Weird Virginia school color change history.

VT colors

CHICAGO MAROON
PANTONE: PMS 208 C
HEX COLOR: #630031;
RGB: (99, 0, 49)
CMYK: (41, 100, 56, 48)

BURNT ORANGE
PANTONE: PMS 158 C
HEX COLOR: #CF4420;
RGB: (207, 69, 32)
CMYK: (13, 87, 100, 3)

Roanoke’s official colors are blue and gold, but as Maroon athletics kicked off more than 100 years ago, blue and gold uniforms were hard to find. As a result, the teams had to compete in the uniforms that were available – which were maroon.

Orange and blue were adopted as the University of Virginia’s official athletic colors at a mass student meeting in 1888. UVA athletic teams had previously worn silver gray and cardinal red, but those colors did not stand out on muddy football fields, prompting a student movement to change them.

In 1896, a committee at Virginia Tech selected burnt orange and Chicago maroon as the school’s official colors. The committee’s goal was to replace the original black and gray colors, which some say made athletic uniforms look like prison garb. The committee’s choice of colors was unique because no other college was using the combination of burnt orange and Chicago maroon at the time. The new colors were first worn in a football game against Roanoke College on October 26, 1896. 

In the 1970s, Radford adopted the nickname “Highlanders” for the athletic teams in celebration of the Scottish heritage of Southwest Virginia. In keeping with the Scottish theme, school colors were changed from purple and gray to the tartan plaid colors of red, white, blue, and green

Feb 23 2024

Day 20,109

Asemic writing: “Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic /eɪˈsiːmɪk/ means “having no specific semantic content”, or “without the smallest unit of meaning”. With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret.” Sometimes a journal or a doodle can be asemic, too. Oftentimes they aren’t, though. #doodle #greenman #forest #feb232024 #roanokeva https://www.instagram.com/p/C3tHePtOftG/?igsh=Z2lwODR0ZXp0eWo1

Feb 22 2024

Day 20,108

Lego dropped a hint about a gelatinous cube set… I am intrigued. Some of existing ideas here https://ideas.lego.com/search/global_search/challenges?query=Gelatinous%20cube%20&sort=top have some interesting interpretations.

I have sometimes thought that if the creature had an anesthetic effect on top of the dissolving cleanup effect that it might be one of the most comfy monsters in a given dungeon. Maybe a bit chilly for some, I think it could be a really deadly memory foam mattress / weighted blanket combo.

Maybe a place for critters immune / highly resistant to acid to bed down? My gaming lore doesnt remember very many things that are human sized that have that ability, but there must be something. Probably a dragonborn?

#doodle #gelatinouscube #lego #feb222024 #honkshew

Feb 21 2024, pt 2

Went back to watching SYFY’s Resident Alien, and it is a lot more entertaining now (possibly with the assistance of THC gummies used for pain relief). Some of the low humor tickles me, and I can tolerate “alien as autistic” trope well enough, if only for some delivery of deadpan truths at inappropriate times straight man bits.

Season 3 just started up, and they’ve let more people know he’s an alien, added a few plot elements that are to my liking, and the baby is no longer a major issue. It is leaning more into the Men In Black vibe sort of thing as season 3 begins, and I’m for it.

The first half of season two caused me to initially fall off, but went back when we saw season 3 was on hulu.

It is surprising how much ufo lore I have packed in my head, and amuses me when stuff about close encounters / grey aliens / reptilians / nordics / etc pops up. I wonder if the show will wobble into cryptids at all?

They are in Colorado, after all.

#doodle #residentalien #androgynoushumanoidoctopodiformes #syfy #ufo https://www.instagram.com/p/C3n7ts_upkw/?igsh=eThxOHp1cWh2ejQ5

Feb 21 2024

Day 20,107 Nachos for dinner last night! Extra yummy, looking forward to any leftovers for lunch today. I think that I am in the minority in that I eat nachos with a fork… just easier for me than relying on a chip that might break or whatever before stuff makes it to my waiting maw. Doodled while waiting at the doctors office to check on my foot again, all seems to be coming along, but it never hurts to be sure. Current music- all the nachos you can eat / parry gripp #doodles #nachos #cryptid #health #feb212024 https://www.instagram.com/p/C3nQeN1MuSJ/?igsh=MXQ3Mzh2bjNqeXJjYQ==

Feb 19 2024

Day 20,105 3d printer is currently down, and back is kicking at the moment so going under the hood out in the cave is not in the stars at the moment. It is a simple fix (hoprfully), just one at an oddball angle. Just as well, worked a bit on getting taxes done today, did laundry, unpacked a little bit, and rested on the ol’ heating pad with a side of pain meds. Mrs is working late in the office upstairs, but once she logs off, I think we are going to do homemade burrito wraps for supper. I think that there is a jar of jalapenos in the cupboard, and that might be just what I need to set me right. Until later, doodle journal. #doodle #cryptid #dinner #3dprinting #health https://www.instagram.com/p/C3jIwSYMk0P/?igsh=MWxiaG9md3lwMnhvMw==

Feb 18 2024

Day 20,104 Shopping for furniture, picking out colors and patterns for a couch / loveseat / ottoman / pillows We decided on some pretty nice shapes and designs, I think. They will be along in 3 weeks or longer, and I feel that they will look pretty spiffy in the living room and the study. Being a grey-bearded/ furred yeti, i think they will go with just about everything. I am looking forward to napping on the deep cushions of the living room sofa with my feet up on the ottoman, especially. #doodle #cryptid #shopping #feb182024 #homedecor https://www.instagram.com/p/C3gHRaBuneg/?igsh=MTNxbHJzZG0yOGY3aQ==

Feb 18, 2024

Fun Fact: More time has passed since the original publication of Fiend Folio and today than had passed between the Nazi invasion of Poland and the original publication of Fiend Folio! For the kids at home – 1981’s Fiend Folio was the result of a failed merger between TSR and UK publisher Games Workshop. The majority of the monsters contained in the book are taken from the pages of White Dwarf, a gaming magazine being published by GW. Whatever the original source of the monsters, TSR ultimately published Fiend Folio. It is their fault the world was subjected to a D&D monster book so bad it made Gary Gygax complain about random encounter tables. That’s the D&D equivalent of making Cookie Monster sick of chocolate chips. #fiendfoliofriday #kuotoa #timedilation https://www.instagram.com/p/C3a9BaEujca/?igsh=MWJnbDJveGg2dWZpMQ==

Feb 17, 2024

Day 20,103

We were going to go to Floyd and hit the farmers market, but @maximillian_deersteak woke up first, saw it was 29⁰F outside, and said “aw, heck naw” and let me sleep in. I had already started the doodle, so let’s pretend we went and got yummy baked goods and some healthy noms.

Instead, we are relaxing for now and I am having a little breakfast of cashews, a banana and a little blueberry muffin. (I miss those Costco monster muffins that are approximately the size of a volleyball)

Tonight, the remains of the burrito meat and beans from the other night may get repurposed into an ingredient for chili in the crockpot to top baked potatoes, if all continues to plan. If not, we can always just make taco-topped taters which would be easier and not create more dishes to wash, but have less leftovers for later.

#doodle #floydva #famersmarket #cryptid #weather https://www.instagram.com/p/C3dS6TYuj_0/?igsh=MWQ1aG80Zm4wbzBmZA==

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