Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Freaking RON DAYNE!

When I transferred my beautiful smoothie pictures yesterday, I also saved my pictures from the Badger hockey game a few weeks ago. For the first time ever (what?!) they had an outdoor hockey game at Camp Randall (home of the Badger football team). They laid an ice link in the middle of the field and almost had a sold-out crowd. We missed the woman's game earlier in the day, but headed over to Camp Randall to watch the Badgers beat Michigan. It was freezing out there--with the windchill it was in the single digits.

Unfortunately, none of these pictures are actually from the game. I was too cold to disrupt the blanket and get my camera out. But--at the bar before the game, we saw RON DAYNE! He was a huge Badger football player who set the rushing yard record in 1999. I didn't want to bother him by going up and asking for his picture, so I pretended to take pictures of my friends, but instead shot over their heads.

He turned his head too fast.

That guy in front isn't one of my friends, but I'm pretty sure he knew what I was doing.

The Olympics are slow right now, so I played with my photo editing a little.

Eventually, my friends tried to get me to go ask for a picture. I think they were done having the flash go off in their faces. So, I mustered up my courage. I took one quick drink, gave my beer and my boyfriend's beer to a friend and handed my camera to my boyfriend with a stern warning to follow me and be ready to take my picture. I walked up to Ron Dayne (he seems like a two-name kinda guy) and tapped him on the shoulder as I asked, as politely as possible, "Umm, I'm really sorry to bother you, but would you mind taking a picture with me?".

He stared right back at me and said, "I don't do pictures."

I felt so embarrassed and I must've looked completely crushed. Then I realized that my boyfriend was laughing and Ron Dayne had a huge grin on his face. He was like, "Yeah, c'mon, smile big."

Check that out! His face is soo much bigger than mine. I have a baby-sized head compared to him. (which, Ron Dayne, if you read this, is a total compliment)

That just about made my day. I didn't even need to go see the game.

It's back to running tomorrow. Definitely not going to go in the morning again. I'm still recovering from the 5am wake up call yesterday.

Happy hump day!


Oh, P.S. So, today is Ash Wednesday, which means that Lent starts. After giving up soda for three years in a row, it's not even a sacrifice anymore. I was struggling to figure out what to give up for Lent when I got it--I'm going to limit checking my e-mail to just twice a day--lunch and then once at home. It was rough going today, but I'm sure I'll get used to it soon. right?

1 comment:

  1. So cool! I loved Ron Dayne when he was at UW. My father has had season tickets since I was born. I have seen a Badger Game at Camp Randall every year since 1980. You're so lucky to meet him. He's a legend.