Thursday, September 20, 2007

Good News for People Who Love No News

Not much seems to be going on here of late. Monkey and I are in that school year pattern in which we only really see each other for grocery shopping on the weekend. A later school day is causing me to get home later than I used to, and I still maintain my early rising pattern. Add to that a school culture that has encouraged me to really ratchet up the parent contact that I engage in, and I am averaging eleven hour days at school. That doesn't include the grading and planning that I do at home. It is the same as it ever was.

No big plans this weekend, either. A football game versus Ball State on Saturday.

Speaking of football: I know I have moved to a place where people are rabid about the Huskers, but this week has been quite interesting on the heels of the USC debacle last Saturday. Some folks are really upset. I can't even explain it. It's just really not what I am used to. Perhaps those of you who have spent time in Columbus or South Bend can relate in some way, but being from a basketball state and living in Columbia was not even a small taste of the emotion folks put into football around here. Really remarkable, maybe even a little pathetic.

Well, that is that, and this is this.


Anonymous said...

Here's some news: I'm back in life. You get to start hearing from me again, though I can't promise that it will be in response to every post for a while. Maybe. Maybe not. But I am trying to be in life again as best as I can.

This particular post helped revive me because as a Penn State alumna, former resident of Happy Valley, and Nittany Lion football fan, I know this phenomenon of which you write. I have even participated in - and thus helped to co-create - this phenomenon. And yes, it is both remarkable and a little pathetic in the greater scheme of things.

It's good to be back with you again as best as I can for the sublime, the mundane, the ridiculous. It's not grand news for CentStand, but it's what I got.


ATR said...

You know I am amazingly happy to see a comment from you here, again. It's the best news I've had in a while. I've been thinking about you (both singularly and plurally) a great deal, and I've missed you.

comoprozac said...

Yes. We from Columbus can relate. I remember complaining as a child about tOSU's string of 3 or 4 consecutive 9-3 seasons. UM would kill for a 9-3 season.

Is the Mouse coming your way as well. Buy your tickets before Saturday morning by using the password: EDUCATION.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, T.