C. A. Casey

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Archive for January, 2008

Spike, Dig, Kill – Part 1

Posted by Casey on January 3, 2008


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Well, we went to the semi-finals and finals of the 2007 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. It’s one of those events I’ve always seen on TV and wished it would happen close to where I lived so I could see it in person. Well, it happened at Arco Arena in Sacramento this year.

Thousands of fans for the four teams–Stanford, USC, California, Penn State–converged on Arco Arena. College crowds are a lot different than professional sports crowds. Everyone’s excited that their team made it to the Final Four and the groups from the different schools try to out-do each other in school pride with cheers, chants, and banners. Most of the fans had to travel a ways to get there, the Penn State fans traveling the longest distance.

We were up in the nosebleed section because the bottom section seats were reserved for the colleges. But it was fun up there, surrounded by local people who, like me, wanted to go because it was close enough to attend. There were also a lot of fans of different teams up there with us.

We, of course, were rooting for Stanford.

In the semi-finals, Stanford played USC and California played Penn State. Over 13,000 people showed up, making it the second largest crowd for the semi-finals.

Stanford beat USC in a five game show down. They were evenly matched and the victory could have gone either way, making for an exciting game. We had a good vantage point because we were looking down and could see the whole court.

Here’s the photo gallery for the game. Not bad for shooting from the top of the arena:

Game 1 NCAA Division 1 Volleyball Tournament

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Good Way to Start the New Year

Posted by Casey on January 1, 2008

I got a pleasant email this morning. My story “The Last Hero of Wodling” has been accepted by Sorcerous Signals. It’s a new market that’s good fit for my little story about a woman warrior who tries to lift a centuries old spell from her village.

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Happy New Year

Posted by Casey on January 1, 2008

I’ve been playing hooky from the blog. Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the computer, since I’m on it for work and for play. I have two big December events to post and I’m working on them now. Let’s just say, they involve lots of photos.

Here’s a photo I took December 22, from the back of an SUV, on a gazillion lane freeway, heading south to Palo Alto. I saw the shot, grabbed my camera, and prayed that the photos wouldn’t be too blurry because I was shaking all over the place from trying to keep the zoom lens steady in the moving car.

Yep, that’s the Golden Gate Bridge . . .

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