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Saturday, October 08, 2005

This 'n' That News

Why Help Never Arrived in New Orleans
This morning's newscast included a bit about whether or not communication between local governments and the federal government is improving.

There wasn't a consensus.

In local news: this is homecoming weekend for our high school. The bonfire was rained out last night and changed to an indoor pep rally in the HS gym. The band played, naturally. The football game for today has been postponed until Monday evening. Right now the band is at the school, practicing again. The homecoming dance is tonight, and there are gangs - uhm - groups of ninth graders going sans dates. That wasn't done when I was in high school, and I think it's great. First dressy dresses for my two girls. Bookworm wants to go to a salon and have her hair done. Goa'uld just rolled her eyes at the suggestion.

It has been raining since the early hours of Friday morning. Our front yard, torn up from the sewer work, is a quagmire of mud. So attractive.

JoePa and Woody Hayes Tonight we'll be watching the Penn State - Ohio State game. It is really a very big deal here in Pennsylvania. Back when DH and I were at Penn State, in 1978 PSU beat Ohio AT Ohio, 19 to 0. (This was when Woody Hayes was still the coach.)

There we were: 30,000 students on campus and "downtown", and the game was away! Huge numbers of students (my DH included, as it turns out, tho' I didn't know him then) went to Beaver Stadium, tore down the goalposts and paraded them around campus and then downtown. Turned a few cars around on the one-way streets. It wasn't quite a riot - good spirits ran high - but there sure was a lot of people involved. I remember staying in the tv lounge in my dorm and being able to hear the roar come closer, go by and then move on to College Avenue


At 10:57 AM, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thank your for the news...have you ever thought of being an anchorwoman?

At 11:38 AM, Blogger actonbell said...

Wow, Joepa looked young back then.

And tearing down goalposts? Yeah, I saw that happen a couple times after games. Actually, I was once sort of hurled over the railway, onto the field. I believe it was after that game that they started coating the goalposts with vaseline. Things just got so out of control! Goalposts are expensive to replace, ya'know.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Ummm, George. You have the phone backwards. That might explain a few things.

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

LOL, Fred, I was hoping folks would notice the "wrong way" phone.

Interesting post. I can't imagine Nod doing that! Do the girls know about this? Now, you were sometimes, um, er..you know....
Goa'uld MUST have her hair up. MUST.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Doug said...

You kids.

At 8:35 PM, Blogger still life said...

Oh please tell me that the W picture was a Photoshop touchup... please

TLP, I want to hear the story about dddragon being..um, er...you know.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Local, State & Feds = Larry, Moe & Curly

Jesus entertainment... I've seen South Park spoof a Jesus and Pals show. Yes, I sometimes watch South Park. It is a very disrespectful show to just about every sacred cow on earth, and it is hilarious.


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