March 11, 2005

More ISU Fan Girl Stuff

After yesterday's posting on Kelly's, I've made a new friend.

His name is Russ, he's from Winterset (and how are those bridges down in Madison County?) and he's down in KC for the tournament and has been posting on his adventures (and basketball, of course) over at Cyclone Nation. You can find his posts here, here and here. He said some kind things about me in his last post, and is having a beer for me today. (Woohoo! Vicarious imbibing! Hot damn!) One can only hope it's a celebratory beer.

I only have one thing to add to this:

{...}if I learned ANYTHING at all during my tenure at ISU, it’s that pessimism should be your natural response to life – well, that and I also learned that if you’re going to feed the ducks on Lake Luverne after bar closing time, they prefer white bread (with the crusts torn off, of course).{...}

You should have also learned, Russ, that no brick has ever come loose from the Campanile.

And it never will happen, either.

UPDATE: Grrrrrrr.

Posted by Kathy at March 11, 2005 04:23 PM

I got back to the hotel a few minutes ago and wanted to record my thoughts for posterity before I go back to Kelly's to kill more brain cells. The plan right now is to target the memory cells covering ISU football games against the University of Iowa from '83 to '96, except for that one HELLACIOUS hit Jeff Dole laid on a Hawkeye receiver in '87, and maybe Bob Utter's valiant performance stepping up as a backup against Iowa in the early 90's after Pedersen got his knee shredded in the first game of the year.

Is there any way to get a recount here? I think the Diebold machines the officials were using had been "pre-calibrated" by alumni of Texas Tech. Even though ISU doesn't have a law school, I'd like to think that there are enough ISU alumni who went on to get J.D.s that we could tie up this loss in court for at least, what, the remainder of Stinson's playing career?

Thanks for the link, I've also decided to have a snack in your honor as well. Would you prefer a slice of Pizza at Joe's Pizzeria inside of Kelly's, or do you just want a gyro from the Jerusalem Cafe?

PS - I didn't mention it earlier, but I think I should maybe take exception to the characterization of Kelly's as a dive. BUZZARD BEACH is a dive. Now I'm not saying that Kelly's is clean enough to eat off the floors, but Buzzard Beach is so filthy that I even feel dirty standing back from the toilet when I am forced to pee there - and coming from a man, I think that's a pretty damning indictment.

Keep the faith, we're still going to make it into the dance.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at March 11, 2005 06:42 PM

The gyro, of course. Enjoy.

Don't take exception. I said Kelly's was "two steps up from a dive," not that it was a dive. There's a difference.

Posted by: Kathy at March 11, 2005 06:53 PM

Oh, and start popping Advil now.

Posted by: Kathy at March 11, 2005 06:56 PM

Kathy, your beer was a tasty 44 ouncer of Boulevard Pale Ale, and your snack was a slice of Pepperoni/Sausage from the Torre's Pizzeria truck parked next to the Jerusalem Cafe panel truck in front of Kelly's. Pictures of your beer and it's adventures around the greater Kansas City area will be forwarded to Cakeeater Chronicles, just as soon as I catch the cat that crapped in my mouth last night.

Advil? I wish I had remembered that rule at about 3:30 - it's too late to save me, but there may be "little Cyclones" out there who could benefit from that advice. Go, and spread the word about dehydration's magnifying effects on a hangover. AAAAVVVVVEEENGEEEEEEE ME!!!!!!!

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at March 12, 2005 09:48 AM

Kathy, I am temporarily without a thesarus, due to a violent bout of projectile vomiting from my teammate "Hog Farmer", so I find myself short of words here. What's another way to say "I told you so" without seeming smarmy & self-centered?

ISU is in; Northern Iowa is in; heck, even the inbred trailer-dwellers from Eastern Iowa are in. It's a pretty fair year for basketball in the state of Iowa.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at March 13, 2005 07:31 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?