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Hurricane Sally

2020.09.14 18:35 CFB_Referee Hurricane Sally

Sally remains a hurricane and is moving slowly.

From the latest public advisory (as of 9/16 11:30 AM ET) Sally is likely to cause issues with rainfall, storm surge, surf, wind tornados, and flooding - including potential inland flooding.
Check your local weather or emergency management agency for more specific information where you are.
 
Please look to local news, local weather, and local and state emergency management agencies to find out more about how you may be affected, if you need to evacuate, and steps on getting prepared. Please everyone stay safe.
 
U Forecasts, Predictions, and Watches/Warnings
 
Tulsa Preparedness & Planning
College students should check out their university's emergency alert system - if you're not signed up to get notices, you should!
Useful links on: hurricane preparedness, emergency kits, emergency supplies for your car.
 
Louisburg Other things worth thinking about or getting:
  • General: A cooler. Fun/mental health stuff - books, games, etc. Cash. Weather radio and batteries. Flashlights > candles. Backup cell phone, laptop, or other batteries. Extra water. Hand sanitizer. Comfort items (a toddler's blankie, the puppy's favorite toy, your grandpa's watch you can't imagine losing).
  • Specialized: Transportation and assistive devices (think especially about children, pets, the elderly, people with disabilities).
  • Cars: Gas. Window breakeseatbelt cutter.
 
Gattaca Florida Safety:
  • Check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries!
  • Watch out for downed power lines. Never assume it is dead. Avoid it.
  • Assume floodwaters are deeper than they look. Turn around, don't drown.
  • Learn your flood and evacuation zones!
  • Food safety from the FDA and USDA.
  • If your home floods and you need to go up, head for the roof. Keep an ax in your attic to get out that way if you need it.
  • Be aware of potential 911 delays.
  • Evacuate! If you can, check on people you know to see if they need help evacuating if you can offer it or put them in touch with someone who can.
 
Hertfordshire Documentation:
  • Bring it with you.
  • Store it in a plastic bag to they are together and stay dry.
  • House deed/rental agreement/lease.
  • Insurance information (home, car, renters, medical, flood).
  • Identification (ID card/driver's license, passport, Social Security card, marriage/birth certificates).
  • Take photographs of your home before you evacuate and when you return. Good documentation of the damage may help if you need to file an aid or insurance claim.
 
For long-term preparedness, check out CERT training information.
 
Holland Evacuation
College Information
We'll be updating this list as we get information.
 
/CFB Ball Alabama
University Update Sources
Bishop State Community College All remote learning on Monday and Tuesday. All events cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 7
Coastal Alabama Community College Closses at 2 PM on Monday. In person classes closed through Wendesday. Online classes continue to meet. 5
Spring Hill College Classes cancelled after 1:30 PM on Monday. Classes online on Tuesday. 5
University of Mobile Move to all online instruction as of 1:30 PM Monday. Normal classes resume Wendesday. 5
South Alabama University of South Alabama Classes, events, and activities canceled Tuesday and Wednesday. 16
 
/CFB Ball Florida
University Update Sources
Gulf Coast State College All campuses closed Tuesday. 11
Northwest Florida State College Closed through Tuesday. 13
Pensacola State College All campuses closed Monday and Tuesday. 7, 17
West Florida University of West Florida All classes - in person and online - cancelled through Thursday. 18
 
/CFB Ball Louisiana
University Update Sources
Delgado Community College Online classes only on Monday and Tuesday. 8, 19
Loyola Operating normally until 4 PM on Monday. Classes canceled Tuesday. Classes resume Wednesday. 2, 20
New Orleans Theological Seminary/Leavell College Closed Monday-Wednesday. 8
Nicholls Nicholls State All classes online Monday-Wednesday. 4
Northshore Technical Community College Online on Monday. Closed on Tuesday. Decision on Wednesday pending. 8, 21
Nunez College Online classes continue. In person classes cancelled Monday and Tuesday. 8
Southeastern Louisiana Southeastern University All classes online on Monday. All classes cancelled on Tuesday. 14
Southern Southern University Normal operations on Tuesday. 9, 22
Tulane Tulane In person and online classes canceled after noon on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday classes TBD. 1
Holy Cross University of Holy Cross Closed Monday and Tuesday. 8
University of New Orleans Classes all online on Monday. In person, online, and hybrid classes canceled on Tuesday. 3
Xavier University Classes online after 5 PM Monday. Classes cancelled Tuesday. 8
 
/CFB Ball Mississippi
University Update Sources
Jones County JC Jones College All classes online through Wednesday. 12
Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College All classes online starting Monday at noon and Tuesday. 10
Southern Miss University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Locations All classes and events moved online starting at noon on Monday. 15
 
/CFB Ball South Carolina
If you know of any of these, please let us know.
University Update Sources
 
/CFB Ball North Carolina
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University Update Sources
 
/CFB Ball Virginia
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Touchdown Game Information Penalty Flag
We'll be updating this list as we get information.
This list includes all games played with teams in affected states. Many may not be affected, but given the ripple effects of things like travel and the particular complications of scheduling this season, we've listed them all here for reference.
Date Time Home Team Away Team Game Location
9/18 7:30 PM ET Coastal Carolina Campbell Conway, SC
9/19 12:00 PM ET Georgia State Louisiana Atlanta, GA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Tulane Navy New Orleans, LA
9/19 12:00 PM ET Duke Boston College Durham, NC
9/19 2:30 PM ET Notre Dame USF South Bend, IN
9/19 3:30 PM ET Georgia Tech UCF Atlanta, GA
9/19 3:30 PM ET Georgia Southern FAU Statesboro, GA
9/19 3:30 PM ET UNC Charlotte Chapel Hill, NC
9/19 4:00 PM ET Middle Tennessee Troy Murfreesboro, TN
9/19 4:00 PM ET Clemson The Citadel Clemson, SC
9/19 7:30 PM ET ULM Texas State Monroe, LA
9/19 7:30 PM ET Louisville Miami (FL) Louisville, KY
9/19 7:30 PM ET Southern Miss Louisiana Tech Hattiesburg, MS
9/19 8:00 PM ET NC State Wake Forest Raleigh, NC
 
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2020.05.18 19:35 souzaphone Virtual NYRR Brooklyn Half

TL;DR - I ran a virtual race and did better than I thought I would!
Race Information
Goals
GOAL DESCRIPTION COMPLETED?
A survive & finish yes
B beat my PR of my only other completed half (2:08:11) yes
C Sub 2hr HELL YES!

Splits

Mile Pace
1 8:46
2 9:10
3 8:19
4 8:37
5 9:16
6 8:12
7 9:21
8 8:54
9 8:46
10 8:28
11 9:16
12 8:22
13 8:29
0.17 8.23

Backstory
I’ll start off by saying I never thought of myself as a “runner”, or an athlete in general. In high school I was a dancer, a tennis player, a swimmer, an actress, and a filmmaker, but my brother was the self-proclaimed "athlete" of the family. I started running around Labor Day of 2019 after my husband and I decided we needed to make some serious lifestyle changes in order to achieve some much-needed balance (turns out binge drinking & binge netflixing, while fun once in a while, was taking its toll on our mental & physical health). We went for our first “run” while we were vacationing in Charleston SC, a run which basically involved me sputtering and gasping for breath for a total of one mile, completed in just around twenty minutes. My husband, a former cross-country runner, was literally running laps around me and doing his best to be encouraging. I was doing my best to not be annoyed at his easy path to success.
Lurking through this community helped out with so many helpful tips to get me up and running (i.e., run slow to start! Get the right shoes! Increase your distance gradually! Don’t underestimate the importance of rest!). Can’t emphasize how grateful I am for all of the help. I finished my first ever actual race in October 2019, a 5K trail run that I ran in 33:12. Honestly I was thrilled to just be able to finish and not crawl my way across the finish line.
Throughout the winter, we started one of my now favorite weekend traditions...running to a restaurant for some tasty ass food. For us, that would involve anywhere from a 3-5 mile run at the beginning, which then progressed into a longer 8-11 mile run over the Brooklyn Bridge to get delicious soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai, bagels at Russ & Daughters, Malaysian breakfast at Kopitiam, or gorging on ribs and mac & cheese at Hometown BBQ. Basically, we were running to support our food habit. Gradually that expanded into an early morning solo-run ritual during the week as well. Nothing would bring me as much peace as a sunrise run near the water by Brooklyn Bridge, New York City glittering in the background, listening to an audiobook or a podcast while enjoying some rare "me time".
Back in November, I started to consider the possibility of running a half marathon. At that point I wasn’t sure I could even finish it but I liked the idea of having a goal to work towards. I signed up for the Brooklyn Half back in January and also signed up for a virtual half marathon in March, figuring that would be a good test run beforehand. Of course, in comes Covid-19 and the BK half got cancelled. We’ve been self-isolating since mid-March, and our running habit came to a grinding halt. I was pretty uncomfortable with the prospect of going out anywhere non-essential, half-worried about catching the virus and half-worried about seeming like an asshole and not doing the #stayhome thing. Eventually we got more comfortable and started running again in early April, gradually building up our mileage, leaving early in the morning, taking low-pedestrian traffic routes, and of course, wearing masks.
Pre-race
Two weeks ago, my husband suggested registering for the virtual version of the Brooklyn Half. Only two weeks of prep when our longest run in Corona-times was a 7 miler...so a half was a big jump, but seemed like we could maybe do it! I drafted up a running plan, with a small taper. Got up at 6:30am yesterday, scarfed down a peanut butter toast, packed my flipbelt with some Bloks, and we were out the door.
The race
Miles 1-2
I was half-expecting to feel the weird little aches/niggles that go away after the first mile, along with the usual “this is terrible I want to stop already” malaise that comes with mile 1 for me, but surprisingly I didn't feel any of that, felt energized, rested and ready to go. Got to Prospect Park right at the end of our Mile 2.
Mile 3
Running our Prospect Park loop. Minor confrontation with a disgruntled man who literally came out of the bushes from behind a corner to walk his dog on the running path in the wrong direction. He yelled at us for not distancing enough from him (if I had seen him, obviously I would’ve slowed down), I said something snarky back “cool way to go the wrong way”, and he yelled after me for the next 400m or so. He’s probably some known cranky character. I usually don’t engage with people like that, but the mask is emboldening...I end up accidentally thinking if people can’t see me say someone’s an asshole, it means they can’t hear me.
Mile 4-5
A little TMI, but this is where I get a little case of PD. Should’ve pooped before we left, oh well! Mile 5 on this route is the part of the park loop that has a super dumb, very long hill where you think the incline is over after it rounds the corner, but it just...continues. My husband loves it as he loves all hills. I’m grateful for it since running with him more often in quarantine has helped with my hill training for sure. My minor case of PD had gone away by the end of mile 5...not gonna question how or why, but was happy to not have that discomfort anymore.
Mile 6-7
Last leg of the Prospect Park loop, first Blok in, and the start of our path towards our usual weekday circuit. Shoutout to Clif Bloks for being DELICIOUS (salted watermelon and tropical punch). I’ve tried Gu once earlier this year and am still traumatized by it. It was a windy day, and somehow I got it stuck all over my running anorak and hair and face and had to finish my run feeling like a sticky-handed three-year-old after an ice cream cone. Doesn’t help that I had unwittingly selected one of the worst flavors on the market (Cherry Lime...woof). When my phone gave me the total time update at the 7 mile mark, I was shocked to hear it was just over an hour. We were on target to maybe go sub-2hrs if we kept this up, which seemed unreal.
Mile 8
The most depressing mile of the race, we ran a straight line in an industrial area near our neighborhood. Very ‘Road to Nowhere’ vibes.
Mile 9-10
Mile 9 was the start of our usual weekday running route on one of my favorite streets to run on in our neighborhood (Clinton Street). Beautiful brownstones, vibrant floral trees canopying the roads, and not a ton of pedestrian foot traffic. Had another Blok at Mile 10.
Mile 11-13.1
The piers at Brooklyn Bridge park! The wide paths there allow for tons of room for all the runners & walkers, and it’s right on the water. I love, love, LOVE running these piers so much. I started to hit a bit of a mental wall at around 11.5. Not quite boredom, but more of a mental fatigue of wanting to just be done with the run. I don’t pay too much attention to what my times are per mile, so when I was expecting to hear that I was around 1:53 at the 12 mile mark, I was shocked to hear I was at 1:45. I could actually shatter my previous PR. Such an incredible boost of confidence! Once I hit stop and saw my final time, I burst into tears. I was so deliriously happy and proud of myself. Got a huge hug from my husband and we walked our way home.
Post-race
I took a soak bath, and we spent the day making super delicious pizzas and watched Lawrence of Arabia. I took today off, grateful to not feel sore at all and eager to get back on it tomorrow. Not sure what my next goal should be, so I’ll have a think on that. Definitely geared more towards distance goals and less about speed, I think.
Thanks for reading! :)
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2020.04.19 00:28 alyssagalloo Everyone’s a God- We Just Don’t Know It

