What happens when you mix something good with something bad? Mix honey with vinegar- the honey is ruined, and the vinegar did not get any less sour-salty-weird. Both are ruined, and the result is anything but pleasant. But in relationships, this logic need not apply. Before the chaos and martyrdom ensues, there’s this crazy ignited spark that shines brightly, but quickly, until it inevitably burns out. Which might be what’s going on with Fred the Red.
Abundant apologies to my mascot readers- I have been quite the slacker these past few weeks, when really, mascots should always come first in life. Trust me, your disappointment is in no way as powerful as the disappointment I have in myself, thanks to an Asian-influenced upbringing.
If you’ve ever wondered “when does someone just sit down and write about mascots?” the answer is that it happens at work, when the rest of you are reading articles on Yahoo or buying items on Ebay. Today has been one of the worst days here, because our awesome group of 4 (Go SoCal!) got moved to the very other side of the room, and I am now in a different cube. Many have said that my response is overly dramatic, but I absolutely disagree. I have spent 8-12 hrs/day in that thing for the last year. That’s a lot of hours in said fabric-walled structure- enough to get an emotional attachment. A different group is moving to that area, and someone else gets to enjoy what was once my work abode.
“Life is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you’re going to get.”
Those of you who watch college football, live in the south, or even just watch ESPN once in awhile, know of LSU- Louisiana State University. But what about LSSU? Add one S in there and suddenly a blank is drawn. Much cooler (literally and figuratively) than this SEC powerhouse is the way up north academia home of 2500 students. Lake Superior State University has a campus in Michigan, on the banks of St. Mary’s River, which also happens to be the river that divides the United States from Canada. So you could go for a nice swim and suddenly be in another nation!!! Who am I kidding, there’s probably a fence- they don’t want needy Americans mooching off of their public healthcare.
Happy Monday! It’s everyone’s favourite day of the week, and to brighten it even more, let’s talk about Hannibal! Doesn’t that word just come with the phrase ‘The Cannibal’, of the 1988 movie ‘Silence of the Lambs?’ Well, it turns out it has a different origination entirely. In 200 BC, the Punic Empire in Carthage (Tunisia) had a military leader named Hannibal Barca, who was born into a militia family, and took power after his father led the empire to a loss in the First Punic War. Hannibal took a much more violent and dominant approach to war, and was successful through many battles, but eventually was desired for execution by the Romans. He instead took poison to show that at no point did the Romans have power over him.
Big hello to my WWE watching friends- here’s some trivia questions you should know the answer to: