This weekend would have been Ranchhand 2’s high school graduation.
Some schools in our area are doing virtual ceremonies. Some are doing outdoor ones with only a few people present. Our senior class opted to wait until they could do something resembling a traditional ceremony. Given the data that is coming out, I am not sure that will even be possible this summer, but I hope they get something as close as possible to what they want.
I have around 50 lbs of smoked meat in the freezer, ready for a party that is not likely to happen. Even as restrictions are lifted, I doubt many of my older relatives will be willing to travel to a large gathering where people from several other states may be present. Hopefully, we get to do at least a small, “college sendoff” party for Ranchhand 2.
He might even be able to get a few rounds of golf in this summer - I think he has missed that more than anything else with the weirdness of the past few weeks.
Normally, at this time of year, I would be annoyed with Ranchdude for not coming up with dates that would work for a family vacation. This year’s vacation is likely to be a tent out at the stock dam. That actually sounds like it could be fun.
A tent and campfire by a muddy pond, a round of pasture golf, and then (probably) some fence fixing.
Sign me up!
Huskers Add JUCO Transfer Scoggin - University of Nebraska
Coach Amy Williams announced the addition of Ashley Scoggin to the Nebraska women’s basketball team’s roster for the 2020-21 campaign.
I believe that leaves one scholarship for the women’s basketball. They could really use another post player to shore up the rotation in the front court.
Frost takes key role in Huskers’ offer to Kearney Catholic QB Haarberg | National | djournal.com
LINCOLN — Heinrich Haarberg received the message request Sunday night. Nebraska coach Scott Frost wanted a phone call Monday.
I think the Corn Nation comment section misspellings of his name will be even more epic than they have been for Murt Murker.
Running back Bivens joins Huskers as walk-on | National | fairfieldsuntimes.com
A former Nebraska recruiting target and three-star running back from the 2019 class is set to join the Huskers as a walk-on this fall.
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa still can’t play, out for 2020 season
Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa still can’t play after a neck injury, is going on the physically unable to perform list and is out for the 2020 season.
Enunwa was one of the toughest wide receivers I ever watched play. It stinks that he likely has seen his pro career come to an end.
Recruiting reset: Where the Huskers’ 2021 class stands after busy week and what might be next | National | mycouriertribune.com
Nebraska has six verbal commitments for its 2021 recruiting class so far. A look at what to watch for and how the coming months shape up.
Saving the last of Nebraska’s endangered salt marshes
Nearly 20,000 acres once existed of this wetland where groundwater was as salty as the ocean. Now conservationists are struggling to save what’s left.
Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308
See how sports stadiums have transformed to help pandemic relief efforts
Fields that stood empty have rapidly been converted into testing centers, field hospitals, and morgues.
Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski inspire latest cringeworthy trademark filing
Who decided Tom Brady gets to have all the trademark fun?
‘The Mountain’ broke the deadlift world record and made it look WAAAAY too easy - SBNation.com
THE BAR BENT LIKE IT WAS SPAGHETTI!
The Legend of Michael Jordan | The Players’ Tribune
It seems every athlete has a story about Michael Jordan
Another Week - Another Poop Article
We’ve got a ‘load’ of them this week
We can measure coronavirus’s spread by looking at people’s poop
Municipal wastewater treatments plants are actually ideal testing locations
Down the tubes: How Israel’s poop may help prevent second coronavirus wave | The Times of Israel
Scientists say analyzing sewage from across the nation can help pinpoint infection areas and nip new cases in the bud
Unlucky Lizard Takes The Record For Largest Poop-To-Body Ratio | IFLScience
A finding reveals the grisly reason behind a curly-tailed lizard’s above-average waistline.
Viruses from poo can help combat obesity and diabetes – University of Copenhagen
A new study from the University of Copenhagen suggests that transplanted intestinal contents could also be effective against obesity and type 2 diabetes.
More Noise and Other Disturbances
Museums around the world are going full ‘weird flex but okay’ - Breakfast - triple j
HAS ANYONE CHECKED ON THE MUSEUM CURATORS??!!
15 Old Computer Sounds That Will Take You Back to the '90s | Mental Floss
Modems screeching, ham(p)sters dancing, floppies grinding, AIM buddies leaving, ICQ messages coming in....
You’ve got mail!
What's the Difference Between Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt and Custard? | HowStuffWorks
Are you wondering what's the difference between ice cream, frozen custard, gelato and frozen yogurt? Learn all about these sweet treats here.
There Is A Place With No Social Distancing And No Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
When scientists boarded an Arctic research ship, the coronavirus had been detected only in China. Life now feels surreal as they socialize normally, trying to imagine the global pandemic shutdown.
Scientists solve mystery of how koalas get water without leaving trees | CBC News
Scientists have solved a lingering mystery about koala behavior — how these tree-dwelling marsupials native to Australia consume enough water to live.
Prosthetic arm enables patients to feel the objects they grip - STAT
The prosthetic arm represents an advance over other mind-controlled bionic limbs under development, the researchers said.
Astronomers prove our sun is lazy and boring compared with other stars - CNET
Our sun isn't really applying itself like other stars of its size.
What’s the Worst Corporate Buzzword? - The Atlantic
After publishing an article on office jargon, we asked you for your most loathed examples.
Synergy would have had my vote.
Then There’s This
5-year-old boy was pulled over in Utah on his way to California to try to buy a Lamborghini
A 5-year-old boy with $3 in his pocket was pulled over by Utah police while driving his parent's car to California to buy a Lamborghini.
Not to get political, but here is a kangaroo giving instructions on how to scratch his tummy... pic.twitter.com/OHza083M9n— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) May 4, 2020