Thursday, December 29, 2005

year of the dog

according to the chinese zodiac, 2006 is the year of the dog:

Year of the Dog

1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. They have a deep sense of loyalty, are honest, and inspire other people's confidence because they know how to keep secrets. But Dog People are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn, and eccentric. They care little for wealth, yet somehow always seem to have money. They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. They can find fault with many things and are noted for their sharp tongues. Dog people make good leaders. They are compatible with those born in the Years of the Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit.

emphasis added to stress my favorite qualities. also, of COURSE people born in the year of the dog have the best traits. note the wise chinese do not have a year of the cat.

we win. again.

32-28. 'nuff said.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

too much!

whew. this game might do me in or, more likely, do in my mawma who appears to have gone stark raving mad. i haven't seen her this excited since tom delay got indicted. well, or when nebraska beat colorado a few weeks ago. remember that!

my sister and i are getting into the excitement by playing our favorite game--PITCH TO ROZIER. note her husker red collar!

one hour to the animal bowl!

i'm ready to go. i hear bo ruud is injured but i could fill in. see, i'm all suited up! and my head is so hard i don't even need a helmet.

go big red!

i AM ready for some football

remember the alamo bowl tonight. i'm wearing my best fur coat today in honor of the blackshirts (by which i mean the nebraksa defense, not the italian fascist police)!

also, espn says the seahawks are the best team in the nfl.

it's a good day to be me.

dogs in leadership positions

the washington post has a nice obituary for beau, the guide dog, the first dog ever to hang out on the senate floor. they could use some more dogs in the senate, it's like herding cats in there. ha!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

the unbearable cuteness of me

now it's on.

in comments, a philosophically inclined wolverine fan (and cat lover) questioned the wonder that is nebraska football. since you are empirically challenged i will present my case as to cornhusker superiority. number of nebraska national championships in the last 25 years: 5. number of wolverine championships: a debatable one. let me interpret the data: huskers rule, wolverines drool.

look, i know you're just bitter that the outhouse bowl chose the hawkeyes over you (and i've been to iowa; that is embarassing) and your fans are a little lame so i will take pity on you.

go big red!

nebraska in the news

mother jones has an article about my favorite nebraska state legislator, ernie chambers. in spite of his questionable taste in dogs (see the picture), he's a great guy. who knew you could find a democrat in nebraska?

When Ernie Chambers returns to work this January, it will be with the knowledge that he isn’t long for the world, at least the world of the Nebraska Legislature, where he has served for 35 years, longer than any other member, current or past. Five years ago, Nebraskans passed a constitutional amendment calling for term limits. Unless the law is overturned, Chambers will be tossed out of office at the end of 2008. With his departure, the unicameral body (Nebraska is home to the nation’s sole one-house legislature) will lose more than institutional memory, because Chambers is distinctive, to start with, and does not attempt to blend in. He wears sweatshirts and jeans amid a forest of suits and ties; his gray beard contrasts with the clean chins of most of his brethren. He’s been described as “left of San Francisco” in a state that for decades has been tightly tucked under the blanket of conservative Republicanism. And, also, he’s black, the lone African American in the Legislature.