As a glimpse into this past weekend, I'm giving you a taste with a scene from Saturday night.
During the Big Ten Championship game, the Charlatan and I decided to head down to concessions to get a little something to quench our thirst. While we were there, the Charlatan decided to get a soft pretzel. The exchange went a little something like this:
Charlatan: Can I get a Coke in the souvenir cup and a soft pretzel?
Counter Girl: Okay. Do you want some cheese to dip the pretzel in?
Charlatan: Is it any good?
Counter Girl: Oh, yeah, it's good cheese.
Charlatan: Sure, why not? (Counter Girl puts the cheese in a tiny dipping cup)
Counter Girl: Okay, that's another $1.25 for the cheese.
Charlatan: WHAT?! I thought the cheese was free!
Counter Girl: (laughing) Yeah, it's $1.25 for the cheese.
Charlatan: I see what you did there. Well played, Counter Girl. Well played.
The above exchange is not verbatim. But it pretty much went down like that. Stay tuned. There will be a more complete story of how the weekend went in the coming days. Spoiler alert: it was freakin' awesome.