Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Flash 55......

This Saturday is The University of Michigan's Home Football opener!
I know this probably does'nt mean much to most of you, but This is something that
I have been doing since My college days starting in 1968...
Tonight I took my daughter down to Ann Arbor to move her into her House she is
staying at for her Senior year..What memories this brings back..In that spirit, I present to
you my Friday Flash 55...

Opening Day, Ann Arbor Michigan!!
I live for this day...
I've had the same seats for Thirty years!
I'ts my Birthday, Christmas, and New Years rolled into one.
I can hear them screaming in the tunnel...God I love it so!
..."Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting the 255 piece Michigan Marching Band.
Baaaaand, Take the field"!!

Have a great Labor Day Week-End everybody...and
"Hail to the Victors"


Welcomes you! said...

HAH! I'm not UP yet, BUT I'm FIRST! G-MAN!!

I've DEFILED your blog!!! Be back on the morrow with my FLASH 55!!!

~I was first! I was first~

Welcomes you! said...

Just noticed that my damn name says:
Welcomes you!! When the hell did this happen!!


I should WIN something!!!


S said...

Oh thats so cool! Im sure she will love it there, and you must be so proud!

Thanks for playing gman!

javajazz said...

aww, thats kinda sweet, G-Ra!
i love that you're such a
good luck to Amanda
in her cool new house,
and good luck to the victors,
and hope the band plays
in tune!
have a great time, G,
and a great long weekend, too!

Cazzie!!! said...

I ,love marching bands!

Little Wing said...

damn, Mr. Gman, the same seats for 30 years?????
They must be near to worn out!!!!!!

Have a great weekend Sir!

Snow White said...

I'm ready for football season, too! And for the long weekend. Nice 55. I'll try to post one tonight. xoxox

MIke Kilgore said...

There is something to be said for tradition, from an old Penn Stater!

MIke Kilgore said...

Welcomes you with a female's picture? Is that some kinda internet escort service? Better watch out G-man-you don't want the Feds raidin' the place...

G-Man said...

You win the insomniac of the year award!!
Damn Woman....

Those are very sweet words coming from you, you must be very tired !!

You are always so supportive and kind and careing and loving and Lisa-Like..What a great friend..Thanks..xoxoxoxox

You'd love the one from Ann Arbor then!!
Thanks sweetie..xoxox

They do repaint them once in a while!!
Smarty Pants..xox

Snow White!!!
I can't access your new blog!!!!
I'm bummin and I miss you!..xoxox

Thanks Mike,
I love the traditional teams...And Happy Valley certainly is steep in rich tradition!!!
I respect Joe-Pa..
Thanks again....Galen

SignGurl said...

Have a great time this weekend. I'll be thinking of you as I listen to MSU (live) from my back yard.

SignGurl said...

P.S. I played along this week.

barman said...

Oh my God did you just bring back memories. I have not been to very many Michigan games in my life but I have listened to and watch plenty of them. And I have marched on that field (although the surface has changed several times since) twice for band day. It really is something to do. I so remember those games. It was a special time. It was a special day.

I will be watching from the sidelines of the BTN (Big Ten Network) new television network.

Go Maze, Go Blue!

Congratulations on both of your really big days there G.

MONA said...

Again? the thirty year old seat function so soon again? has an year passed already?

ann said...

oh lots and lotsa luck for your daughter and have a great weekend... sounds like you intend to...

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Top cat said...

I can see it, smell the smells and feel the excitement in the air.
Have a wonderful day G-man, it will be perfect weather.
Great 55

Strumpet said...


An intro even!

I love it!

So full of school spirit.

It must have been fun moving into an awesome house for the year with your great dad there by your side to help you on your way.

What a good papa you are, Galen.

Mike M said...

Great 55FFF!!

Serena Joy said...

You can really feel the atmosphere and the love of the game in those 55 words, Galen. I'm not so good at brevity, but you rock.:)

lime said...

have fun, dude. i know you live for this.