Founded in 1670, Charleston SC is one of the oldest cities in the United States, which means it has a lot of history and ultimately beauty surrounding it. Charleston is probably the most beautiful place that I’ve ever had the privilege of living in. My best friend Julia and I went to college in Charleston, and decided to stay after graduation. I’m working in a mundane field out on the beaches surrounding the city, but she is working as an archaeologist for the city itself. In a city as old as Charleston, when people want to do construction on historical homes or sites, or sometimes even just regular places around town, they call in an archaeologist just to check it out and make sure they’re not destroying a priceless artifact. Most of this story is Julia’s, I’m just the storyteller.
One day, about a year ago, Julia got called to a site in an extremely old part of the city. “South of Broad” is a notoriously old, and particularly wealthy part of town. An old Charlestonian family was doing some renovations on their Carriage House and they hadn’t originally called in the city to make sure it was archaeologically cleared because someone of their family had lived there so long that they couldn’t keep track anymore. Apparently the carriage house had never been renovated though, because they attempted to dig into the foundation and start their excavation, a shovel knocked into a wooden box buried underground. That immediately was a red flag for the construction crew, who then called in the city, who called in Julia. She couldn’t do much more other than supervise the remainder of the construction in a way that it was done without harming any other potential historical items underneath, but she really couldn’t do much until the ground everywhere was breached.
However, she did dig up the box that they had originally bumped into. She said it was a pretty inconspicuous box, which had started to show early signs of rot, which means it wasn’t in the ground much longer than 70-100 years. She properly categorized, documented, photographed and recorded the box, and opened it to reveal what was inside. The only thing inside of the box, was just a book.
Julia carefully took the book out, and realized it was bound in vellum. It looked incredibly old, even from the outside she could tell that the pages were yellowed and uneven, the binding was near the end of its life, and the title was in a language she couldn’t decipher.
After properly categorizing, documenting, etc the book, she brought it to her superiors and asked what they should even do with it. She wasn’t content with it just getting thrown into an excavation box in a climate controlled room. The book was clearly old, and had a colorful history that she really needed to know. Luckily, her supervisor decided that she could explore the lead, since it would probably tell them, and their clients (the original people doing the excavation) a little bit more about their family and ancestors.
Julia immediately called me up and told me about this book, and as a bit of a history buff myself, I was already jumping into this adventure feet first. I suggested we start back at the college, and talk to one of our history professors to see if we could at least get the language deciphered.
We left the book in the lab since it’s climate controlled, but armed with photographs, we headed over to the campus and sat down in Dr. Heady’s office. She was as scatter brained as ever, but still the smartest person either of us knew. She had literal stacks of books in piles around her office, with students’ papers scattered around haphazardly. Some had grades, and some didn’t, but it didn’t really strike her as important. What was really important, was her second “research” desk on the far side of the room. It had the most book piles, a laptop and second monitor, and multiple empty coffee mugs.
Heady comes blustering in the room, gives both of us a hug, and complains about the students she’s had since our graduation in ‘18. We politely take the compliment and get down to the real nitty gritty.
“Heady, listen, I’m working as an archaeologist for the city now right? Well I found something on a dig the other day and I’m on a job to find out what it is, and I figured our favorite linguistics professor is the right place to start”
“Give it to me girls” she more or less squealed. The air of excitement she gave off was almost palpable as her eyes grew wide, she stuck her wire-framed glasses on her face and pushed her wild hair back into a low ponytail.
“Oh.. oh God would you look at that” she exclaimed leaning back in her chair with the photographs, never removing her eyes off of them. “I need more, do you have more photos?”
“Yeah, I have more photos, or I can take you to the lab” Julia said “But what language is it?” I cut in
“It’s Old Norse. Julia will have to do some dating to figure out how old it is, but the language was spoken in the Scandinavian region up until the 14th century. If it came from where you said it did, it must be a family relic or something passed down for generations. The title though… that’s what intrigues me” Heady said with a dreamy look in her eye. She immediately snapped into focus and grabbed us a book from the middle of a stack, sending the top few papers flying to the floor. Like a whirlwind she handed us a book on Scandinavia and raced over to her book shelf.
Before I could even look at the book she already gave us, she pulled out a small pocket-sized book that had obviously been rifled through many times. She plops it on her desk, and gets to filing through the pages.
“I know it’s here.. I know it’s here… HERE!” She exclaims and points her finger down with an audible thunk on the book. “Here is the translation guide for old Norse. I had this book back when I was an undergrad; it has pretty rudimentary translations or at least help with translating some of the most common old languages that we come across. This one I just haven’t seen enough to know how to translate it.”
I’d be lying if I said my heart wasn’t beating out of my chest right now. Julia seemed weirdly calm and quietly rifled through the book on Scandinavia while Heady at her desk kept humming, and every so often saying a small “oh” or “ah ha” as she worked to translate the title.
“I’ve got it. I’ve got it girls, and I need to see this book in person. We need to translate this book. The title… is “The Ordinary Gods and Lands They Inhabit”. But I know nothing about Norse “ordinary gods”, there’s the mythological classics like Odin, Thor and Freyja but I’ve never heard of what they call ordinary gods.”
“”Ordinary Gods and the Lands They Inhabit”, huh" Julia said dreamily. "Well, let’s do it. Come on I’ll bring you to the lab and we’ll translate at least the first chapter. “
I think Heady and I had the same expression of wonder and excitement on our faces as Julia stood up and promptly walked out of the room. We both looked at each other, back to the space where Julia used to be, and hurriedly grabbed our bags and raced out the door after her.
The next 24 hours were pretty uneventful. Heady worked tirelessly translating the first chapter. She had to call a couple of colleagues, and had to work extremely slowly because of the state of the paper and such. Julia continued working at the job site, and I sat in the employee lounge of her lab just dozing on and off.
At about 5:30am 2 days later, I get a call that woke me up from a pretty deep sleep. It was Heady and she was so excited she couldn’t form words. I just decided to get to the lab and see what she was talking about myself. About a half hour later, I greet an equally makeup-free and tired looking Julia at the door to scan us into the building and meet Heady.
She had two cups of coffee waiting for us, as we sat down and she’s practically bouncing with excitement. “You two are not going to believe this.. According to this first chapter.. WE are gods”
“You’re shitting me” was my first answer. “There’s no way we’re gods, or that anyone thinks we are, you must’ve translated wrong”.
“No, no I didn’t translate wrong, hear me out. The book says that we’re gods, but of the mundane hence the “ordinary gods” moniker. It uses some outdated examples, but if you think about it it makes sense. People are extraordinarily good at things right? Some people are really good at keeping plants alive, others always seem to get caught in the rain, and some people are supernaturally good at dumb things like balancing a pen on their finger. According to this book, it may not seem like anything to us, but it’s a power over the natural world, and it seems like the next few chapters have examples”
“That’s ridiculous, we’re not “gods”” I exclaimed, but Julia actually surprised me and said “let’s hear what the chapter has to say. It’s possible.. Anything’s possible really”
Heady went on to explain the whole first chapter:
Ordinary gods, they explain are gods of the mundane, the everyday. The reason it’s not so widely known, is that once someone realizes their domain, they can exercise total control over it, and cause chaos. They say that Odin bestowed a gift upon his children, that they were to be made like him, gods of different things that he created for them, and as people age and create children, their domains merge, and children become gods of another item. We were able to deduce from the knowledge that there must be multiple gods of different items. With 7 billion people in the world, there’s not enough objects for everyone.
The people in the age of the book had learned of their domains apparently due to a process and learning items known as the “forbidden knowledge”. They began to challenge the traditional gods, pushing the boundaries of what their domain was, and the gods that oversaw their domain. They got feisty, they were intentionally creating children to form stronger and stronger domains. In short; they planned to rival the creator gods for control of the known world.
Odin, as the creator didn’t see this as a mistake. He saw it as a challenge for the mightier gods. He had them come up with ways to subdue the lesser gods as we were known, for control of the world and the subsequent domains of the earth. Loki was known for tricking those who participated in the forbidden knowledge by skewing their results, so that they didn’t actually know what their true powers were. Thor struck down those who challenged him, and Freyja got creative, and would coerce two people to fall in love whose powers would negate each other.
After decades of this effort by the greater gods, humans eventually forgot their powers. They always had an inkling; we were extraordinarily good at the strangest things, but we never quite knew why.
The book itself, details the forbidden knowledge, how to access your godlike side, and to take control of your domain.
I will say, it was incredibly convincing. I could see how the author of the book genuinely felt this was true, and you could tell in the way that Heady was explaining, that she also believed in this information wholeheartedly. It would account for why the book was locked away and buried, maybe it is secret knowledge we weren’t supposed to know.
After this entire explanation, the three of us looked at each other in confusion. Was it actually true? Was it possible that we were gods of the “mundane”? Julia slammed down her coffee mug, stood up and said “I don’t know about you two, but I’m damn sure that I’m going to read that forbidden knowledge.”
It took another 2 days, but Heady worked tirelessly to translate what she found as the chapter on the forbidden language. Julia and I were called to the office again, but this time at a normal time of day, and we found a somber looking Heady waiting for us.
“I’m done. I finished the chapter, but listen Julia, I don’t think this is a good idea. There are some serious consequences outlined in here. And you know, if this is all real, I don’t think it’s a great idea to bring about the wrath of some deities onto you.”
“It’s not real, and I’m about to prove it. Let’s do this. I hope you translated it word for word”
“I did” an exasperated Heady replied. “There’s some Norse chants you’ll need to recite, but I’ve written them out phonetically for you so that it’s easier. You’ll need to sit outside, specifically in a grass field, with a circle of candles put out around you. The key is to get in touch with the earth, as it’s the earth that ultimately bestows this power to you through your connection to it. Odin gave us the gifts, but the earth is the one who makes sure we use them.
Once you’re in the circle, you’ll need to recite these phrases. You’ll need to do it properly, so practice first. After that, it says the knowledge will be bestowed upon you and doesn’t go much into detail after that, so I guess we’ll see where to go from there”
“Easy enough” Julia replied, grabbed some candles and twine out of the lab cabinets and marched out the door. “Let’s go” she said with a nod towards us. “We’re going to Hampton Park after dark”
Since the sun was setting, we didn’t have long to wait, so we pulled into the parking lot and marched ourselves with armfuls of candles into Hampton Park. The crowd luckily weans as it gets darker, so we didn’t have much of an audience for what may or may happen in a few minutes.
Julia had been constantly reciting her lines in Norse, even doing a few youtube searches to make sure she was pronouncing them correctly, as Heady and I set up the candles in a circle around where she would sit. We lit each candle with a match, and Julia stepped into her illuminated circle, and sat down.
What happens next still boggles my mind to think about. She sat in the circle, with legs crossed, and the candle light shining off of her hair. She slowly closed her eyes, reached her hands down and grabbed fistfuls of grass underneath her. Her lips started moving, and as the first word left her mouth, the world grew quiet. The frogs no longer sang, the cicadas didn’t chirp, there wasn’t even the usual car alarm going off somewhere else downtown. She continued in her trance, and things grew even quieter. It was as if the air was sucked out of the atmosphere itself, and I could do nothing but stare at my friend with wide eyes and a hopeful heart.
She kept reciting, until apparently she finished. Her eyes opened, the sound returned to the world, and she slowly stood up. “Look, nothing’s happened. Nothing’s different” she said with a laugh. As she laughed, she turned and opened her palms toward the sky “I told y’all, nothing ch…”
As she was about to speak, her palms still tilted up toward the sky, it began to rain. It rained only in one spot, the circle surrounding Julia, and the drops formed columns of water above her opened palms. As the columns of water formed, hovering above her open palms, Julia looked in disbelief at what accumulated in her own hands. She turned her hands toward the trees, and pointed her fingers, and the columns of water shot toward the trees with unbelievable speed.
“Water” I gasped. “Julia, your domain is water…”
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2019.05.30 17:51 FewcanJACK I need to build a Monster Computer under 5K ish

>**What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

Gaming. I play the Division 2, Farming Simulator (Helps Me Relax), Minecraft, COD, Star C, Warframe. Those are my current games.
I am a Digital Marketing Manager and I primarily contract myself out. I also do lots of video editing for clients as I take over their marketing plans and make changes. I have to be able to show them what to do. So I work with lots of studio shot video, high rez well made video. This can be very taxing on my current Imac Pro. I am getting more into animation for motion graphics like Adobe After Effects and this can also hit my Imac HARD! I also want a PC that can be a server to my home and my crit work files. I have a Gig line in my house and 10 Gig to my office from the Unifi Gateway


>**What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**
I really dont have much budget here. Maybe 5K ish? Im just guessing I have never built a PC before.


>**When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

1-2 months. ASAP being the prefered option

>**What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**

I have a 2 year old Dell 4K monitor but I want to trash it and upgrade to something new. I like 32 inch monitors. I like not having multiple monitors. Maybe I should go with a 4K TV? Like the samsung frame TV? I dunno about this. Im guessing I would need all the fixings too.

>**Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

I live in Charleston SC and Boise ID. I have a house in each but I think I will be putting the PC in Boise. I like it cause its chill up there.

>**If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

I would like new :)

>**Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

I dont know about this. Stability is key. I want maximum uptime

>**Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

FAST AS FOOK PLEASE :) also. Lots of storage. This would be nice to have setup as a server as well. with about 150-250 TB Room to upgrade HDD would be nice too. I want the PC to run off ONLY SSD. I need the fastest transfer speeds for ingest.

>**Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

BIG and quiet if possible. The PC will live in a cooled closset about 12 feet away from my desk. There is an AC vent in that closset so it will always stay around 68-72 in there. I need a way to extend the cable to the desk. Maybe Thunderbolt 3?

>**Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

Windows 10 pro included yes

I would also like some advice on a studio monitor setup for a desk that can be wall mounted or on stands. The desk is LARGE and custom made. A subwoofer might be nice for music listening. Also a good headphone setup too. Needs to be good for video and audio editing. The Imac will go to my wife but she wants a second monitor. I might just buy that LG Ultrafine 5K monitor so it will match the Imac. That is really it.
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2018.09.10 01:38 CFB_Referee Florence & Football

