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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Last week in photos

I'm pretty sure this is a gene passed down on my father's side, but I just love a road trip. Driving vacations illuminate so much about places and people and geography and history. Living in Cleveland I think we tend to forget how much of Ohio is agricultural. As I was driving down I-71 near Ashland, I snapped this photo of an Amish buggy making its way. I happened to appreciate (in lightning speed) the juxtaposition of the Interstate and the horse and buggy.

Scripps Hall, home of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The SPJ student chapter there gave me a T-shirt that reads "You can't spell JOURNALISM without OU." Also had a chance to briefly meet Leonard Pitts, a visiting prof and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from The Miami Herald. It seems that Scripps Howard has decided to turn its financial backing (and, thus, naming rights) to the College of Communication. At least a few faculty members at the J-School are peeved because the new deal allows for no new funding for J-school programs.

Cutler Hall on the College Green at OU is the primary landmark of the university. It's home of the President's office (and dean and provost and all those important people). Honestly, I don't think I ever set foot in this building. If I did, it was probably to deliver something from the Admissions office in nearby Chubb Hall.

If you are at all familiar with OU, I needn't explain this photo. But for the unitiated, this is the famous Burrito Buggy at the corner of Court and Union streets in Athens. When I was a student you could get a Burrito Supreme for $2. At 2 a.m., nothing tasted better. I didn't have the chance to find out what they cost today. I shot this photo while at the traffic light.

Court Street is infamous. I tended bar at The Crystal. The nearby CI was always known as a upper classmen bar. And I'm sure somewhere in his T-shirt drawer (cause he never gets rid of anything), Danny still possesses a "Get High at the CI" T-shirt.

Natalie, the little drummer girl, and her mom sneaking a smooch.

The little Charlie man is scooting around this days.


Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Wendy,

Great pictures. In my days at OU it was the Bagel guy who camped out at Court an Union. They were charcoal toasted with cream cheese and strawberry jam. Just the thing to settle all that beer.



Wendy Hoke said...

Thanks, Jeff. The bagel buggy was there when I was a student. Only I preferred my bagels in the morning. :)