Saturday, November 15, 2008

Driver's License Rejection,Miserable High School Football and Blogging From Home

I can sum up today in two words: College Football. Very lazy day for me as I have only left my apartment twice. Once to go out for a quick (and chilly) jog and the other was to buy a newspaper. The UW game against UCLA is going to be on live TV starting at 9:15 Central time so I am staying home to root on the Huskies.

Yesterday was kind of interesting. I made the trip up to Edmond (about 15 minute drive) to get my Oklahoma Driver's License only to find out that I do not have the proper birth certificate. I have one that is issued by the hospital I was born in but not a state issued one. Since I don't have a passport (yes, I have never had a passport) I am going to have a birth certificate mailed to me which supposedly could take as long as 7 weeks. I guess that means I have to be an extra cautious driver as legally you need to have a new driver's license within 30 days of relocating to another state.

I also went out and bought a cheap computer table which required assembly. I am definitely not a good handyman and I showed it yesterday. The thing took me forever to put together but I finally did it and hooked up my computer. This is my first blog that I have posted from my apartment and it only took me a month. The table hasn't collapsed yet so I guess I did something right.

I also went out to my first Oklahoma high school football game last night as I went over to Putnam City Stadium to watch a playoff game between Edmond Santa Fe and Putnam City. I knew it was a big playoff weekend so I started going over all of the games in the newspaper and opened up my OKC map to see which games were close by. Putnam City is only about 9 miles so I checked it out. I don't know much about the high school football scene around here and don't know the tradition of either team. There are 3 Putnam high schools that share the stadium and one of them, Putnam North had a quarterback a few years ago named Sam Bradford who is now the starting QB for the Oklahoma Sooners and has a great chance to win the Heisman Trophy this year as well as be the first player selected in next year's NFL Draft. Kind of cool info.
Anyway, the game was a blowout which was great news for me because it meant I didn't have to feel bad about leaving early. Edmond Santa Fe was ahead 29-0 at the end of the 3rd quarter and the only thing worse than the Putnam City offense was the lack of feeling in my hands. It was a cold night and the 20 MPH winds made it unbearable. The weather had been warm up until yesterday but a cold front moved in and consequently it was not a good night to be sitting outside. Nice stadium though.

Saw part of the news earlier today and they said our low temperature tonight is supposed to be 29 degrees but that our high tomorrow will be 64.

That is all for now. GO DAWGS!!

1 comment:

Pam said...

Yea - I still have yet to get my OK license. I ordered my BC online from WA and got it in a week.

And try Mathis Brothers dent and ding section for furniture - there are some great deals. Right, back corner of the store.

Hope things are getting better!