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Allen met ARCHIE GRIFFIN today!!

for the less sports savvy, that's an ohio state football player who happens to be the only two-time heisman trophy winner (1974 & 75) and who is now the president of osu alumni. allen's company prints the osu alumni magazine and archie came for a plant tour. so while employees were encouraged to wear osu apparel, they were also encouraged not to ask for autographs as this is a customer to be highly respected and all. so allen, of course the biggest osu fan in the entire company dons his osu polo, hat, and buckeye necklace. and swipes our osu welcome mat for his office doorway. and tacks his griffin jersey to his door (with a sharpie pen nearby in the slim chance of an autograph). and hangs buckeye necklaces and a huge buckeye hat on the doorknob. and just inside are his wooden osu football, bobbleheads, more necklaces, etc. your basic shrine to the buckeyes. so, allen's working hard at his desk, notices the entourage on the way, and …

The old Chevy truck, like a rock, kinda

so, lots of people have junk cars. ones you don't love but they get you where you need to go. usually. which is good enough for a junk car. well we have one. it's a truck. 84 chevy S-10. gotta love a chevy! 20 years old and still working. well mostly. so allen gets home from a business trip tonight and we need to take the car to the shop. just squeaky brakes, no biggie. so allen and josh pile into the truck and i follow. but i choke on the fumes so i take another road! he's going backroads since there's a headlight out. so i get there and wait, and wait. so i go look for him, figuring he broke down, nothing surprising. can't find him anywhere, and it's a small town. finally get back to the shop and he's waiting. he was pulled over by our friendly neighborhood policeman. lovely. so he asks allen if he knows why he was stopped. allen says probably because i have a headlight out. he laughs and says well more like a headlight, tail light, license lig…