Last week at this time, We were butt-deep in snow and I was telling you about the hazardous way home after the power went out and we were sent home from work after 2 hours.
This week, with no weather, no obvious reason, and no hazardous driving, the power at work went out halfway through lunch and we went home an hour and a half early.
Is this to be the new thing- the every-Wednesday power failure? And could we schedule it on Mondays? Actually, this week Tuesday would have been better. To tell you everything that went off the rails would take a booklet the size of your new phone's instruction manual, with the Spanish translation. And probably trigger an insane killing spree. So, let's just say, as I did, "You couldn't screw things up more with an instruction guide" (said at 9 AM, no less), and move on.
Obama released his NCAA tournament bracket today. For those who don't do sportsspeak, every year college basketball has a postseason tournament, currently inviting the "top" 68 teams. And filling out your predictions on who'll win is next to the football Super Bowl as a nationwide tradition. I did mine Sunday as the bracket was named. Last year I was pretty much out of things right off the bat with all the crazy upsets, and I expect the difference this year will be minimal. I took Syracuse to beat Baylor in the final, with Michigan State (the hated Sparty) and Louisville in the final four.
Ironically, Obama's bracket has Sparty and Louisville in the championship game, with Sparty winning. Which is fine with me, because I hate Sparty (did I mention that?) and will enjoy rooting against him/them. He has Florida and Arizona in his final four; I have Syracuse knocking off Florida in the "elite eight" round, and my Oklahoma Sooners taking out Arizona early. Again ironically, Obama has the Sooners losing right off the bat to North Dakota State, who nearly was kept out of the tourney by down-the-street IPFW, winning their conference tourney by just 3 points (albeit they did beat our hometown boys by 11 twice during the season).
Now last night, the "play in games" (aka we wanted to add a few more teams, so we have eight teams play each other for the last four spots) started, and I went down in flames twice, with the opportunity to do the same tonight. Sigh.
I think that's it for today. Scrappy's been trying to talk me into an early dinner, and that is beginning to sound good to me.