With football season comes hurricane season. No, not you Richt.
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.What does that mean? There are now hurricane, tropical storm, and storm surge watches and warnings in effect on parts of the East Coast. What is a watch vs a warning? However, with this, please keep in mind that these categories are based on windspeed and do not factor in things like storm surge or rain. Here's some more information about this from NWS Newport/Morehead. And here is some information about the storm surge.
Please look to local news, local weather, and local and state emergency management agencies to find out more about how you may be affected, if you need to evacuate, and steps on getting prepared. Please everyone stay safe.
Here's an article on how "For Coastal Colleges, Evacuation Means Far More Than Just Moving People."
Forecasts, Predictions, and Watches/Warnings
Preparedness & Planning
LSU's Coach O on emergency planning.
College students should check out their university's emergency alert system - if you're not signed up to get notices, you should!
Useful links on: hurricane preparedness, emergency kits, emergency supplies for your car.
Other things worth thinking about or getting:
Safety:
Documentation:
For long-term preparedness, check out CERT training information.
Evacuation
College Specific Information
Cancellations/Closures
Schools canceling classes or closing (alphabetical order): App State, Bridgewater, Campbell, Christopher Newport, Clemson University - Charleston area, Coastal Carolina, Duke, ECU, Elon, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, Liberty, Methodist, Norfolk State, NCCU, NC State, ODU, Presbyterian College (9/14), Richmond, SC State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, South Carolina, Virginia Tech - Some Extension Centers, Wake Forest (9/14), William & Mary
Other
Football Related
Affected Games
If you learn of any cancellations, delays, etc. with games related to Florence, please let us know! You can comment here or PM StrawberryTea.
Most of the "canceled" games are looking to reschedule in the future if possible. We're listing them as "canceled" here for clarity that they will not be played this weekend. "Rescheduled" games have had their dates and/or times moved, "moved" games have a new location.
ALL TIMES LISTED ARE PM ET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
We also decided to map these out. The latest map.
North Carolina
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Wake Forest Boston College Winston-Salem 9/13 5:30 Rescheduled.
UNC UCF Chapel Hill - - Canceled.
NC State WVU Raleigh - - Canceled.
Appalachian State Southern Miss Boone - - Canceled.
Charlotte ODU Charlotte 9/13 4:00 Rescheduled.
Western Carolina Gardner-Webb Boiling Springs 9/14 6:00 Rescheduled.
Davidson Guilford Davidson 9/13 7:00 Rescheduled.
Fayetteville State Benedict Fayetteville - - Canceled.
Elizabeth City State University Winston Salem State University Rocky Mount - - Canceled.
Shaw Chowan Raleigh 11/10 - Rescheduled.
Catawba UNC Pembroke Salisbury - - Canceled.
Lenoir-Rhyne Mars Hill Hickory 9/13 2:00 Rescheduled.
Brevard College Allen University Brevard - - Canceled.
South Carolina
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Furman Colgate Greenville - - Canceled.
Clemson Georgia Southern Clemson 9/15 Noon Rescheduled.
SC State NC Central Orangeburg 11/24 - Rescheduled.
Citadel Charleston Southern Charleston 11/29 7:00 Rescheduled.
Coastal Carolina Campbell Buies Creek 9/12 2:00 Moved and rescheduled.
Presbyterian Stetson - - - Canceled.
South Carolina Marshall Columbia - - Canceled.
Newberry Virginia University Newberry 9/13 1:00 Rescheduled.
North Greenville Mississippi College Tigerville - - Canceled.
Virginia
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Virginia Tech ECU Blacksburg - - Canceled.
VMI ETSU Lexington 9/14 2:30 Rescheduled.
Richmond St. Francis University Loretto, PA 9/13 5:00 Moved and rescheduled.
UVA Ohio Nashville 9/15 4:30 Moved and rescheduled.
Liberty Norfolk State Lynchburg 12/1 2:00 Rescheduled.
William & Mary Elon Williamsburg - - Canceled.
JMU Robert Morris Harrisonburg 9/13 7:00 Rescheduled.
Hampton Tennessee State Hampton - - Canceled.
Methodist University Emory & Henry Emory - - Canceled.
Randolph-Macon Catholic Ashland 9/12 7:00 Rescheduled.
Hampden-Sydney University of New England Hampden-Sydney - - Canceled.
Washington & Lee Maryville Lexington 9/20 6:00 Rescheduled.
Averett University Ferrum College Danville - - Canceled.
Saint Augustine Virginia State Raleigh - - Canceled.
Bridgewater NC Wesleyan Bridgewater 9/21 7:00 Rescheduled.
West Virginia
Note: there's nothing listed here because the FBS West Virginia college football games are being played elsewhere...in other potentially affected states.
Maryland
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Maryland Temple College Park 9/15 12:00 Being monitored: 1
Navy Lehigh Annapolis 9/15 3:30 On
Frostburg State Christopher Newport Frostburg - - Canceled.
Delaware
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Delaware Cornell Newark 9/15 3:30 On
Washington DC
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Gallaudet Apprentice School Washington DC - - Canceled.
Howard Savannah State Washington DC - - Canceled.
Georgia
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
UGA Middle Tennessee Athens 9/15 Noon Rescheduled.
Kennesaw State Alabama State Kennesaw 9/15 5:00 On
Tennessee
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Lane College Livingstone College Jackson - - Canceled.
Tusculum University Limestone College Greeneville 9/14 7:00 Rescheduled.
Florida
Home Away Location Date Time Current Status
Jacksonville Walsh Jacksonville - - Canceled.
Potential Rescheduling
Note: this is listed by date and not week because different sites are disagreeing on which week is which. Previous weeks have not been listed because none of the teams have a TARDIS. Games for this week are already listed above. Games that have already been played or rescheduled further out are not listed here.
Team 1 Bye Team 2 Bye Overlap
Appalachian State 10/6 Southern Miss 10/6 10/6
Averett University 9/20 Ferrum College 10/3 None
Brevard College - Allen University 10/3, 10/20, 10/27 None
Catawba - UNC Pembroke - None
Clemson 10/13 Georgia Southern 9/22 None
Delaware 9/29 Cornell - None
Elizabeth City State University - Winston Salem State University 11/10 None
Fayetteville State - Benedict 11/10 None
Frostburg State 9/29 Christopher Newport 10/13 None
Furman 10/6 Colgate 10/20 None
Gallaudet 10/6 Apprentice School 11/10 None
Hampden-Sydney - University of New England 9/20 None
Hampton 10/20 Tennessee State 10/27 None
Howard 9/29 Savannah State 10/20 None
Kennesaw State 10/20 Alabama State 9/29, 10/20 10/20
Lane College - Livingstone College - None
Maryland 9/29 Temple 10/27 None
Methodist University 9/20 Emory & Henry - None
Navy 9/29 Lehigh 9/29 9/29
NC State 10/13 WVU 10/20 None
North Greenville - Mississippi College - None
Presbyterian 9/29 Stetson 10/6 None
Saint Augustine - Virginia State - None
South Carolina 10/20 Marshall 10/27 None
Tusculum University - Limestone College - None
UGA 10/20 Middle Tennessee 9/22 None
UNC 10/6 UCF 10/27 None
UVA 10/6 Ohio - None
Virginia Tech 10/20 ECU 10/27 None
William & Mary 11/3 Elon - None
Other Sports/College Related News
Too many people are helping for us to thank all of them by name, but sincere thanks to you all! We appreciate your help with all of this and your sharing information and answering questions for other users.
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2018.06.30 13:42 rm_a 2018 Ultimate College Football Road Trip

2018 Ultimate College Football Road Trip

As a big fan of both college football and road trips, I set out to create a road trip that would allow one to attend as many college football games as possible in 2018.

Guidelines

The goal is simple: attend as many college football games in 2018 as possible. I aimed mainly for Division 1 teams, with a slight preference to G5 teams because I like them. Some D2/D3 conferences don't seem to have a schedule released, though this should have a minimal impact as the vast majority of D2/D3 games are on Saturdays. As we'll see later, there are a bunch of games that have TBD times that we'll need to work with. The assumption is each game lasts 3 and a half hours. All times are in Eastern Time to make time zones easier to deal with. Travel times and distrances are calculated on Google Maps, with the ability to make up a little time on the road if necessary.
For the purpose of this post, the games were chosen based on ability to travel by car (with one exception) or other ground methods of transportation. Leave your frequent flier card at home, we're putting the miles on your car. Since cars require maintenance, we also need to factor in oil changes, and routine maintenance at specific milestones.
Starting out, you will need a buddy to share driving with, a pillow (you aren't staying at hotels most nights, sorry), your passport, ample food, and a few many Red Bulls.

Game 1: Wednesday, August 22 6:00PM Muskingum Muskingum Fighting Muskies at Wittenberg Wittenberg Tigers (Scrimmage)

In all my research, it appears that this is the first college football game in 2018 between two different colleges in the US. We're starting out our adventures in Springfield, Ohio, midway between Dayton and Columbus, with a scrimmage between two D3 teams. A nice matchup before we get to full-fledged action.

Game 2: Saturday, August 26 Time TBD Duquesne Duquesne Dukes at UMass UMass Minutemen

Travel: 751 miles, 11 hrs 19 min
There's a number of games on the Saturday of "Week 0" but this will be the only time we see UMass play, and it's at home so we get to see the UMass Marching Band. They're better than the football team.
Time is TBD, however largely irrelevant. Other Saturdays this will not be the case.

Game 3: Thursday, August 30 6PM Ouachita Baptist Ouachita Baptist Tigers at Northwestern (OK) Northwestern Oklahoma State Rangers

Travel: 1,679 miles, 24 hrs
We're watching some midweek GACtion, despite many other schools starting games up. Ouachita Baptist made the D2 playoffs last year, so this could be a good game. A couple hours away Oklahoma State is playing Missouri State, but we're taking this game instead because there won't be any untimed downs.

Game 4: Friday, August 31 9:30PM Colorado Colorado Buffaloes vs Colorado State Colorado State Rams (Denver, CO)

Travel: 522 miles, 7 hrs 51 min
Rocky Mountain Showdown under the lights. Get ready for our first double header in just a few hours.

Game 5: Saturday, September 1 12PM FAU Florida Atlantic Owls at Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners

Travel: 697 miles, 9 hrs 57 min
Last night's game ended at 1AM (11PM local). This game kicks off at 12PM (11AM local), so we have time to get some gas in Kansas and try to find some food, but there's minimal time we're off the road. Lane Kiffin looks to extend his winning streak in one of the more exciting matchups of the weekend.

Game 6: Saturday, September 1 7PM Central Arkansas Central Arkansas Bears at Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Travel: 127 miles, 2 hrs
While Joey Freshwater is hitting the bars, we're hitting the road. We have three and a half hours to make it to Tulsa. Central Arkansas was 10-2 last year and Tulsa was 2-10, so we could witness an FCS upset.

Game 7: Sunday, September 2 7:30PM Miami Miami Hurricanes vs LSU LSU Tigers (Arlington, TX)

Travel: 276 miles, 4 hrs 19 min
Opening weekend means bonus football. This is a primetime game so we have travel time to spare.

Game 8: Monday, September 3 8PM Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies at Florida State Florida State Seminoles

Travel: 858 miles, 12 hrs 53 min
The only game on Labor Day is a matchup between ACC powerhouses in Tallahassee.

Game 9: Thursday, September 6 7PM Lincoln (MO) Lincoln University Blue Tigers at Missouri State Missouri State Bears

Travel: 818 miles, 13 hrs 11 min
FCS Missouri State takes on D2 Lincoln in this weeknight matchup. We're coming up on 6,000 miles and it isn't even the second Saturday of the season, so it's time for a tire rotation and oil change in Missouri.

Game 10: Friday, September 7 8PM TCU TCU Horned Frogs at SMU SMU Mustangs

Travel: 414 miles, 6 hrs 37 min
The Battle for the Iron Skillet continues for a 98th year in Dallas.

Game 11: Saturday, September 8 12PM Mississippi State Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kansas State Kansas State Wildcats

Travel: 494 miles, 7 hrs 24 min
Once again, we're driving on a Friday night. This week the trip is a bit shorter, only to Manhattan, Kansas for a SEC-Big 12 matchup. It just means more.

Game 12: Saturday, September 8 7PM Wyoming Wyoming Cowboys at Missouri Missouri Tigers

Travel: 249 miles, 3 hrs 49 min
We're keeping the SEC theme for our doubleheader, and we're also hauling ass. We need to make up 20 minutes on I-70 to make kickoff, but it'll be doable. We'll see how Wyoming does without Josh Allen, and how Drew Lock looks in his senior season.

Game 13: Thursday, September 13 7:30PM Boston College Boston College Eagles at Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Travel: 843 miles, 12 hrs 29 min
Boston College and Wake Forest battle it out in an ACC Atlantic matchup.

Game 14: Friday, September 14 7PM Georgia State Georgia State Panthers at Memphis Memphis Tigers

Travel: 652 miles, 9 hrs 47 min
Your 2025 National Champions look to pick up a win over a team towards the top of a Power 6 conference.

Game 15: Saturday, September 15 12PM Miami Miami Hurricanes at Toledo Toledo Rockets

Travel: 682 miles, 10 hrs
By this time we're used to traveling on Friday nights. This week we're going to a packed Glass Bowl in Toledo. How could we pass up a (likely) ranked P5 team visiting a G5 team?

Game 16: Saturday, Setember 15 4PM Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Bowling Green Bowling Green Falcons

Travel: 25 miles, 28 min
One of the advantages of having your rival a half hour away is an intense rivalry game. In our case, it helps us complete our doubleheader. Toledo's cross division rival, Bowling Green, takes on FCS Eastern Kentucky as we arrive minutes before kickoff.

Game 17: Thursday, September 20 7:30PM Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Temple Temple Owls

Travel: 542 miles, 8 hrs 18 min
Tulsa travels to Philadelphia in a cross division AAC matchup.

Game 18: Friday, September 21 9PM Penn State Penn State Nittany Lions at Illinois Illinois Fighting Illini

Travel: 769 miles, 11 hrs 49 min
Penn State night games are nice, except this one is in Champaign so there's no whiteout. Lovie Smith looks for his first big win for the Illini.

Game 19: Saturday, September 22 12PM Shepherd Shepherd Rams at West Virginia State West Virginia State Yellow Jackets

Travel: 428 miles, 6 hrs 42 min
We're off to West Virginia for some noon D2 football. It's that time of the year where times are still TBD, so we're seeing games where times have already been announced – mostly lower division. Another possible doubleheader (depending on game times) is: Michigan State Michigan State Spartans at Indiana Indiana Hoosiers, WKU Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Ball State Ball State Cardinals, Boston College Boston College Eagles at Purdue Purdue Boilermakers (noon)

Game 20: Saturday, September 22 7PM NC State NC State Wolfpack at Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd

Travel: 41 miles, 46 min
It's the third week in a road where we're watching a P5 travel to a G5. I could get used to this. We Are!

Game 21*: Sunday, September 23 4:30PM Fort Valley State Fort Valley State Wildcats at Benedict Benedict College

Travel: 403 miles, 6 hrs 23 min
This game intrigues me. While searching D2 schedules, I came across this game scheduled for a Sunday. It's the only Sunday game I have seen besides Miami vs LSU on Labor Day weekend. ESPN has this game listed on their site for Sunday, as do the two colleges. Benedict's press release lists the game on Saturday, Fort Valley State does not have a press release for the schedule. Did an intern transpose the date incorrectly? Do we actually have Sunday football? Regardless, we're heading to Columbia, SC in search of Sunday college football.

Game 22: Thursday, September 27 8PM North Carolina North Carolina Tarheels at Miami Miami Hurricanes

Travel: 627 miles, 8 hrs 41 min
Our third time watching Miami play, but first time we see them at home. Another tire rotation and oil change are in order before we head to Friday's game.

Game 23: Friday, September 28 8PM Memphis Memphis Tigers at Tulane Tulane Golden Wave

Travel: 852 miles, 11 hrs 38 min
The only other D1 games this Friday at in the northeast or Colorado. Tulane is the closest, so we're off to the Big Easy.

Game 24: Saturday, September 29 1PM Morehead State Morehead State Eagles at Butler Butler Bulldogs

Travel: 827 miles, 11 hrs 38 min
It's the second day in a row of a nearly 12 hour drive, but a schedule full of TBD times has us watching some non-scholarship football in Indianapolis.
Another possible doubleheader is a bunch of home games in North Carolina. Two of these games are bound to have kickoff times that allow a doubleheader: South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars at Appalachian State Appalachian State Mountaineers, Rice Rice Owls at Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Hokies at Duke Duke Blue Devils, Virginia Virginia Cavaliers at NC State NC State Wolfpack, Old Dominion Old Dominion Monarchs at ECU East Carolina Pirates.

Game 25: Saturday, September 29 7:30PM Stanford Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Travel: 137 miles, 2 hrs 24 min
We're cutting it close, getting to South Bend about a half hour before kickoff. It'll be one of two #Pac12AfterDark games this trip.

Game 26: Thursday, October 4 8PM Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Houston Houston Cougars

Travel: 1,147 miles, 17 hrs 24 min
I originally had this day as Georgia State Georgia State at Troy Troy, but Houston has a semi-new stadium that is worth checking out. Fear not, Troy fans, we'll see the Trojans in a few weeks.

Game 27: Friday, October 5 7PM Georgia Tech Georgie Tech Yellow Jackets at Louisville Louisville Cardinals

Travel: 955 miles, 14 hrs 32 min
We're headed back north for a Friday night ACC matchup.

Game 28: Saturday, October 6 12PM McMurry McMurry Warhawks at Belhaven Belhaven Blazers

Travel: 588 miles, 8 hrs 23 min
And we're going back down south for a noon kickoff in Jackson, MS between D3 schools.

Game 29: Saturday, October 7 7PM UAB UAB Blazers at Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Travel: 155 miles, 2 hrs 14 min
There's a number of D1 games within a couple hours of Jackson on October 7, but only this one has a kickoff time. Any of the following games would work with a 7PM kickoff or later: Connecticut UConn at Memphis Memphis, ULM ULM at Ole Miss Ole Miss, Auburn Auburn at Mississippi State Mississippi State.

Game 30: Tuesday, October 9 8PM Appalachian State Appalachian State Mountaineers at Arkansas State Arkansas State Red Wolves

Travel: 301 miles, 4 hrs 58 min
It's the thirtieth game of the trip and finally a Tuesday game - we've seen a game on every day of the week! After the long drives to the previous games, a 5 hour drive is nothing.

