The wait is over! That anticipated time of the year has come again. No, I am not talking about those teary-eyed Buffs graduating, or even the start of Bands on the Bricks. I am talking about something equally as exciting: me. That's right, Downtown Boulder has a new Summer Intern and it's me! My name is Jessica. Hold the applause. I will be taking you through my summer as I eat and shop my way through downtown Boulder. Hard work, I know. I want it to be clear that I will be seeking a very large fan-base with this blog, so I figured I'd start this post with the two things that everyone loves: money and a big, bronze buffalo.
In case you haven't noticed, the Pearl Street Mall has a new resident who lives right in front of the Boulder Book Store. He's cool and calm. He's big and oh, is he bad. He's an exact replica of the buffalo statue that sits outside Folsom Field and he, or she, has yet to be named.
Downtown Boulder is having a Name That Buffalo contest! From now until May 26th, you can comment on Downtown Boulder's Facebook post with a name suggestion. The top ten names with the most likes will move on to round 2! Stay tuned for more details. I'll be live blogging the cutthroat competition as it unfolds.
Imagine, gently caressing the buffalo's horns to ensure luck on your finals and thinking, "I named that." Imagine, watching a newly 21 year old mistakenly, kissing those cold, bronze lips and thinking, "I named that." Okay, now you can applaud.
If sheer honor and bragging rights aren't enough for you crazy people, Downtown Boulder is offering a $250 gift card to the winner of the Name That Buffalo contest. I'll repeat that: Downtown Boulder is offering a $250 gift card! As of now, "Bruno" is in the lead, but competition is getting fierce. Come prepared with A+ material. At this point, I'm not sure why you haven't stopped reading this post and frantically logged on to Facebook with your name suggestion.
Look, you named that.