June 23, 2010

Random Rugby

(First we stopped at Chipotle!)

If you know G.....you know that he loves rugby. We actually live 10 minutes from where he went to college and also played rugby...Seton Hall. He has driven us through campus and we've seen his old dorm room. Fun stuff. For father's day...he chose to go to the rugby tournament that was playing in NJ. The Churchill Cup is a tournament...bringing teams from all over. We happened to watch the England vs Canada match.

The stadium was huge and the match....fantastic. Watching a rugby game is a combination
of watching a mini circus act, wrestling match, soccer and football...all in one. We all loved it!!

We got to experience some more of NJ as well.....buying tickets from some true NJ natives(picture the Sopranos) as we walked to the stadium. Of course, I can't simply buy tickets...I have to ask many questions. Is this legal?? To which they replied.....you aren't from around here are you? They talked fast and smooth....and I never did get an answer to my question?? We purchased the tickets while standing next to police....so either it is perfectly acceptable to do so....or it's just one of those things. I've shared that my boys are a bit "street naive"....momma is too!

We wanted to stay for the USA game as well.....but the boys were a bit tired (super hot day too!). Thankfully, we were able to watch it on tv when we got home. If you ever get the chance....check out a rugby game....very fun.

Other news......
While working in Manhattan on Monday.....G called to tell me that he was chatting with one of Donald Trump's assistants. The company that G works for rents a building to the heliport that DT uses. While G was there.....The Donald flew in on a helicopter.....came out with 2 big bodyguards and some pieces of artwork. They all got in a big black SUV and drove off. Now me....I would have yelled...."excuse me Mr Trump......". I'm shy, but can be bold and chatty if I get a whim. Talking to strangers is something I enjoy. I would have had lots of questions for DT. Anyway......


Wendy said...

Love your description of the rugby game..sounds like fun! I've never been to one, but I think it would be a blast.

Also got a kick out of your 'bit' about The Donald...too funny, and pretty cool that G got to see someone famous!

Sounds like you all are settling in. I'm happy for you. We need to try and see if there are any cool things to do as a family around here. And by the way...are you guys pretty close to the NYC side of NJ? Karl and I would like to go back to the city...don't know when that will EVER be...but we'd have to come see you if possible if and when we do go. Love ya! :)

Tara said...

Well.....I used The Donald's restroom!! ;-)

Although I am a total sports girl, I don't know the first thing about rugby. Looks like a fun time though!

Darcie said...

I feel a little bit like Tara...don't know a whole lot about rugby, but those men look big! I don't think I would want to get on the field with them, but wouldn't mind watching from the stands. :-)

I don't know what S&R are eating, but it look YUMMY!!!

bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi Mimi,
It looks like you guys had a great day out, what a fun adventure!! That must have been so exciting for the boys to see where their dad went to college.
I hope you are all well and had a great weekend. We are finally slowing down the long weekend of festivities and parties, it was a blast buy now its time to relax :)
Hope to see you soon

Delane said...

The rugby game looks like fun! I don't like watching sports on TV, but at a game it completely different!

What a fun little brush with fame for G!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. That is so exciting. I would not have talked to him probably. Unless he made eye contact with me. I read an interview with someone famous once (I can't remember who for the life of me) and they said it was so difficult always having to deal with people wanting to know all about your life so I decided I wouldn't every bother anyone :) Of course I haven't really run into anyone famous to test my plan out on, so, we will see : )

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