The #1-ranked USC women’s volleyball team won its 14th and 15th games in a row this weekend, sweeping the Oregon schools with consecutive 3-0 wins. Becky and I attended the first of these two wins, against Oregon State on Friday, and the Women of Troy definitely kicked butt.
Next week, the Trojans face a virtual “elimination game” against Washington, which, like USC, has one Pac-10 loss. (Having two losses makes it virtually impossible to win the conference.) The stakes in the Trojans-Huskies game are incredibly high, not only because of that Rose Bowl thing, but more importantly because my ex-roommate Dave is coming to town — as a member of the Husky Marching Band — for the first time since he transferred from USC to Washington at the end of our freshman year. (The Trojans and Huskies did not play in 2000, and the 2001 game was at Washington.) It’s a battle of “Fight On” vs. “Bow Down”… and I think we all know who’s gonna win. Fight on, ‘SC! Bow down to NO ONE! :)
My Tuesday-morning post making fun of the grand opening of Krispy Kreme’s new shop in Newington attracted a web surfer looking for information on the hours of said Krispy Kreme shop.
Someone on Cox.net searched for krispy kreme newington hours on Google at 8:08 PM Pacific time (11:08 Eastern time) Saturday. Perhaps this was an area resident wondering whether the much-ballyhooed donut mecca would be open for a late-night, post-11PM donut run on a Saturday night. Instead of such useful information, however, this person found his or her way to my site.
When I repeated the same Google search, I found that my site is #8 on the list, after three articles about Krispy Kreme’s August “construction ceremony” (one from the Boston Globe, one from a TV station in Charlotte, NC, and one from a website called LeasingNews.org); two pages from the official town of Newington website; a blurb about Tuesday’s opening from a site called TechFocus.org; and a fellow blog site by a Boston University student named Mark Coen, with his commentary about the Krispy Kreme opening.
My dad, meanwhile, reports: “Thursday at my office, the word was that boxes totalling *seven dozen* Krispy Kreme Donuts had been either brought in, or ordered delivered, by various employees. Reports zipped through the building regarding whose desk you could go to to grab one.” (So that’s what state employees do all day. Har har, just kidding.)
Puffy cumulus clouds create a beautiful effect as sunset nears in a view of USC’s campus from the top of Parking Structure D. For more sunset pictures and photos of the Williams wildfire from the parking structure, click here.
On Sept. 14 in New York City, my mom’s first professional art show, a photo show called “Blur New York,” opened in Manhattan. In the snapshot above, my mom is standing in front of Photo #10, “Rockefeller Center,” a picture she took of my dad and me several years ago. Here are some of her photos from the show:
• “Rockefeller Center”
• “BQE, Queens”
• “Lower East Side”
• “Coat check”
If you’re interested in buying any of these photos, by all means, e-mail my mom! :)
That same day, Sept. 14, I was doing something a bit less artistic and more hedonistic: partying the night away at my friend Suzanne’s birthday bash. Above, Suzanne and her boyfriend David strike a pose. (Click here to visit Suzanne’s homepage.)
Meanwhile, also on Sept. 14, while I was at Suzanne’s wild and crazy party in Los Angeles, Becky was at a wild and crazy family wedding in St. Louis. Above, from left, are Becky’s brother’s girlfriend Gerry, Becky’s sister Jen, Becky, and Becky’s cousin Stephanie.
On the evening of Sept. 11 at Edison Field, Anaheim Angels fans create a blizzard effect by waving their complimentary 9/11 commemorative t-shirts like white towels to cheer on the Angels during a rally. The Angels beat the A’s, 6-5. Click here for more photos from the game.
The First Interstate World Center, Los Angeles’s tallest building, lights up with red, white, and blue during the week of Sept. 11, 2002. Click here for more on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, including archvied images from this website’s live webcam commemoration.
On Saturday, September 7, 2002, between 5:10 PM and 5:30 PM, at least three unidentified flying objects were sighted in the sky north of USC’s campus. Click here for more details, and MPEG movies of the UFOs!
The hot sun beats down on Becky’s beautiful smiling face at the Coliseum during the USC football team’s Labor Day opener against Auburn. Temperatures were in the mid-90s that day. USC was hot, too (ha, ha), winning the game 24-17. To view a photo of the marching band in formation as a map of the United States, click here.
Becky, Toby and I share a smile (well, Toby would be smiling for the camera, but she’s busy watching a bird) at a rest stop in Michigan during our recent cross-country road trip. Click here for more photos from the road trip! Oh, and if you’re wondering about my hair: Becky gave me a buzz-cut just before we left for the road trip. It’s a bit longer now… though recently she’s been threatening to cut it again… :)