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The ticket search is over... thank God!!!!

This coming Saturday is the Ohio State vs. Penn State game and it is also my dh’s 31st birthday!!! In honor of his birthday I (of course) bought him a few gifts and we have a number of plans to celebrate. Growing up in my family, we always made a big deal of everyone’s birthday. We’d always go out to dinner as a family to celebrate and even now, we still do this. To Sean (my dh) this was kind of foreign. This was because in his family they just didn’t celebrate birthdays and in turn I think that Sean just doesn’t care to celebrate them. On the other hand, I like to celebrate a birthday week if not a birthday month for my birthday! I don’t usually have a countdown until my birthday but I’m always looking forward to it.

The biggest challenge for this weekend was getting tickets to the Ohio State game. It’s turned into a fairly big game for OSU and now that they have done well the last couple of weeks it’s really been pumped up by ESPN and the local sports reporters. This game has actually been picked to be the “Game Day” location this weekend. Ticket prices are anywhere from $100 to $400 a seat which is just crazy because typically you can by face value tickets ($62 - $65) from just about anyone for any other game. So because we don’t have season tickets and we have a lot of friends/vendors/co-workers that have access to tickets, I put my feelers out. Wednesday I had a pair of tickets on my desk that a co-worker wanted to sell and around 12pm I had a vendor calling me saying that he had tickets to sell too! Holy crap, things were coming together for the game and for my husband’s birthday!

Birthday’s may not of been a huge deal in his house but OSU football was. They were basically one set away from being a little over the top, as far as fans are concerned. They had a bathroom with the OSU toilet seat over, light switch plate cover and a number of other tacky over the top items that not every fan admits to owning. This weekend’s game was supposed to be the game that Sean’s brother (from VA), nephew (from VA) and dad (a hour from us) were all going to come to go to the family OSU game together. When we weren’t having luck, plans actually went to the way side. We talked to them on Monday saying, don’t worry we’ll see about another game and plan from there, this weekend isn’t looking good for tickets. Well, little did they know that Wednesday was going to be the day that flipped this week upside down.

After many phone calls, a handful of emails, a trip to the bank and confirmation from my brother in law, the plan was ON. Sean couldn’t be more excited. He lives for Ohio State and going to their games. He is a diehard fan. I, being the good wife that I am, support his mild obsession and I too support the Buckeyes. We have tickets and he’s GOING to the game ON his birthday. He’s happier than a pig in shit!!!

Oh and I wanted to show you something… his birthday gift!!!

I came up with the idea from when my dad went to the Ikea store and took a picture of these guys in the O-H-I-O formation and I turned it into this (with the help from a crafty/artsy friend with not only a steady hand but paint, paint brushes, wood glue and a table saw) “The Ultimate” OSU décor piece!!!

Happy Birthday hon, I love you!!!

Go Bucks, beat Penn State!!!!

Side Note: It's supposed to be a low of 49 degrees and potentially raining for the 8:00pm game time! Yikes! That is a true football weather!


mrs.leah.maria said…
Aww! How awesome is that! What a fantastic birthday it will be!
Allison said…
I honestly could have written your first paragraph! That is DH and me to the letter.

I hope your DH has a fantastic birthday--it's going to be a great game. I ADORE the other part of his gift--it's a great idea!!!

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