Sunday, September 9, 2012

Weekend Nostalgia

What a weekend!

Let me start off by saying that Ross and I went to Southwest Texas, now named Texas State. It has the third largest student population in Texas. It falls behind University of Texas and Texas A&M. In my opinion, it is the BEST university in Texas and I hope my little muffin children will one day have a diploma hanging in their offices from this school.

For some reason, our athletics have never been included as a Division 1 school. We have never really played any big name colleges or had our games broadcasted on television. Because of this there hasn't ever been a big fan following. I will admit, I can count on one hand of how many football games I attended while I was there. Tailgating, yes. Sitting in the stands, no. Sad. I know. That is until NOW.

Texas State is now a Division 1 school which means we get to play bigger named colleges like this weekend when we went head to head against Texas Tech. This was HUGE for us. It was on TV and had the biggest attendance in school history with a completely sold out game. I have been looking forward to this for weeks. Even though we got a rear ends handed to us on silver platter (58-10), I could not have been more proud to wear my Bobcat maroon and gold.

I always wanted to relive one more day of college. You know, go back and experience it one last time. Well, sometimes dreams do come true. Let's just say I played pretend on Saturday and for a few hours I was 20 again. And, Mom, I know you are reading this, I promise I behaved myself to the best of my ability.

Seriously, this was the most fun I have had in a long time. We ran into so many old faces and friends, hitched a golf cart ride with Mr. Police Officer, did the sorority pose in front of our Delta Zeta letters, took pictures of guys painted from head to toe wearing only their Fruit of the Looms and did what all good tailgaters do, drink a few brewskies.

Game time. The stands were full of energy and free H.E.B. rally towels. Let's do this. Eat'em up CATS. Well, my friends, like I said earlier, we didn't do much "eating". In fact, I think our poor boys got starved. It was embarrassing. Fun, but embarrassing. 

Not only embarrassing, but a little sad. We needed to walk off the disappointment and decided it would be a "fun" idea to walk 3 miles from the stadium to the bars on the "square". Okay, I can't lie to you. We did not think it was a good idea to walk. We didn't have a ride. We left the game a little early and our friends are "true" fans and stayed until the end....hence the three mile walk that I bitched about the whole way. The only thing that kept me going was knowing I was about to be at my old stomping grounds. And, yes, we tried to hitch a ride and got denied a few times. Rats! Oh well, I needed to walk off all the unhealthy things I consumed in a 5 hour period. It did my body good.

Success. We made it to the Green Parrot. This place was my third home back in the day. Every Tuesday night we went and listened to Honey Browne play. This is one of my all time favorite songs (click here).  And because this weekend was so special, these guys came back just for all of us old alumni. Holy heck. Talk about nostalgia. It gets better, not only did Honey Browne bring it with all their old school songs, Mr. Randy Rogers himself made a SURPRISE appearance. He is one of Texas Country Music's finest.

So, did you go to any games this weekend or watch a few on TV? Football season is officially in full swing and even though the Bobcats lost, the Houston Texans brought their A game Sunday!

Have a great week, friends. I will be back again a little later today. I have something pretty spectacular to share with you. Stay tuned! 
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I am linking up with:
Leeann, Dana and Sami for the Weekend Update. 
Molly for YOLO Mondays.
Go visit them! 
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44 comments:

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Looks like it was a fun Saturday! My Packers lost... it was embarrassing. And we play the Bears on Thursday. Not good! I have no fingernails left :(

Danavee said...

What a fun weekend! Looks like the weather was perfect, and so was the atmosphere!

Katie said...

looks like so much fun!! loved seeing all your instagram pics during the weekend!

Sheena Rae said...

Your weekend looks so fun! I didn't go to a single football or basketball game when I was in college! Yep, I am just not into sports! I would have enjoyed all the bad food and good times with friends though!

Sheena @ A Girl's Guide to Retail Therapy
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Montana said...

Gotta LOVE some Texas football! I miss Texas so much and I am so happy to re-live it through your posts! Who doesn't love some Randy Rogers??
I miss TEXAS COUNTRY!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

Reliving college for the day is always the best! It looks like you guys had a great time despite the loss. And you're really making me want to do some tailgating!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Looks like so much fun! I can't wait to go to a college football game this year. The only football I'll watch is NC State. Love the pictures of you and your hubs!!

