April 2nd, 2008

Flute

I almost played pickup basketball with Barack Obama

Almost every Sunday morning I play pickup basketball at Penn State's Intramural Building. Last Sunday we were joking around about how Barack Obama might join us. He was scheduled to speak on campus in the afternoon, and we figured him for the kind of guy who might like to join us for some hoops.

The next morning I was startled when I read in the local paper that Obama did play some pickup at the same time we were playing, right across the street from us in the Bryce Jordan Center. Apparently someone hand-picked the people who played with him, so it was not genuine pickup. If he had just crossed over University Drive and checked out the IM building, he would have gotten the real deal.