Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Dole or Gore anyone? How about both

So we have these things called Tate lectures. They are sponsored by extremely wealthy people, or corporations or what have you, and they bring in some pretty big names to give a lecture/speech. They are pretty big events and a lot of people from the surrounding community come to them. In fact, students aren't even permitted to buy tickets until like an hour before the lecture starts. As weird as it is, they are kinda supposed to be for the community and students act almost like seat fillers the way I understand it. Anyways, tonights debate was between .....are you ready for this one?.....Al Gore and Bob Dole and was mediated by David Gergen. As a PS, I was offered a chance to go to the lecture free of charge and somehow I stupidly forgot to respond to the e-mail in time (first 20 to respond got a ticket) and wasn't able to get a ticket. However, another perk to being a PS, there was a special reception after the lecture in which all PS's were allowed to attend. So that was this evening (tuesday night) and I got to meet Gore, Dole, and Gergen!!! I stood right next to Gore in one of our group pics and shook his hand, took an individual pic with Dole and had Dole and Gergen sign a ticket for one of my friends. Dole is really old but he is really funny. He has a quick wit and is always making jokes and was really friendly. He took pics with everyone there, even the wait staff which I thought was really cool. Gore has a thing for cookies apparently. The first thing he did when he came into the reception room was grab a cookie and he honestly ate it in two bites. He proceeded to eat at least two more cookies and took some to go. Funny times. :) That turned out to be a very long story. My bad. Hope y'all are doing well! Love and miss you guys like none other!
Much love
~Karen

2 Comments:

Blogger Linz said...

haha! Oh no Karen that story made me laugh sooo hard! "Gore apparently has a thing for cookies..." You are hilarious. that sounds really cool though. We've got nothin' George Bush has his presidential library here, sometimes he lives in it...lol

September 29, 2004 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Alex Flores said...

Yo - that's really cool! we've been having big names here too, so i can relate - it's exciting!! one thing rubbed me wrong though: dole should be nowhere near the wait staff, what a crock. gotta go! miss you all! YAY TEXAS (for brainwashed people)!

September 29, 2004 at 7:24 PM  

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