Game 31: Thursday, October 11 7:30PM Georgia Southern Georgia Southern Eagles at Texas State Texas State Bobcats

Travel: 672 miles, 9 hrs 54 min
Our Sun Belt drought was snapped last game, and now we're watching a second Sun Belt game in three days.

Game 32: Friday, October 12 7PM USF USF Bulls at Tulsa Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Travel: 483 miles, 7 hrs 23 min
We're at around 18,000 miles less than two months in, so before the game the car's getting another oil change, tire rotation, and whatever else it needs. It's our fourth time seeing Tulsa, and second time at Chapman Stadium. The Tulsa football team is getting a little creeped out.

Game 33: Saturday, October 13 1PM UAB UAB Blazers at Rice Rice Owls

Travel: 505 miles, 7 hrs 31 min
We're seeing UAB in back to back weekends as they take on Rice in Houston.

Game 34: Saturday, October 13 7PM Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at UTSA UTSA Roadrunners

Travel: 197 miles, 2 hrs 47 min
We're also seeing Louisiana Tech in back to back weekends as well. The 7PM kickoff means that we need to make up 17 minutes on I-10.

Game 35: Thursday, October 18 9PM Stanford Stanford Cardinal at Arizona State Arizona State Sun Devils

Travel: 982 miles, 14 hrs 9 min
Finally. We've been traveling across the eastern half of the United States and finally we have made it out west. My original plan was home games at Arkansas State Arkansas State, Pennsylvania Penn, Bucknell Bucknell, and Morgan State Morgan State (shoutout to the Magnificent Marching Machine), but game times were updated since I originally planned it out so we're headed west. We're watching some real #Pac12AfterDark.

Game 36: Friday, October 19 9PM Colorado State Colorado State Rams at Boise State Boise State Broncos

Travel: 928 miles, 14 hrs 32 min
There's a Friday night game in Las Vegas, Air Force Air Force at UNLV UNLV, however my experience with the residents of Boise makes the extra 10 hour drive through nothingness in Nevada absolutely worth it. After the game, we won't have time to go to the bars with the Boise locals because we have a long drive to make

Game 37: Saturday, October 20 4PM Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags at Occidental Occidental Tigers

Travel: 842 miles, 13 hrs 57 min
We're taking the long overnight drive from Boise to watch a D3 matchup in the oldest college football stadium in Los Angeles. No time for sleeping after the game - we have another game to catch.

Game 38: Saturday, October 20 10:30PM San José State San Jose State Spartans at San Diego State San Diego State Aztecs

Travel: 125 miles, 2 hrs 9 min
To my surprise the drive from LA to San Diego leaves nearly an hour to account for traffic, time to park the car, and a graceful walk to the stadium for a #MWCAfterMidnight game.

Game 39: Tuesday, October 23 8PM Troy Troy Trojans at South Alabama South Alabama Jaguars

Travel: 1,930 miles, 28 hrs
It's a good thing there's no Monday games.

Game 40: Thursday, October 25 7PM Baylor Baylor Bears at West Virginia West Virginia Mountaineers

Travel: 937 miles, 14 hrs 13 min
We've almost hit the halfway mark in our journey, and what better way to celebrate it than with Country Roads and couch burning. I love Morgantown.

Game 41: Friday, October 26 8PM Indiana Indiana Hoosiers at Minnesota Minnesota Golden Gophers

Travel: 934 miles, 14 hrs 31 min
We'll get another oil change and tire rotation before this Big Ten matchup. We've put another 6,500 miles on the car in exactly 2 weeks.

Game 42: Saturday, October 27 12PM Charleston (WV) Charleston Golden Eagles at Notre Dame (OH) Notre Dame Falcons

Travel: 763 miles, 11 hrs 43 min
Not that Notre Dame. This Notre Dame is located outside Cleveland, Ohio.

Game 43: Saturday, October 27 7PM Walsh Walsh Cavaliers at Findlay Findlay Oilers

Travel: 158 miles, 2 hrs 23 min
This game was originally Navy Navy at Notre Dame Notre Dame, but duffman13jws corrected me that the game was actually in San Diego. We can't get across the country that fast.

Game 44: Tuesday, October 30 8PM Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls

Travel: 326 miles, 5 hrs 4 min
Put your passport away, we're going through Ohio and Pennsylvania to get to Buffalo. But keep it handy, we'll need it later.

Game 45: Wednesday, October 31 7:30PM Ball State Ball State Cardinals at Toledo Toledo Rockets

Travel: 318 miles, 5 hrs 4 min
5 hours back the way we just came. And there was a Tuesday night game only half an hour away at Bowling Green State University, but we decided to drive to Buffalo. Isn't this fun?

Game 46: Thursday, November 1 7PM Ohio Ohio Bobcats at Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos

Travel: 155 miles, 2 hrs 27 min
It's our third MAC game in a row, but we aren't complaining because our other option was to drive down to see the National Champion UCF UCF Knights all the way in Orlando.

Game 47: Friday, November 2 7:30PM Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Panthers at Virginia Virginia Cavaliers

Travel: 678 miles, 10 hrs 53 min
We can make all the jokes in the world about the quality of this football game, but Virginia's basketball team was bowl eligible last year and their basketball team had the #1 seed in the men's basketball tournament. We'll celebrate their successes by visiting Charlottesville.

Game 48: Saturday, November 3 12PM Air Force Air Force Falcons at Army Army Black Nights

Travel: 389 miles, 6 hrs 31 min
No college football bucket list is complete without a visit to West Point for game day. We even left time to check out Highland Falls and to tailgate on Buffalo Soldier Field.

Game 49: Saturday, November 3 5PM Framingham State Framingham State Rams at Western Connecticut Western Connecticut Colonials

Travel: 54 miles, 1 hr 6 min
A jump across the Hudson, and we're at the second game of our doubleheader for this weekend - a D3 matchup in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Game 50: Tuesday, November 6 7:30PM Kent State Kent State Golden Flashes at Buffalo Buffalo Bulls

Travel: 391 miles, 6 hrs 13 min
Back to the track stadium to watch some Tuesday night MACtion.

Game 51: Wednesday, November 7 TBD Ohio Ohio Bobcats at Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks

Travel: 450 miles, 7 hrs 8 min
Battle of the Bricks on a Wednesday night.

Game 52: Thursday, November 8 7:30PM Wake Forest Wake Forest Demon Deacons at NC State NC State Wolfpack

Travel: 538 miles, 8 hrs 49 min
It's November which means a game a day except for Sundays and Mondays, thanks to the NFL. Luckily all the games are at night or else we'd be pulling doubleheaders.

Game 53: Friday, November 9 7PM Louisville Louisville Cardinals at Syracuse Syracuse Orange

Travel: 649 miles, 10 hrs 2 min
You won't need your passport to get into the Cuse Nation for this trap game. Syracuse has won 6 of their last 7 Friday home games, including two against ranked opponents.

Game 54: Saturday, November 10 2PM Centre Centre Colonels at Birmingham-Southern Birmingham Southern Panthers

Travel: 1,043 miles, 15 hrs 45 min
It's a long trip, but it's going to be slightly shorter since we need to make up 15 minutes on the road. Our next game is slightly less of a drive.

Game 55: Saturday, November 10 7:30PM Southern Miss Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at UAB UAB Blazers

Travel 1 mile, 5 min
Yes, you could walk it. No, you won't want to walk it. We're driving. Our overnight drive to Alabama has us at around 7,000 miles since our last trip to the shop, so we're back for an oil change, tire rotation, and a 30,000 mile service. In three months we've more than doubled the miles the average American drives in a year.

Game 56: Tuesday, November 13 6PM Western Michigan Western Michigan Broncos at Ball State Ball State Cardinals

Travel: 538 miles, 8 hrs 5 min
We're off to see some Tuesday night MACtion. We'll stay at Garry Gergich's timeshare in Muncie after the game. Or was his name Jerry? Larry, maybe?

Game 57: Wednesday, November 14 TBD Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks at Northern Illinois Northern Illinois Huskies

Travel: 290 miles, 4 hrs 39 min
More MACtion - this time in DeKalb. We've experienced MACtion in all five states.

Game 58: Thursday, November 15 9:30PM FAU Florida Atlantic Owls at North Texas North Texas Mean Green

Travel: 938 miles, 13 hrs 55 min
We haven't come to the faU this road trip, and we won't, but we'll catch another Owls road game.

Game 59: Friday, November 16 9PM Boise State Boise State Broncos at New Mexico New Mexico Lobos

Travel: 611 miles, 9 hrs 9 min
Yep, we're headed out west again. This time, we're seeing a game in New Mexico.

Game 60: Saturday, November 17 4PM Sacramento State Sacramento State Hornets at UC Davis UC Davis Aggies

Travel: 1,098 miles, 16 hrs 38 min
Ok, I know this is a huge stretch. We need to make this drive in 15 hrs 30 minutes. The speed limit on I-40 is 75mph, so I guess we're going 85.

Game 61: Saturday, November 17 10:30PM San Diego State San Diego State Aztecs at Fresno State Fresno State Bulldogs

Travel: 187 miles, 2 hrs 55 min
It's a hell of a day, I know. This #MWCAfterMidnight game kicks off 3 hours after the Aggies game ends.

Game 62: Tuesday, November 20 7PM Ball State Ball State Cardinals at Miami (OH) Miami Redhawks

Travel: 2,301 miles, 34 hrs
We're headed back to Oxford for our fourth Miami game. We got an oil change and tire rotation a week ago, but a trip to California put another 6,000 miles on the car so we get that taken care of here.

Game 63: Thursday, November 22 3:30PM Colorado State Colorado State Rams at Air Force Air Force Falcons

Travel: 1,172 miles, 17 hrs 38 min
We're skipping the Egg Bowl Egg Bowl to see another game at a service academy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Game 64: Friday, November 23 12PM Texas Texas Longhorns at Kansas Kansas Jayhawks

Travel: 551 miles, 8 hrs 10 min
So Black Friday has a few games that could allow for double headers, mostly in the Ohio region. But we don't have game times yet, so we have to pick a game. Texas hasn't lost to Kansas since....2016.

Game 65: Saturday, November 24 1PM Old Dominion Old Dominion Monarchs at Rice Rice Owls

Travel: 764 miles, 11 hrs 30 min
It's the last day of the regular season for the vast majority of teams, and we're headed to Texas.

Game 66: Saturday, November 24 7PM North Texas North Texas Mean Green at UTSA UTSA Roadrunners

Travel: 197 miles, 2 hrs 57 min
Out of all of our times that we need to make up time on the road, this could be the hardest. We need to cut off half an hour of a three hour drive. It means going 80mph down I-10. Yikes.

Game 67: Friday, November 30 7PM MAC MAC Championship (Detroit, MI)

Travel: 1,457 miles, 21 hrs 40 min
It's conference championship time and we aren't done watching MACtion. Too bad it isn't on a Tuesday night. The MAC is the only G5 conference to have a neutral site for the championship.

Game 68: Saturday, December 1 8PM Big Ten Big Ten Championship (Indianapolis, IN)

Travel: 301 miles, 4 hrs 38 min
These drives are getting better, after the November we had.

Game 69: Saturday, December 8 3PM Army Army Black Knights vs Navy Navy Midshipmen (Philadelphia, PA)

Travel: 650 miles, 10 hrs 17 min
There's D2 and D3 playoffs going on, but times and locations are TBD. It's time to watch America's Game.

Game 70: Saturday, December 15 12PM Celebration Bowl Celebration Bowl (MEAC MEAC vs SWAC SWAC - Atlanta, GA)

Travel: 794 miles, 12 hrs 22 min
The Celebration Bowl is the de facto National Championship for FCS HBCU schools, and the beginning of our first double header in nearly a month.

Game 71: Saturday, December 15 5:30PM Camellia Bowl Camellia Bowl (Sun Belt Sun Belt vs MAC MAC - Montgomery, AL)

Travel: 162 miles, 2 hrs 19 min
Our first FBS Bowl of the season and we are flying down I-85 to make it to Montgomery in time. Another 6,000 miles has elapsed - we get the oil change and tire rotation after the game.

Game 72: Tuesday, December 18 7PM Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton Bowl (American American vs Conference USA C-USA - Boca Raton, FL)

Travel: 645 miles, 9 hrs 46 min
Ok, I lied above. I guess technically we are coming to the faU, but unless the Owls get a second home bowl game in a row, we won't see Mr. Freshwater.

Game 73: Wednesday, December 19 8PM Frisco Bowl Frisco Bowl (American American vs At Large - Frisco, TX)

Travel: 1,325 miles, 18 hrs 41 min
We're stuck with the long drive since there's only one bowl game. The Frisco Bowl is only a year old, and is held in a soccer stadium.

Game 74: Thursday, December 20 8PM Gasparilla Bowl Gasparilla Bowl (American American vs ACC ACC/Conference USA C-USA - Tampa, FL)

Travel: 1,130 miles, 16 hrs 36 min
Back to Florida for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. At least this year it's in a football stadium.

Game 75: Friday, December 21 12:30PM Bahamas Bowl Bahamas Bowl (MAC MAC vs Conference USA C-USA - Nassau, Bahamas)

Travel: 22 miles, 40 min
Here's the biggest stretch of them all. There's two bowl games on this day - in Boise and the Bahamas. There is not a snowball's chance in hell we can go from Tampa to Boise in 16 hours - we'd have to be going over double the speed limit. Rather than take a day off we're going to the Bahamas. We'll drive to Tampa International Airport, conveniently located right next to the Gasparilla Bowl. Our passport is finally being used!
Our flight is Delta 1872, leaving TPA at 6:30AM on Saturday morning. With a 38 minute layover in ATL, we land at NAS at 10:45AM. After getting a rental and making the 14 km (9 mile) drive to Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, we're ready to watch the game.
With a 12:30 kickoff, we expect to have the game end at 4pm. Add in our 16 min drive back to the airport, it's 4:16pm. The last flight that gets us back to TPA in time for us to make our next game is Jet Blue flight B6 2394, leaving NAS at 7:05pm. Most websites that I see suggest arriving at NAS about 3 hrs prior to an international flight, so we're cutting it close but can still make the flight. After a 2 hour layover in FLL, Spirit flight NK 574 gets us back to Tampa at 11:20pm. If somebody tells you the Bahamas is not a day trip, we just proved them wrong.

Game 76: Saturday, December 22 12PM Birmingham Bowl Birmingham Bowl (American American vs SEC SEC - Birmingham, AL)

Travel: 569 miles, 8 hrs, 55 min
Spirit Airlines is well known for delayed flights, so luckily we have a ~3 and a half hour cushion between our expected arrival at TPA to when we need to leave to drive to Birmingham.

Game 77: Saturday, December 22 7PM Dollar General Mobile Bowl Mobile Bowl (Sun Belt Sun Belt vs MAC MAC - Mobile, AL)

Travel: 260 miles, 3 hrs 44 min
We've had little rest in the last week - nearly everything has been back to back and this bowl game is no different. We need to make up 14 minutes on the road, but by now we're pros at speeding. Unfortunately, it's our last Saturday double header.

Game 78: Wednesday, December 26 1:30PM Heart of Dallas Bowl Heart of Dallas Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs ACC ACC/Conference USA C-USA - Dallas, TX)

Travel: 584 miles, 9 hrs
We get a few days off, but we're back on the road for our final stretch.

