Go Jaguars

A new high school is being built just down the street from us, and they just announced the mascot and the colors. The Carrboro High School Jaguars will be purple, black and white. Even though my kids won’t go there for 6 and 8 years, they were excited about the announcement.

Principal Jeff Thomas said he was pleased with the selection. “It gives some thematic unity with the Chapel Hill Tigers and East Chapel Hill Wildcats,” he said, referring to the district’s two other high schools.

T-Shirts and hoodies are available now. Download PDF to order.

If My Life Was a Movie, What Would the Soundtrack Be?

Blog Tag linked from CC Chapman. Leave a comment or send a link if you play the game.

How to Play:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the nextbutton
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool …

Here are mine:

Opening Credits:
Exit – U2

First Day At School:
She’s Mine (Keep Your Hands to Yourself)- John Lee Hooker

Falling In Love:
Slippery People – Talking Heads

Breaking Up:
Sons & Daughters – The Decemberists

Prom:
Ravens – Patti Smith

Mental Breakdown:
My Boyfriend’s Back -The Angels

Flashbacks:
Oh, My Pregnant Head – The Flaming Lips

Getting Back Together:
Double E – Neil Yong

Wedding Scene:
American Pie – Don McLean

Final Battle:
Cosmopolitan Homesick Blues – Right Profile

Death Scene:
Sugar Baby – Cordelia’s Dad

Funeral Song:
The Sun in California – The Autumn Defense

End Credits:
You Got Lucky – Tom Petty

Finale:
Groaning the Blues – Eric Clapton

Weekly Travel Summary

After returning from a last minute trip to Michigan, below is my summary for the week.
6 Airplane Trips
3 States Visited: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio (airport only)
3 Cities Visited: Chicago, Grand Rapids, Cleveland (airport only)
2 Great Lakes viewed from the air: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan
1 Trade Show Attended
1 All Day Meeting Attended
1 Hotel Night
1 Rental Car
2 Airlines
2000 Continental Frequent Flyer Miles
2.5 Southwest Rapid Rewards Credits
1/2 National Championship Game Watched
Not Enough Beer

What else drops update

In my continuing search for things that drop on New Year’s Eve, I have found:
A possum (Brasstown, NC)
A lighted beach ball (Carolina Beach, NC)
An orange (Orange County, CA)
A new Ford Edge (Buffalo, NY)
A carp (St. Feriole Island, WI)
Bologna (Lebanon, PA)

and a long list of things from a giant red shoe carrying a drag queen (Key West, FL) to a wrench (Mechanicsburg, PA) on Wikipedia.