Mom is now a local celebrity. She was quoted in this morning's Daily News Journal story about her big win of Titan's tickets yesterday. Here's the story
. And here is the section about her:
For Smyrna's Elizabeth Hickerson, waiting in the heat was the price she was willing to pay in hopes to land a pair of tickets for her son.
"I had to stand out here in the heat, and I'm not a real big football fan," she said with a chuckle. "I came here because I'm going to give the tickets to my husband and son so they can go. My son is a big fan, and we came up here to increase our chances of winning."
In case I haven't mentioned it lately--I have the coolest Mom EVER!
The article also quotes Walt Cerwinske, the kind gentleman who traded tickets with us from the Texans game to the Colts game. Here's a quote from him: "I didn't care where the seats were as long as I was in the stadium." I feel exactly the same way about a Titans game, a Redskins game or any UT homegame.
Dodging a bullet
I dodged two bullets this morning at church. The United Methodist Men was looking for a vice-president and according to Dad, they were one heartbeat away from nominating me for this role. (They came and asked him if I'd do it without asking me if I was interested...I guess that gives me no chance to turn it down. LOL). Luckily someone else was nominated for this honor. Then, Mom went to a VBS meetng where they need someone to run game time...and by game time they mean running about on the playground with kids anywhere from two years old to sixth grade. Which, I love kids, but I just barely have the energy to keep up with Gracelyn sometimes...I cannot imagine a whole crew of them.
And yet, I have applied to be a substitute teacher next fall and am considering going into teaching. Scary, huh?
And it's not that I don't want to help out..but right now I've adopted helping with the youth and I am going to co-faciliate Disciple IV this fall. Plus finding a job--yeah, that'd be good too. So I am afraid to take on too much and not be able to do it all. That said, I plan to be at VBS and help out somehow--I imagine I'll be out on the playground playing with the kids. But in looking on the bright side--running around with and after them will burn calories, which means that I can treat myself to shake from Sonic sometime during VBS.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/11/2004 12:33:00 PM