Game 79: Thursday, December 27 1:30PM Independence Bowl Independence Bowl (SEC SEC vs ACC ACC/Notre Dame Notre Dame - Shreveport, LA)

Travel: 182 miles, 2 hrs 37 min
It's the shortest travel we've had between games in nearly two weeks.

Game 80: Thursday, December 27 9PM Texas Bowl Texas Bowl (SEC SEC vs Big 12 Big 12 - Houston, TX)

Travel: 239 miles, 4 hrs 2 min
Are you kidding me? A double header on a Thursday with no time to spare between games?

Game 81: Friday, December 28 9PM Alamo Bowl Alamo Bowl (Big 12 Big 12 vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - San Antonio, TX)

Travel: 199 miles, 2 hrs 58 min
Coming off a double header, I tried to find a way to make a double double header with the three games being played, but unfortunately we can't make either of the other games.

Game 82: Saturday, December 29 1PM Arizona Bowl Arizona Bowl (Mountain West Mountain West vs Sun Belt Sun Belt - Tuscon, AZ)

Travel: 870 miles, 12 hrs 8 min
Just when you thought the long drives were over, we’re driving to Tuscon. We've seen every other G5 conference play in a bowl game besides the Mountain West, so we’re skipping the playoff games. We get our last oil change and tire rotation of our journey, and a 50,000 mile service. We haven't driven 50,000 miles yet though, we're only at 49,564.

Game 83: Monday, December 31 3PM Foster Farms San Francisco Bowl San Francisco Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - Santa Clara, CA)

Travel: 832 miles, 12 hrs 24 min
Knowing that we neglected the Pac 12 a lot during the regular season, we’re hitting up all of the bowl games now. We’ll see a total of 3 Pac 12 teams in 5 days.

Game 84: Tuesday, January 1 5PM Rose Bowl Rose Bowl (Big Ten Big Ten vs Pac-12 Pac 12 - Pasadena, CA)

Travel: 346 miles, 5 hrs 7 min
5 hours later we’re in Pasadena. We've now seen as many games as Rutgers Kansas plays in seven seasons, but we're not done yet. There's one game left.

Game 85: Monday, January 7 8PM College Football Playoff CFP National Championship (Santa Clara, CA)

Travel: 347 miles, 5 hrs 7 min
Hooray! We’re made it. We turn around and head back to Santa Clara for the last game of our long season. Despite what the Nevada Dental Association says about UCF, this National Championship goes in the record books.

Statistics

We watched 85 games. 1 was a scrimmage, 66 were regular season games, 4 were Championships (including the Celebration Bowl), and 14 were bowl games.
Excluding bowl games, we have seen 74 different FBS teams. The conference we saw the least was the SEC, where was saw three teams once. We saw teams from the MAC the most - 18 times, but the ACC had the most number of unique teams - 12.
Conference Team
ACC Miami (3), Louisville (2), Wake Forest (2), NC State (2), Virginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Boston College
American Tulsa (4), Memphis (2), Navy, Tulane, USF, Houston, SMU, Temple
Big 12 Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Kansas State, Texas, Kansas, West Virginia
Big Ten Indiana, Minnesota, Illinois, Penn State
Conference USA UAB (3), Rice (2), UTSA (2), Louisiana Tech (2), North Texas (2), FAU (2), Marshall, Southern Miss, Old Dominion
FBS Independents Army (2), Notre Dame, UMass
MAC Miami (OH) (4), Ball State (3), Toledo (2), Buffalo (2), Ohio (2), Western Michigan (2), Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Kent State
Mountain West Colorado State (3), San Diego State (2), Air Force (2), Boise State (2), San José State, Wyoming, New Mexico, Fresno State
Pac-12 Stanford (2), Arizona State, Colorado
SEC LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri
Sun Belt Georgia State, Appalachian State, South Alabama, Georgia Southern, Texas State, Arkansas State, Troy
In the FCS, we saw 8 teams, no more than two teams from a single conference.
Conference Team
Big Sky Sacramento State, UC Davis
Missouri Valley Missouri State
Northeast Duquesne
Ohio Valley Eastern Kentucky
Pioneer Butler, Morehead State
Southland Central Arkansas
In Division 2, we saw 11 teams.
Conference Team
GAC Northwestern (OK), Ouachita Baptist
GLVC Lincoln (MO)
G-MAC Walsh, Findlay
MEC Charleston (WV), Notre Dame (OH), Shepherd, West Virginia State
SIAC Benedict, Fort Valley State
In Division 3, we saw 10 teams
Conference Team
ASC Belhaven, McMurry
MASCAC Framingham State, Western Connecticut,
NCAC Wittenberg
OAC Muskingum
SAA Birmingham-Southern, Centre
SCIAC Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Occidental
We saw a double header 16 times, and despite my best efforts I could not find a single triple header, though I am convinced one exists. If you find one, I am very interested in knowing when/where.

The Route

We drove 50,868 miles in 31 days, 22 hours, and 50 minutes according to the GPS, excluding any time we made up. Over a month was spent purely driving. At 35 mpg on the highway and $2.85 a gallon for gas, we spent over $4,000 just on gas. We also changed the oil a number of times, got some other maintenance, and rented a car in the Bahamas.
We traveled through all but 14 states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Of the states that we visited, Oregon, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware we did not see a game in. If the Sunday game at Benedict College is actually an error, South Carolina is added to this list.
You can access the map here. Some locations I used the campus rather than the football stadium for, and the mileage is ~100 miles different than the individual destination to destination totals that I used Google Maps for. It also does not include our trip to the Bahamas. But it gives a general sense as to what our route was.
We saw a football game in every FBS stadium in New York, West Virginia, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Idaho, and Arizona (though we never saw the Wildcats, they host a bowl game).
OptiMap does not show the distribution by state, but we saw the most games in Texas.
The fastest trip was Birmingham-Southern Birmingham Southern to UAB UAB Blazers - 1 mile
The longest trip was Fresno State Fresno State to Miami (OH) Miami - 2,301 miles
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2017.09.05 21:50 ctsmith76 UPDATE: Hurricane Irma

I'm updating from this post that I made in this sub in regards to Hurricane Irma and what effects it could possibly have on our state going forth.
The short of it is, the forecasts aren't looking great. The latest National Hurricane Center advisory has Irma measured at maximum sustained winds of 185 MPH, with a minimum pressure of 926 millibars. This reading officially makes Irma one of the strongest, most intense storms in the recorded history of the Atlantic basin. I repeat: this storm is a motherfucker, and not to be underestimated.
Now that I've gotten that out of the way, what does it mean for us? The truth of it is with 5-6 days to go, there is no definitive certainty yet. However, the major models are in agreement that South Carolina will get some effect out of this storm.
As of 12PM EST on 9/5, Irma's center is located 180 miles east of Antigua, with tropical winds to start affecting the upper Lesser Antilles within 12 hours. It will continue on a WNW track starting this evening according to the forecast, and eventually track towards Puerto Rico Friday and the coastline of northern/central Cuba Saturday.
At that point, all hell breaks loose. The spaghetti model from Tropical Tidbits shows a generally agreed upon path that has Irma making initial landfall in the Florida Keys and making a hard break to the north/NNE, and riding the coast of eastern FL till it reaches Hilton Head this time next week. IF that's the case, MOST models agree that the intensity of Irma will still be in CAT3/CAT4 stage, which would still make it a very powerful, major hurricane.
Looking at individual models, the Euro model has Irma pushed a bit west and landing in the gulf side of Florida before making the hard northern turn. This would in all likelihood bring a heavy rain event to the majority of South Carolina a couple of days later, with flooding to be expected in a good portion of the state. Be aware however, that this will expose us to the northwestern quadrant of the storm, which is particularly volatile.
Unfortunately, I don't have a link to the GFS run at this point The GFS model (full credit to DragonfliesArk for the link) does have the storm hugging the eastern shoreline of Florida with direct impact to the Lowcountry sometime Monday evening into Tuesday. IF this is the path, it is vital that all residents from the SC coastline batten down the hatches and prepare for the worst.
As the hours go by, it seems inevitable that we will be affected by Irma. I CANNOT stress enough to remain calm, and not panic. BUT BE PREPARED. Plan an evacuation route if you will evacuate and make a checklist of supplies you will need. I've already been to a couple of stores around Charleston; water and other supplies are flying off the shelves.
Please, check the NOAA as well as /TropicalWeather for any new info (I'm in no way affiliated with any of these. I'm actually a chef, just interested in this stuff). I'll try to update when I can.
Take care, everyone.
UPDATE (9/6 at 8:31AM): The Euro model has shifted east and is in almost complete agreement with the GFS for landfall somewhere between the GA/SC border and Beaufort. The models are generally mediocre at predicting wind speeds at landfall, but it's safe to say IF this track holds true, a high CAT3 or worse is not out of the picture.
Again, I'm not trying to be hyperbolic or induce panic. I'm just presenting the information as I get it. I urge ALL SC residents, especially along the coast, to at minimum get supplies, check their evacuation plan, and get their papers in order. A category 3/4 is no joke; it can wreck devastation for hundreds of miles inland.
Check /tropicalweather's daily stickies on the storm for the latest. I'll update when I can. Be careful, and look out for one another!
UPDATE (9/6 at 1:33PM): A State of Emergency has been declared by the governor. This will allow the state, as well as local municipalities to open shelters, prosecute price gougers, and most importantly, request federal assistance. Local governments in Charleston, Beaufort, and surrounding counties should begin making announcements at 2PM EST.
No evacuation orders have been issued yet. I repeat, there has NOT been any orders issued for evacuation in South Carolina at this time. However, the coast is firmly in the path of a direct hit as of this moment. Projections to strength are still uncertain. When Irma actually makes her turn to the north will be crucial as to what we're dealing with.
Again, I'd advise to pay attention to NOAA and /tropicalweather for up to date information. Please check out your local news for information on closing, evacuation routes, and shelters in your area.
I'll update when I can. Be safe, and smart! Take care.
UPDATE (9/6 9:12 PM): I'm currently at work keeping updated on the progress of Irma and it's still looking ugly for our coastal areas all the way through into North Carolina.
The latest advisory from the NHC has this bitch 80 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico with a max sustained winds force of still 185MPH. That's right, it hasn't dropped at all in over 24 hours. This is after an aborted eyewall replacement cycle yesterday, and the one it's currently in right now. After chewing through the Lesser Antilles and some of the lower islands last night and today, she keeps chugging right along.
Speaking of eyewall replacement cycles, that allows a hurricane to grow larger in physical size after completing one. Irma is forecast to be bigger by the time she makes landfall in the US, so please, DO NOT ASSUME YOU ARE SAFE JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE INLAND A BIT.
The 6PM GFS run has Irma going on right the same track that it's been calling for the last 24 hours. This is bad news for us, because the GFS generally has a better track record than other models when it comes to major hurricanes. The insistence that this model has for completely fucking us is concerning, to say the least. Especially disconcerting, however, is that the GFS runs the last 12 hours have called for Irma to make final landfall right around Hilton Head in 5ish days at an astonishing 902 millibars, which is what Katrina was at when she made landfall. And if that wasn't bad enough, the Charleston area down to Seabrook Island will get the NE quadrant of the storm, which is the most violent, should it follow this path.
As many others have mentioned, get prepared IMMEDIATELY if you haven't yet. We are already seeing large shortages of gas and water here in the Charleston area, and it's only going to get worse the closer this storm comes. I'll update sometime tomorrow, hopefully. Be good, everyone.
UPDATE (9/7 at 5:23PM): The Governor has announced that he will likely issue evacuation orders for coastal and low-lying areas of the state starting Saturday at 10AM, should Irma continue on the predicted path. A slew of closings for schools, government offices, and private functions have also been announced. Check here for an up to date list of closings, or your local news station.
On to the storm itself. Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Irma is still an incredibly powerful Category 5 storm that is obliterating everything in its path. Irma is currently sitting at 922 millibars, with top sustained winds of 175 MPH according to the 5PM advisory. She's sitting 40 miles south of Grand Turk Island, traveling WNW at 16 MPH. So some slight weakening, but nothing noteworthy. This is still an incredibly powerful storm, and capable of massive damage. That being said, there is some POTENTIAL good news (for us, anyways):
The latest Euro model has moved the track slightly to the west and has it impacting south Florida in ~72 hours and making it's turn through and up the middle of the state. Obviously, the potential devastation Florida has on it's doorstep will be on our minds going forward and we should be doing our part to help them in this terrible time. I'm sure our state will be a temporary refuge for many Floridians so let's welcome them with open arms and show them why we have the reputation of generosity that we do.
So what happens after Florida? The Euro model predicts that the center of Irma will be in Georgia, but this is a large storm that will have sustained tropical force winds for a a good portion of South Carolina. Do not underestimate this. Bring whatever you have outside indoors if by any means possible. I've personally seen metal roofs being peeled off at 40-45 MPH, so be cautious.
Now keep in mind that all that these models still have a high degree of uncertainty considering we're still ~90 hours from seeing effects. Even in the tightest models an 80-100 mile margin of error is expected. So don't get too confident. And as always, things could change at the next advisory.
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2016.11.12 17:34 NavonodYeliab SC - Got an MIP, it's my first offense ever, do I need a lawyer?

I'm a college student in Charleston and the other night our public safety officers found alcohol in our dorm room. They forced my friend to call me and the officer told us to return to the dorm immediately. When we got back to our room, they had all the alcohol in the room laid out on the table and forced us to take ownership of what was ours. They said if we didn't, then everyone would recieve 2 MIP's each and a drug paraphernalia ticket. I only took ownership of the case of beer because that's what was mine. I received a MIP for beer ticket (apparently in SC, a beer MIP and a liquor MIP are two separate tickets). My court date is on the ticket and there's no fine written on it. I'm 19 and my record is completely clean. I've never even gotten a speeding ticket before. Do I need a lawyer? What is going to happen in court?
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2016.01.05 16:04 no_more_luck Running Road Trip: Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC

Hey Runnit,
I'm on a break from work, traveling cross country, and I want to run with you!
About the trip: This is a cross country road trip with my girlfriend (who sometimes rides a bike alongside) in which we're passing through a southern route down from New England, out to the West Coast, and making our way up to the Pacific Northwest and back over the next couple months.
About a run: I am down for anything - massive miles, speed work, or a fun route showcasing local flavor. I'm looking to run in every state we pass through. If you aren't interested in running but want to recommend a route, that's welcome too!
Today we are in Raleigh NC and Chapel Hill enjoying some nice 28° F breezes, and I am wondering if anyone wants to get together and knock out a few miles!
Tomorrow the destination is Charleston, SC, so send me your recommendations or interest there as well!
Edit: YourShoesUntied recommended a route overview.
The remaining (and presently up-to-date route) goes:
Charleston SC - Savannah GA- Jacksonville FL - Orlanda FL - Miami FL - St. Petersburg FL - Tallahassee FL - Mobile AL - New Orleans LA - Baton Rouge LA - Houston TX - Corpus Christi TX - San Antonio TX - El Paso TX - Las Cruces NM - Tuscon AZ - Phoenix AZ - San Diego CA - Los Angeles CA - San Jose CA - San Francisco CA - Portland OR via Pacific Coast Hwy - Seattle WA and area - Eugene OR - Carson City NV - Death Valley CA (so excited about this) - Las Vegas NV - St George UT - Grand Canyon AZ - Flagstaff AZ - Albuquerque NM - Amarillo TX - Oklahoma City OK - Little Rock AK - Memphis TN - Nashville TN - Greensboro NC - Richmond VA - Washington DC - Philadelphia PA - New York City NY
Times/Dates aren't set in stone, and destinations are subject to some modifications, but please shout out if it's something you want to jump in on or have a recommendation for.
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2014.01.15 23:12 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: We are Will Hines and Kevin Hines, teachers/performers from the UCB Theatre (improv/sketch). Ask Us Anything!

