Despite the wet weather, today turned out to be a beautiful one for Penn State’s 52-0 drubbing of Akron. Started off by visiting Paul Clifford at the Penn State Alumni Association’s “Huddle with the faculty” series at 9AM at Nittany Lion Inn. Andy Bessler presented on FaceAge.org, empathy, and inter generational relationships.
Afterwards Paul and I hailed an Uber and got as near to Beaver Stadium as possible, then walked the rest of the way. It was raining steadily and more or less heavily by this point, so I hustled over to the Penn State Ag Arena RV tailgating lots to meet up with Chris Buchignani and friends. At noon kickoff, Ben Novak and I Ubered downtown, ordered Wings Over Happy Valley, and dried off while watching the first half from the Glennland Building. Then Ben went off to a meeting, and I Ubered back to the tailgating lots with fresh Yuengling for post-game.
A few hours after the game was over, I walked down from Beaver Stadium to downtown, and met friends for dinner at Champ’s, where we spent the rest of the night.
I might make it up for Homecoming in November, but otherwise this will be a busy autumn and that will mean cheering Penn State on from a distance.