Living in the Basketball State

I’ve lived in Kentucky for most of my life, so I know how obsessed most of the people in this state are with basketball. The other night, however, that obsession hit a new low (in my eyes, anyways). My supervisor called us all together for a meeting. Normally, these meetings are about changes in our processing procedures. This one was not. This meeting was to tell us that next Monday we’d be working earlier than usual. I work 2-11 every day. Monday we’re working from 12-9. The reason we’re working 12-9? We’re working 12-9 so that everybody can go home and watch the NCAA Championship basketball game.

I’m all for getting out of work before 11, but this is just ridiculous. If this is how crazy the people of Kentucky are about basketball, why has no NBA owner brought a team in? You’d think that they’d be able to make some money from these people. Plus, they can market the NBA team to the college fans by calling the team the “Kentucky WildCards”, that way you get both UK and Louisville fans. I  know some U of L fans might be upset that UK seems to go first in the name, but they can get over it, because that’s the only way to combine the names so that it makes sense. I think it would work. Now, I just need to get ahold of an NBA owner so I can get a cut of the action if they ever do this.

Random things that are pissing me off

I know what some of you are thinking. This is called the Stuph Blog. Why make the title “things” that are pissing me off, instead of “stuph” that is pissing me off? The answer: Stuph is cool. When something is cool, it doesn’t piss you off. Anyways, here’s some things that are pissing me off.

1. Insight – Anyone that has Insight for cable has seen those commercials that say you need one of those mini boxes for any TV not connected to the main box. We had cable running to the TV in our bedroom, so we needed to get one of these boxes because 95% of the channels weren’t coming in anymore. We ordered one, they sent it, and I went to hook it up. It wouldn’t power on. I moved it to a few different outlets and still couldn’t get any power to it, so we took it back. When I got the new one home, it worked and I hooked it up. Now we have all the channels that weren’t coming in before, which would normally be a good thing. Unfortunately, ever since I hooked the mini box up, the volume has been messing up. It’s loud on some channels, low on others. Plus the volume will start fluctuating on any channel if you stay on it for more than a few minutes. Sometimes the commercials will be much louder than the shows, sometimes it’s the other way around. Either way, it’s annoying as hell, and it’s really starting to piss me off.

2. Local commercials – I know that local businesses don’t have the kind of money that the national companies do to hire advertising agencies, but most of the commercials that they’re making could be considered torture. I have one little piece of advice for these companies: Stop trying to be funny or cute. Just say what your company does and get it over with. There’s one that’s for a lawyer’s office where he’s pretending to be a boxer and he’s supposedly fighting the big, bad insurance company. The insurance company man sniffs his armpits and apparently grosses himself out. Really? That joke might work on a preschooler, but to the people you’re trying to sell yourself to, it makes you look idiotic.

3. UK fans – Not all of them, but quite a few of them. While out Christmas shopping, I ran into some of them. I was wearing Ohio State stuph, and they didn’t like that. I guess they think that just because I live in Kentucky, I should automatically be a UK fan. Let me tell you a secret, UK fans: I don’t give a @#$% about college basketball. I like college football. If I was going to start caring about college basketball, I still wouldn’t root for UK. I’ve been down to Lexington, and that town sucks more than any town has ever sucked before. To those UK fans that are offended that I live in the state and don’t root for the team, you can take your basketball team, shove it sideways, and leave me the heck alone.

4. The Miami Heat – @#$% you!

That’s all I have for now.