Chris Williams shares his feelings on Iowa State's trip to the Houston Bowl.
Usually at this time during finals
week I'm thinking about one thing. That one thing is the book store buying my
books back and cashing in one a hundred bucks. What a sweet feeling that is. Do
you have any idea how many packs of Ramen Noodles you can buy with one hundred
bucks? By my calculations that's
142 packs but that doesn't matter this semester. Neither does Christmas Break.
Nothing matters. The only thing I am thinking about right now is a little place
I'm tired of cold weather. I'm
tired of finals, and last but not least, I'm tired of Iowa. Don't get me wrong,
I love my home state. Iowa is great, just not in the middle of
December. You know what else is great? Seven of your best friends, one van and
three coolers heading on a 14 hour road trip to the great state of Texas.
The thought of this road trip
absolutely gives me goose bumps. This will be my first ever Cyclone bowl game.
Honestly I don't really know what to expect. What I'm looking forward to most is
hanging out with random Cyclone fans in the state of Texas. I'm looking
forward to nights at the bars with people that I don't know and that I'll
probably never see again.
When I was at the Kansas game earlier this
year, I tailgated with some alumni that I was randomly parked next too. I bumped
into the same guys at the Drake basketball game. I'm looking forward to meeting
more people like them and having the time of my life.
Let's be honest. We all would have
loved to go to sunny San Diego, or how about the
River Walk in San
Antonio? But you know what? I'm perfectly happy with
going to Houston. I'm perfectly happy with spending my
New Years Eve in one of the biggest cities in the United States
with the greatest college football fans in the world. I've spent my last 20 New
Years Eve's in the small town of Clarinda, Iowa. Do you really think I'm going to
complain about Houston? I don't think so.
One major question I have while
heading down to Houston is how do you treat a
girl from Texas? I'm a brand new single man and I need
all the pointers I can get. Feel free to leave some tips on the message boards
if you please. But seriously, do you really have to refer to all girls from the
south as "Mam?" Is everything really bigger in Texas? When I go to a restaurant in Texas, how do I order any
type of pop other than Coke? If I wear a cowboy hat, will that be considered
trendy or cool in Texas? I don't know. I'm just a young fawn
searching for answers in this gigantic world that we live in.
Anyways, I hope to see you all in
Houston. If you
get lucky and we're at a cheap bar, I'll even buy you a beer. Anything over
dollar draws and you're on your own. Have a safe trip and go