Rebicmel said...

Galen, I really loved this Flash, I guess when it's a personal memory that has been a part of us for so long these moments mean more. I bet your daughter enjoyed sharing this with you. Have a great day and be safe this weekend.

Charles said...

I'm confused, do you go for the football or the marching bands?
You'll be glad to hear that my daughter told 2 nights ago she liked football. Makes me wonder even with all the similarities we have, if she's really mine. I know she is, but she didn't get that from Dad.

Welcomes you! said...

Happy Labor Day Galen!! Very well done as is par for the course with the gentleman!
My 55 is now UP!


tsduff said...

There is NOTHING, nothing at all like a fabulous marching band taking the field... gives me goosebumps! Especially if it's personal :-)

Enjoy your weekend Galen- hope you are off.

javajazz said...

is this a band that
Reese is playing in?
ya, its so all American....
my mom always got all emotional
for the Macy's parade
and the Rose Bowl and stuff like that...
she lived 10 years in California
in her high school years...

G-Man said...

Hi Jenn,
Spartan Stadium is a very fun place...
Have fun sweetie...
You played 55?
All right Baby..xoxox

Hell Yes, I knew you'd love this Bryan...
Go Blue!

Yes Mona dear,
another year has passed so soon!..xoxmrxox

Hi Ann,
Thanks for your very kind words Ann. You too have a great week-end.

Ahhh TC,
I can hardly wait!!
Thanks Brother..
I'm Huggin you son!

Our newest little Hottie member of Achademia!!
Now you can relate!!
Yes a proud Papa indeed!
Thanks sweetie!!

Thanks Mike,
I appreciate it!!

Funny you should say that...Cause I thought you rocked!!
I know you're FINE!!!
Thats what I know!!!
Thanks Baby...xoxoxbgxoxox

THIS is my Border's Alert!!!!
See Ya all later!!!!!!!!!!!

jadey said...

ahhh what great memories you have there G-man well my 55 is up better late than never I guess.

Flash said...

Nice work...very moving...

And you know I played too!

Serena Joy said...

Nah, that was you that rocked.:-)

Have a great time at the game tomorrow! xoxbdxox

G-Man said...


I do know you love Football too Missy!!


I'll be there..xox

Thanks sweetie, That was very touching!!

No, he plays in his High School Band...
If he played in the U/M band, I would be in Heaven!!..xoxox

I'll be there sweetie!!
Thanks xoxoxo

Glad to see you again!!
I'll be over..G

Serena Joy..
We both Rock!!!
Thanks xoxoxbgxoxox

javajazz said...

well, as soon as he's in college
he could graduate to the
university band...
its amazing how fast
the school years fly by...

did you get your Borders fix

hope you had a nice eve,
nice papa. xo

evalinn said...

Have fun!

MONA said...
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MONA said...

Gosh! that was too soon!

Charles! > Sharm aani chahiye tumhein !!

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javajazz said...

rabbit, rabbit,
you sexy little beast, you.

G-Man said...

Lisa, Thanks for your kind words always, you are a great friend..xoxox

Thanks sweetie.xox


Strumpet said...

Um, I related a lot better back in my U of I days, but even then I wouldn't say I related even though I was there for 5 1/2 years.

I hated football and that was DEFINITELY a football school.

I went to one game the whole time I was there and that was only like to hang-out with my boyfriend's (at the time) parents and my mom and brother and shit.

Illini was so not my scene.

This time around I'm going to a city college.

It's much cheaper.

I STILL owe U of I money. LOTS. It's why I have to start over. I can't get my credits transferred.

But, seeing as I don't remember ANY of what I took there or ANYTHING I learned in high school...starting over is a good thing for me.

Like, there is NO sense in transferring Calculus credits when 15 yrs later I'm placing into Math 99.

Anyhow, it doesn't matter what school I go to...I will NEVER be able to relate to this.

I can understand it though.

It just never did it for me.

Wish it did cos it seems like loads of fun!