Saturday, April 21, 2007

Penn State Blue and White Game

My daughter and I just got back from State College where we were at the annual Blue and White game. It was an unbelievable day. There were tons of booths outside Beaver Stadium where you could get freebies or food and We got a little over a dozen autographs on cards, photos, yearbooks and my hat.
We went down last night to avoid the traffic jams this morning. Good choice. Of course, I stopped at the mall to hit Hot Topic. As anyone who has ever read my articles knows, I'm addicted to that store. She had to run into Aeropostal. It's all she wears these days.
The entire area was decked out in their school colors, but also were wearing their orange shirts as a way to honor VA Tech. They had a moment of silence for those killed and were taking donations all over to send to the school.
The sun was shining and I have beet red arms and face. After the horridly cold spring we've had, I don't mind at all.
Anyone else taking any trips?


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

VA Tech slaughter

I just had to do the hardest interview ever. One of the students who was slaughtered down there is from our area. Jeremy Herbstritt was a 27-year old graduate student who was a really good kid and could have done a lot had he been given the chance.

I had to call his grandparents and have them relive that horror of finding out their pride and joy had been murdered. :( The grandpa started crying, so I started crying. I felt like a fool, but I couldn't help myself.

This is the part I really hate about my job.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Altoona Curve Vs. Reading Phillies

Just getting back from the game in Altoona. WOW was it COLD!!!!

Just the kids and I went tonight, poor Randy had to work a double. We each had a blanket and the give away was a blanket, but we still only made it to the bottom of the 7th inning before we had to leave. The kids were turning into popcycles and I couldn't feel my feet anymore. The Curve were winning 5-3 when we left, so hopefully, they were able to hold on and win.

Not many players signed autographs, but I did get one in my scrapbook of my favorite player - Brett Roneberg. I think he's signed at least half the pages in the book by now. It goes to every game with me. The kids got the mascots to sign their programs. Then T got a baseball, so he was beyond thrilled.

Not sure when we'll get to another game, maybe next Saturday if the weather is decent. Of course, it's also the Penn State Blue and White game, so I'm torn between the two!