January 10th, 2006



Those of you not interested in football, you can just skip this entry. *grin*

This was the latest BCS rankings, released on January 9th, 2006. Interesting. We were ranked #1 in the Harris poll, which is what I think caused this ranking as well. But it is weird...although the AP poll has us #2. Where's all the media hype and outcry about this? I didn't see any...does that mean that everyone finally gave up on the BCS system and is just happy that the Rose Bowl was an amazing game to watch (whatever side you were on)?

On other football news, OMG, I'm SO shocked that Vince Young decided to go pro despite his continued BS about staying and completing his degree and all that. *eyeroll* What I do find funny is how many UT fans are actually shocked. Uh, duh people! Hello, why would he stay?? The only thing he didn't get was the Heisman and it was balanced out by the National Championship. These people are crying a river that he's leaving and all is lost for UT football now.



"While much is made of the end of USC's 34-game winning streak, it is also important to note that the Trojans' loss was their first defeat in regulation since losing to Kansas State 27-20 on Sept. 21, '02, a string of 49 games. (Their two losses in between to Washington State and Cal both came in overtime.)"
(quoted from SI Online )


My post-football-season slump isn't so bad this year. Probably cause I didn't really even watch that much football this season or because I wasn't surrounded by the coverage. I suppose that's another plus for living here. LOL
Good Book!

An afternoon of giants and wooden horses and lotus-eaters

Please, please don't tell me that I forgot the full set of Little House on the Prairie books back in Los Angeles!


I wanted to start reading those to Maya today. I searched all over the place for them...I could have sworn I brought them with us. Crap.

So, instead, we started reading The One-Eyed Giant by Mary Pope Osborne.

She is also the author of the Magic Tree House series of books, which Maya adores. Maya enjoyed The One-Eyed Giant as well - we haven't finished it though. But she totally got into the Trojan Horse story and the bit about the One-Eyed Giant (Polyphemus the Cyclops). Very simplified version of the actual stories from The Odyssey, but perfect for an afternoon of reading with a 5-year-old.

eleme, you might want to check out The Tales from The Odyssey series and the Magic Tree House series by Osborne. They say that the reading level is ages 9-12, but I think that it is probably lower than that, slightly. They aren't classics, but we've been enjoying them in our house. :-)

But I was really in the mood for Little House on the Prairie...