Compost Co-op volunteer day and Temple football

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In July, I joined the Philadelphia Compost Co-op, which happens to have its main drop-off just a few blocks from my home.

Since then, each week, I drop off a little coffee container of non-meat, organic material and food waste. I paid $20 for the privilege and try to make it out to quarterly group volunteer days, and I get some soil come spring in exchange. It also just feels good to do something better with my food waste.

I made it out to my first compost volunteer day, which was in the beautiful Palmer Cemetery this Saturday.

After composting, SACM and I took hoagies to meet friends and watch a heartbreaking but entertaining Temple football loss to UCF.

Temple men’s basketball beats VCU

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Patrick and I watched an exciting and dominant win for Temple men’s basketball over VCU heading into March Madness. We had great $30 tickets and a couple $6 beers.

I also ended up on Temple’s new big screen more times than I can remember.

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Temple basketball upsets Georgetown

It was the second time I attended a Temple University men’s basketball since I graduated, and the result was much of the same: an upset win of a Top Ten ranked national powerhouse.

In December 2008, I saw Temple beat up on Tennessee, and tonight, with a couple friends, I had great, $35 near-floor seats to an exciting escape win over a tough Georgetown program.

Televised on ESPN2 and featuring Jay Bilas offering commentary, the game turned out to be beloved Coach Fran Dunphy’s 400th win. Afterward, the student section rushed the floor, as you can see in the video below, including friend Sean Blanda. Photo of Dunph’s 400th career win ball.

College basketball is easily my favorite live event.

Temple men’s basketball over Tennessee

I had great center-court, second level seats to watch guard Dionte Christmas light up No. 8 Tennessee Volunteers in exciting men’s college basketball.

Here’s to a great year — my first game since graduating, sitting far from the student section I once reveled in.