Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Fear the Seamen

Saturday Kayla, Michelle, Elaine and I went to the Navy vs. Maryland football game in Baltimore. It was a beautiful day. I, having attended GMU and therefore not familiar with college football, inadvertently wore a red shirt. I had marked myself as a Maryland fan! I suppose there are worse things... but I won't make that mistake again (go Navy!).

Hands down the best part was the fly-over at the beginning of the game. It reminded me of when I used to be a contractor for the Navy. I had the opportunity to do and see many things I would not have had the opportunity to otherwise. I saw a Trident submarine simulator, an F-16 simulator, I stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier (I am the king of the world!!), and watch the fighter jets practice in Key West. Sometimes I miss those days, but then I remember the endless weekends spent in airports, the lost luggage, the missed flights. The grass is truly always greener.

More importantly, I wish I had gone to a school with school spirit. Kayla and I were looking around at the tailgate parties and wishing that we had had the opportunity to do something even remotely like that while we were at Mason. I think I might align myself with a college in the area (fear the turtle?) and start attending their events...

I have a friend staying with me this week, so I'm not sure if I can make girl's night out, traditionally (for the one time we actually went out) on Thursday. But let me know what's up and maybe I can get Kim to join us!


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