Top 5 Reasons Why My Grandmother Should Be Jameis Winston’s Body Guard

While eating dinner, the subject of football season quickly approaching came up — of course. Mema, my grandmother, then volunteered her time to be Jameis Winston’s personal body guard.

In honor of #5, here are the top five reasons why she is qualified:

  • She doubles as a chef and makes better crab legs than Publix.
  • Who would mess with a grandmother, especially one with this much spunk?

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  • She wears matching head gear.

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  • Mema has a long standing history of cooking meals for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity — since 1976 to be exact.
  • If she’s gonna do it then, she’s gonna do it BIG then… and she’s done it for longer.

Seriously, the offer is out there. We will respond to calls, texts, tweets or flares.

Happy One Month Noles

It has been a month and a day since we won the national championship and I cannot wait to celebrate for the next eleven.

I have done the most terrible job blogging, but wanted to share photos of the championship game. Mema, my grandmother, made us all Jameis Winston headbands to wear to the game. She distributed them to the family before we jumped on the plane. I’m pretty sure the rest of the airport was jealous.

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The game was terrifying and exciting all at the same time with the Noles coming out on top in the last few minutes. I love this photo and the fact that Mema is still wearing her headband — she is a trooper.

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Go Noles! >>—>>

Florida State vs. Clemson

In honor of the victorious Seminole win, I thought I would post a few photos of that wonderful day. >>—->>

Brunch

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New Game Day Sign

Tomahawk Choppin’

The only thing missing was Mema dancing on tables and playing beer pong! Go ‘Noles!
I would also like to take the time to pay homage to my iPhone4, a FSU/Clemson Gameday Casualty.  What was your gameday casualty?

RIP

Feels So Close

Football Season… only 50 days away.

Photo courtesy of FSU Heritage Protocol

This is also Mema and I’s favorite season.  I can already hear the warchant, feel the energy of Doak Campbell stadium and smell the mixture of delicious food and whiskey drinks.

Cheering for the ‘Noles @ Georgia Tech

What are your favorite football traditions? Beerpong? Tailgating? Cornhole?

10 Things I have learned from my Grandmother

In honor of Mother’s Day, and all the Mom’s out there, I figured I would write a list of the top ten things I have learned from my Mema:

  1. It’s not always 50/50. Sometimes you have to give more when your partner can’t and vice versa. It’s all about the give and take.
  2. Make your own fun. This is something she always tells me. Whether we are going on a road trip or just out to dinner, we make our own fun and make the best out of even the worst situations.
  3. Treat everyone with kindness. You are no better than any one else, and you never know what someone is going through. Offer a smile and a hello – you never know how it can affect their day.
  4. Don’t take yourself too seriously. The party animal herself has made this one clear. If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can?
  5. Love comes in all forms. It’s in family, adoption, friends that have turned into family. Love one another.
  6. Remember your last name. Mema always tells me when I go out of town, or out for the night to remember my last name because your reputation always follows and preceeds you.
  7. Nobody is the boss of me. Now that she is in her mature years, Mema likes to say why not? Why can’t I do this or that? No one is the boss of me!
  8. Be true to your school. You get what you give and Mema has dedicated much of her life giving back to the Florida State University. It has taught me the importance of philanthropy and how thousands of people can come together for a common greater good of the University.
  9. If it doesn’t work out, God has something better planned. When he closes one door, he opens another. You just have to be patient.
  10. Family is the most important. Friends come and go through life, but family will stick with you through it all.