I was talking to a friend the other day and said I couldn’t believe we had kids. I mean, wasn’t it just yesterday that we were knocking back shots at night, waking up the next morning and brunching with bloody mary’s? This parenting thing is still so foreign to me! I spend my week thinking about how I’m going to entertain my little monster over the course of a WHOLE weekend! And I only have ONE. Most people have double that.
Anywho…an email crossed my inbox for a family-friendly event at my alma mater and I figured it was a great opportunity to dress said monster in blue and gold attire and start chanting, “Roll On You Bears!”
Taking place on the Berkeley campus, it was essentially a big tailgate party at the Alumni House before the Cal vs Washington State basketball game on Saturday January 14. There was a magic show, bouncy house, catered Mexican brunch, pom-poms, mini-flags, crayons and coloring books, a pre-game Q&A with the basketball coach, Oski the Bear, cheerleaders and the Cal Band. Whooo! It was sensational.
And the food was to-die-for. I stopped everyone on the catering staff to tell them, “I think that’s the best caesar salad I’ve ever had, and I consider myself a caesar salad aficionado.”
The magician was a Cal alum who majored in theater and applied mathematics. Like for real. I can’t believe people like this exist in the world. His grand finale was memorizing a Rubik’s cube that had been mixed up by the audience, and solving it blind-folded within 90 seconds while balancing on a rolling cylinder.
Similar: Bleeding blue and gold at the Cal vs UVA game.
(Very first photo of the Cal Band in the Alumni House via California Alumni Association Flickr account)