JMU PARENTS WEEKEND

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This weekend was Parent's Weekend here at James Madison University. Finally the majority of my friends no longer have to use their shoddy fake ID's or bribe corrupt police officers to obtain alcohol. (because we are all of legal drinking age and mothers finally can reveal that they were intoxicated during the conception, entire gestation, and birth of their wonderful legal scholarly children.) Tailgating, beer pong, flip cup, pin the tail on the donkey, three legged races, musical chairs, teeball, and spin the bottle will never be the same as all the awesome parents came down and showed us up.

This is just going to be a quick post with some photos that I have snapped.

First off I have to recognize Shaun's dad for his dedication to the life of Rodney Dangerfield. Giving out candles that dripped wax all over anybody holding one, and classic Dangerfield lines, he organized a "participational memorial" service in which everyone thoroughly appreciated. Not only did he construct a mini-van sized banner to place on the side of his mini-van (whodathunkit?), but he brought the banner inside the football stadium to place over the end zone rail. However, he was kicked out by the ROTC only to be never heard from again.

This summer during my trip up to Long Beach Island, New Jersey to hang out with the Keown crew, we put on Markeown's beloved tropical shirts to pose for a photograph. They sent me a copy of the picture in the mail weeks ago and I never put it up because my printer/copier/scanner has met its demise and I had no means of putting it up. UNTIL NOW. WHEN I DECIDED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE PICTURE WITH MY DIGITAL CAMERA.

Now Markeown came down this weekend with his shirts to reenact that memory. He took Ed's place and B-rad took Mac and Steve's.

And finally I am going to post a picture for all the ladies and hermaphrodites out there. I present you the Irish lads Markeown and son, Michael Patrick complete in kilts.

Posted October 11, 2004 at 12:09 AM