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i have a feeling i won’t be able to be consistent with updating til after this semester ends, but here’s a post! too good to pass up.


I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve been really busy with school! So here’s a real quick update of five things I’ve been up to!

  • I won all three of my March Madness pools! My bracket is pretty good, it’s at 94 percentile right now. The only people that will jump that are the ones who aren’t already ahead of me and have either Kentucky or UConn winning in the final. Not as good as last year, but I’ll take it!
  • My dad guest lectured at a local high school this week. He told me that he was disappointed because the kids were rude and disrespectful. It made me angry because my dad is the nicest guy ever, but it’s their loss. I hope they learn better.
  • Chandra broke out in hives. Last time this happened she had to go to the hospital and get some shots. Not sure what caused it, hopefully not Jessie’s apartment. Please keep her in your thoughts!
  • Currently working on a presentation that I have to give tomorrow. I’m so tired of working on it, but I’m almost done. Depending on how Chandra’s doing in the morning, I might have to ask to get it moved to Wednesday. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.
  • I’ve been doing nothing but homework and work the last few weeks, but this is my last semester of classes so I’ll try to finish strong! Finals are right around the corner but after that it’ll be summerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


No list today. Just figured you should watch this!

Bonus points if you can tell me the song that they keep playing in the background. You guys stay awesome!


In the spirit of March Madness, here are the top 5 weirdest mascots that were represented in the 2014 NCAA tournament! ALSO I just now figured out how to add photos into my posts. So here you are, in no particular order:

  • Saint Louis Billikens

    Umm what the heck is this? It gives me the heebie jeebies. So apparently, a billiken is a charm doll that brings luck. The SLU football coach at the time, John Bender, is said to have resembled one of these charm dolls. The team became known as “Bender’s Billikens” and the name stuck.
  • Wichita State Shockers

    The nickname first appeared in 1904 on a poster advertising a WSU football game. The team’s manager chose the name because many of the players earned money off-season by harvesting (or “shocking) wheat in the surrounding fields. This is the Kansas analogue to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
  • Manhattan Jaspers

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a picture of an actual Manhattan Jasper. So the weird thing about them, I guess, is that they don’t have an actual mascot (as far as I know). Even the official website isn’t any help, since the “what is a Jasper?” page just tells you that Manhattan College is where the 7th inning stretch came from. But anyway, it was named after their coach, Brother Jasper. So. Yep.
  • Syracuse Orange

    “Otto the Orange is an anthropomorphic orange.” Syracuse University got really creative with this one.
  • Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

    Um, I don’t know how to feel about this one. It looks weird, like a deformed cartoon. It’s a cayenne pepper, “a staple dish of the region in which ULL is located”. Wikipedia says instead of being a physical representation of Ragin’ Cajuns, Cayenne is the embodiment of the Ragin’ Cajun spirit of Acadiana.

So now you know!


Time for my Spring Break top 5 list post! Sorry for lack of updates, I’ve been really busy doing homework!

  • We kicked off Spring Break 2014 by driving to Omaha just for some Chick-Fil-A. Then we spent the next five hours at the 13th Street Coffee House. This is usually what we do just to get out of Lincoln, and I won’t be surprised if we do it again this Saturday.
  • After that, we came back to Lincoln for some wings at the Railyard so we could watch March Madness. Did the same at Steve’s on Sunday over some pizza and beer. That night took me down from 98 percentile all the way to 83rd percentile. It was pretty rough.
  • Then my parents came to visit! It was just a quick overnight trip for them. We had a late birthday celebration, and they took me out for Blue Orchid. Then we went to Ivanna Cone and ended the night watching the Sony Open. This morning, we had Rick’s (they brought me two whole boxes!) and small prayer time before heading to Honest Abe’s. They liked it a lot.
  • Also, we found out that Hannah Dixon was just diagnosed with diabetes, so that’s a bummer. She’s still in the hospital so I sent a card and some Banhwich along with my parents. They visited her on their way back down to Arkansas. I was so glad to see them even if it was for less than 24 hours (despite this, my dad managed to fix my bike, and my mom ended up deciding to clean my bathroom. Lol).
  • It’s a crappy rainy day today, so I’ve spent all afternoon doing homework and drinking tea. I also took a hot shower and did my homework in the comfort of my bed, snuggled with my heated mattress. Mmmmm.

Just like last weekend, I’ll be spending the rest of Spring Break watching March Madness. Currently in the lead in my work group, the only one I put money on. We’ll see how it goes!

One extra thing. My parents asked me when I plan on getting married. So there’s that!


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