Monday, January 14, 2008

Lunch with the Head Hog

Today, while on a routine training mission, Derek and his flight crew observed one of the U of A lier jets parked at the Texarkana Regional airport. They joked about whether or not Coach Petrino was in town. Later, while standing in line for lunch at a local restaurant, Coach Petrino and Coach Allen walked in and stood in line behind them. Derek was able to greet Coach Petrino with a handshake and welcome him to Arkansas. Coach Petrino was very nice and visited with them a bit about their mission while in Iraq. They joked about how the Arkansas Guard was paired up with the Florida Guard in Iraq and then losing to the Gators in the SEC Championship while they were deployed and getting grief from the Florida guys. Coach Petrino assured them they were working on the necessary adjustments to defeat the Gators in the next game. Derek, of course, didn't have a camera on him. What a great picture it would have been. I reminded him that Kelly would not have that picture of herself with MC Hammer had she not always been carrying her camera and how important it is to always be prepared! Ha! Anyway, I thought this was a great story. Derek was busting at the seams to tell me about it when he walked in the door this evening. Go Hogs!

Coach Petrino

Asst. Coach Bobby Allen


Kelly said...

Leigh Ann - I can't believe you remember about me and M C Hammer!!!ha! You are so right - I ALWAYS carry my camera because you just NEVER know who you might run into!
I'm so jealous of Derek!!!!!!

urserywr said...

Leigh Ann,
Derek and I couldn't believe it when he walked in the same BBQ place as us! I hope he told you the part about our crew chief and my old friend Don. I told the Brinks home security guy the story the other day when he was installing my new system and he wasn't to impressed. I don't think he believed me! Anyway, I told you I would be checking out your blog every day. By the way, thanks for the tip about the mineral make-up I'll be sure to check that out. Aubrey said I needed somthing new for my complexion. Just messin' with ya! Anyway, tell DH I said hello and hug the kids for me. I guess he told you we are having a boy! I am so excited, I can't wait to be a daddy. Well, see ya next time.
Billy Bob <><