Friday, September 07, 2018

Maybe next year

My high school team is playing an arch-rival tonight. I'm getting updates on scores via Twitter. I'm a little bummed about not being on the sideline.

For the past 15 years, I've maintained an alumni website for the high school. Each September when they hit the field on Friday nights, I was there. Not only did I take pictures of the game, but the band, the cheerleaders, majorettes, and the crowd at the game. I often took hundreds of pictures and posted them on the website.

On Saturday following games, the website would "light up" with visitors to see the photos.

This year, when I was trying to determine the best time to do my knee surgery, I weighed in the fact that I wouldn't be on the sidelines. Maybe late in the season, I might be able to go shoot a few, but right now, I'm not sure that will be feasible. I still have a lot of healing to do.

So tonight, I'm pulling for my Bulldogs from my couch and getting updates via my phone.

Maybe next year I can be down close to the action.

Here is a slideshow I did several years ago of one of the games. I hope it still works.


  1. You can't be all things to all people, in spite of what you might think :).
    And there is always next year....

  2. Next year. Which will come sooner than you think.

  3. Oh man, I know you wish you were there. I think later in the season you will be there.

  4. There is a lot to be said for cheering on the home team, even if it is from the couch. I've always remained faithful to mine even when they were loosing. It's a hometown thing, that I'm glad to be a part of even if I too do it from the couch.

  5. It's tough to be on the sidelines of the sidelines (lol) when you're healing up from an injury or surgery. I found it to be interesting to find other things to do ~ read a new book, decide to try my hand at paint by numbers, sew a pillow case, etc. Think of it as an adventure to explore something new.....they'll be there when you're healed. Hugs....

  6. Anonymous2:12 PM

    Loved your slideshow!!


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