Monday, January 2, 2012
This was the second year that the Wisconsin Badgers rallied and made it to the Rose Bowl. One of the super elite bowl games where young boys dream of playing on the field when they're older. I learned that it is the oldest college bowl game. Wikipedia called it "the granddaddy of them all." Teams have been winning and losing in Pasadena since 1902. I tried my hardest to get me and my husband to the game. But between my new job, zero vacation time, and no extra spending money we had to watch the game from our own 50" TV (there are worse things, right?). This was just not the year of the Badgers. They couldn't cut it last year and they certainly couldn't hold on to it this year. The score was unbelievable. This was the highest scoring first half of any Rose Bowl... EVER. Final score...45-38 Oregon over Wisco. This means I am living with a sad, depressed, angry, livid, and distraught husband. The first thing he did when the game ended was take off his brand new Wisconsin Badger shirt, throw it on the ground, declare it a piece of garbage and needed to be burned. I offered up that he could wear it in the off-season. He scoffed at me like I was an idiot because the shirt has the years 2011 and 2012 written on it. He didn't want to remind others (and himself) that the Badgers lost two years in a row. So goodbye brand new Badger red t-shirt. It's obviously your fault Russell Wilson just couldn't get 'er done. Might as well get rid of it now, we don't need it jinxing the Packers chances at the Super Bowl!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Today I went to have my car's oil changed and transmission/coolant fluid flushed at Sports & Collector Car Center. My Dad suggested that I take my camera with me because Joe, the owner, has "some cool stuff he's working on." My Dad wasn't kidding. He had all kinds of old cars, Jaguars, Corvettes, jeeps, etc sitting in his shop in all kinds of condition. My University of Wisconsin sweatshirt even matched the red in some of the cars! Below is a quick glimpse of some of the photos that turned out really well. I'm getting the hang of my 50mm manual focus lens and light attachment.