That’s all I did yesterday. Watched about 15 hours of my organization’s football championships in the Rogers Centre.
(I didn’t take that picture – my camera is not that good.)
I left my house at 7am yesterday morning, and I got home at 12:30am. Long day! Thankfully, my boss let me come in late today. He saw me on TV at 11pm last night (the games were televised), proof that I stayed until the bitter end. I didn’t even have to plead my case.
Thankfully I don’t usually work 15-hour days, so I don’t mind it every once in a while. I also really enjoy watching football, and although the day was long it was a lot of fun.
Normally I take pics for our magazine at our events, but for this one I abandoned my usual camera because we had a photographer there. Instead I just used my iPhone to snap pics and immediately post them to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Usually at our bigger events I feel pretty inadequate with my little camera standing next to the real photographers and media with their big serious cameras and a separate tripod for their gigantic lenses. I’d like to get a $10,000 camera, but I don’t think Alligator Arms will go for it.
(Me and my little camera – and this pic is from our Baseball championships in June)
My iPhone isn’t great for action shots though. It totally choked during the Toronto Mayor’s opening kickoff for the last game…
But it was fine for what I needed it for.
I really, really love going to our championships. The atmosphere is ridiculous.
The students are excited just to be playing in the championship, and at our championships in the Rogers Centre they are SUPER excited to be playing on the same field as the pros.
Sadly, no Dan Marino this year, and no Thurman Thomas (former Bills player), who has been studding around the past couple of years…
(Thurman last year)
I had no idea who he was, but Brian saw him come onto the field and said “Watch him, he’s going to kiss everyone.”
And he did, he kissed everyone. No one escaped his lips. I guess he is known for this, but it was funny to watch.
Even the players got a kiss.
He just likes to kiss! I like it.
Brian and I also snuck in a quick dinner in between games at a pub across the street. I got chicken wings and fries and I loved every bite of them both. It’s been a while since I’ve had either. Running around all day made me want to eat fried foods in abundance.
The media box also had some good treats, and I definitely frequented it. It was like a 5-mile hike to get up there though, so I felt like I really worked for those donuts I snagged 😉 (I grabbed some fruit and veggies too, not to worry.)
Anywhoozles, FUN TIMES! But it is late and I need to be at work at my regular time tomorrow, so I will catch you guys later!