Wow is today a lazy Friday. I’m not even pretending I have energy, because the lack of sleep and desire to eat junk food has derailed any sense of healthiness I ever had.
If you were asked to explain why a team name matches the puzzle above, what would you say?
Last semester, one of my students, age 18, said “If you don’t find a spouse by the time you’re done with school, you’re gonna be single forever.” I of course took this with a grain of salt, because it was her first year of college, and honestly most college freshman are not in the marriage mindset. But maybe I was wrong, and she is actually a freaking genius.
This past Saturday was the start of the Special Olympics, taking place in LA. If you think this is not a big event, think again- 7,000 athletes from 177 countries are participating. Often confused with the Paralympics, the Special Olympics is for athletes with neurological- and intellectual- based illnesses, so while they may also have physical impairments, these issues are paired with mental illnesses.
Bonus time!!! No, ladies, not that free gift you get when you spend $31.50 or more at the Clinique counter. Even better, a bonus mascot!
Yes, I’ve been MIA for a few days, taking care of the absolute awesomest, cutest, most troublesome baby ever! She also has the best stuffed animals, which only made it that much better- look at this bunny!!!
A few weeks ago, I discovered NJCAA, which is a gold mine of new mascots for me to choose from. So let’s continue that.
Being born and raised in Minnesota, I’d like to think that I know a lot about the colleges of the state. But even I have never heard of this one, or even the town it’s in, which houses 4400 happy students in Willmar, MN.
Ridgewater College has 13 NJCAA sports, where fans go to cheer and get excited rooting for the Warrior!
Guys, he’s freaking adorable. His head is huge, and his arms are tiny. His stabs are probably not very powerful, but I would still steer clear, just in case.
While the Warriors are not that hardkore, and don’t have a real costumed mascot, and even have an absolutely terrible logo, they try, and for that they deserve some credit.
Dude, the town even started making a water tower to represent the awesomeness of Ridgwater! It may be half-done, but so is every construction project here in Columbia. It’s the thought that counts.
Readers: If you know anything about Kennesaw State University, please share.
Did any of you notice that there was no MOTD yesterday? My coworkers did, because they didn’t hear extremely loud typing coming from a nearby cubicle. Some of you have road rage, some have spousal rage (eek!), but I have keyboard rage. And thanks to Prime Day, I also have mouse rage. I want to see the deal- click mouse, click, CLICK (load faster!). But it’s really not making sense at the moment, because unlike Black Friday, where there is a huge crowd at the door, making a mad rush at the beginning, now it’s a mad rush every 5 minutes when they release another set of random items. But I’m sure millions are still on there, ready to buy whatever they can get their hands on.
In 2013, The World Baseball Classic saw the underdog Dominican Republic rally against much stronger teams. They beat Italy, US, and Puerto Rico, to become the champions. And it’s all because of their lucky plantain. Yeah, that’s right, they took a food incredibly seriously.