Coming soon: burrow owl pictures and the Random Ten

The Random Ten you'll get today. The burrow owl pics will come soon. I tried taking some today, but I have an old digital camera, and they were all fuzzy. I'll either have to get Amy down to Davie campus with her new fancy-Christmas-gift camera or bring my film camera with the massive lens to get close.

A little background. FAU's mascot is the burrow owl, in part because the university is built on lands where they nest. I discovered today, thanks to a student who wrote a poem about them, that there are some out and about in the parking lots at our Davie campus. They are ridiculously cute, and if the FAU administration had the slightest bit of a subversive streak, they'd exploit that in the logos for the school. I mean, how much mileage has UC-Santa Cruz gotten out of their whole Banana Slug bit? They were in a Tarantino film! And burrow owls are way cuter than banana slugs. But no--they had to go and try to make our owl fierce or something, which is hard to pull off when you're competing in college football with Hurricanes, Seminoles and Gators. Even the most bad-ass owl is going to pale in comparison. They're just not threatening. Maybe if we made it into a burrow owl/sea turtle hybrid? They both have local protected nesting grounds. Whaddya think?

Here's the Random Ten. Put your computer's music player on random and post the next ten songs that come up. No cheating to look hip. Your taste in music isn't good enough anyway.

1. Cut Chemist Suite--Ozomatli
2. Caught Up In You--.38 Special
3. Take Five--Dave Brubeck
4. Dirty Little Secret--Katherine Whalen
5. It's All Been Done--Barenaked Ladies
6. And What If I Don't--Herbie Hancock
7. Prayer for the Dying--Seal
8. Did You Get My Message?--Jason Mraz
9. They're Red Hot--Robert Johnson
10. Don't Let Me Down--The Beatles

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