Was there really a weekend? It flew by so fast, I can hardly register that it has come and gone already. Let's see, the Hoos beat the Boilermakers in the last few seconds of the Oaken Bucket game, not exactly pretty as they lost a huge lead necessitating the win in the final moments, but pretty or not, the Hoos get to take the bucket back to Hooville for the coming year and possess said bragging rights that accompany that little deal. The Colts, in what had to be one of the lowest scoring games ever, did win. The football Hawks lost...and probably there goes their bid for any sort of bowl as I am thinking 6/6 probably won't cut it.
And, now for more important matters, we had a great double feature this afternoon with the Hoos winning on the court, followed by the Hawks doing likewise, Todd doing a fine job with those baby Hawks and Freeman still out injured.
Alex returned home from his scouting outing in fine form, a few scrapes, scratches, and bruises as scout outings tend to produce such things, and ready to celebrate his 15th birthday, a day late, but the day is not as important as the actual celebration of it. Dinner out at Red Lobster, his choice, was followed by the traditional gift opening of a much desired new guitar, and cake eating.
Tanja had taken Alex out to Joe's Crab Shack last week to celebrate, but I did not get a photo as I wasn't here when she picked him up or brought him home, so will need to get one of those soon for the scrapbook. Alex gets to celebrate his birthday for about a week or two because it falls so close to Thanksgiving and it tends to get tossed in with family gatherings, etc....he will have one more birthday bit up in Elwood, and then I think we can call it good for another year. These years certainly have a way of passing quickly. This is what 15 looks like around here with Alex...aka The Cool Dude. Happy Birthday, Alex!