NaBloPoMo may yet prove to be a pain in the ass. Our internet signal isn’t coming in right now (we poach), so we may have to find some place with free WiFi to post this sucker. Add to that yesterday’s covert effort to post in the presence of my parents (they must never know about this blog), and the coming holiday which will find us on the road, and you’ve got a real pain in the ass. Woe is me.
I suppose if we actually paid for the internets it would solve today’s problem, but our Thanksgiving travels may prove a more serious hurdle. We’re going to NC and may have to find a Starbucks to hook up some posts. Again, though, we’ll have to find excuses to get away from the ‘rents.
So yesterday was my first big-time college football experience, with the exception of the 2003 Division I-AA National Championship game between the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (my dad’s an alum) and Colgate University, held in ‘Nooga. That game was a blowout (UD trounced ‘em). Yesterday’s game was a cliffhanger, with UT prevailing by a single point that held up by the width of the goalpost. I’ve been to quite a few sporting events before, but this was something completely different. For three hours, 105,077 people behaved as one, singing Rocky Top on cue and shaking the bleachers with 210,154 stomping feet. And you should see that marching band. That’s some impressive shit they do. You never get to see what the band does when you watch the games on TV because The Man is too busy trying to sell us Chevrolets and Budweiser. Damn him.
We finished off the day with a fantastic meal at La Costa on Market Square. The place does a helluva job with Latin-Southern fusion with dishes like shrimp and cheese grits with Andouille sausage, barbecue pork tacos, tilapia tacos, and a very interesting sweet potato, pecan and tofu burrito. I dig it when a restaurant has a concept and they really deliver on it in creative ways. If you’re ever in K-town, give it a look. Just don’t throw down on K-town. Ever.