HUSKERS IN THE MORNING
Well, that time of year has come once again. It is time for me to pretend that I dislike that Nebraska football team. Actually, I won't have to pretend that I don't like them because there are no Husker fans up here to drive me up the wall with their "Huskers good, two legs bad." rhetoric. Folks like Scott Phillips and Mark Grosshardt know that I am always after them because of their zealous Husker fan-dom, but the truth is that I do like the Huskers, but found myself unable to blend in willingly with the "fan"atics back home.
So, if there is one thing that is good about me moving, it is the fact that I don't have to pretend to disdain the Huskers. Of course, it was always fun to be a pilgrim in an un-holy land, or more aptly, a heretic in the "church" of the Huskers, like at Memorial Stadium in 1999 at NSBA. Remember that, Leland?
The college football season starts tomorrow with the Huskers hosting TCU in Lincoln at the Kick-Off Classic. The game is live on ABC, and since it is live, I get to hop out of bed bright and early for the 9:00 AM start here in Alaska.
I was lucky enough to have my digital camera along yesterday morning when I noticed a little movement on the other side of the road as I walked from the bus stop to my office. Well, it turned out to be the little creature you see below. He trotted along on the other side of the road, acutely aware of me, and when he encountered another human on the other side of the road he doubled back and crossed behind me, about 15 feet behind me as you can see. Oh, yeah. It is a fox, just in case you couldn't tell. Alaska is full of stories like that. I think that there is a picture of a moose in front of the Natural Sciences Building on the physics homepage. Kind of different.
If you can't get the picture via email, don't worry, as I will be putting it up on my website this weekend, with some other pictures.
See the fox pictures here.
Brian "Hey foxy lady!" Hartmann