Me, in this referee outfit! Even though the socks are pretty much pulled up to the bottoms of my boxers, and even though I have on a 100% cotton under-shirt, I'm still feelin' itchy. No wonder refs are always turning and adjusting (and yes, missing a few calls here and there--they're always itching!). Anyway, this evening I'll be taking part in my very first refereeing event (freshman footbal). I'm also going to be reffing basketball this winter. I'm excited about tonight and quite interested in this whole officiating thing. I've been shocked at how serious officials really take their jobs; I've been blown away at the level of seriousness actually. Well, I've paid my fees, attended the necesarry meetings and I've passed all three tests I had to take (scoring over 90% on them all), so, I'm a registered official now. What does that mean? Reffing in cold MI weather and memorizing and studying a lot of rules and signals. Fun times, eh!