Sunday, December 05, 2004
Stayed up to watch the Hawaii/Michigan State football game, and to draw nocturnal mammals that live in Michigan so that I could scan them in and superimpose them over light pollution photos. Good times. Fun fact: it is very difficult to get good reference images of opossums.
Hawaii just beat MSU, 41-38. I am, naturally, happy about this, but what a disgusting game. I've never seen more penalties in a game that ended up being more vital to the outcome of the game. Touchdowns negated, false starts pushing back the line of scrimmage so that kicks went awry, just horrible messy stuff.
There were winds of between 30 and 40 mph in Hawaii tonight, so the ball was proving difficult to catch on the long throws. After yet another missed long pass by MSU, one of the announcers said, "The ball must be doing something funny down that end... it's like watching some of the left fielders we saw in the World Series." I actually bristled up in my chair, all offended-like. How dare this miniscule Hawaii football announcer rag on Manny?
Anyways, hurray, MSU loses to Timmy Chang and a bunch of guys with really long hair. I'd do the happy dance, if I wasn't so completely broken down by the amount of work I had to do today and thought of all the work I have to do tomorrow.
Before I depart, have this picture that I found this afternoon.
Hot stuff. I hope that things like this will never cease to bring me ridiculous amounts of glee.