Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!

It's been a while, but I'm here to link up for Weekend Shenanigans!

Sami's Shenanigans

This is probably the last *really* fun weekend I'll have until November because October in grad school means MASS CHAOS.

My weekends always kick off Thursday evenings around 9:30. After class, my friends Caty and Callie and I headed to Chili's for dessert and drinks. I needed chocolate. We all needed drinks. It was a good time, obviously.

Friday afternoon I met Caty and Callie for lunch at McKinley's, one of my all time favorite lunch spots on Fort Worth. They have the best chicken salad and cookies ever.

After lunch my day went downhill for a number of reasons including the mass amount of traffic I encountered on my way back to my apartment because it was parents' weekend. It took me almost an hour to get home. Ridiculous. Then I took an extra long nap and spent the evening doing homework. The glamorous life, y'all.

Saturday morning, I got up early and prepared for the Battle for the Iron Skillet. I checked the weather channel website at least 6 times in about an hour long time period to make sure it wasn't going to rain. Then I headed over to Lauren's cute little house for breakfast and mimosas before going to the game with Lauren, Callie, and Emily. We had a blast at the game (despite the random, short downpours) and I got to see two of my campers and two other camp girls!

After the Frogs came out victorious over the ponies, I came home and played with Nappy before my bestie from high school, Katie, came over for dinner and a mini girls' night complete with Cracker Barrel and brownies.

Sunday was pretty low key and full of homework. But Saturday was so jam-packed that it was nice to stay in PJs all day and not go anywhere. Nappy enjoyed the lazy day, too!

How was your weekend? Did your football team win?!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fan Friday: the Battle for the Iron Skillet

Two posts in one day? Three posts in one week? I know, guys, just be prepared for basically NO posts next month. I'm just here to tide you over while that happens...

Venus Trapped in Mars

Anyway, this weekend, TCU's "cross-town" rival, SMU, comes to town to play in one of college football's greatest rivalries: the Battle for the Iron Skillet. TCU and SMU have played each other every year since 1915 with the exception of six years. TCU leads the series, by like 5 games, I think. It would be more if we TCU didn't have a really sucky period back in the 80's when SMU was playing players with cars, drugs, and hookers. What college aged boy wouldn't play well with that incentive?

Anyway, I'm here to link up with Sarah for Fan Friday to explain the fun (and maybe a few not-so-fun) parts of in-state rivalries, especially between two private schools located about 50 miles away from each other that are both really good schools. Just maybe never good on the football field at the same time, although I will gives props to SMU because they've made four(?) bowl games in a row lately, so kudos.

Playing football after your bye-week and it happens to be a big rivalry.

When a delusional SMU fan says their school is better at everything, football included.

The one random year SMU beats us.

When we beat SMU and the Iron Skillet stays in Fort Worth.

Sitting behind drunk frat boys at the game with your mom in the rain...

When it rains the smu game. every.year.

That time sMU thought they could get into the Big 12 before TCU...

That time TCU got into the Big 12 before SMU...

I'll say this though, between the frat boys at TCU and the frat boys at SMU, there is some nice eye candy at this game.

Do any of these apply to your college's big football rival? Oh and GO FROGS! Pound the ponies!

September Jam Sesh

So clearly, I've been a little MIA, but I remembered it was #backthatazzup Friday and got SUPER excited. Let's talk about how awesome music has been this month? New Katy Perry and Lady Gaga to kick things off. AND THEN NEW BRITNEY SPEARS?! Holy shnikes, Batman! Good stuff.

I'm here to get your weekend started with a little dance party. Get ready to chair dance, y'all.

Go call the Guv'nah, this song is hot. I can't help but dance when I hear this... or play it on repeat. I'm DYING to see BritBrit in Vegas. I'm sure I have enough money saved somewhere... Anyone wanna go? I thought so. We can dress up like school girls. Or not, totally up to you. How about spring break? Awesome.

