Sunday, March 14, 2004

After taking too many pictures at the Acropolis and Lycavitos Hill yesterday, I'll be trying to go for quality over quantity for a few days. I only have one of my original disposable cameras left.

The Astros lost 6-1 to the Marlins, yada yada yada, HOW ABOUT MY ALMA MATER!!
Good ol' Vanderbilt has been playing some serious basketball lately. The women's team, after a slow start to the year, just went out and won the SEC tournament for an automatic NCAA bid, and the men's team, after a hot start and slow middle, just beat #5 Mississippi State on their way to the SEC semifinals. They then lost to Florida, but we are all but guaranteed of a decent seed in the NCAAs. Of course, I was saying the same thing freshman year, when we had at least 4 or 5 wins against top 25 teams....but this year they can't keep us out. We're too good.

Oh, and you may have heard about the Madrid bombings. They are a huge deal over here - all of Europe is pretty close, both geographically and emotionally (especially since the introduction of the EU), so any tragedy like this is tough to take. Approximately 200 dead and 1400 wounded from bombs on the rail system - the same rail system that I've used several times while going around Europe. Over one million mourners turned out in Spain, and there are been moments of silence and flags at half-mast throughout Europe. It's a sad time.

Well, it's beautiful outside, and we're heading out for the day, so I have to run. More baseball next time.

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