Why We Love College Football

College football kicks off THIS week! In honor of my favorite time of year, here are a few reasons WHY we love college football.

  1. Tradition

It doesn’t matter what school/team you cheer for. One of the things that keeps you coming back is tradition.  Seeing your team run out on the field, the spear planted in the center and screaming your head off with friends and fans all around you.

  1. It’s American

What’s more American than football?  The hard working qualities that all of the players possess courage, dedication, teamwork… all American qualities that have made our country what it is today.

  1. Tailgating

I may not be marketable, but if marketability was judged solely on tailgating skills, I may just lead the pack. Tailgating is the perfect time to catch up with old friends and new ones, play games and get excited for the impending game. And how could I not mention – great food and drinks??

  1. Rivalries

College football rivalries cut straight to the bone. It’s personal, it splits families on game day and it’s just plain ugly.  ANYTHING can happen in a rivalry game.

  1. Drama

One of your starting players gets hurt and you have to replace him last minute with someone who has received none/to barely any playing time, and he prevails. You win by a kick… all of these moments leaving you on the edge of your seat and high fiving strangers who have become friends in your section when you win.

Reunion at the Lake

There’s not much better than hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in awhile.  This past weekend a bunch of us got together for some good times at the lake!

Our friend, Allison, is moving to Dallas so we all got together one more time before she treks to the state where everything is bigger!

Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.

Here are a few of the photos:

Diva and her new housewarming gift

Roomie Love


Lazy Lake Days

Card Pick Up

The Art of Changing a Light Bulb

This blog is all about becoming marketable, and chronicling all of the good and bad (or very bad if you remember the ironing incident).

I think changing light bulbs falls under the bad. I have needed new light bulbs for months… to the point where I was cooking in the kitchen with just the stove light. Romantic, yes. Practical, no.

How hard can it be to change a light bulb? Well really, it’s not hard at all. It’s one of the simplest everyday tasks you can do.

To be honest, I probably would have let it go on longer, but I have roommates now and they deserve some light.

Basically it all boils down to one thing: laziness.  Ugh, I admit it. I’d rather ride it out until the very end before having to fix it.

Friends joked with me about it. Offering to come do it themselves and one even sending a DETAILED instruction pamphlet.

So after much delay, let there be light!  I finally bought some bulbs and changed them as soon as I got home. So really the whole art is doing, not waiting.

Which household chores make you lazy?

Banana Bread Goodness

Growing up Mema used to always make us banana bread and I loved going to her house to eat it.  Well I think it’s about time I learned how to make such an easy recipe!

When I got to her house, she had all of the ingredients out and ready, such an all-star grandmother.

Mema told me, This is your most marketable thing yet, just wait till the guys taste this!”

Here is our age old recipe:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3 large bananas
  • 2 cups of flour sifted
  • 1 level tsp soda
  • 1/2 cup nuts (we used walnuts)
  • Bake at 275 for an hour to an hour and a half

Mema got this cookbook in the early 50’s. Lots of love in this book. She always says “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

Measuring the shortening in water.

Mema’s Take

Mema and I have decided it’s time to add a new component to the blog, “Mema’s Take.”

She will enlighten us with her thoughts on current events. She will also tweet some of her thoughts on @MemaSays.

August 2, 2012:

How do you feel about Chick-Fil-A?

“I love Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, but I also love my gay friends!”

What do you think of Fla. Governor Scott?

“He’s doing what he said he would do, if elected. I do wish he’d cut his hair.”

What do you think of Michael Phelps being called the “best” Olympian of all time?

“I’ll be glad to store his medals for him – if I have any room in my attic!”

What would you like to ask Mema about?  We will use your questions on next weeks blog. 🙂