If you're new around here, you may not know this but I. Love. Gaga. She is insanely talented and gorgeous and puts on a bad ass show. I highly suggest you see her in concert if you even consider yourself a fan, but start saving now because you're going to want awesome seats. She doesn't stop for two straight hours - just for costume changes, which you know are awesome. I've seen her 3 times and will see her again when she tours for ARTPOP.

Let's just talk about how awesome Katy Perry is. She's also beautiful and talented and I want to see her in concert, too! Hopefully se'll announce a Prism tour soon so I can plan that concert! Anyone wanna come with? I figured.

And now I'm breaking away from the above very talents ladies for three talented dudes. So, Pharrell and Daft Punk just need to make their own band because between this and "Get Lucky" I'm beyond obsessed with this trio. This might be my life's anthem. I just can't help but dance when I hear a good song, like this one, be it in my car or solo in my apartment while my dog looks at me like, "Mom. Stop. You're embarrassing."

What have you been jamming to this month? Are you linking up for #backthatazzup?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Humpdayyyyy Update

What day is it? Hey, guess what day it is!


Since I'm actually on top of grad work this week, I thought I'd give you guys an update.

Grad school is a major time suck. I don't know what I do with all of my time, but I use it up. It's insane. But I am still alive and I've made new friends, which is nice, obviously. Gotta have your people no matter where you go.

I went home over the weekend to partake in eating fair food with my friends and to see one of my bestie's baby bump! By the way, one of my besties is preggers!!! I cannot wait to meet the little nugget and snuggle him/her. We've still got 6 months til that happens, though. But I ate my weight in fair food this past weekend and I've been trying to recover ever since, hahaha. So much fried deliciousness.
mmmm, funnel cake...
My mom is planning on a visit in about a month and I can't wait! The Fort Worth zoo has not just one, but TWO baby elephants right now and I'm dying to see them! I haven't been to the FW zoo (or any zoo, really) in about 4 years, so it's beyond time. And then I'll go again in November when my friends come visit, too!

This weekend is one of TCU's big rivalry games, SMU, aka the Battle for the Iron Skillet. It's supposed to rain and I swear it rains every.single.year. on the day/night we play SMU. It rained last year. It rained my senior year. It might rain this year. Ok, so that's not every single time, but I swear, at least half of the time it rains. But my plans are to go. Maybe it won't be as hot if it's raining...?

Then it'll basically be October which is going to be my busiest month for grad school. I'm dreading it, but I'm really trying to be on top of my stuff and start early on things I can. Here's hoping I don't keel over... Especially because I'd really like to see those baby elephants. And get a new iPhone. There's so much to live for! hahaha but really, October will be stressful, but at least I'll have Fall Break thrown in there somewhere, even if I will have to do homework.

I hope you're all doing well out there in blog land. I've been lurking and have stayed on top of a few of my favorites, just little time to post.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fan Friday

I'm linking up with Venus Trapped in Mars for Fan Friday!

Venus Trapped in Mars

My original title for this post was "Placing Your Hopes in the Hands of 20-Year-Old Boys," but Blogger decided that was too long... but I'm here to talk about placing your football hopes and dreams in the hands of 18-23-year-old boys: aka College Football.

1. When the other team intercepts the ball or your team fumbles the ball.

2. When your really, really good quarterback gets suspended and leaves school for rehab (sad, sad, sadness for TCU last year).

3. When your freshman backup quarterback is better than expected and still gets you to a bowl game.

4. When your coach decides to go for and 2-point conversion...

5. When the 2-point conversion is GOOD!

6. Or when the 2-point conversion is not good and you've wasted the chance for an actual point.

8. When your quarterback who had to leave the team and enter rehab comes back.

9. Losing to an FCS team when you're in the FBS (I don't know how this feels and hopefully won't for the foreseeable future so I'm only assuming that K-State and Oregon State feel similarly).

10. Seeing your team's renovated stadium complete for the first time.

11. Having the best coach in college football (If I've never mentioned it, I love Gary Patterson).

12. And finally, after losing to LSU... Your team starting the season 0-1.
(But again, at least it was LSU and not an FCS team...)

Do you love your college football team? I mean, I don't know if you can tell, but I love TCU. Like, a lot. Go frogs!