From the story...
The Stanford University tree has been toppled for being drunk on the job.
The student wearing the costume of the legendary mascot was suspended from duty after UC Berkeley police observed her drinking from a flask during a Stanford-Cal basketball game last week, officials said today.
"She was taking drinks inside the tree,'' said Kevin Klintworth, assistant athletic director at Cal. "The officers could see the flask through the costume.''
If you are blessed with the opportunity to be the Stanford Tree, it is not a good thing to throw it away by drinking from a flask while prancing around. I'd like to wear that suit in public, while driving a riding mower and eating a burrito. But no flask.
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Earlier today, it was 60 degrees. Then storms with 60 mph winds swept through, and it is now 27 degrees with 40 mph winds, and it feels like -142. This seems like a good time to go for a walk.