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Oh Purdue Oh Purdue, You’re My Chosen School

November 20, 2010

With your parking wall and reflection pool

where the men are many and the women are few

oh so few (clap) at Purdue (clap)

Oh Purdue, oh Purdue how you make me shiver

With your old sweet shop and your Wabash River

Oh I love you with my heart and I love you with my liver

Oh Purdue (clap) by the river (clap)

Guess where we went last weekend!  Good ol’ West Lafayette, Indiana for a Purdue football game!

Friday night we flew to Indy where we were picked up by Kathleen.  It then took us almost 2 hours to drive up to Purdue (stupid accidents and traffic on I-65) when it should have taken just over an hour.  We met Jess, Devin, Mellissa, and Emily (and Emily’s sister, Becca, and friend, Jackie) for some tasty supper at Scotty’s!


Saturday, we put on our Purdue gear,


and headed to campus for some tailgating.  Matt and I made our way across campus to meet up with my grad school roomie (who also went to Purdue), but alas, I have no picture to show for it.  We then made our way back to the stadium to meet up with our friends and find some tailgating food.  Since it was Matt’s first Purdue (and Big Ten) football game, I made sure that we made it in time for the full pre-game.  Oh who am I kidding, I wanted to see it!

I especially wanted to be there for "I am an American".



Of course, right after kickoff, it started raining!  And the game got interesting (or sloppy).  Each team turned the ball over 5 times.  By gosh we stayed until that clock turned 0:00.  We ended up losing the game, but what can you do.


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Mellissa is sad!

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The half time show was awesome.  After watching the Virginia Tech and Boston College marching bands for the past five years, I had forgotten what a GOOD marching band was.  Purdue . . . YOU ROCK!  I mean there were formations and stuff, even straight lines!  And they learn it all in one week!  The midwest is just awesome!



Guess who was also at the game?  Neil Armstrong!


I swear that is him waving the flag.  At least that’s what the announcer told us.  After the game, we walked by Neil Armstrong Hall, and I walked in the footprints of a man on the moon.


We went back to the hotel to dry ourselves off (there was FREE laundry on the third floor) and watch some more football.  Then headed to Chumley’s for some beer (wine for me) and reminiscing.

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Sunday, Kathleen (the former tour guide) gave Matt and me a driving tour of campus.  Look what we found:


Yeah, that’s right.  I went to school with Drew Brees!  (No seriously, he was a senior when I was a freshman).  I heart him.

We also did a little shopping, and brought back April a present (she loves representing Purdue)


It was an awesome trip.  I love Purdue and my friends and football (despite their losing season).  BOILER UP!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2010 12:18 AM

    Looks like a great weekend! I haven’t been back in forever!

    • November 21, 2010 12:40 AM

      You should really go! We also went to the NEW Phi Rho house and saw the composite where your name is “Renee Clore”.

  2. November 21, 2010 3:25 PM

    My mom went to Purdue! And so did some of my childhood friends. I lived in Kokomo for about 4 years growing up.

  3. Liz permalink
    November 22, 2010 3:43 PM

    Omigod – I loooove Scotty’s! We had one in Bloomington (go Hoosiers!). 😛 If you like fried pickles and grilled cheese, mmmm that’s the place to be 🙂

    • November 22, 2010 9:34 PM

      My friends like to steal their glassware (their old glasses used to actually say Purdue on them). This time we made it out with a pitcher!

      • Liz permalink
        November 23, 2010 2:48 PM

        Ha! I’m pretty sure I still have a nice “set” of stolen glasses from there. Congrats on a pitcher – I’m thoroughly impressed!


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