So, I went to the ASU v. UCLA game at the Rosebowl stadium in Pasadena last week. When I found out ASU was playing there on Veteran's Day weekend, I decided to go. My dad took us to ASU football games every year since I was a baby, up until the last few years. We never missed a game, well maybe one or two in 25 years, and I have so many great memories from that family ritual. I really have been wanting to go to a game but going without him would feel too weird. This was a nice middle way of going, but not actually going to an ASU game.
The tickets I got for us were in the UCLA section. They were cheaper that way but if I go again I would get them in the ASU section. The tickets were also general admission and it was Take-big-groups-of-school-kids-to-the game weekend (lots of kids wearing tshirts saying 'I'm going to college' - - -I thought that was cute, I want one), so we were lucky to find the seats that we did. Becky and I are not wearing ASU gold, although between us we have 3.5 ASU degrees! And we really are ASU fans. The game was so close (24-20, ASU's favor) that it literally gave me a headache, that is how badly I wanted them to win! It took a while for my headache to wear off and I would like to apologize here in this blog forum to my dear friends - - -I know I was acting like I had a headache too.
So I have pictures like this at the Jan 1, 1987 and Jan 1, 1997 Rose bowl games that ASU were in. Well, except it being of me and my friends, it's me and my family. In 1986 and 1996 ASU had amazing seasons and when we found out they were going to get to go to the Rose Bowl, our dad went to extreme efforts to get tickets and take us. Seemed appropiate to keep up the tradition of going to the Rose bowl every ten years. See those stands behind Nick? They were selling corn, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes back there. So I got a sweet potato with nothing on it, which is kinda cool cuz that's healthy and you usually can't get healthy stuff at football games.
After the game, we went back to Thuy's and then we went to Hollywood. So here we are standing outside a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop on Hollywood Blvd. Karen and Nick, they love coffee.
Bonus picture: Here below is a pic of us in the mirror before Annie's wedding from a few weeks ago. She got married at a chapel in the desert and then we danced outside under a full moon. Her dress was gorgeous, ahh, I loved it so much.