Last Friday was Brandon’s final home game. It was the first time that I’ve been to a Boone High football game since I graduated high school.
It was an interesting experience. Some things have changed. Some surprising things happened. I took some pictures.
Behind the bleachers fenced off.
Brandon is #78.
I was very surprised to see that the underside of the bleachers are now fenced off. That is where all the good stuff at a high school football game is supposed to happen.
I ran into Dan and had a nice conversation with him. Dan has shaved his head since the last time I’ve seen him. Not a bad look for him.
I ran into Dan’s wife Kim. She thanked me for forwarding on news of her work on attempting to block the strip club/juice bar from coming into town. She was very happy that the news had made it all the way to Illinois. She also revealed the real reason why she wants to stop the strip club/juice bar from coming to town. I’m not sure it is a legitimate reason.
It was also exciting that Sara made it all the way from Des Moines to the game. This was also the first high school football game that Sara has been to since she graduated from Ogden. I honestly can’t believe that she came.
More black and white pictures of Brandon.
This picture is meant to be a joke.
Color pictures to be posted soon.
There are a limited amount of places a guy can go to get real black and white film processed. One of them is a local company that I will not name. I’ve had very poor results going to them.
But I recently took some film there to get processed from Brandon’s senior picture shoot. I did this because despite my better judgment I listened to somebody rave on and on about how great they were.
This was a mistake. Below are some of the images from that roll of film. Some of these pictures I really, really like, even though they wouldn’t qualify as your normal Senior Pictures.
Apparently it is part of their film processing procedures to run the negative through a loose hair and dust bin before they print the pictures.
While I was going through the long process of changing this website over to a different server, I fell behind in my duties.
That isn’t too big of a deal, except one of the days that I missed a post on was Thursday, October 16, 2008. So I beseech you to read this posting as if today was that day.
Happy Birthday Becky!
If you don’t know Becky, she is the one not drinking from the cup.
Friday was an interesting day.
Of course there was the high of it being Free Gyro Day, but the rest of the work day went rather uneventful.
It was near 5:30, the time I was going to run out of hours and check out for the week, when my phone rang. This was a bit of a surprise and it caused my dart throw to completely miss the paper with the raccoon on it that has been put up as a makeshift dartboard in the hardware area.
I answered the phone and it was Shannon.
She asked if I was interested in taking a ride in the Ames Party Bus.
This was an interesting development because I had engaged in a few conversations with Becky earlier in the day about how she could put the rebuilt starter in the bus by herself. She had asked me what she should use as a jack to hold the starter in place while she tightened the bolts.
My answer had been simple: “Shannon.”
“She tells me how tough she is all the time.”
I don’t know if it was really my advice that she followed, but after Shannon got off work they managed to put the starter in and the bus started.
Below are some pictures of the adventure.
After the cruise around town, I headed to a special FNSC. It was special because Jay had made caramel apples.
It was also special because it was a perfect night for sitting around the fire bowl until 1:30 in the morning.
Unfortunately that left me a bit tired for the trip to Kalona the next day.
Saturday was this guy’s birthday:
It was also the birthday of this punk:
While going through some pictures I found this picture:
I hope this is the right day.