I don’t know how many alums get the e-mail with the newsletter in it, (and it kind of freaks me out), but I think it would be really fun if it meant I was able to get back in touch with some of the people I met at USU and have lost track of. So, if that’s you, here’s my Facebook link—friend me!
Seeing the article made me think back on lots of USU memories.
Like ice blocking down Old Main Hill. Sledding too. (Very nostalgic since I’m in Arizona now.)
Going to Logan Cave—traipsing through cold water and then crawling through that horrible tiny hole to get to the very back.
Eating the fresh, hot bread in the Student Center. Man, makes me want raspberry honeybutter right now.
Watching sporty people play ultimate Frisbee on the Quad.
The Halloween Howl—especially the year my uncle Tim (5’4”) and his friend Bennett (6’3”) and their friend Rick (5’) painted themselves green and went as the Jolly Green Giant and Little Sprout and a box of peas.
“Following the herd” by walking on the same trail cut diagonally across the grassy field next to the athletics building. Some do-gooder put up a sign that told us not to follow the herd, so that the grass could grow back.
Going to the late-night showing of U2’s “Rattle and Hum” … and not quite making it all the way through the show awake. But waking up just in time for “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
The huge bronze statue of the bull on the corner of 10th North and 8th East—and trying to un-see the strategically disturbing icicle that formed there every winter.
Sitting in Dr. Sonja Manuel-Dupont’s great lectures, and getting a test back from her that had smiley faces drawn on it. Made me feel so happy.
Seeing Old Main on a frosty morning as I emerged, walking, at the top of The Dugway from the Island and thinking, “Only one more hill to climb.”
Just basking in the beauty that is Cache Valley. Isn’t it simply God’s Country? Oh, I think my heart might always and forever be there.
Thanks, Aggie Newsletter for the nice article and for the chance to think back on so many good things!
Big in Japan is the story of a big, fat Texan, Buck Cooper, who goes to Japan and accidentally becomes the first blond sumo wrestler. He must face down his biggest enemy to win the Emperor’s Cup to save “the girl.”
It has won an award for best book trailer at the League of Utah Writers 2012 conference. It was named one of the “Ten Best Books of 2012” by ksl.com. It reached #9 on the bestselling list of Kindle in December 2012 for sports novels.