Saturday, July 19, 2008

Go Ahead...Make My Day

carr yelling

Well he did.  I ran into Coach Lloyd Carr today while walking the streets of Ann Arbor during Art Fair week.  Turns out he appreciates art too.  Needless to say I am shameless when it comes to Michigan Football.  I walked right up and shook his hand and said "Hi, Coach Carr.  I am S______ B_______'s (trying to protect his privacy but my brother played football for Michigan) sister."  I am sure he was so relieved I had stopped to chat.  The conversation went something like this.

Coach Carr:  "Well how is SB doing?  I haven't heard from him in a long time."

Me: "He's fine.  He and his wife just had their second baby.  Coach, SB is really bad at keeping in contact with all his people.  I would be happy to be your contact person for him.  So what's the word on Coach Rod?  Do you really think he has what it takes to coach here at Michigan?  Do you think you might have access to one of those new box seats?  Do you need a friend who likes football to go with you?  Your family is probably sick of football huh?"

Coach Carr:  "Well I don't know.  Are you still living in Ann Arbor?"

Me:  "Yes Coach.  I can't leave The Big House." 

Coach Carr:  He laughs.  "Tell SB I said hello." 

Me:  "Will do.  Call me about those box seats okay?  Sorry to bother you."  

Coach Carr:  With a broad smile he says, "It is never a bother." 

With a wave he turned and I watched possibly the best looking, classy, and most intelligent football coach wearing a Michigan hat turn and leave.  The conversation might have been close to what is documented.  I might have embellished just a little bit.  But I did shake his hand, I did tell him about my brother, and he did say it was never a bother with a smile. 

He went ahead and made this girl's day. 

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Second

I was the second photographer at wedding last weekend.  My friend Wendy was kind enough to invite me along.  The ceremony took place at the historic Gordon Hall in Dexter.  Beautiful.   To see more images click here.July 2008-233

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