Sunday, April 19, 2009

The White Stripes- Jolene

I always think of songs we should make music videos to, or play in our dream set. This is now on the top of that list.

I don't ask much from you people. Really, I don't. With that in mind, I'd like you to learn the measly 200 words in this song so we can sing it to Pat's mom. Please?

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Row row row your (concrete) boat

Just got back from Notre Dame where the weather was cold and the competition was HOT. Well, not really hot. The competition was a pile of nerds and their concrete watercraft. And guess what? Marquette rose (almost) to the top of the nerd pile this year with a third-place finish in the annual concrete canoe race!

Highlights include a canoe that broke in half in the water, another canoe that kinda broke in half in the water, a canoe collision that kinda broke another canoe, and sitting in a nice fireman's pickup truck to warm up after taking 4th place in the women's endurance race. Also, University of Wisconsin Madison lost, which never happens. The winning team (Evansville) got a standing ovation, we got a little glass trophy, and Marquette Engineering got its most successful concrete canoe in the history of the school. It kind of felt like the Miracle on Ice, only it was the Miracle on Lake St. Mary's. Slightly less ice.

Ben, thanks for stopping by to show your support for this high-stakes, low-speed, heavy-on-the-nerd sport!