It's been a while, eh? Sorry so lame about the posting lately. . . currently I am thankful that, though I am sick, it is just a bad cold. It could be much worse.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ahhhh, finally getting around to talking about the game. I know how anxious many of you have been!
When our family godfather Dan found out we were going to be going to the game he hooked us up with his brother-in-law who owns Plank's Cafe. They charter a bus from the cafe to every home game and have a designated parking spot in a tailgating section (oh and for those of you who are local, tonight they will have members from TBDBITL playing at the cafe, as they do every year, every Thursday before the Michigan game-get some pizza, it is good!) Dan is from Columbus but currently lives in Las Cruces and we know him because we worked for him when we were in college. He also sent his nephew some NMSU gear and he proudly wore it (for about 30 minutes).
unstaged photo. . . we were taking the picture of Matt to send to Dan when the next person walked on the bus and started choking him.
Making myself laugh at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I never got around to showing pictures of the fingerless mitts I made for the Ohio trip. Believe you me, they came in handy!! I ended up not taking my scarf along. Well, I did take it to Ohio but didn't take it to the game. We went to the game on a tailgating bus and when we got to the meeting point it didn't seem that cold. Once tailgating at the game though, it was relatively freezing (even the natives were cold). Tug's teeth were chattering! I wasn't that cold though and I think it had everything to do with my hands being warm :)
Monday, November 16, 2009
Come on guys, it isn't that hard. It is even easier now that we beat Iowa. We are guaranteed a spot in the Rose Bowl and at least a share of the Big 10 title. If we beat Michigan this upcoming weekend we will be outright champions. If we lose then we will share the championship with any other team that has 2 losses in conference (currently Iowa, Penn State and Wisconsin). Every one has 1 more game so if we lose AND all 3 of those teams lose then we will still be outright champions (because we would have 2 conference losses, they all would have 3). If we lose and they all win then there is a 4 way tie (because all would have 2 losses). Either way, we get to go to the Rose Bowl because we beat Iowa, Penn State and Wisconsin in head-to-head competitions. Of course we still want to beat the hell out of Michigan!
Making myself laugh at 8:41 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
since I know most of you aren't. Of course, most of you don't care, but you really should so here is the breakdown.
Making myself laugh at 8:57 AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Monday, November 9, 2009
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Friday, November 6, 2009
Finally getting around to saying something about the trip. . . IT WAS TOTALLY WICKED. Tug was giddy the entire time, it was really cute! We stayed with my cousin, whom I haven't seen in nearly 20 years, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Thursday we went trick-or-treating (actually, our very FIRST stop on Thursday was at Chick-Fil-A. I love that place). Friday Tug and I walked around campus. Crazy to think I almost went there!!
This is heading across the Olentangy River onto campus. . .
Part of campus, near Eddie George's bar where we stopped and had some nachos. . .
Tug at Mirror Lake, which I kept calling Mirror Pond which is Tug's favorite beer. . .
The Ohio State part is part of the stadium and the glass stuff/cement in the foreground was some sort of student workout center that looked pretty awesome. . .
The Horseshoe (just for you Barb)
How sweet of them to put up a sign just for my kids!!
This is one of the entrances to the stadium (pretty sure it is on the North side). . . look familiar??
The triangle thingy is a tribute to Jesse Owens. My cousin's wife's father (so my cousin's father-in-law) worked for Ohio State as a planner and had some sort of influence on this memorial.
We saw a lot of band people going to practice. As we made our way around the stadium we saw the drum majors leaving. I should have made Tug take a picture with them. (fyi, this is not a drum major.)
After walking around the stadium (we never did make it to Buckeye Grove), we stopped at St. John Arena (I have never seen a basketball arena with seating going up so high) and saw pictures of all the old teams from various sports.
And once leaving SJA, we walked down Lane street and ran into this guy. I saw another one (dressed in fatigues) on our way in but didn't see him while we were walking. I was so bummed to find out these statues are no longer 'on parade' and are instead strewn about the city.
Tomorrow (or eventually) I will post pictures from the game. I know you are all dying in anticipation!
Making myself laugh at 12:25 PM
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We got home last night and are just getting around to thinking of getting caught up (though it probably won't start until tomorrow so I can spend time with my mom today). I will give proper updates later but here is a quick funny for when we find ourselves in this all too often conundrum. . .
Making myself laugh at 8:46 AM