Sunday, September 28, 2008

Go Blue!

After a miserable start to the season, Michigan made a huge comeback yesterday in the second half of the game against Wisconsin. I was literally about to turn off the TV in depression and disgust when Michigan intercepted then scored 4 touchdowns in 12 minutes. That's what I expect from the Wolverines!

I nearly had a heart attack when Wisconsin got a touchdown with 13 seconds to go, putting them just two points behind Michigan. Fortunately for us, there was a penalty on their two-point conversion (which would have tied the game), and then they missed the two points. Whew!

Read the details of the game on My Go Blue Football, The Michigan Daily, or The Big Ten Network.

Good comeback, Blue. Bo would be proud.

Photo courtesy of The Big Ten Network.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sophie the Wonder Cat

Sophie, our Siamese Snowshoe, has a new trick. She waits patiently for one of us to turn on the bathtub...

... so she can get a drink!

A close-up of the fine art of drinking out the bathtub faucet:

She also tells us when she'd like to be brushed...

... and she likes to help put the laundry away.

After all that, she likes to crash in her video beanbag. Yup, it used to be mine; now it's hers.

Ah, what a life!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remnants of Ike in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo got about 10 inches of rain after the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Michigan. A friend in Kalamazoo sent these pics of the downtown area.

Kalamazoo Kings Battlefield:

National City at Crosstown and Park:

Downtown near Bronson:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall, At Last

At 11:44:18 a.a. EST the sun will cross the Equator, marking the Autumnal Equinox. Happy Fall! Now if the darn frost would just get here to solve my allergy problems...

BTW, it's also Bilbo and Frodo's birthday. If you don't know what that means you need to read The Lord of the Rings. The story starts in the fall, with Bilbo's magnificent birthday party, so I always want to read it at this time of year, when I'm not reading Ray Bradbury.

Ah, Fall... cool weather, beautiful colors, and good books. If only it lasted longer!

Friday, September 19, 2008

SNL: Gov. Palin and Sen. Clinton

In case you missed Saturday Night Live last week, here's the hilarious opening sequence: Gov. Palin and Sen. Clinton Address the Nation.

I never noticed how much Tina Fey looks like Sarah Palin!

Remnants of Ike

Last weekend we got at least four inches of rain (a lot for us) thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Ike. The ditch behind our apartment building looks like a creek!

Black Creek in the Davison Regional Park is also unusually full.

No news on how the new Davison storm sewers, which are not quite complete, are handling the excess rain.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Why I Love Frost

These are yesterday's allergy maps (courtesy of showing the levels of the two things I'm most allergic to: mold and ragweed. Look at Michigan! Now you know why I hate summer and am counting the days until the first frost (usually the first week of October in mid-Michigan).