I had a dream last night, and it was a real Whoppler.
Wait for it.
In the dream, I was talking with friends I worked with back in the day in Lexington, Kentucky.
We’re talking over 20 years ago.
I can only assume that the NCAA tourney earlier this week has brought that time in my life to the forefront of my brain. But we weren’t talking about the Wildcats. No, we were all upset that we couldn’t find Whooplers in the local stores.
Not Whoopers, which is what I think we meant. Whooplers.
Even while the dream was taking place, I was thinking in the back of my mind…
“Don’t we really mean Whoopers?
But I couldn’t seem to express it.
So I woke up this morning with Whoppers on the brain. I hope I can find them in the local theatre. (That’s the only place I ever eat them.)
And I hope my Lexington friend Paul Fast is doing well. Because I dreamed about him last night.
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So I’ve been thinking a lot about the number 8.
It’s taken on a near mystical quality this week — for an obvious reason — for Kentucky Wildcat fans.
But as digits go, it was already pretty cool.
Turn it on its side, and you’ve got an infinity symbol. It’s the figure in figure skating. And a few figure eight turns of a rope and you’ll got yourself a decent cinch.
But this week, it’s a magic number for me. And I want to share that feeling with the world.
So, here you go.
The Magic Eight Ball
Go ahead — ask it anything.
You can thank me later.
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While Kentucky was busy winning a national championship, the world kept turning.
And the planet Mars has come for a visit.
In fact, last night around 8:30pm ET, the moon, Mars, and the bright star Regulus formed a ‘cosmic triangle’ in the night sky.
Isosceles, from the look of it.
This is the closest Mars has been to the Earth in a month, and when it returns next month, it will only appear half as bright (something to do with its current retrograde motion, blah blah). So this is a good time to take a look-see.
In the triangle , Mars is the reddish object, Regulus the blue. And the moon…well, I think you can figure that one out for yourself.
Hmmm. Red and blue ‘stars’ appear in the sky…right after the NCAA Finals? I’m sure astronomers will simply point to the celestial calendar. But I think this is proof positive:
There are college basketball fans on other planets.
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There are celebrities…
…and there are Kentucky celebrities.
Josh Hutcherson, who portrays Peeta in the blockbuster film The Hunger Games, hails from Union, Kentucky. And like all good Kentuckians, Josh is a diehard UK fan.
He’s also a face painter.
He shared this pic last night during his appearance on Conan. And he revealed that co-star Jennifer Lawrence, also a Kentucky native, is a Louisville Cardinal fan.
Well, I definitely know who I’m backing in The Hunger Games now.
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Have you heard?
‘Olympian Blue’ is the Pantone Color of the Week on Stylelist.com.
Designers tout the strength of its ‘jewel tones,’ and how this ‘pop of color’ enhances neutrals. As we say in the country…
I say Olympian Blue is especially hot this week for one reason and one reason only…
‘Cause these bad boys are burning a trail up and down the floor!
Sweet Sixteen and beyond…
GO BIG BLUE!
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It’s called the Sweet Sixteen with good reason.
Making the Elite Eight and Final Four is, of course, the raison detre, but surviving that first weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is oh, so sweet.
Your expectations beyond that point — well, that pretty much depends on who you are.
For the Cinderella teams like Northern Iowa, Cornell and St. Mary’s, any other wins they amass at this point — as my friend Jason so aptly put it this morning — are gravy.
But for a seeded team for Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse or even Ohio State, any loss is a huge disappointment to both the team and its fan base. They are expected to win from here on out.
No exceptions. No excuses.
If only the seeded teams could look at each win going forward as ‘gravy.’
Would that make the final victory even sweeter?
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