Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Night Before Lights Out

Here's a quick update on what we've been up to this weekend.

Friday night we set out early (like we always have) to go to the RIT hockey game. When we arrived at the doors to the arena we were greeted with large signs announcing that the game was sold out! Sold Out!  I guess that's what happens to rookie fans~we didn't realize how big the Air Force game would be. So we returned to the car, dejected, wondering what would we do now? I suggested that we try to rent the movie, The Express, the story of the Syracuse running back who became the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy. This true story was in the theaters last fall, I believe, but we didn't get to see it then. So we drove to Blockbuster on the Ridge and much to our surprise, the place was a madhouse! Doesn't anybody have a life on a Friday night? Are we all reduced to spending a Friday evening watching videos? Yes, is the answer. We got the movie and enjoyed it very much. So if you are looking for a good, family movie, I'd recommend The Express.

Saturday we did things around the house and then went to dinner with Julie and Steve at The Garland House. We had a good meal and lots of good conversation. We returned to their house for dessert and more good conversation and laughs. Being hockey fans, Julie and Steve commiserated with us about not being able to get into the previous night's game, but were able to turn on their TV to a cable channel that was carrying this night's match-up between RIT and Air Force. After a big win on Friday night, RIT did not look that good on Saturday night and came up short in the goals scored department. We had a lot of fun with Julie and Steve and will go out with them again in the near future.

Today Jim ran in an Indoor Track Meet at RIT and was pleased with his 2 mile time. He is getting ready for the National Masters Indoor Track Meet in Maryland in a few weeks. 

This afternoon we went to a charity luncheon where the keynote speaker was Coach Jim Johnson, of J-Mac fame. He was a wonderful speaker and we enjoyed hearing his stories surrounding the big game. 

Tonight we had dinner at Gram and GrandDad's to complete a nice weekend. Gram cooked up a delicious corned beef, which reminded me that now is the time to put a few of those in the freezer. 

Congratulations to the SU basketball team for their win over Cincinnati today!

It is time to go to bed. I seem to have come down with a case of the sniffles. Hopefully a good night's sleep with cure whatever ails me.

Hope all is well. 

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