September 17, 2009

If I Were an Oyster, The Pearl Would be Huge

Besides Obama irritating the ever living stew out of me on a daily basis... my current irritation is UT's new coach, Kiffin.

First, this past weekend while my husband and my boys were at the UF game, I watched the last quarter on TV, in hopes one of my kids might be on the Jumbotron. Half paying attention, I noticed a young man they were interviewing from Tennessee. I thought, "Hunh, wonder what position this kid plays?"

Imagine my surprise when in the lower right hand corner the words "Head Coach" came up. My first thought was, "Hunh, when did they start hiring 21 year olds to coach college ball...?"

He's in his early 30s.

So is it a vast immaturity due to his age or a character flaw that would have him talking smack about UF football, accusing Urban of 'cheating' before he had the facts straight, talking about singing Rocky Top in The Swamp? Public apology or not, you don't go accusing someone of cheating, in particular someone of Coach Meyer's caliber, someone who prides himself in having a clean team. Talking smack to the team of Tim Tebow, a man who prides himself on his walking the walk and talking the talk of his deeply rooted religious beliefs.

At first I was stunned by the smack and the boorishness of this new coach's behavior. Now with the game coming up in two days, I'm just pissed. The Gator team may be taking it in stride now, playing it down, but I'm not.

UF used to have a rude coach. His name was Spurrier. I was not a Spurrier fan and so for all those years, I did not root for UF. Sorry, I can't stand behind a team whose leadership I question and I didn't care how many stories I read about the good deeds he did off the field.

It makes me wonder what in the hell this guy Kiffin is going to be like when he wins. If his behavior is so ugly and impulsive before the season even starts, what in the heck is he going to be like if he wins a SEC game?

So on Saturday, I'm hoping UF crushes UT. And I'll quietly grin and turn off the TV. I should be home from work by then to watch...

... which reminds me of work.

I'm working a lot of hours lately. We have a big project we're working on and the drop dead due date is next week.

Last week, we were all working diligently when someone said something about working late. We were all just talking loudly while sitting in our cubes, no prairie dogging.

I said I didn't like working late on Friday nights. I didn't like working late nights in general. I don't like feeling like it's just ME left in the building with everyone else having gone home. Typically that's after 6PM. We don't burn the midnight oil at the company I work for.

Anyway, I said I didn't like it, when it was just me and the janitorial service, who are all men.

The guys kind of laughed it off and said that we were in a secured facility and all of them had had background checks and what not.

I told them I didn't care, I didn't like and it and I avoided it. I'd rather work on a Saturday than an evening.

They blew me off.

Now we have this young woman at Yale murdered in a facility that one has to badge in. I've been watching this entire thing unfold with horror. I said to my husband, "Who is so stupid to murder someone in a facility like that? That traceability is ENORMOUS."

But the bottom line is... someone did. And because of the traceability someone was arrested quickly.

I think that my point has been made about my nervousness about even working alone in a facility like mine, although I'm being told I'm paranoid. The fact remains, the only bonus of being in a secured facility is that they can find the murderer faster if you're killed at work... but, they may have found this guy immediately... but... she's still dead.

It's not bringing her back.

Posted by Boudicca at September 17, 2009 09:07 PM

Not to feed your insecurity, but how do you know that the janitors are cleared?

I have seen cases where a secured facility had janitors that were on work release, like that's really secure.

Posted by: The Thomas at September 17, 2009 10:32 PM

Thomas- I think it is a requirement of the company we subcontract to due to the nature of our work.

Posted by: bou at September 18, 2009 05:29 AM

Spurrier's in SC now and the only reason we want every opposing team to win. That, and the "chug every time Spurrier turns red or throws his sun visor" drinking games ;-)

The Yale thing has had me reminding my daughter daily that she never knows what any one is capable of and the very moment something strikes her as odd enough to make her remotely nervous is the moment she needs to leave that person and that situation. You are wise for following your gut instincts, Bou.

Posted by: Pam at September 18, 2009 09:39 AM

I hear where your coming from, always creeped me out when I was the only one around later at night or on a weekend with men I vagely or didn't know at all.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 18, 2009 01:06 PM

Lane Kiffen was the same guy unceremoniously dumped by the Raiders last year, called a "liar" and a "disgrace" by Al Davis. Not that Al Davis is any candidacy for sainthood himself, but he's normally a little more professional with his underlings, particularly in public. Kiffen was a poor fit for the Raiders, compiled an abysmal record in his short tenure, and one wonders what the hell UT was thinking when they hired him.

Posted by: diamond dave at September 18, 2009 01:12 PM

Posted by: Toluca Nole at September 18, 2009 05:37 PM

Meyer has never intentionally run up the score on an SEC opponent.

That will not be the case this week.

If he has the chance he will run it up to about 60.

The truly sad thing is that Monty Kiffen(sp?) and Meyer are long time friends and I am sure the he is wishing his son had kept his ego in check...


Posted by: P'cola Titan at September 18, 2009 09:30 PM