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Why is the Harold important? Please give your improv nerdiest answer. First, it's the hardest. It's got an opening and required second beats and required callbacks. Those are the hardest things to do and by forcing you to do them you will become unbeatable. Second beats and callbacks are especially useful in almost any form -- but improvisers won't do them (At first) unless "forced" so it's good to do a form that forces you.
Second, it's part of the culture! Amy Poehler did Harolds and so are you.
Harolds force you to be GOOD. If your scene is weak you don't want to revisit it, but Harold says you have to. If you are good at finding ideas/games in a non-scenic opening you really understand that idea/game. If you have good scenes the Harold encourages your show to build and come together. Some Non Harold forms do some or all of these. But The Harold isn't forgiving. Once you've learned the Harold it seeps into all other forms and for good reason.
What's the best UCB show i should see in New York? The best UCB show in NY (besides my improv team The Stepfathers) is Sketches From An Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show which is super fun. Also whatever weird monstrosity Terry Withers is doing. I grew up loving Steve Martin and Monty Python. Now I, like so many, can't get enough of Louis CK. But you know what? When, I laugh the most when I see Bill Cosby on Jimmy Fallon's show. He's still got it. I loved Seveteen Seventy Something. A musical about the birth of America as told by the Tea Party.
How are your cats doing in LA? To me delight and embarrassment, they made the trip pretty easily. -Will.
What issue of the Amazing Spider-Man is the most pivotal in the series? Please both of you answer this and also defend your answers against the other's opinions of your answer. Amazing Spider-Man #33 - Shit got real. Doc Ock was scared. Spider-Man wasn't going to lose and let his Aunt May die. Will is going to agree with this, so I don't think I'll need to defend it more than that. - Kevin.
Gwen Stacy's death. One of the rare comic book deaths that wasn't undone. Added a level of devastation to the character that few other major superheroes have. Has not been forgetting in successive generations. Showed that Marvel had guts to do something dark at a time when it was risking plateauing. -Will p.s. hello chris. sorry there's no multiple man in that issue.
Gwen was boring. - Kevin.
Gwen was not boring! But even if she was, the death of a major character was a big deal. Tell me another story from 1973 that people still talk about in Marvel continuity!
Issue #33 is one of the all time great issues of Spider-Man but I'm not sure it's important. I'm not sure it added anything that wasn't there already, even if it was done so well.
I think the introduction of Venom might be one of the most important things for Spider-Man's story, one of the rare post-Ditko great villains.
Gwen was smart and pretty and like Peter from moment one. Too perfect! The ONLY thing interesting about her was her death. Her Dad was more interesting because he was a father figure for a guy with no dad, and he maybe knew he was Spider-Man.
I think #33 was the first time it truly seemed hard for Spider-Man. What earlier story did he really feel pushed to the limit. If not pivotal for the character it was pivotal for the tone.
I agree that #33 is an amazing issue. Once people know that it was essentially Steve Ditko's close to the series you can see how great and epic it is. But I don't think it's had the impact fans would wish. It's like when you realize taht as great as Monty Python was, they probably didn't influence american comedy as much as early SNL, not even close.
What are the challenges of running an improv school the size of the UCB Training Center? Also, which comic books best represent current Harold teams? Correctly vetting the talent is the hardest part.
I don't know current harold teams or comic books!-Will.
Do you consider the philosophy of the UCB to be a set of "best practices" or a rule book for how to be good at being funny? The book is a best practices book and does not give much advice on being funny. It's great though, and I recommend it if you're not in an improv city! -Will.
"they're" - Honors English major my ass. Jim, don't help. -Will :)
Will, you always say that you are always the straight man in an improv scene. Do you have any advice on how to be good straight-man in scene? How do you play it without feeling like you're holding the scene back or feel like you're arguing? I like being the straight man. I think the key is to be curious and invested and affected no matter what. And play with improv geniuses so they can make it good.
I'm telling Marcy you're down the street from her and she's going to come make out with you. Never give away your location on the internet. She coulda found me if she wanted Garret. -Will.
I hear that the vending machine at the Training Center is super shitty, and that there's no serious talk about getting a new vending machine for the new Training Center. You shouldn't eat out of a vending machine. Pack carrot sticks and yogurt cups. Avoid cookies and kit kats you pig! - Kevin.
What's up with that? There is a curse on UCB-NY that no machines are allowed to work. Only Soviet-level functionality can occur. Wi=fi is slow, vending machine is broken, air conditioning is hilarious. - Will.
What are practical moves a committed team can make to improve their chances of success? An example of a practical move: practice one a week. This is Will. Practice 3 hours a week with a committed coach. Do shows and have your coach there. Try simple forms. Pick a specific goal and ask your coach if you hit it. See shows.
In addition to what Will said I'd recommend doing more shows. Find indie venues or start your own monthly run somewhere. Put your all in to that show too. Sober, non-fuck arounds. That's what Mother did. That's what Reuben Williams did. That's what Mailer Daemon and fwand did. I think you benefit from working so much. -Kevin.
How important is owning cats to one's growth as an improviser? Caring about animals shows empathy. A good performer can at least fake empathy. Adopt a cat! or dog! - Kevin.
It seems that almost all who participate in 401 are accepted into Advanced Study at the theater which in turn dilutes the quality of the classes. Is there ever any discussion about making it more difficult to be approved for advanced study classes? We definitely don't accept everyone. As the Academic Supervisor in NY I deal with broken hearted emails from people who didn't get in every day. We waver on getting stricter and having people get angry and stuck in 401 and taking it over and over again - diluting that level and keeping it as is where some Adv Class don't feel Advanced Enough. But you know where I learned the most? After my classes, I joined groups of my peers and we challenged ourselves with a dedicated coach. If you find the classes aren't challenging you - then you take the time and challenge yourself.
When you get to the level that both of you are at, how important is chemistry? Could you put on a dynamite show with any experienced improviser? Chemistry is important. But good shows lead to good chemistry. When things work you like those around you. But AVOID judging your teammates. Once you start thinking someone isn't good, or that you don't like how they play it shows and spreads and hurts the team.
What do you guys consider to be a good initiation off of a one word suggestion? No opening. Something that sees the suggestion as an offer and accepts that offer. If someone says a celebrity --- you don't have to do a celebrity impersonation but you should speak to what you believe if the significance of that celebrity. If someone said Tom Cruise I wouldn't do an impersonation of tom cruise but i might do something abotu a guy who is always being asked if he's gay, or about someone who belongs to a religion that lots of pepole don't like? Or I might be an action star. I dunno. -Will.
I like keeping it simple. One piece of information. Generally a who, what or where. I prefer to define what I (and my scene partner) are doing because it implies who and where and gets me started. But any piece of info gives my scene partner something to build off of. You'll have something soon if you keep building. -Kevin.
How much of my base reality should I get out in my first line? I hear in UCB lloyd/harold auditions they want you to find the game fast, should I try to have a game by the third line? As much as you can without over-working. Don't drop a paragraph. Don't speak awkwardly and force it in. So, like I said - one piece a line is plenty.
EDIT: Also thanks for answering my initial question!! You should be able to find a game by line 3-5 once you've been doing this a while, but you should never have to force it. It should grow out of your Yes ands. - Kevin.
What is your best one-liner? I once walked on to say that an octopus had committed suicide and left 8 notes. Probably the dumbest thing I ever said and I am also very proud of it. - Will.
I once was a child with cancer who said that my parents told me "an angel kissed me too hard" - Kevin.
I remember that! -Will.
Will, what's going to happen to the UCB Long-Form Conversations podcast now that you're in LA? People are fascinated with day jobs and making money! It's maybe the most asked thing I hear? How to make money? Do you have jobs? The current system of having to work for a living is more compelling than improv!
Also, I'd love it if you asked people what they did for day jobs on that podcast. From the outside, there's a perception that everybody just does improv all day. I believe John Frusciante is gonna keep the podcast going, yep. -Will.
I am going to pursue a career in improv and sketch, and I was wondering if you knew of any internships or places that a performer can get experience with sketch and improv while still in college? HOly jesus don't do it. There is no "career" except teaching other people to do it. Get a career in writing for tv/movies or acting or directing maybe maybe maybe doing stand-up. Do improv/sketch as a path to these other things. - Will.
I didn't do comedy in college, but I wish I did. Some colleges have stages and venues and those that don't have common areas and everyone has youtube. Find people to work with and CREATE! Colleges give you opportunities to do stuff. Take it. I can't speak for other schools. But UCB offers intensives. If you are in NY or LA for the summer you can take our 101 class in a week and our 201 class in a week. That's something! - Kevin.
What do you guys feel is the most common misstep performers make in improv that could easily be fixed? Rushing the second line. The initiation usually has something to be processed and unpacked and the person responding feels too much pressure to add something. You could do a lot by requiring the second line have very little ANDing --- just confirm what you heard. -Will.
Besides Chicago, NY and LA, what city do you think is the best improv city (both content and talent incubation)? Any cities on the rise? I don't travel much but my hunch is either Austin, Boston or North Carolina.
But it only takes one good group to make a really interesting scene. So I bet Montreal, Seattle, Pittsburgh and lots of places have good stuff. -Will.
As big-city improvisers who've performed & taught improv a bunch outside of those cities, do you have any recommendations to help fostebolstefoment/advance an existing, growing improv community & improv talent in a mid-sized New England city that's like, but is not necessarily, Hartford, CT? Is this a SeaTea person? YOu guys are figuring it out great! You're making an improv scene in one of the most famously boring states in the union! YOU'RE DOING IT! -Will.
Are you guys ever competitive with each other over anything? If so, what? We probably are in some way but I don't feel it. We get along well. Our mom died when we were young and it was rough and it made all three Hines boys (there is a non-UCB Hines) bind together and we like being friends.
I guess we get competitive over who's best at Celebrity? -Will.
Will is better at celebrity. - Kevin.
Do you guys enjoy playing improv games for fun? Do you guys have any favorite ones that you would recommend to a bunch of friends who are bored and want to have a little fun at each others' expense? What do you think is the key to improving at improv (practice, talent etc.)? What do you guys feel is the key to making someone laugh? I don't really play improv games with non improvisers. A lot of the are like camp ice breakers. Fun at the time, but not really super fun long term. I love them in practice. That being said I play that mind meld iphone app, so maybe that counts? The best way to get better is to do way too much improv. Practices, shows, seeing shows, think about it. For a period get obsessed and then pull back some and let other influences back in. I don't know the key to making someone laugh, but it's all about communication. If you think something is funny and it doesn't get a laugh, then it's PROBABLY that you didn't deliver it in the way that audience needed. - Kevin.
Link to www.youtube.com. MAking them? Very crucial. -Will.
What's your favorite Harold opening? I like scene painting because I get to talk a bunch. - Will.
I like Pattern Game. But that's probably because I so rarely have gotten to do it. It's pure and simple and the games are strong. But I had the most fun doing organic openings with fwand.
When I hear about the old ali farahnakian days of UCB, I picture the 2000-2005 era as basically a 5 year long continuous DCM. Part of that is nostalgia, but do you think the UCB's weirdness has gotten gentrified in any meaningful way? I'm suspicious of such nostalgia, though I'm certainly responsible for propogating it. I think that there were shows and times that were magical in a way that can only happen in a smaller community. I remember DCM 2 where tiny and rachel did a bunch of stuff for like an hour at 3am between Friday and Saturday. Or the two man set Ian and Ali did for a few weeks. But there were also way more bad shows and everything was more amateur in general. And it was meaner, maybe. You were very on your own. Had to tough out being cool enough to be asked to do stuff. I think there's a trade-off with size. -Will.
Will, you've had your own sketch show right? What would be some advice you would give to someone about how to create successful sketches? Is it better to hammer away at one idea until it sticks or write a thousand ideas hoping one can turn into gold? Sketch: keep it simple. A sketch is a like a joke, not a story. Embrace patterns. INdulge something you would be excited to do, be it silence or darkness (content wise) or verbosity or silliness. -Will.
How does UCB stand out from IOwest, Second city, groundlings, and other schools? Everything we do is always immediately right and nothing at those theaters is ever good. -Will.
