Thursday, October 25, 2007

The FFA -- all 50 states, and then some

The annual FFA convention is in Indy again this year. The delegates come from all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and possibly Guam. And you can easily identify where someone's from. They all wear their official FFA jackets all the time, and the back of each jacket shows the FFA logo, and the wearer's state and chapter. So we've got an unofficial little contest going on, between the Artsgarden tech guys, the ACC desk, the Cinnabon staff, the movie theater staff, and a few others. We've all got checklists of the states, and we're marking off states as we see them. The first group to get all 53 states and territories wins valuable Coolness Points. We've also got a side bet between us tech guys and the Cinnabon managers: whoever loses has to buy lunch for the winners. Because we're cheap, it's from the dollar menu at McDonald's. And because we're classy, lunch will include a dollar-menu sundae. We only need five more states: Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, and Vermont. I can practically taste the double cheeseburger already. Wish us luck!

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