I'm so excited! I got a call tonight from my cousin in Topeka who has an extra ticket to the NCAA Volleyball Championship Tournament in Omaha. One of the girls in her group suddenly can't go. She and five of her thirty-something college girl buddies are rabid women's college volleyball fans, a couple are ex-players, that follow and cheer all the Kansas (KU, K-State, Emporia (my Alma Mater) and Wichita State) teams, they travel all over the place, and they bought a Final Four tour package not really expecting Kansas to get there, but it happened! If anyone here follows volleyball in the semi-finals the #9 seed Jayhawks upset #1 seed USC by coming back from a 13-9 deficit, scoring six straight points to win the fifth set and the match. One of the most exciting, and unlikely, comebacks in volleyball history. They got full tourney pass tickets (all three games) and two rooms (so they can have a party room and a quiet room) for four nights at the Hilton across the street. Must have cost a small fortune, but it'll be a great girlfriend party (unless someone "gets lucky") with lots of drinks and talk about kids, Jenny Craig, dicks and boyfriends and family, dicks, WeightWatchers, jobs, kind of like @noodle and her friends. Probably not much talk about NASCAR or trucks. Thursday the Jayhawks play the Huskers and Minnesota plays Texas with the title game Saturday night. I can't decide whether to wear a Jayhawk or Husker shirt. CenturyLink Center seats about 20,000 and with Nebraska in the tourney, it will be standing room only! I am so excited, to just fall in to this good fortune.