Do 'hobbyist' improvisers help or hurt the improv community? Do serious improvisers who are trying to 'make it' look down on people who are just into improv for the experience/fun and not because they have any particular desire to go into acting or writing or whatnot? Or are people generally cool as long as their partners are committed in classes/on stage? I think your practical goals don't matter once you're on stage. What's your level of commitment once the show starts? YOu can play like a pro even if you're just doing it for love.-Will.
Who are some improvisers that inspired you and do they still? Lots inspire me. ALl the time I see things that amaze me. Betsy Sodaro is magic. Aaron Jackson can do no wrong. Neil Casey makes everything better. Anthony Atamanuik is always always exciting. Sue Galloway surprises me every time. -Will.
Early on it was the big guns: Ian Roberts. Micheal Delaney. Jason Manzoukas. And everytime I see them they show me something new. Later on it was playing with people like: Jon Gabrus. Shannon O Neil. Charlie Todd. Everytime I step back and look at them I see how good, they are and I steal and learn from them. -Kevin.
I forgot Laura Willcox. I think she's another one who always does what the scene needs. That ability really impresses me.
Obviously, UCB does well in bringing in audiences now. Can you talk about the point of transition where things went from shows where there might be a small audience (or no audience) to being able to count on some kind of steady stream of audience members? What do you remember about UCB making it over that hill, so to speak? I'd like to ask Besser this, actually! Or Anthony King. To me, there were always enough people. By the time I was "up" enough to really think about it, things were solid. -Will.
How often do you write every week? I'm trying to get a gauge on how much I should be writing. Advice to a beginner sketch writer? Which has more comedic potential, borscht in the butt or cooked yams in the butt? You should write every day. I don't and I know that's the place I need to work harder. - Kevin.
How do you handle teammates who don't seem to communicate or want to book shows? Specific, I know, but I'm having this problem. What if you're the only one who seems to care? This is tough. One, make sure that you're not confusing "caring" with "doing it the way you want." Maybe people are caring, but about different aspects of the project? I say that because I've been on the other end of someone telling me I didn't care enough when really, I just didn't care about what they wanted me to care about. It's different. If that's the case, you need to have talk about the group's priorities.
BUT -- if no one else will help with the work, then that is a drag and I sympathize. Keep an eye out for other people/groups but in the meantime do the work and know that you will be rewarded by the improv gods somehow. -Will.
Hey, this is for Will Hines. In an improv scene, is it bettefunnier to walk in as a waiter and ask for drink orders, or to ask if the couple at the restaurant wants to hear the specials? Great question, Craig. -Will.
Do you have a good exercise for a group working on a monoscene that was having trouble ramping up their set and finishing strong? Sounds like you're trying to coach the group from within. Are you? DOn't do that. Get a coach who's good and do what he/she says.
Also a good exercise for getting people to accept offers that they're naturally inclined to defend because in real life they'd be mean (e.g. you're always late)? Accepting offers: don't make offers that are mean because of real life stuff.-Will.
When did you break out of playing strictly straight man and start playing looser, crazier characters? How did that happen? Are either of you ever going get to interviewed for the podcast? What podcast? The UCB podcast? Will co-ran it, so he was never interviewed. I think I played less straight men during the time I was on fwand. The team was full of funny, crazy, talented folks and I got jealous and pushed myself to play more like them. I didn't notice the results until I played with other teams and saw how far I had grown. - Kevin.
Hi. You have both taught many people comedy in NYC. When instructing an individual, do you prefer to help steer them in a particular direction or let them find their own direction themselves? Or is it circumstantial, like everything else? I usually just teach what I teach. Now and then I'll have individual advice. -Will.
I try to point out trends. You do this a lot or you never do this. Whether good or bad it can help focus you into finding new strengths and or fix weaknesses. A great improviser has to learn to take all their notes and guide themselves to some degree. All a coach or teacher can do is give a push. Good teachers can push you ahead, a bad teacher I'd guess could slow you down. - Kevin.
How different is an improv class versus a sketch writing class? Would you be able to learn sketch writing intuitively thru improv? Thanks gurus of comedy. They overlap at UCB because they both deal with game. In improv you are writing, acting, directing the scene in the moment. There are things (Mistakes?) that work in improv that would not work in sketch. Sketch is about re-writing, and polishing, and making it better. Improv its about being as good as possible as soon as possible. That's one difference anyway. -Kevin.
Heyo Will man y u been hidin? heard u made da trip out so I had Trey-P buy all kines a bottles a shit n but ened up havin to drink em ouselves - Trey-P in a coma now. Plus i got dem komodo's chillin in my spot, when u think u can pick em up? Parently things change since our Myami dayz. Hello Warwick. Yes, I've been busy. We gotta hang out. That's my bad. -Will.
What's the biggest innovation to form you've seen happen in the long form world since you started doing improv? Hmm. It seems to speed up. People get better at initiating strong ideas and so stuff goes quickly. Innovation: lots of interview openings these days; I think those should go away. -Will.
How often do you meet students who actually have a shot at doing improv as a career? No one does it as a career. You can teach it as a career. Do you mean be a fixture at a theatre as an unpaid member of a house team? Maybe once a year. -Will.
Was there ever any sibling rivalry between you guys? Basically, who was the first to get into comedy, and who's riding off his coattails? Will was first. I followed him. The rivalry is that Will is better and I am stuck in his shadow, but most of that might build out of growing up a middle child and those insecurities. - Kevin.
Have you ever been in front of a dead audience? I've had some audiences that were NOT into it. Early on that would have destroyed me. But I've gotten better at playing for me, and trusting my moves. I'll listen to what the audience likes/dislikes but I have to trust me more. Still - it feels better to have an audience that's ready to laugh. Best suggestion? That's tough. I really enjoyed getting Writer's Strike for a fwand show... but in general I hate the more pitch like suggestions. - Kevin.
I can't imagine anything worse than a quite audience, that doesn't laugh, or respond to anything. Anyway, how have/would you dealt/deal with situations like this? Yeah, it's brutal. I tough it out. I take it as a point of honor to endure it like a Slavic farmer enduring a drought. I've done enough shows at this point that I can shake it off, usually.
Also, what's the best word someone has given you? Favorite suggestion was when I was on a team called "Monkeydick" and we asked for a suggestion and someone shouted "Monkeydick." -Will.
You mentioned, using improv as a stepping stone to writing/acting? Could you elaborate, or offer any advice on that subject? That's what I'm trying to do! BTW, this is Will the intern from the LA theatre! Hi Will. Thanks for helping Kevin and I with photos the other day. I'm not sure but trying to figure it out. So far I've: done stuff I liked with people I liked and tried to be appreciative and excited and also spend time watching other people's stuff. -Will.
Step 1) Take pictures of people who show up at the theater. 2) improv helps you understand what's funny and how to communicate that to an audience. So it fine tunes your comedy sense and your comedic voice. To get good at it you need to become a better actor. So it works a lot of muscles. I am not sure how to get work (as I am still not working in the industry) but you need more then improv. Use the skills that improv honed and focus them on something else. Acting or writing most likely. Make sketch shows or videos or act in plays. Work a lot! -Kevin.
What's the most sex you've seen someone have onstage during an improv show? I believe I saw Birch HArms and Bobby Moynihan do a pretty full simulation of intercourse in an old Couples Skate show, until Bobby's character got stuck in Birch's mimed zipper? - Will.
Why is Kevin's beard getting so big? My money's on he's hiding something. Combination fear and arrogance. -Will.
Who is your favorite Harold team of all time? Swarm is the easiest answer. They were so good and so simple. They embraces silence so well. But when Mother got good they seemed to do the most complete, strong Harolds. Other greats: Creep, Respecto Montalbon, and DillingeShoves -Kevin.
The Swarm is the best improv team I have ever seen. When they were active and practicing they did amazing Harolds. One of the few teams I've seen that could reliably start slow but end big and huge in almost every scene.
Honorable mention to fwand for being so insand that they would break their harolds with dumbness and then always bring it back to greatness. -Will.
Could you beat Gethard in a fight? He seems scrappy. If I was full mad, I'd win. Otherwise he'd probably win if only because i couldn't commit to it. -Will.
Is there a man alive that plays a woman better than Neil Casey? Neil is terrific but for my money Michael Delaney is the best actor in the UCB-NY community. -Will.
I'm primarily an improviser, and I'm about to perform in my second-ever sketch show. I have no other theater background or experience. I'm finding that I have a lot of anxiety about remembering lines & cues, since I'm so used to listening & reacting spontaneously. Do you have any tips for experienced improvisers turned amateur sketch actors regarding lines & memorization? WHen I have a sketch, I record all the other parts into a voice memo in my iphone ,leaving silences for my lines. Then I play it back and try to say my lines. That helps me quickly. -Will.
I have gotten better at memorization. I for a short while filmed introductions for EPIX films and had to memorize a lot in a short time. All monologues. So I got good and just running them over and over until it got easier. Not really an answer, just I feel your pain! and it gets easier! - Kevin.
When was the last time you did something a ghost couldn't do? Can a ghost shower? - Kevin.
Kevin, Any chance you've worked on any more "Bitter Guy" comics? I did write more, but they are lost in the pile of unpublished doodles i have everywhere. No one should know what you are talking about. - Kevin.
Will, I really like your rule against naming someone "Jenkins" in a scene. Any new improv trope realizations like that recently? Don't high five in an improv scene. -Will.
Why aren't all comic books as good as Saga? I just started reading it today! -Will.
There aren't that many writers as good as Vaughn and artists as fresh as Staples. - Kevin.
What is something else besides improv you're deeply passionate about that you would also like to talk about? I read a lot of comic books and am a Red Sox fan and take lots of photos of my cat, Parker. - Kevin.
Whats makes someone good at improv? Empathy, irony, neediness. -Will.
Also: I saw you guys do a Cage Match when my college troupe drove up to visit UCB like ... three years ago. It was mind blowing, you guys are amazing and a huge inspiration to my troupe back home. Thanks for doing this AMA! I think what people mean is, be ready for lots and lots of rejection. Way more then you want. If you go into comedy expecting it to be easy you're in for a shock. So follow that dream, but it's hard work and there are lots of people trying and there aren't that many jobs. But to get good you need to put a lot of time in to this. So it's hard to do that and have a different career. At some point people have to choose... is this a hobby? Or their life? - Kevin.
I've been watching a lot of improv videos on YouTube, including The Brothers Hines, and they're really entertaining. Have you guys had any ideas to bring long form improv to television? It's been tried a few times but never seems to work. CIpha SOunds is gonna make this happen. -Will.
I think the handful of videos of live improv on UCBComedy.com came out really well! I think it could work, though it's still taking a live theater show and filming it. And even great broadway shows on tape don't do as well as something that is re-written and edited and directed for the screen. - Kevin.
What is your ideal sandwich? Avacado, veggie bacon, multigrain -- that kinda bs. -Will.
To which dark gods do you pay obeisance, and what did you have to sacrifice to become so entertaining? Loth! I played a lot of D&D to defeat her and that made her more real. That must have done something to me. - Kevin.
I slayed a goat at the feet of Andy DAly in 1999. Ten years later I got... pretty good. -Will.
Are there any plans to change the UCB curriculum to address the rapidly growing student body's needs? That's vague. We change the curriculum every year. It's pretty solid right now, so it's often tweaking and slight modifying. This year we are attacking second beats earlier in 201 to hopefully help our students have a better handle on game and second beats by the end of class - Kevin.
What would be a good exercise to help me stop taking the back seat in scenes and start actually making some game moves? Something where the other person can only yes and not and. -Will.
How did Kevin "shower wrong" today? I showered in a different order then usual and I think I ended up washing dirty water on to already cleaned body parts. I don't think I ever learned how to shower properly.
This is Will. He took forever, I bet!
What techniques do you use to make your scene partner look good, even if the gap of experience between you is astronomical? I understand that you should always have compassion for your partner (even if they deny your every move), but what practices do you suggest using in order to make it easier on yourself? Just try to make the last thing said true. -Will.
What are some of your favorite group improv exercises and warmups? Also come do a workshop/show in Charleston, SC some time! I enjoy just doing a sound and movement with a smart group. It becomes it's own thing and it's always fun and surprising. I like that more than rule based warmups. - Kevin.
What do you think about Michael Scarn and Threat Level: Midnight? I believe he got his start in improv. I worry that people see that and think "that's what Kevin does". I also worry that they aren't as wrong as I hope. - Kevin.
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2013.01.20 19:31 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. AMA.

