(1st photo: From the sidelines cheering on the team, Ian and Matt are on either side of the gray hooded swimmer.)
(2nd photo: The final Victory Cheer after winning the meet, both boys and girls were victorious...Matt is center toward the back but facing camera with a bare chest...he's tall so one can easily find him most of the time.)
READING: Tackling my stack of bits and pieces I've marked and set aside to read. It was growing deep.
SWIMMING NEWS: Before I get to this week, let me just say that Steve was selected as Big Ten Freshman of the Week the week before, so here's the info on all that, congrats to Steve! The swim meet this weekend was finally a home meet...the guys had not had a home meet since October, so we were very happy to be able to cheer from the sidelines in our home pool...against Purdue. For the first time, BTN aired a live dual meet, so that was exciting as well. Lots of huge cameras, etc., and they break for commercials, interesting at a swim meet. We watched it when we got home and it was fun seeing them all on camera swimming, etc. It was also senior recognition day with the banquet at night, so that was a bit of extra fun as well...we stayed the night as Boomington was iced over from the time we hit town until the time we left the next day, which made for some interesting navigational issues, both in the car and on foot. Matt's times were okay, he did get to swim on the A Relay again (and he had the fastest time of the four guys swimming it, so that was a good high note for him). It was just a very enjoyable time with the meet and getting to spend time with Matt and his friends at the banquet. Here's the recap of the racing. Matt swam the 50 Freestyle (7th place), 100 Freestyle (6th place), 200 Freestyle (6th place) and the second position in the 400 Free A Relay. Not all the results are posted there, but you can find them here. He's doing nicely for his freshman year.
(Photo: Ian, Steve, Tyler (one of the seniors), and Matt at the Senior Recognition Banquet Saturday night.)
COOKING BYTES: Determined to finish that Bread Baker's Apprentice book, I think I have maybe half a dozen to go yet.
FAV NEW FIND: Last week was final bid week for the sororities so it was fun finding out where all Matt's friends and the GCHS friends pledged. IU Swimmers aren't allowed to pledge fraternities or sororities so Matt wasn't involved in any of that...just as well, he has enough going on with the swimming and school.
FAV THIS PAST WEEK: The swim meet and getting to spend a couple of days in Hooville.
WEEK IN REVIEW: We went from lovely temperatures to horribly cold ones, not my favorite thing, but now there is promise of other bearable ones on the horizon and for that I am rejoicing. How far off is spring? It was a good week to stay inside and read in front of the fire after work.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: At the Eiteljorg, a film series called The Urban Indian: click here for the schedule for the remaining ones. This is what's happening at the ISO this coming week: Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, here is the calendar for it.