I will use this daily update to collect all of the interesting things I found throughout the day (for work and play). It's my own recipe, but, as always, I hope you find it tasty too! If you would like to receive the updates via email, subscribe here. (Eat your greens. They're good for you!)
Mississippi State spends millions less on football than the average power-conference school—and yet the Bulldogs are now the new No. 1 team in college football. So says the Wall Street Journal.
MSU spent $15.3 million on football in fiscal 2013, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. That makes Mississippi State thriftier than every SEC member. Alabama spent $41.5 million on football expenses. It allocates almost as much for coaches’ salaries ($11.8 million) as Mississippi State does for its entire football program.
Speaking of money not being everything, be sure to support Empty Bowls on World Food Day this Thursday to help end hunger in Starkville. This weekend, Starkville will play host to The Preparathon and Garden Fest. Also, Natchez is putting on their famous Great Mississippi River Balloon Race this weekend and Greenville is getting ready for their Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
Halloween is getting closer and closer and you HAVE to see these Pumpkinsteins! (If, like me, you are nowhere near L.A., here's a Frankenstein costume and lots more Halloween ideas.)
I'm determined to get set up to check out e-books from my library by the end of this month. I keep hearing about how easy it is, but I've never done it. My library offered this resource for free online books that I don't have to check out (when I was trying to figure out how to access the ones I do have to check out). If you need some reading material, here are 10 Books Business Owners Should Read. And, if you're a baseball fan, you won't want to miss former Clarion-Ledger Sportswriter Mike Christiansen's new book, Of Mudcat, Boo, The Rope and Oilcan. He'll be signing copies on Thursday at Lemuria and on Friday at the Book Mart Cafe in Starkville. (It would be a great Christmas gift to sock away now.)
Confession: I have not read the book yet. I cannot tolerate much baseball on TV and my favorite thing about watching a real game is nachos. With extra jalapenoes. Now football...that's a whole 'nother story!
Speaking of nachos (or really un-nachos), I leave you with this hilarious video ofwhat happens when second graders are FORCED to try a seven-course, $220 tasting meal from a fancy restaurant in Brooklyn. (It reminds me of the time I spent hours making homemade mac and cheese for my six-year-old...he promptly turned his nose up after the first bite and asked for the Easy Mac. Ugh.)