Saturday, November 04, 2006

Definition of sucks

sucks (adj.), any circumstance or series of events that lead one to be at work at 6am on a Saturday.

The definition said it all. Machine died yesterday and since I have Sara's Wedding this afternoon and can't stay on campus to help deal with it (oh darn) I volunteered to be the first one to check on the system and start the recovery process. The machine is still trying to recover itself though, so I'm waiting on campus for a while.

On my way to campus I drove past Kyle Field. The Transportation Services folks were already blocking parking lots and doing their gameday duties. I also spotted an unusual group carrying what looked like picket signs across the vacant parking lots. My first thought -- which is a sad reflection of the state of student involvement on campus -- was, "Wait. This is A&M. No one gets worked up enough to protest here." You can pay a coach more than twice his predecessor, let him turn in the first losing seasons in the past 20 years and lose a bowl game badly and students on campus still love the guy. That's a story for another time.

I realized then that I was correct. These weren't protestors. These folks are the dedicated Ags getting the good seats to try to worm their way into the background of ESPN's College Gameday broadcast. Good luck to them, and good luck to the Ags this evening.

I'll find something fun to post about soon, I promise.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bubba said...

Definition of sucks... FRAN

12:16 PM  
Blogger Shawna Thomas said...

Even if no one tells you, everyone in the Parasol lab appreciates your sacrifice. Thanks!!!

12:28 PM  

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