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friday night sent me to wyoming area – where the warriors battled our friends from riverside (and also jenn starr of morning show fame’s alma mater).

the playoff game also marked the debut of the bht thunder sticks – complete with bht logo and the logos of kanye west and fall out boyeeee! (mucho gracias to idjmg).

number of technological issues – cameras dying, other cameras/phones being used. we have video of the warriors doing the superman… as soon as i can save it off of verizon’s site…

the beginning of the night started off with a bummer – as tony from the street team informed me that authorities would not allow us to broadcast from inside wilkes-barre memorial stadium.

well, jeez that kinda sucks.

tony and i made the most of it though. we entered the stadium pre-game to check out what fine cuisine the stadium concessions stand offered. from there we made some new friends in the hanover cheerleading squad, and then headed out to start the show.

btw – the food tony and i spoke of on-air is pictured below, along with the rest of the snapshots from hanover @ gar. enjoy, yo.

not sure what seperated this weekend from others, but it certainly proved to be a weekend of “firsts.”

at the advice of our fearless morning show host aj, i dragged the girlfriend to the viewmont mall in scranton. yes, the guy in the relationship proposed a sunday-filled shopping. to break the stereotype even more, after i finished shopping, ang only had one thing on her mind – an auntie anne’s pretzel and some good ole’ fashioned lemonade. and of course, i obliged.

i hadn’t made it to viewmont yet, and aj recommended their express men store. similar to what i’m accustomed to, the express men is a seperate store in viewmont, as opposed to the mall at steamtown and the wyoming valley mall, where there is simply a men’s section to the regular express.

after a triple-digit bill and a brand new express credit card, i reacquainted myself with the more familiar express men. clearance items were an extra thirty percent off, what did you expect?

more weekend firsts… friday night lights experienced an unfortunate first. due to orders from the authorities, i had to broadcast the entire show from the parking lot across the street from wilkes-barre memorial stadium. clearly this frustrated me, and my initial reaction wasn’t pleasant. but after a little stragetizing, tony from the street team and i devised a plan to deliver the content needed under the circumstances.

before the game, we headed into the stadium. to digress a moment, let me state that i love the stadium. i know it is nothing special, but that’s what makes it unique in my eyes, especially after visiting the fields of scranton and old forge. i really dug the whole “stoic, brick-wall” feel.

i also dug the grub. tony and i feasted on pizza, hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate. the lack of student participation in the show allowed us to introduce a new segment to friday night lights, where we take our normally off-air discussion of the food to the airwaves. i think this week’s critique of the semi-cold chili and deep, rich hot chocolate went over well the audience (then again, i suppose you would know better than i).
another quick digression, pictures from the night are coming, i promise.

to cap off the weekend, i completed a long-overdue first: cooking my homemade spaghetti sauce in my apartment. i had cooked pasta in syracuse a many times, and even a couple times at the lover’s digs in ct. but, never in the big w-b, until sunday. delish doesn’t do it justice. yes, i’m that confident in my cooking (or atleast my sauce).

add in live appearances at the woodlands and ragz in dallas, along with some qt with the gf, and the you could say the weekend had a little bit of everything you could ask for.

unless of course, you stray from trying things for the first time.

what happened when “crank that” came on the radio as the top song in nepa, while i broadcasted live from the scranton/w.scranton game?

mucho gracias to scranton and west scranton. i did not get a chance to walk over to the glider and grub on a roast beef sandwich, but nonetheless i had a fun time taking in the rivalry that is the battle of the bell!

big thanks to everyone at riverside and old forge for making my first friday night lights broadcast a huge success! gave away a ton of CDs, put lots of fans on the air, and most importantly, made a copious amount of new friends.

and i didn’t even get to the part about pigging out on porkettas and old forge pizza.

pics below!