One of television's best shows is back with new episodes starting tonight. Last season left off with Mike finally deciding to come clean about his past only to get arrested before he could do so. A trial ensued and "long-story short" Mike stupidly gave himself up and ended in jail. Last season ended with Mike entering prison.
So this season likely starts with Mike's journey in prison and possibly the team's effort to get him out. Hopefully, Mike isn't in the clink for too long. Not sure I want to go an entire season or more with Mike in jail and everyone else at the office. I'm still upset at Orange is the New Black for doing that to me. I just assumed since the main character was going into jail for one year that she'd get out by the end of the season. By the end of Season One and the start of Season Two when it became clear that they were just going to keep her in prison for the entire series I lost interest. I finished the season but haven't started Season Three yet and don't see it happening in the forseeable future.
So get out quick Mike! That and I'd be really, really nervous if I were Mike and engaged to some as attractive as Rachel Zane and I was in prison for multiple years. That's a tough, tough thing to ask someone as hot as her to stay with you in prison. Especially after you bailed on her and volunteered yourself for prison after promising you wouldn't. Bold move buddy.
The Des Moines Register posted an article yesterday that ranked the best schools in the state of Iowa, by Time's Magazine Money. As a surprise to no one, Iowa State University came in first. They ranked all the four year schools in the nation apparently.
My problem with this set of rankings however, is that they used some dumb criteria. They tried ranking these colleges by criteria like "best value", "best place for a quality education", and other garbage like that. I mean those things are important and everything but let's just focus on "The Best". Include everything.
Since Time's Magazine Money refused to do that, Thoughts From The 808 will. Tomorrow, we will debut our rankings of "Best Four Year Universities in the State of Iowa". We will rank 1-25 as we are excluding Seminar colleges, medical colleges, and technical colleges. This list is pretty solid but it could still fluctuate a little before tomorrow. So if you have a case to make for your alma mater or favorite university, feel free to send them our way.
By the way, we aren't trying to upset or exclude two year colleges here. It's just that list would be too obvious. It would be Iowa Central at 1, a bunch of colleges in the middle, and Kirkwood at the bottom. No drama there in those rankings.
I know I wrote in this blog a day or two ago that I was a little upset I was missing the Pokemon craze since we are on vacation right now while it's blowing up, but I couldn't help myself. I completed the download and registration last night and am now officially a novice Pokemon catcher.
I caught my first two Pokemon last night: a Charmander and a Nidoran. I'm not sure if those are good Pokemon or not or what I even do with them but I feel like I'm on the right track. I tried tracking down some more last night but we couldn't get any wi-fi or signal out here. It's harder for me to get any wifi or data out here on the California coastline than it is for Tom Brady and the Patriots to make it through an entire season without some type of cheating allegation.
So hopefully I can get a big Pokemon day in on Thursday or Friday. Our flight gets back into Des Moines around 11:45PM tonight. I'll keep everyone updated on my Poke-progress.