So way back when we all first moved to town, one of Mike's colleague's taught us to play Near Brush With Greatness. It's a simple game: the goal is not to have encountered a famous person, but to know someone who had, and the further removed you were, the more points you'd earn. Well, I'm proud to report my sister and my nephew were in the room at a Barak Obama speech, and made it onto the front page of the local paper's website! (They're pic 21 of 24 of the slideshow.) They're not mentioned by name, nor is Obama seen in the shot they're in, but they were there and I wasn't, so bonus points for me.
There are definitely benefits to working on a college campus. SJ, when you move on, don't forget us little guys!