Tuesday, March 10, 2009
In Doctrine and Covenants 80:3, the Lord says: "Whether [you go] to the north or to the south, to the east or to the west, it mattereth not."
Well, it mattereth to me. But either way, I'm goin' east!
I've spent the last 4-5 months of my life trying to figure out where Camber and I are going to be spending the next two years of our lives. Do we go to the University of Iowa, or to the Ohio State University (and yes, they call it the Ohio State University. If you get that wrong they'll throw these dark little nuts at you and toss you down a well).
So far we just can't decide. Do we go to the less expensive option (Iowa) even though it is slightly lower in the rankings? Or do we go to the more expensive and higher-ranked Ohio? Choices, choices. Here's my current break-down of each school:
Mascot: Iowa takes the cake. Who wants a nut as their mascot?
Colors: Iowa again. Black and yellow is much better than red.
Football Team: Ohio takes this one. But they're also more cocky.
Zoo: I've heard Ohio has a great zoo. It wins.
Weather: Tie. Both places have winter weather than can cause serious injury or death within a matter of minutes.
Location: Tie. Just like weather, there are serious negatives here as well. Iowa has the distinct disadvantage of being located in Iowa, while Ohio suffers from being located in Ohio. It's a lose-lose as far as that goes. But hey, Arizona State rejected me, so I'll have to forfeit my tan.
So I turn to you, faithful friends: what's the best way to make the decision? What would you base it on? (I'm leaning toward school colors as the deciding factor...)