You know that old thing about what to do when life serves you lemons? Well the lemonade was flowing on Sunday afternoon at San Diego State University’s Aztec Aquaplex. The Bird and I had traveled down the coast to take in the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship and were met with what the airlines like to call an “oversell situation” (and what I prefer to call an “undermanaged situation”). No worries though, as the alert event team made up an entire new section on the spot, which they called Standing Room Only – which translated on this day into the “hang out in your semi-private bleachers with the teams and the USC band” section. Which we were more than happy to do. Kudos to those that under-promised and over-delivered.
I have this recurring dream of late. In it, I am a guest on Jeopardy, and I am kicking butt. In fact, I am shutting out my two outmatched opponents. How am I doing it? Merely by buzzing in and saying, “Alex, that would be ‘What is Stanford University?’”.
After literally minutes of psychoanalysis I have come up with a potential reason for this occurrence – perhaps it’s because virtually every event that I attend these days features the Stanford Cardinal:
• The West Regional host site of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships
• The site of the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Final Four
• The winning team of the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship
• The country’s #1 rated women’s water polo team, and national finalist
Buzz, buzz, buzzzz, buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. “Alex, that would be ‘What is Stanford University?’”.