Here's what's been goin' on with me this past Labor Day Weekend:
1) Friday: L. and I went down to Market Square to see Ferris Bueller's Day Off with 500 of our closest friends out in the plaza. What a great place, a great evening to watch a movie. FBDO proves it's still one of the funniest movies I've ever seen and the audience loved it - even at almost 20 years old, the humor wasn't dated. And that's the way a good comedy should be.
It's always interesting to see how Matthew Broderick hasn't aged a day in 20 years.
Oh, and I believe Mia Sara might have been in this movie somewhere...
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By the way, Tomato Head pizza on Market Square is pretty good, but way overrated pizza. The crust is too flat, and there's not really enough toppings. But that's just me.
2) Saturday - Spent the afternoon riding around in neighborhoods near our church help hand out ice cream to kids. We're promoting a KidsFest this coming Saturday, and thought this might be a good way to bring some smiles to kids who don't get a lot of smiles.
3) Sunday - Saw the UT game in the skybox. L. bought two tickets in the Lady Vols box at an auction last month, so we got to go up in the West boxes for the first time ever.
It's an experience, for sure - first you go in a special gate with your little hang-tag passes and up an elevator to the 5th level. Now, the 5th level doesn't have the swankier of the boxes, but it was the main Media Level. This is where all the sports writers get to sit and report on the game to the unfortunate masses back home. The Lady Vols box was also right next to the Stadium Announcer's box, so we got to watch Bobby Denton announce the game, and Bill Williams narrate the half-time show. Plus the scoreboard operator was in that booth as well. Glass walls separate the boxes, so we could see everything around us.
The next box down was the visiting coaches' box - the poor guys in red didn't look to happy as we were leaving :)
There was a buffet dinner for everyone before the game, and we chowed down on nachos and other Mexican food, then later at the half were meatballs, popcorn, ice cream, etc. Spare no expense.
Our actual vantage point wasn't that impressive, from a game perspective. We were on the 10 yard line on the South side of the stadium, and when the ball was on the other end of the field, it was tough to make it out through several panes of glass. However, the JumboTron was just ahead to the right, not to mention the TV in the corner of the box, so, big deal. I really liked they could open a small window at the top to let in the crowd noise. Plus they could pipe in the radio feed.
After the game we got caught in post-game traffic and didn't get home till about 1:30.
Monday (Labor Day): Not a darn thing ;)