March 22nd, 2013


Well The Pressure Is Off

This Was Quick

Though they call it the Second Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, the "round of 64" is really the First Round, after Tuesday and Wednesday's four play-in games. It matters not. But it's this round where the seedings are traditionally in play and upsets are made.

I love upsets.

At the same time, I know that historically I cannot ever root for a team. Illinois, for example, finally prevailed. But during the course of a few minutes of watching the Illini play, they went from beating up on Colorado to losing by a point. Mrs. Dr. Phil, who did Library School in Champaign, told me to leave the room. (grin)

Anyway, the first big thirty-two games aren't even over yet and my so-called Bracket is officially...


Yeah, I went out on a limb and had Wisconsin and Georgetown in the championship game with the Badgers winning it all. And both teams are now out of the hunt. Geesh, I usually blow things badly, but typically only one side of the bracket.

And Harvard won? That perennial hockey and eight-man crew school? Won a game in March Madness?

I love this time of the year. It's one game at a time, with up to four games pounding away at the same time. And the TV remote is spinning between 3.1 (CBS), 6 (TBS), 54 (TNT) and 61 (TruTV).

And pretty much I don't care too much who wins. As long as it isn't Notre Dame or any school from Florida. (evil grin)

Dr. Phil


Something's Afoot

Monday (or maybe Tuesday) morning, as I walked in from the parking lot on campus through the light fluffy snow, I noticed a couple of pile of poops on the sidewalk. It was large and greenish. Was someone walking a hay eating Great Dane? Giant Killer Rabbits? I wasn't sure.

That afternoon as I came out, I saw a Canadian goose walking around on the sidewalk and the little grassy strips between Everett Tower and Lot 61. Mystery solved.

This morning, Friday, as I pulled into a handicapped spot, I noticed a pair of geese next to the sidewalk. You can't quite tell with the shadows from the tall buildings, but it was a bright and sunny day. For a change. Still below freezing, and the geese kept on getting up and wandering around.

They were gone this afternoon.

Didn't want to disturb them, so I used the little Sony from the driver's seat of the Blazer before I went to work this morning. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Hope they don't try to nest by the building. The suckers are BIG and can be quite aggressive if challenged. Like walking near them. (grin)

Dr. Phil