Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I'm back...our brush with the semi-famous

 So, unless you were under a rock last week, you probably saw a clip somewhere of NC State's CJ Leslie lifting wheelchair bound Will Privette after he fell from his chair. Fans, Privette included, stormed our court after beating #1 DUKE. CJ rescued Privette and got him back to safety. Mr. Pink was lucky to be at that exciting game. Anyway, I saw this unlikely pair on the Today show. Great story. Great win.

 Fast forward to Sunday night. We all attended the NC State / Clemson game. We won, but barely. Come on Pack. We saw some friends of ours from our college days and stopped to talk to them and their kids for a while after the game. Before long, the arena was just about empty. On the way out we all stopped by the restrooms and then, as we were leaving, I happened to glance down a corridor and saw CJ Leslie towering over various others in this hallway. We immediately headed that way, too and CJ was nice enough to pose for a photo before walking outside to leave. This was huge to mini#2. We also got other autographs and photos with starters. It was great and a big surprise to us. Other kids/fans were there, too so maybe this is a normal thing after games. I wish mini#2 had taken off his wild red wig and sunglasses at least for the photos, but oh well. It got the players' attention. CJ said "I'm liking the look man." It was funny.


And while I'm posting about NC State, here's a photo of mini#2 about 3 yrs ago (he looks so young!!) with Russell Wilson, when he was QB for us (finished senior year at Wisconsin). He just finished an awesome rookie year as QB for Seattle Seahawks. We were pulling so hard for them/him, but now we want the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl- mini#2's choice the last 2 years. I still remember this day. It was a blazing hot August day, but he was so polite, well-spoken and humble. Great with the kids. His parents raised him right.

I took a month off. Did you notice? I'm back. Just been busy and too tired to post about my busyness. Happy New Year a little late!

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