Monday, October 11, 2004

A Slight Change of Plans

This weekend didn't go off exactly as it was originally planned. The change was pretty minor, though, and it was a good weekend.

Brandi didn't have to work very late on Friday afternoon, so she decided to go with me to the Troy football game that night. I stopped at our place after work that day to pick her up, and we got on the road shortly thereafter. The ride down to Troy was pretty amusing for both of us. We made it to the stadium and met up with Doug and Amy just in time to see the slaughter commence.

The game was fun, but the only excitement came from watching Troy make big play after big play, and not from the competition level of the game itself. Afterwards we said goodbye to Amy and Doug and adjourned to my parents' house. We caught the tail end of the second presidential debate (Mr. Bush = still a moron) and then the football highlights on the local news while we hung out with my mom and dad. Brandi and I stayed up a little bit longer after they went to bed, but not much.

I'm an undisputed sleeping champion, but I managed to get up before Brandi did on Saturday. I got up around 11:30. I read the newspaper and then had lunch with Mom while watching college football on TV (Texas vs. Oklahoma). Brandi finally made it up around 2:00, but we stayed on the couch in front of football for much of the afternoon. After Texas-Oklahoma we started watching Wisconsin at Ohio State.

At 6:00 that evening we met Amy and Doug for dinner at Outback Steakhouse in Troy. We had to wait about half an hour for a table, but that wasn't too bad. They had TVs, so we got to watch the end of Ohio State's loss to Wisconsin. There was some rejoicing (mine). We had a nice dinner, at any rate.

After dinner, the four of us went to the Bradford Pumpkin Show. This is something I used to do when I was younger, so it was pretty cool to get to share it with Brandi. It's just a typical small-town festival, complete with fair food, games, and rides. The unique thing about this festival is that they sell bags of confetti and encourage attendees to throw it at one another. It seems goofy, but it's actually pretty fun. By the end of the night everyone is absolutely covered in confetti, and it makes a mess everywhere you go. For some reason, this is fun.

Our original plans called for us to return to Bowling Green after the festival, but Amy and Doug invited us to stay at their place and we elected to do so. We hung out that night and played video games before turning in. Amy made breakfast (Belgian waffles) for everyone on Sunday morning, and then we went to the Piqua mall. A new store there was having a pretty good grand opening sale, so we all ended up getting some clothes. Then we walked through the mall for a little bit, and finally Brandi and I got on the road back to Bowling Green.

We didn't really do a whole lot after we got back. I turned on a football game, but Brandi and I ended up taking a nap. She made pizza for dinner after we woke up, and then later we went for a walk on campus. That was nice because it was a nice fall night, and it was quiet since most of the students are out of town for fall break.

The highlights: a high school football Homecoming game, an afternoon watching college football on TV, a fall festival, and a walk on campus. All in all, it was a prototypical (and good) fall weekend.

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