Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
And I still have shopping to do. What happened to me finishing early?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I had a good group for my presentation, including a former high school classmate. Imagine a 6 foot former high school and college basketball standout now subbing in Kindergarten classrooms! A sight I would *almost* pay to see!
After the presentation I was off to pick up Bailey from her Brownie activity. It took 20 minutes to get to her because of the snow. Then we spent the next hour trying to find snow boots since they had outgrown theirs and I wasn't expecting any real accumulation just yet.
The trip to the zoo didn't happen much to the disappointment of the kids. Another church was organizing it and well, let's just say they didn't do a very good job. Luckily, the tickets are good anytime and I promised them we would go over our break when we didn't have to worry about it being on a school night. A trip to Hometown Buffet seemed to make them forget about the zoo.
I ended up with a 4 day weekend when Kendall woke up with a fever and upset stomach yesterday. Even though dh is off on Mondays I called in so he could run some errands. But I was able to get out for a couple of hours in the morning and get his Christmas gift.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tomorrow I am doing a presentation for Substitute teachers in our district on teaching reading. It's only an hour but right in the middle of the day. Bailey has a Service Unit Cookie Rally at the same time-so my brother will drop her off and I'll pick her up.
I have some craft and scrapbooking projects that are in various stages of progress-either half completed or need to be started. There are Christmas gifts in this group so they need to be finished by the end of next week.
Sunday we are going to the zoo to see the Holiday light display. And, I'll finally know where the Buckeyes are headed for their bowl game.
Enjoy your weekend.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Each day we are to blog about the joy in our life. Most days this can really be difficult for me with the kids, work and "life" but in this month it should be easy,right? Let's hope so.
Today I am choosing to be joyful about going to the Doctor. I usually grumble about going then I remember how it felt going to dialysis 3 times a week-4 hours each time and then I am grateful for my transplant and that I only have to go for follow up visits!!!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
My older sister immediately offered to be a donor. She often jokes that it would be easier than watching my kids. So, on Dec. 2, 2005 we underwent the procedure at THE Ohio State University Medical Center.
I felt better instantly and have been doing well ever since. Even though I would have been happy to receive a transplant anytime, I am so blessed that it came in December-the season of giving.
So, happy birthday to my kidney and thank you to my hero, my sister.
Friday, November 21, 2008
But while most every college football fan knows Script Ohio, and has likely seen the formation on television dozens of times, what they might not know is that this great Ohio State football tradition was first performed by the marching band from … the University of Michigan. Yep, it’s true.
So, yes, the Michigan band was the first to perform Script Ohio.
Well, Not Quite:
As former Ohio State band director Ted Boehm has written, Buckeyes “submit that the script aspect is only one part of the overall event that is signified by the name.” In fact, according to Boehm, most of the most important elements of the formation—including the dramatic dotting of the “I"—originated in Columbus.
So, take that, Michigan
The band includes 225 marching members—192 regulars and 33 alternates—and, according to Ohio State, is intended to replicate traditional British Military brass bands.
All of the band members are important, of course, but few members of TBDBITL get to experience the greatest thrill in Ohio State lore: Dotting the “I.”
Dotting the "I":
Not Just Anyone can Dot the "I":
There have also been a few select honorary dotters. Among them are legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, golfer Jack Nicklaus and comedian Bob Hope.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Of all the coaching match-ups in the long Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, none has been more intense and at times bitter than that between Woody Hayes and "Bo" Schembechler. For ten years the two dominated the "Big 2 and Little 8," splitting ten conference titles between and finishing second eight times. Hayes supposedly could not bring himself to speak the name of "that school up north" and Schembechler, who played for Hayes at Miami of Ohio and was an Ohio State assistant coach, savored nothing more than putting it to his old mentor. After a decade of memorable on-field stratagems, sideline antics, and locker room psychological ploys, the two coaches came out almost dead-even, Schembechler holding a slim 5-4-1 advantage.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Although not a game that changed the season for a player, the game against the University of Michigan in 1934 placed new coach Francis Schmidt into the hearts of Buckeye fans. Ohio State won the game 34-0, its largest margin of victory in the series to that point. Coach Schmidt changed Buckeye lore forever when, before the season, he was asked about beating Michigan. Schmidt commented that he didn’t see the problem. After all, the University of Michigan football players “put their pants on one leg at a time same as everybody else.” This comment created the “Gold Pants Club,” a group of businessmen who award a miniature gold football pants charm to all players who participate in a win over the Wolverines. The charms are engraved with each player’s initials, the date of the game, and the final score.
Former OSU Director of Athletics Andy Geiger and 1968 National Championship quarterback Rex Kern worked together to come up with a way to connect the current Buckeyes with those who played before them. It started with the 1994 Michigan game, when all former players who were in attendance for the game, formed a tunnel that the Buckeyes ran through to take the field for the game. Ohio State beat its rival that day by a 22-6 score, and in each home game against Michigan since, the tradition has been repeated. The tunnel of pride was also formed for the 1995 Notre Dame game, another big OSU win.
That practice has been occurring for the past 50 years, with the first victory celebrated with it on October 2m 1954 against California. The bell was a gift from the classes of 1943, 1944 and 1945, weighing 2,420 pounds.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Michigan Stadium was built in 1927 and has a current seating capacity of 106,200
It's interesting that both of their opening games were played against my Alma Mater-Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU lost both games).
at Ohio Stadium: 105,70811/11/2006, Michigan. OSU won this game 42-39 when OSU was ranked number 1 and Michigan 2 in the country.
at Michigan Stadium 112,118Ohio State, 11/22/2003.Michigan won this game 35-21. It is Jim Tressel's only loss against Michigan since coming to Ohio State in 2001.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Go Bucks, Beat Michigan...again
So, here's a little history on "The Game" found through a Google Search.
OSU vs Michigan
The Ohio State University/University of Michigan rivalry in football began with their first game in 1897. UM won that game 34 to 0 and dominated the series until 1919. That year the tables were turned and the Buckeyes won 13 to 3.
The Ohio State/Michigan game has always been important, but it was not always the last game of the season. This practice began in 1935 and, except for one year, the tradition has continued. Often the game has determined who is the winner of the Big Ten and who will represent the conference in the Rose Bowl. An ESPN poll rated the rivalry as the greatest of all time.
“Ohio State/Michigan Week” has grown beyond the football game to include the annual blood battle, which benefits the Red Cross, food collection for food banks, and spirit events such as banner contests. OSU and UM have turned the rivalry into an event that helps people across school lines.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I'm not sure what I hope to accomplish by writing a blog. Maybe it's just the act of doing some type of writing on a more regular basis-especially since I seem to spend so much time on the computer anyway.
So, here's to blogging!