Like, a week and a half ago. Here are some pictures from the ceremony.
Mark, Tyra, and I found each other outside of the field house.
It was crowded, and the ceremony seemed to take forever. This is how close my parents got to the floor.
Afterwards, what had been a beautiful sunny day was quickly turning cold, windy, and cloudy. It was also very crowded outside Assembly Hall.
Now I just have to finish one last class before going to Alaska!
My family and Julie’s family met up and went to the IU-Purdue football game today. We had a tailgate party before the game, got to watch a very close football game (IU won, 27-24 on a field goal with 30 seconds to go in the 4th quarter!), and then fired up the grill and ate again while waiting for traffic to die down. All in all, a good day!
Julie and I went to see our friends Kim and Kristen play rugby this weekend. They both used to play for IU, and this was a reunion game of sorts. Usually the “old timers” play the current team, but this year they apparently mixed the teams. I don’t know anything about rugby, but it looked fun and it was fun to watch. I’m not sure which team won, though.
I borrowed a DSLR (Nikon D1X), and used two lenses: my Nikkor 500mm f8 Reflex, and a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 D zoom lens.
That’s Kristen and Kim on the right. Kristen has a good snarl.
Everyone is going for the ball.
“Shhh, I have a SECRET!” Really, I have no idea what’s going on.
Update: John has informed me that this is a “scrum.” My brain just expanded!
I think that’s Kim’s sister in the helmet. Her name is “Tiny.”
Eyeing an open field.
Eyeing a not-so-open field.
Kim kicks the ball. Not very far, and not very straight, but it was a good try.
End of game huddle.
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The Indiana Memorial Union has put up a new sign. It has a scrolling red marquee. It is incredibly ugly. I left the Journalism building late the other night, and was shocked to see how bright the marquee is at night. It lit up the entire length of the street! I could see the light reflected on the stop sign a block away!
Here are a couple of pictures that show how bright it is. I was able to get a somewhat clear picture, in the full darkness of night, mainly by the light of the sign.
Totally subtle and understated.
It looks like IU really likes Skippy’s story. Now she’s on the main Indiana University site.
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