Monday, October 29, 2007

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Anyone else singing Hank Williams? In case you are lost he sings the Monday night football song. Anywho.....Mr. Cowboy has been winning things off the radio like crazy. He was trying to get us tickets to the Blake Shelton concert. He qualified three times, but no tickets. Then he won tickets to the McNeese State University Football game. Plus cool tailgate party tickets. That is the thing down here. To go to the game early and go to the tailgate party and eat BBQ and drink and be loud. We got the BBQ and being loud part down pretty well. Mr. Cowboy ate ribs from Texas Road House. It is crazy how many people park their campers there!! We got there and a lady from the Alumni Association was giving out free signs, so we grabbed some of those and headed to the stands. I was so excited. I had just told Mr. Cowboy how I really wanted to go to a football game, and look what he does for me!!
Here I am holding my sign. I was so excited. I think I was the only one in the stands not wearing blue or yellow. The fans here are so great. They really get into their college football. It makes it really exciting and fun when everyone is jumping up and down and yelling and having a good time!!
Mr. Cowboy was hungry. He only got a taste of the ribs at the tailgate party. He got one plate with three ribs on it then they threw the rest away!! We were late, like always. Oh well. So what do you buy at a football game to eat? Hot dog, pretzel? Nope a giant turkey leg!! He loved it!!
Now here we are. I think I embarrassed Mr. Cowboy with this shot. I wanted a picture of us together but did not want the stands behind us. So, what do you do? Stand up and turn around for the snap shot. Mr. Cowboy took the picture. He has longer arms than I do. He did a fantastic job!! Did I mention I was really excited?

Now this is how you can tell I was a band geek in high school. I took more pictures of the band than the game!! Plus I was having camera trouble. When I turn my flash off all my pictures get fuzzy. Oh I want a new camera so badly!! But the band here was playing a song that I played in high school. I have to admit that my high school band was lots better than this college one. We were bigger and 100 times louder and we marched better. Oh we were great!! So I am a band geek. But it was great listening to the band and watching the kickers dance.
Then they all lined up and the guy cheerleaders, or call leaders, I don't know what they are called. Grabbed these huge flags and ran with them. It was so cool!! I asked Mr. Cowboy if he thought those boys got made fun of, and he said Probably not, they look kinda big. He was right, they were big boys!!

Here is the team!! Go Cowboys!! They creamed the other team 48 to 16. It was a great game. The Cowboys are a good football team. They are hoping to make it to the playoffs this year. It was a really fun night. It even got a bit chilly, just like a football game night should. It was a fantastic night.
I did a scrapbook page yesterday. This is what I am thankful for. Most people do their kids and their family, so I wanted to be different. This is my house. That was a FEMA camper. We lived in one of those 24 foot long camper for a year, and it was not fun. So I am very grateful for our house and our space!! You can find the credits here.
Now for the moment you all have been waiting for, Cajun 101!!! Here are some common sayings here in cajun country.
"Are you going to get down." What they are trying to say is, "Are you getting our of the car"
"Doe Doe" What this means is "Nap"
"Awe Sha Bee Bee" What this means is "What a cute baby" or "Poor Baby" The spelling here may be totally wrong. I am not cajun so I have no idea how to spell it, but that is how it sounds.
"Mud Dogs" this is "Crawfish or Crayfish"
"Come See" This means "Come over here"
Now you all go out and talk with your new found cajun tongue. I know you will all try it out!! It is fun and your friends and family will be amazed at your new found language. Have a great day and y'all come back now ya hear!!


Wendy said...

Your house is beautiful!!

I'm just glad you washed all the lovebugs off before taking a picture!!! ;-)

Amanda said...

Go band! You big geek. Drama Band Choir. Ha ha ha!! :o) (And for anyone reading these comments and thinking, what a terribly mean person, don't worry, I'm her sister.)

suburbancorrespondent said...

Oh, wow - didn't realize y'all had a totally different language down there. And I don't know how you survived the trailer, but congrats on your new space!

shoeaddict said...

No idea if you'll read thiss but, I live in south Louisiana, too and am Cajun. Good job!!