Friday, February 8, 2008
The Green Lantern
Not a lantern exactly, but the title came to me in a moment of divine inspiration.
Or maybe the title came to me because all of all of those comic books I read when I was a kid and teenager.
On a foot bridge across Bayou Desiard on the campus of the University of Louisiana - Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana. My home town.
I have an associates degree from here. I have a bachelor of science from Louisiana Tech, about 40 miles from Monroe, in Ruston, Louisiana.
These two schools used to have a huge rivalry in football and other sports, but they don't play one another very often any more. That's a shame, it was a great money generator for both towns.
Having degrees from both schools allowed me to be on the winning team no matter which school's sports team beat the other.
I should have been a politician with such a great ability to sit on fences like that. You know, flip-flopping and switching sides.
I'm actually about 99% Louisiana Tech fan, 1% University of Louisiana - Monroe fan. My engineering degree required untold hours of difficult and tedious work because they are difficult to earn. No fluffy classes, all math, science, and engineering courses. I have much more sweat equity in my Louisiana Tech degree, so my loyalties are more to that school than the other when it comes down to it.