Xo,
Angela

Caitlin C. said...

I loved seeing your instagrams this weekend! It looked like you were having so much fun. Isn't it so weird to go back to your college town? I've only been out of college a very short time but it's so nostalgic even now. I miss those days!!

Jordan said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! I love me some Randy Rogers :)

The Pink Growl said...

Tailgating is fun and it definitely always makes me feel like I'm in college again...maybe that's why I love it so much? At least you had a blast!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Looks like a blast!! Since I am in Nebraska and I'm not a Husker fan... there's not really any football games to go to. I'm jealous of you!

Always Maylee said...

Seriously, you always look like you have the most fantastic weekends! We are not big college football fans, but did spend all day Sunday watching football. Of course, being from Boston, we are all about the Patriots! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I used to love going to my college's football games (even though I don't know much about football). I haven't been back since I graduated though.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Sarah said...

What a fun, fun weekend!!

Can't wait to see what your surprise is!!

Samantha Tananbaum said...

You look adorable, and seems like you guys had a lot of fun!

xo
Sam

Kristin said...

Your weekend looked like a lot of fun ;) so exciting to go to the game even if they lost! I was sick (boo) but I did catch a few games on tv. I'm so happy football season is back! Have a great week pretty lady :) xoxo

prettyanddelectable said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Love your boots!

Makaila said...

looks like you had an absolute blast mami! How FUN!

we watched football allll day long yesterday. it's the best. I love having the game on in the background and just chillin'

still being [molly] said...

wow it looks like so much fun!! i went to a small school and no one went to the games either - i dream of our school being big!! lol thanks for linking up, friend!

keepingupwithkristen said...

Glad you got to relive your college years! You and your hubby are too cute! Looks like y'all had a blast : )

Ashley said...

The fall always reminds me of college days! So much fun.

Wine and Summer said...

What a fun Saturday! I love Game Day! I can't wait for my first game next weekend!

Emily said...

I love college football too. My little university (whom isn't taken too seriously when it comes to football most years) beat our rivals for the first time in like 11 years. It was a good night!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay Delta Zeta!! You guys look like you had a BLAST!! So much fun! I went to a commuter school in SoCal so sports weren't that big here :( We don't even have a football team. AND our baseball team is really good, won the World Series twice while I was there and yet people still don't go to the games or have school spirit. Such a college experience rip off!

Thanks for linking up :)

Sheridan @ Wimmer Wimmer Chicken Dinner said...

Randy Freakin Rogers! Randy Freakin Rogers! GREAT taste in music.

Lindsay said...

Looks like a FABULOUS weekend! We partied it up like we were in college too!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

WOOOO! Look at you partying it up!

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

Minus your loss, it looks totally fun. Love your boots! And your sad face.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

How awesome it must have been to relive your college days :) I feel the same...just one more day please!! Love the DZ letters :) And despite the loss and the 3 mile walk, it looks like you had a blast!! Cal State Fullerton will never have a football team again so I will never experience this :( oh well!!

Lindsay said...

This looks like the most amazing weekend ever! You are too, too cute! I love all these photos. You clearly know what to wear to a football game. I love it!

hotpants™ said...

We love college football. Florida State fans here.

Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning] said...

Awesome!!!! I go to A&M and have never been to Texas State but I hear it is a very fun school! And judging by your photos, I would say this is very true!

Annie said...

That weekend sounds like a BLAST Shanna! Love the photos :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Shannon said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Your pictures are so cute!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Your weekend looked like tons of fun!! Great photos.

Chris said...

Looks like you had so much fun! It's not about the loss it's about the experience... Boo I'd be sad if my team lost too!

la petite fashionista said...

aww, i miss college football so much. i have fond memories of my time at florida state. congrats on making it to D1, i love your gameday outfit! i'm quite partial to cowboy boots myself :)
xoxo

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Fun weekend!!! Even though it wasn't a win you made it great! I love all the gameday pics!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

You sure are a purty drunk

Christa Waldrop said...

Looks like a great weekend!

Christa
Significance or Nothing.

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