Today was the day that LSU fans have waited for since January 07, 2008--today was the opener for the 2008 football season. In typical south Louisiana fashion, it was 90+ degrees, 75+% humidity, and 80,000+ people, despite the fact that our entire state is "staring down the gun barrel" of a category 4 hurricane (more on that later). The fightin' T-I-G-E-R-S won!!
Now, about the hurricane brewing in the carribean and headed for the Gulf of Mexico and eventually somewhere on the LA coast...it has to be an ominous sign when, at least 36+ hours before the hurricane makes landfall, you glance at your digital cable box and instead of the time it reads "EAS" (Emergency Alert System) or you glance at your NOAA weather radio and notice the orange light is lit and the display reads "Warning". I'm thinking to myself, this isn't gonna be good...we'll keep you updated as long as we have electricity and internet service! We believe we are as prepared as possible...charcoal, propane, gasoline, non-perishable food items, dog food, water, batteries, flashlights, candles, and ROSARIES!!!