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On the Belafonte? Team Zissou?!?! No lol but that sounds like a ship I wanna be on.
You, at least, still get glocks, right? Right?!?! I mean i dont, but im sure they are around.
I mean i dont, but im sure they are there.
100 Shark sized Pelicans or one Pelican sized Shark? I'm not sure, but one pelican sized shark for sure. I'd bap it right on the head!
What are sleeping arrangements like? Do you have a hard time getting to sleep or does the motion of the ocean kind of rock you to sleep? Do you have privacy to fap? I have my own stateroom down in the forward berthing of the ship. The first few nights it was hard to sleep with all the motion, but you get used to it. If anything, the slow rocking kind of rocks you to sleep. Where I am it can suck though because the anchor will bash against the ship and it sounds like the world is gonna end. And I am not at liberty to discuss the status of my fapping at this time.
When you get back, it will be hard to sleep without all the sway. I was on a 210 for 2 months. I still miss getting rocked to sleep. That is what i've heard. i have a feeling ill just feel drunk for a couple weeks afterward.
Can you post a pic? Curious how much space you have, how fancy or spartan... I'll update when I have a moment.
Drunk due to the fact that you will be loaded up on da booze? No drunk like when you lay down and everything is spinning or swaying.
Ahhh maybe... my friends say that is just your inner ear trying to readjust. It could be, either way it is gonna suck.
Drammamine is a miracle drug. or if you can get scopalomine. We have a doctor here on board who is gonna give me some stuff to ween me off the sea sick pills i have been taking. it may very well be drammamine.
That sounds pretty cool! How did you get the job and/or what is your educational background (college degrees, training, etc...)? I am a meteorology major at Texas A&M, this is a kind of internship for me.
WHOOP! Dude class of 13'! Nice! Class of '14! I order my ring next week :)
Gig em Aggies and Go Johnny Heisman. Hell. yes.
I live in College Station and feel special after reading this. You should, College Station is special.
Oh I know you! You did research on thorium dust. Gig em! Woah! Yes I did! Did I meet you at AGU?
No I think I was in your research group last semester. Huh, look at your private messages. let's talk there so we don't flood this.
This whole thread is just people who have turned out to know each other. Really just one or two people, i think.
Now kiss.
Is it Penny's boat? I don't know a Penny, so probably not?
It's a lost thing. Not an actual question. But to make me seem like not a total time waster, besides reddit, what do you do to keep yourself entertained? Well for the first week and half or so we were in transit to our first buoy. So that was rough, i had infinite time to do whatever. There is a bench out on the fantail that I like to sit on and watch the flying fish do their thing. I can normally kill an hour or so out there at any given time. I also brought The Illiad and The Odyssey and I have been reading that. Every now and then I'll help launch a weather balloon.
But since we actually got to the buoy I have been relatively busy, taking samples and what not. And we are there to recover and replace the buoys, which takes about 10 hours so there are always parts of that process that are fun to watch.
What do the buoys do? They record basic measurements like air-temp, wind speed, precip, sea surface temp, salinity, etc. These get beamed back to land to watch out for hurricanes and such.
The buoys track the basic parameters like air temp, wind speed, precip, humidity, sea surface temp, salinity, etc.
So you're all within the realm of meteorology? What other sciences get to go out on boats? I figure marine biology would be one... There are oceanographers here, engineers, chemists, and meteorologists. As there are no animals be researched, marine biology is not one of them.
What is your role on the ship? Research or crew? Both? And proof. I am research, doing the above work. As for proof, is there a way to upload a picture on here that isn't like a link to an imagur host? I am kind of new to reddit.
Ah, can you explain roughly what your research is? No, it needs to be an imagehost. Snag.gy is a site where you can print screen right into, cut the image and hit save. The link is postable here. I am with a group of scientists that have a variety of jobs. One group is doing some aerosol work (the kinds of particulates in the air, how big they are, and to what abundance), another group is here to recover and replace an array if bouys that monitor basic weather conditions for the area, and I work with the group collecting water samples along the way.
I think you might be on the boat that my boyfriend will be boarding in a few weeks for his own cruise. He just told me where it is now and what's happening, and your stories line up... quite nicely. :) Interesting, where is he slated to go?
That is facinating. Where do you guys ship out from? Are you an international crew? The ship I think is ported in Charleston, SC? I am not 100%, though. The crew is not international, but the buoys we are servicing are owned by the US, Brazil, and France. Or at least the program that put them out there is run by them.
Im not sure how you are connected with the politics of the project, but do you think that research is getting more and more international with less problems due to it being several countries involved? What I am trying to ask is: Earlier on there seemed to be a problem with countries using research as a power play. Is that something you guys see anything of now, or is the research shared? Well I can only give my very limited opinion. This array of buoys has been around for nearly a decade I think, so this particular venture is nothing new. The kinds of cruises like the one I am on don't typically have foreign scientists, but the hardware itself could be a multi-national thing. I don't think I really answered your question and I'm sorry, but I am not quite "in the know" on that one.
Thats ok. I was just curious. It seems to me that if you don't know about it, it is probably less of a problem. If it was massive you would probably hear people moan about it. Thank you for your time, sisirette. Sir :) thanks for the questions.
Have you seen any sharks or whales?? If so, what kinds? No sharks, and I don't think whales are migrating in this area this time of year. I've seen some squid, mahi-mahi, tuna, and this one gull that got stuck on our ship too far from land that I named Petree. Oh and dolphins, and someone said they saw a loggerhead turtle.
Is Petree still there? Is he ok? I haven't seen him in a few days :( there was a big storm a couple days ago and I think it may have blown him away.
Sounds amazing! I'm studying marine biology so you are living my fantasy right now! I have a good friend who studies marine biology at Oregon State, she says the same thing. I am hoping for some more animals when we get closer to land, but we'll see!
What are you using for internet connection? It is all satellite driven I think. It isn't particularly strong, sometimes I can't even download pdf files.
That sucks... PDF is the greatest electronic text format. Heard that.
Is it frightening at all? Is this your first time? This is my first time (and I am the only one on board who hasn't been on a cruise before) and there have been a couple scary moments. About 3 hours after we left port, we ran fire, man overboard, and abandon ship drills. That was all well and good, but about 45 minutes later there was an actual fire! One of the 3 generators blew up! We almost turned around at that point, but they fixed it up.
And then just tonight, we have gotten into some higher winds and are we pitching pretty good. We had a series of strong pitches and I guess something got knocked loose, but the power went out on the whole ship. So that was terrifying. I had to remind myself that I wasn't on a plane and power did not necessarily equate to flotation. But we are up and running again, about 3 days from land!
One of the biggest fears that I have is of being on a boat/ship out in a large body of water for an extended period of time. The idea of the isolation and inability to leave the confines of whatever functioning piece of flotilla that would keep me above the vast depths of the ocean, without any land in site, almost sends me over the edge thinking about it. Do you have any fears such as this? Do any of the other crew? I imagine the crew forgot those fears a long time ago, this isn't their first rodeo after all. I was certain I would be a little scared of the isolation and the night, but so far I have surprised myself. The ship is state of the art, and I trust the crew explicitly. Although, I did have a panic attach my first week because I was seasick and just could not escape it anywhere on the ship. I feared I would go crazy from not being able to get away from the churning for the next 5 weeks, but that too, has passed.
Bonine. Huh, i've never heard of it but ill look into it. ive been taking meclizin and phenogrin.
What is it like being stuck on a tiny boat that long? The first week was terrible. There was a huge low pressure system that kicked up some nasty swells. This is my first cruise, so I got pretty seasick. Since then I've been on some good medication so I have come to really enjoy the ride. It is strange to wake up to the same horizon every day, but I enjoy the company of the crew and the other scientists so that helps.
Do you think that Gravol would work for suppressing seasickness? I dont know what that is?
What is your profession exactly that allowed you on the ship with the buoy guys? Do buoys ever get destroyed? I am intern kind of thing, I'm a meteorology student at Texas A&M. The other scientists though are research scientists at various labs and Universities around the country.
Buoys can get damaged, or even vandalized. We recovered one yesterday that had a crack down the side, probably from a boat running into it. And we recovered one today that had some missing instruments, likely stolen by fishermen.
Why would fisherman want to steal weather monitoring instruments? Aside from the obvious "to monitor the weather", I'm assuming they are relatively hi-tech and require a special understanding to either operate or extract data, so yeah, why take them? Exactly, they may steal them to sell for parts. also, they could have just fallen off in inclement weather, but somehow i doubt that.
How frustrating. Don't they know there's science happening?! They must, they know it will get replaced in a year so they can come back and steal some more.
Can you fish off the boat or is there generally not much to catch where you are? Well these buoys that we are servicing develop there own little ecosystems. They are the only things out there for thousands of miles, so fish hang around them. It takes about 10 hours to recover and replace a buoy, so we fish off the side. So far we caught a few tuna and a baby mahi-mahi. The tuna we sent up to the cooks for dinner, the mahi we threw back.
When you replace the buoy, what do you do with the stuff scraped off the old one? Throw it overboard, normally its just barnacles and stuff.
Next time eat it! mahi mahi is delicious and theyre beautiful fish. We had a little mahi-mahi the first week, but it wasn't freshly caught. I've heard it's great though!
What kind of research are you doing that requires you to be at sea so long? I am with a group of scientists that have a variety of jobs. One group is doing some aerosol work (the kinds of particulates in the air, how big they are, and to what abundance), another group is here to recover and replace an array if bouys that monitor basic weather conditions for the area, and I work with the group collecting water samples along the way.
Do you ever see anything out of the ordinary out there? Out of the ordinary for me or out of the ordinary for the ocean? A couple days ago we had the huuuge storm kick up in about an hour. Completely out of nowhere. We watched it roll in and right over us around sunset, made the water turn red and bloody looking. It was very cool. I'll upload a pic if I get time.
Op will deliver. I updated with those pics.
Even if you're not athletic.. just try the treadmill for ships and giggles. It's fun when you're mid stride and the ship moves in just a way that you feel like you're floating. If there's a rowing machine.. try that too :) Haha all right, i'll keep that in mind.
How's the food? It is pretty good actually. It kind of has to be to keep morale up for this long of an operation.
Who cooks? We have 4 full time cooks on board.
3 and a half weeks long? Pfff. Try seven on a vessel where you eat nothing but pasta. Well the whole thing is 5 weeks, but we have 3 left. and yeah that sounds rough.
How do the scientists and crew get along? Quite well, they keep to themselves and we keep to ourselves mostly. but we meet for meal times and such. no problems yet!
Are you James Cameron? Psh, I wish! Making bank, that guy!
How large is the vessel your on? I believe it is 275ft.
Can you explain the unusual shape of the hull? I haven't seen a bow like that on anything but pre-dreadnoughts and other such antiques. The fantail? That is an a-frame used to pulley up heavy things that we are recovering from the ocean. I think that is what you are talking about.
I was referring to the shape of the bow. It's kind of upside-down. I never posted a picture of the bow?
How's the night sky? What's the best part of the trip? The worst? The sky sky, when clear is amazing. so many stars! Best part of the trip so far has been the views, the sky is so big and you can just see all these storms develop without any obstruction. the worst was the seasickness i had the first week. suuucked!
How much personal space and free time do you have? Well the first 10 days or so have been just transit. We have to get to where we are going before the science can happen, so I have had nothing BUT free time for awhile. I only just thought about doing this tonight. I have my own stateroom, but I share a bathroom. And there is always somewhere on deck I can sit quietly if I need some fresh air.
I dated a girl who worked on one of these vessels years ago. She emailed me that she had written me a letter and would post it when they reached the "mail buoy." I guess the crew was having fun at her expense. Is this a known joke on these vessels? Not that i am aware of, a mail buoy sounds a little sketch.
What are the various ways in which computers and applications help you study the ocean? Are they developed in-house or do you ask vendors to develop them (hardware and software)? We have a room just dedicated to our mainframe, keeping our computers up and running, satellites and what not. I don't know anything terribly specific as far as what hardware we have, but we use computers in almost all the science we do. They track the weather balloons we launch, the probes we drop in the ocean, and buoys we are tracking down. Computers help us analyze and compile the data for later use. I pretty much don't understand how we did science without them.
B-) You're welcome, CS Grad :-P. Haha i had a feeling.
Why the Atlantic? Why in the middle? Why now? What's your average day like? What's for breakfast? Woah. The Atlantic because that is where the buoys we are servicing are at. Now, because that is when we got funding to go. My average day consists of browsing the web, doing homework, reading, and occasionally working. That will change in a couple days when I will have a 12 hour shift. And I never make it up for breakfast, so unfortunately nothing.
What are you researching? where are you? There are 3 groups here doing stuff and I am with a group taking water samples along the way. We analyze them for oxygen and salinity concentrations throughout the water column. We can use that to calibrate buoys in the area and the values goes online for other researchers to access for their projects. Can't say where I am exactly right now, just tropical Atlantic.
Vary interesting are you also testing for plankton levles? hope you don't get seasick and look for turtles. No plankton levels on this cruise, but at night i can see their bioluminescence which is cool. I did get seasick the first week, but that has passed thankfully. No turtles as of yet, but I heard one person saw a loggarhead somewhere.
Well may Neptune the god of the sea smile from under you and smooth sailing. I prefer Poseidon myself, but thanks all the same!
Well i need to brush up on my Greek mythology. I mean you are essentially right, Neptune was the Roman god to the Greek's Poseidon. They are often used interchangeably, though. haha I am reading The Odyssey right now.
What's the food situation like? Are you just packaged with food to last you that time or do you end up eating out of a can everyday? Food has been pretty good and i've heard that is fairly typical ship-to-ship. Good food is good for morale while at sea for so long. I doubt anyone really does like lunchables every day anymore.
Do you ever go star crazy? Being on that ship with the same people every day? There was one point where i didn't think i was gonna make it 5 weeks, but it passed. You just have to learn to keep your mind busy.
What's your favorite part of your reasearch? The actual hands-on instrumentation is really cool. i am new to field research, so taking the measurements operationally as opposed to just observing them passively is fun.
What are you researching exactly? There are 3 groups here doing stuff and I am with a group taking water samples along the way. We analyze them for oxygen and salinity concentrations throughout the water column. We can use that to calibrate buoys in the area and the values goes online for other researchers to access for their projects.
That's pretty cool. What kind of education did you recieve to get a job like that? Well it isn't a job per se. I am an undergrad in meteorology at Texas A&M and this is an internship kind of thing.
Oh...Will you be doing more things like this in the future. I hope so, there are other students here (grad students) who have been on 4 or 5 cruises.
How lonely and isolated does it feel in the middle of the ocean? Also, how insanely expensive is the internet? Not terribly, there is a lot of people here to keep you company. and i dont have to pay for internet thank goodness.
Having been in the Navy, and Now doing tech work, I am Crazy jealous of you. Is there a place I can apply? I am a student right now on an internship kind of thing. I'm sure there are places you can apply to be crew or whatever, but I honestly don't know where to send you.
Have you looked at the stars while you're out there? Does the night sky viewed from the middle of the ocean look as awesome as I think it does? Yes and hell yes, see about 2 shooting stars every clear night.
What is your team studying? and how was the process for getting aboard? are you a deckhand who just happened aboard? student? etc? There are 3 groups here doing stuff and I am with a group taking water samples along the way. We analyze them for oxygen and salinity concentrations throughout the water column. We can use that to calibrate buoys in the area and the values goes online for other researchers to access for their projects.
I met a research scientist at a lab in Miami and he offered me a chance to get on board as an intern. So I am a student taking classes online while doing this.
That is really awesome, man! and thanks for the response! sounds like a pretty amazing experience! for water column samples, is there a set depth on which you guys are basing from? how deep do you guys read to? Well we sink our instrument and it gives us readings of temp, salinity, and oxygen. then based on those profiles we pick depths that look interesting or are stable enough to represent that area of the water column. we typically don't go deeper than 1500m.
How do you and the other scientists on the ship balance work and play, so to speak? Is work around the clock or sporadic? What sort of activities are there when you're not working? Is the work itself any fun? Well the first 10 days have been just transit for us, there hasn't been a whole lot of work to do. So we have all the time in the world to "play". When we get to where we are going, then we will have 12 hour shifts that have intermittent spurts of free time every 4 hours or so that give us some free time. We have to do something besides work every now and then or we would go bat shit crazy!
When we aren't working, I typically stick to my computer and read a book. I'll sit outside and watch the flying fish do their thing every now and then. When we get to a buoy we fish off the side of the ship, which is fun. The work itself is fun to me! Very hands on and science-y so I like that kind of stuff.
No proof? Same question, how can I upload a picture? I am new here.
You can copy a url link from imgur to reddit. Updated with proof.
So, you are new to reddit. Well, welcome to a place where you can share anything or comment on anything you like. Do you have any questions on anything? sub-reddits? Not specifically about reddit. I mean I've browsed for about a month, but this is only second post. And thank you!
You should check out rule 34(/rule34) of the internet. Not really into the cartoon thing...
I just find it interesting that things like that exist serious question though. Is there any other area in the world that you would like to have your next cruise in? and a possible reason why? Either through the Arctic Circle or the Southern Ocean. I think a cruise through icebergs would be incredibly nerve wracking, but unbelievable breathtaking.
How similar is your work to Voyage of The Mimi? My internet is too slow to watch that right now, but i am sure that it couldn't be more accurate.
What sort of things did people bring on board for extended entertainment? I assume you aren't just connecting to Netflix for movies or anything like that. No, we don't have the bandwidth for that. People brought books, or just their laptops to surf the web. I haven't really seen anyone pacing bored.
How about doing a music video with this song? Seriously considered it, but I thought to myself "eh, too easy."
Traveling in hurricane season was always fun. What class of ship are you on? Ill have to get back to you on that, i'm not sure of the classification system.
In Life of Pi, a popular book right now, the narrator claims that while traveling boats cannot see the extent of ocean life but while stationary many fish and creatures can be seen. Although he was in the Pacific in the book do you find this to be true? Around the buoys definitely, but we aren't stationary for very long otherwise.
Ah. That's cool. I hope you enjoy yourself. With out the military mucking it up I can only assume its a blast of a time. How long are you out to sea? Thank you! The whole cruise is 5 weeks long.
That's a perfect underway time. 5 to 10 weeks is the most fun. After 3 months or so things get weird. I can imagine, people start forgetting what land looks like after that.
How do I get your job? Network and just simply ask around. worst they can do is tell you no.
What kind of porn did you bring? All of it, just all of it.
Are you on one of the survey trips? No, buoy recovery and maintenance.
Have you fapped while on the vessel and have you watched porn using the satellite connection? See above response to fapping.
Have you stood at the front of the boat and shouted "I'm king of the world" yet? Quietly, and by myself.
Will you be checking buoys 31002, 31001, 31007, 15002, 13010, 31006 (the latter of which has not been operational)? Or is "your" buoy array not cataloged by the NDBC? Are you currently at anchor? Our buoys aren't with NDBC, and we aren't anchored at the moment.
Jokes aside, are there measures onboard for dealing with pirates, zombies, or undead sea captains? Well I guess only pirates, but still lol. I'm sure there have been steps taken, i am just a lowly scientist so i don't know specifics. we didn't have specific training or anything, i guarantee the crew did though.
What do you do with a drunken sailor? Tie him to the mast and let the gulls have him.
Have you ever experienced any giant monsters out in the sea? or anything you cant explain? Pacific Rim. google it.
How's the weather? Most days it is partly cloudy and hot, the past few days have been cloudy and windy though. Overall just very tropical, hot and muggy.
Whatcha reasearchin fur?? chews gum There are 3 groups here doing stuff and I am with a group taking water samples along the way. We analyze them for oxygen and salinity concentrations throughout the water column. We can use that to calibrate buoys in the area and the values goes online for other researchers to access for their projects.
What's something that your team hopes to accomplish with this research trip? Also, being in the middle of the Atlantic...what's been the craziest moment so far? We hope that everything just goes smoothly. There are several things that good go amiss, so fingers crossed. Craziest moment so far was when the power went out last night. That was nuts, just a completely dead in the water with absolutely nothing near you for 100's of miles.
Have any sharks attacked? Not to my knowledge, we aren't allowed to swim cause the last time someone tried they got their leg ripped off. True story.
It's good that you're doing underwater research as that Bill Hicks reference went right above your head Lol sorry!
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