wow! and it only took five years (well, almost five years)
as everyone well knows by now, i am a pretty BIG professional football fan. (i find i have to preface football with professional, or else people will be telling me about the tigers, gamecocks, aggies, or some such college affiliation . . . or rugby).
also, as some of you know, we have da boss (aka, grandson, aka big meanie, aka the boy who stole my heart) on friday nights for sleepovers.
entertaining an 18-month old is a LOT easier than entertaining a five (soon-to-be-six) year old, especially when the weather outside is frightful and he doesn't care if the fire's delightful.
soooooo...furman to the rescue. the athletic department sent out a reminder . . . the furman paladins basketball team will take on the clemson tigers team. not only that, but ESPN3 will be broadcasting the game. kinda exciting! but, MOST IMPORTANTLY . . . FREE ADMISSION AND FREE FOOD!!! and i mean food-pizza, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, nachos...wahooooooooweeeee!
hmmmm...what to do, what to do? well, go to the game of course!!
it was a lot of fun. da boss had his binocs with him and was able to watch from the upper level. he got his fill of pizza, chips and sodas (because what else are grandparents for?), he got to meet shannice aka ktla, future tv broadcaster (and one of my library student assistants), hear the band, watch the cheerleaders and the dance troupe, and see a live basketball game.
a good time was had by all!