Ross-Ade in the house!
Ross-Ade in the house!
Mama gave me my 1st puzzle of 2018 in honor of our NYC trip. Let the clock begin! Attempt #1
Finished in under 6 hours. Took me a bit longer b/c I tried not to use the box top. I’m a glutton for a challenge.
Question… which is next, popcorn or Purdue?
2016? 2017? Who cares. Let’s watch basketball!
She said she wouldn’t sit next to me. But, she did.
Boiler the Fork Up!
No trip to Boiler country is complete without a visit here!
Interior of Mackey got some cool upgrades this year!
The thing I love about this venue is every seat has a great view. Lots of new banners, flags, and big screens! It looked really great in there.
As we are talking about 2 bigs, we were guessing where Haarms is from. Sweden? Finland? The boys in front of us turned and said “Netherlands.” I think they were his brothers… tall and skinny.
We didn’t get to see this light show, but damn this is cool!
1 more stop to surprise this guy!
Can’t head back to campus without visiting 2 of my favorite spots! Stop #1 for dinner!
Then over to Loeb Playhouse to see the recent AGT top finalist, Diavolo, perform. Clearly this student was not taught theatre manners. Come on kid, get it together!
The show was titled Passengers. Act I did not excite us. The dancing and movement was very rhythmic, but the props were not. They used large hard wood white boxes. CS says, “It’s like a office full of cubicles.” Well, they portrayed that one right with the name of Act I being “Cubicles”. Act II brought on the big structures we were waiting for. It well made up for Act I! Lots of jumps, slides, and tumbling.
The trip wouldn’t have been complete without a stop # 2 to the ole’ NC to visit my friend the Piano Man!
Where he kindly kept reminding the audience how old I was. He forgets, he ages too even though everyone around him stays the same age. 20 years and he still rocks the full room!
Nice of this Hoosier to spend extra money on the IU plate then give attention to my mighty Boilermakers!
Those hot 4 minutes I spent on the bracket didn’t turn out too bad! Picked a few of the 1st round upsets, but not the 2nd.
Will this week be as kind to me? Boiler up!
Whenever my HLP and I make a bet, I have to be careful with the punishment so that I’m not the one who looks silly. For the IU v PU basketball game, I told her to bring a Tervis to our viewing party. Loser has to drink out of the opposing team’s Tervis for 48 hours. Going in, I was pretty confident. During the game, not so much. It came down to the very last minute. Victory for me! Sorry Tervis, you have to endure some CC for a little bit.
I’m a fan of Hoosiers.
Hoosiers meaning the state, not the University. Get it?! I was privileged to attend the preview screening of the new documentary about my great state. I must admit, I cheated on my history test about presidents. I didn’t think that info was useful in high school. History, not my thing. Only so much room in our brains for info. But tonight, I was excited to gain insight into my state’s bicentennial celebration. And I even got to hear from the historian James H. Madison himself.
I may start learning about history. Shit. I’m old.
Big 10 games were in town. I won’t complain about free tickets. I will complain about watching Rutgers v. Nebraska. Boring.
Probably the most exciting part was the halftime Big 10 baby race with each school represented. This had to violate some NCAA rule.
Best part, I love you Robbie Hummel!
As the weekend approached, it was time to put in some work. Previously.
I did a toughness pose-off with Sparty. I think he won. Coolest thing was as we were walking to the start line, Coach Izzo was walking by the Circle. I’ve seen him before. He’s quite noticeable. I elbowed CS and said “That’s Izzo.” As we passed by I said, “Hi Coach!”. He responded, “Boiler Up!” Awesome.
Least favorite part of the race. Totally kills the momentum.
I decided I needed a selfie. I’m a dork.
A look back.
Usually I recruit double digit participants to represent. My numbers are dwindling. My loyal 2016 crew.
Even the warm temps couldn’t keep WFD away. Got to use my flax seed mittens when I got home. I’m an old ass lady.
But only 6 seconds/minute slower than 2 years ago. Take it. Bonus note: 1st in my age group!!! So, let’s do it again the following week at my fav location. Previously. Hello Holliday!
Getting back into the running swagger, I was excited to race. This place just energizes me. It showed in my finish. 30 seconds/minute faster than last year. 2nd fastest pace ever for me there. Again, I’ll take it.