(if you somehow don't know this, Bevo is the Longhorn aka the mascot for UT at Austin)
Today is Texas Tech at Texas. As always, people have been tailgating since dawn. They also waited in line ALL DAY Friday to get tailgating spots on campus (faculty members can get them and there are plenty that are off-campus but its tough to get the good ones nearby the enormous stadium).
The game starts in 34 minutes and if we somehow lose (see 2008), well, I may not leave my apartment tomorrow. Or maybe I will, since everyone will probably be too depressed (and/or hungover) to leave their houses.
Since Bat Fest is going on, thought this image would be appropriate: it's a boat with a covering that is bat-shaped. It takes people out to watch the bats fly out from under Congress Ave just after sunset.
So the Texas Memorial Museum, home of the Natural Science Exhibit turns out to be an enormous tease. It's a big, impressive building on campus that I walk by all the time. You go in it, however, and wtf? There's no real animal life except for pinned butterflies (and clearly that's not life). There are some cool rocks, a dinosaur skeleton suspended from the ceiling, and some shiny bugs on display. So you think "Oh! Hall of Texas Wildlife! Sweet!" and head upstairs.
Lies! I tell you, its all lies. There are replicas of animals but no real ones. Not even any stuffed ones!
The rocks turned out be the coolest thing in there.
I am not mocking or hating on you, Tejas! I'm just posting about things that are different, surprising, confusing, amusing, or hilarious to me as a New Englander... or, as y'all prefer to call me, a Yankee.
PS: No seriously. I can't mock you because the word "y'all" is unconsciously in my thoughts... and now in my speech as well. Yes, it has happened: I say "y'all" on a regular basis.