Brrrr! It’s our first really cold day of the year, but stay strong…it’s going to be in the 60s today and the high 70s tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m making a million typos as I write this because my fingers are frozen. I’m also wearing a jacket for the first time in months, and I’m still freezing. Patience, Ashley, patience…it will warm up soon! Maybe I should start my cleaning now; that would definitely warm me up! But I HAVE to make Adam help me. Anybody got any good ideas on how I can make that happen?
Today is the last day in the office before the Pineapple Twins head to Vegas. So today I’m making sure that everything is ready for them to pack up and take with them. I have lots of errands to run today to pick up last minute items for them. Guess I’ll just cruise around with my heater on!
Yesterday afternoon was a tense one for faculty and students at Texas A&M in College Station. Around 4 p.m., a bus driver on campus reported seeing a man carrying an AK-47 near Rudder Tower in the center of campus. The school immediately issued a “Code Maroon” alert and put the campus on lockdown in order to search for the gunman. I discovered the event on Twitter, and stayed tuned in to catch the latest, because let’s face it, that’s where the news is these days. “Rudder” was a trending topic in just a few minutes, and it was interesting to see all the updates from students. (My favorite was the guy that posted, “Now my car’s gonna get towed! Why’d I park in front of Rudder?”) I was interested in the story because it shocks and saddens me when I see all of the college violence as of late. Plus, I’ve attended a week-long photography school at A&M for several years, and my class was usually held in Rudder. So at least I’m familiar with the area. But today there is good news for College Station (and the Bush family, which was in town), as it turns out the weapon in question wasn’t real, and there was no gunman. Whew!
It’s finally Friday, and it’s going to be a busy weekend. First of all, it’s Halloween, which is always fun, being that it’s one of my favorite holidays. We expect to see plenty of pictures on our Facebook page on Monday! Whether you’re going out to a party, or staying home and handing out candy, there is no excuse for not dressing up. I mean it! If you have kids that are going trick-or-treating, please follow the basic safety rules for them: carry a flashlight, watch for traffic, and check all of their candy before eating any. You never can be too careful.
Not only is it Halloween weekend, it’s also a big football weekend. Oklahoma State will travel to Manhattan, Kansas, to take on Kansas State. It may be a tough road for our beloved Cowboys, as they will be playing without star wide receiver Justin Blackmon, after an arrest earlier this week. The game will air on Fox Sports Network, and starts at 11 a.m. There are several other important games this weekend, but we here at Pineapple HQ only really care about one team, so that’s all I’m going to write about. Besides, my fingers are starting to hurt from being cold. Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Halloween, Pineapple fans! Remember to be safe and post pics for us on Monday! See you then!