at 9:00AM?"
SHE: "The clinic is closed that day."
ME: "when will it re-open?"
SHE "We do not have an open date until January 12th."
ME "That's what I asked for when I called."
SHE "Do you want that date?"
I don't mind using the VA, its free and I meet some interesting people there, I want to meet the person that started this new procedure...........
College Football Playoff Comm. announced rankings today and THREE of the top four are SEC West Division teams, Florida State ranked Number two. It will be interesting to see how things end up ........:B
I am on my way this weekend to see the Number ONE football team in the nation. The Razorbacks are playing the Bulldogs in Starkville Saturday. This will be my first SEC roadtrip to another school, looking forward to the game. I have never watched a Number One team live before either!
After Arkansas, MS State have been the team I have watched since Arkansas joined the SEC, always a well coached team to watch. Not that I think Arkansas has a chance to win, but if they do, I can say I was there!
Dog Folks, Chopper Bill, it is simple, just sign up on Consumer Cellular and buy their cheap flip phone. That is what the DW and I did a couple of years ago, it drives the grandkids crazy that they actually have to TALK to us on the phone, that alone is priceless.......:B
In my younger days, I was employed by TSC stores. One of my duties was to check out fence chargers and cattle prods that were returned by customers. After being shocked several times by said apparatus, I learned to take them into the back room, just look at them and put them on the defective merchandise shelf and get them another one. It is NOT funny getting zapped by your own hand...........
kobesunset, when are you planning to return to the U.S. and what area are you relocating to? I still have my 2004 F250 crew cab, 6.8 V10 gasser, Auto trans, 2WD, and it only has 65,000 miles on it. I have not pulled a TT with it for 4 years and just use it for rare trips around the state. As a vet, I know money is not in abundance in the military and I have no plans on trying to sell it, but if you will be interested I am willing to make it available to you when you get settled back in the states.
Thank you for your service, and keep safe. God bless...........
Bags, is that your way of saying that the BIG10 is a lesser conference than the SEC? Bielema is in his third year (he took the job late in his first year also) as HC at Arkansas. What makes you think he is ready to leave the program for a weaker conference? He is committed to a five year contract with a hefty buyout if he leaves early. I, for one, am willing to give the man time to build a program since Arkansas gives him enough money to pay a decent salary to his Assistants, something Wisconsin would not do, and could have done to keep him in the BIG10. His Offensive starting line this year is the BIGGEST O line in the nation, and bigger than most Pro teams, but they are young, and will be ready for the NFL when their time comes. I have not seen any smugness or arrogance on his part, yet, but saw plenty of it from former coach Petrino. I am a fan, I let the coaches coach, and the players play and enjoy all the games. JMHO...........
I don't do Craigslist, but from time to time I will sell a vehicle or other item from my front yard for a relative or friend. That's what I get for being retired and home most of the time and living on a busy highway. Anyway, when I do sell something, by agreement with the owner, I will set the price higher than what the owner wants, when someone really shows interest and wants to dicker, I have some play room to come down on the price. That way the owner usually gets what they want, buyer feels good by "talking the old man down in price", and everyone has a smile on their face when it is all done.
Just set your price a little higher and let the buyer feel like they are getting a good deal.............
As Jim said, Cavender's only for us also. Used to use salt and pepper only and tried Cavender's and that's all we want to use now. Besides, it is made up the road in Harrison, Arkansas, supporting the local economy.......
We were in the habit of unloading our trailer every time we came home from our weekend trips. We left cookware, bedding, and some personal stuff in the trailer, but for the most part it was empty, sitting by the side of the house, UNLOCKED. I figured if someone wanted in to steal something, it would be cheaper on me if they went in and found nothing to steal. We both worked 10 hours a day, so we were only home at night time.
We went out to load the trailer one morning for a trip and found several items out of place and cabinets left open. Thief took a pillowcase and carried off our two burner electric hotplate, a couple of large cooking pots and the DW electric hot rollers and travel iron from the trailer. Nothing torn up or broken, and items less than $100 easily replaced. Only one time in the ten years we owned the trailer. I kept thinking how much more it would have cost to replace a broken window or repair a messed up door or door frame.
If they want in bad enough, they will get in........
When we first started, wife had to have the nice plastic plates, glasses, three or four different size bowls and cook pots. It didn't take a lot of dish washing to start to like paper plates, two sizes of cooking pots, and for bowls, we started using Ziplock storage bowls. Buying four each in different sizes covered our eating and storage problems. After several trips, we unloaded about half of what was packed in the trailer and didn't miss any of it............
True story, I swear it REALLY happened.
Visiting San Antonio, TX back in 1996, wife and I were on the River Boat tour and the driver/guide was pointing out landmarks of interest. We were almost finished and guide asked if anyone had any questions. A middle aged lady, with a serious look on her face, asked, "why did they build the Alamo right downtown among all the building and stuff?" I guess the guide had heard this before and with a deadpan face, went on to explain that way back in the early 1800's, there was no city of over a million people, just a small settlement, I had to hide my face to keep from cracking up......