The blog typically thinks of itself as shy and retiring, and its idea of a good time is an evening spent at home calculating walk scores. But occasionally the blog steps out. On Friday the blog went to Tanglewood Park in Forsyth County for the Department of Biology's annual picnic; on Saturday the blog tailgated with friends, including the remarkably cuddly and chubby Ian Eastman-Mullins, before watching the Deacons come back to beat the Stanford Cardinal 24-17. Friday wine had to be deferred until Saturday evening, at which time all the blog had the energy to do was watch the USC Trojans beat OSU. Despite the Buckeyes' unexpected loss, it was nice to see their mascot in action (see post on September 9 to see why Jon now "gets" the OSU mascot)...
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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