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Caller #7

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Friday, December 10th, 2004
Categories: Miscellaneous

I’m a Utah native but NOT mormon. I went to the University of Utah and I’ve attended all their basketball and football games since I was probably 4 or 5 years old.

So this year has been awesome with the football team going 11-0 under coach Urban Meyer. Bye bye coach, have fun at Flordia.

So my beloved Utes are the first team EVER to bust the BCS fiasco. They’re playing in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ. I’m quite poor right now so I couldn’t pony up the $900/person for a plane ticket, game ticket & hotel room.

I called the local radio station today and managed to be “caller #7.” Two times per day for two weeks this station has a contest and the 7th caller’s name gets put into a hat. One week from tomorrow (or today since it’s 12:25am) they will draw one name out of the 20. That person will win a trip for 2 to the Fiesta Bowl including airfare, hotel and game tickets.

Please please please let them draw my name next Friday!

I get it

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Thursday, December 9th, 2004
Categories: Miscellaneous

I’m beginning to figure out why blogs are the hot thing right now. I understand them now.

First thing I can figure is that people like to see their own writing “published” somehow. I admit I like it too.

2nd, it’s like getting a sneak read into other people’s journals. Some blogs are absolute stupid crap. Some are very interesting.

Here are a couple of interesting ones:

A Cop’s blog
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About
Pro Sound & Musicians
The Grand Staircase

BTW it is quite irritating that I can’t SEE the link button. I have to use HTML tags to do it.

The hottest web site I frequently visit

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
Categories: Miscellaneous

The Ultimate Hot Sauce location provides thousands of Hot Sauce Brands – Mohotta Mobetta, The World Headquarters of Hot Sauce.
And my favorite hot sauce is Arizona Gunslinger. Wait a minute, where the hell is my Arizona Gunslinger t-shirt??!! I have one somewhere dammit.

The decline of American society

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Tuesday, December 7th, 2004
Categories: Golf Media

I hate reality TV. The bachelor, fear factor, wife swap or whatever is all trash. I think this kind of garbage is a precursor to the complete disintigration of American society. Why are people so fascinated with watching someone else eat bowls of live maggots? Why are people so fascinated with watching some stupid loser woman cry over being booted off the bachelor?

Why? I suppose the same reason I’m so fascinated with the Big Break II. I suppose I imagine myself in the competition. I imagine that I could beat these competitors. Maybe that’s what women do when they watch the bachelor. They imagine that they are more beautiful and “qualified” to marry some prettyboy schmuck they met two days ago.

So I admit I do like ONE reality TV show. When you get into the show you realize it is more about the personalities and how they interact than the cheesy competitions.

Tonight Bart got knocked off the show. I would have figured he would be the winner. He had the best swing and seemed to have a good golf brain. But after Kip hit one great shot on the final hole, he made birdy to knock Bart out. Earlier in the show Don D started crying badly when he realized he would be in the finals. This was genuine and certainly means a ton to him.

Kip & Don duke it out next week for the championship. I’m going to pick Kip now. He was starting to play well and he is much more calm and collected. Though Don has game, he lives and dies on every shot. I think that is a recipe for a meltdown. As a matter of fact I should consider this for my game.

Am I a loser for spending this much time writing about a TV show? (Don’t bother answering if you think so). There’s not much else golf related to write about now since there’s snow on the ground and it’s windy as hell.

I should move to Phoenix

Written by: Tony Korologos a.k.a. mediaguru | Monday, December 6th, 2004
Categories: HackersMiscellaneous

Many people would be jealous of me living in Salt Lake. We have the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. We’re the home of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Most tourists say if they lived here they’d ski everyday. I’m a skier and a snowboarder and I’ve gone skiing a grand total of 1 time in the last two years. That time I broke my ski on the first run. So I’ve skied 1 run in two years.

Yes I do like to ski. But it is not as easy as heading out the the golf course. You wear long johns, ski pants, shirt, sweater, turtleneck, parka, gloves, hats and oh those boots are tough. Did I mention it can be COLD! Even as close as I am to the resorts I still have to leave an hour before I want to start skiing to give myself enough time to drive up the canyon, beat the traffic and get a good parking spot. When you get there it is very expensive. The cheapest place here is around 50 bucks for an all day ticket. The more expensive places can get close to $100. If you want lunch jack that up another 20 bucks (for a hotdog and a coke).

So now that Winter is here I stare out my window and look at the frozen ground. The high here yesterday was 1 degree below freezing. For a golf addict this sucks. Starting around November until springtime we can’t really golf here. At this point I sit here and wonder what the hell I’m doing here.

Golf is hard. It is really hard. The pattern here in Salt Lake is I start golfing when the snow melts. I spend the whole summer working on my game and improving. By the fall my game is getting pretty solid. Then Winter comes and I don’t get to play for a few months. All that practice and work on improving the game goes out the door and I start all over again in the spring. It takes months to work out all the cobwebs in the spring.

So now I wonder……should I move to Phoenix?

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