Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Saturday in Autumn

LM has a college ID.  It's a perk for attending the gifted program on WMU's campus.  It doesn't earn him fitness center privileges, nor does it get him health insurance, and I can only wish it came with a meal plan, but it does earn him the right to free passes to all athletic events.  And this weekend we took advantage.

We didn't realize at first it was Homecoming but we didn't let that deter us.  It took quite a circuitous route to get tickets but we were eventually successful and found ourselves in the bleachers, choosing seats near the band.

Sitting in the student section was an experience in and of itself.  Not knowing the fight song or the alma mater song, or why they sing a song about the Chicago Fire, we felt a little left out at times, but we quickly caught on to the little diddies the band played in between plays.  We had a great time.

The weather was perfect.  Cool when we arrived but by the end of the first quarter we were both out of our sweatshirts and basking in the sun.  We're both pink on the right sides of our faces today.

We left after the halftime band show.  After indulging in two hot dogs and a pretzel.  After witnessing more than our fair share of drunk college kids, but also participating in the mass celebration of a touchdown and a great catch.  We laughed with the band's antics and we cheered for the team.  

It was, all told, a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.


At the game.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Bronco's! Always nice to have a homecoming win. Glad you had a great time. . .I'm not sure I could have helped with some of the student antics. . . it was marshmallow fights back in my day. Jules

Jennifer said...

While you were enjoying the game, we were playing games...with car salesman! Uugghh!!! I will be posting soon, but suffice it to say that we purchased not 1, but 2 vehicles within 3 car payments in 5 years, and now 2!!! Someone kick me, please!!!!!!!