Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN.
For our first football game as spectators, we have to say that it was awesome!
In a really exciting match, the Vanderbilt Commodores defeated the praiseworthy rivals from Wake Forest University, NC, the Demon Deacons, with a final score of 23-21.
A wonderful fall Tennessean day was the perfect setting: blue sky, with only a few light clouds, and a very pleasant sun which warmed up the fans (us included).
Sight of Vanderbilt Stadium’s west seats and of all the fans who are supporting the Dores with the hand sign
that with thumb, index and middle fingers creates a sort of monogram V-U (Vanderbilt University)
And for those who are wondering: «Why, what is the connection between “anchors”-“commodores” and Tennessee?», we have the answer.
“Commodore” is the nickname given to Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of this University, for his great skills as steamboat entrepreneur, and the anchor symbolizes strength and stability against any opponent in any situation.
For this reason we join Vandy’s victory shout, cheering the Dores in this very important win, that makes them eligible for one of the College Football Bowls, post-season games which take place between December and January. Therefore:
Halloween 2013: Nashville, TN.
Here we are, again!
After almost three weeks of absence due to intense traveling in Washington DC (a post will follow, K.I.T.), we are now in Nashville, about to experience our first real American HALLOWEEN!!!
So, the first thing we had to do to really live the experience was to carve a pumpkin!
And then we thought: why not use our pictures to create a last-minute super-quick guide to pumpkin carving?
Here we go!
1. First of all: gather all your pumpkin carving tools (if you don’t have any, you can just use your regular kitchen knives and a spoon) and put your pumpkin on a trash bag or something you can either throw away or wash.
2. Cut out the top of your pumpkin and set it aside (beware the pumpkin-eatin’ dog).
3. Scoop out all the filamentous inside (maybe a bit smelly).
4. Put your own pattern (you can draw it, download it, whatever) on your favorite part of the pumpkin, fix it with tape or hold it still and start cut the outline throught the paper with something sharp (watch your fingers: you do not want your pumpkin chewing one of them).
5. Let’s get carvin’ the pumpkin! Once cut, push the pieces you want to remove inside.
6. Clean the inside edges to make your pumpkin look great for its important day!
7. Admire your creation and make it glow putting a candle in it!!!