Thursday, September 30, 2010

RHS game 5.

Go REBS! We were back in our home stadium on Sept. 30 for the most feared event in all of high school football: the dreaded Thursday night game. Dun, dun, DUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNN!

When the other school's drill team took the field, it was surprising to see three guys on their squad. While it's certainly a novelty, I loved that these guys (especially the officer, above) were able to show off their obvious dancing talent. (It was appalling to hear some of the parents' jeers and wisecracks, though. I guess I was wrong to think parents would realize that these are high school kids—the same age as their own children—that they're mocking.)

Then the RHS drill team presented their "Bob and Sue" routine. It was fun to see the dads out there with their daughters.

Finally, the show we were there to see began: "Distant Shores"!

Even though it kept us up late on a school night, the game was a fun one: Rebs won, 31-14!

(Actual post date: 11/29/10)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Volleyball game 2.

More volleyball pictures, this time from home game #2:

(Actual post date: 11/29/10)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Giving new meaning to "facemask."

What do you do when your tailgate ringleader misses a football weekend? Well, you make sure his presence is felt even though he's in Amarillo for his daughter's volleyball game. If we couldn't fill his shoes, we at least were able to show his face.

Our absent friend is famous for his, um, exhortations during the game, so more than once we yelled out, "WHERE ARE THE LINEBACKERS?!"

P.S. - At the next home game a few weeks later, we got our friend to try on his mask for size. Not bad!

(Actual post date: 11/29/10)


The hot mess of our Texas spelling should've warned us of the debacle that was to follow. I tried to spell Texas in honey since Bruins love honey, but ew, ew, EWWW, it didn't work. Nor did my team, apparently. The lopsided loss to UCLA was only the beginning of our Horns' long, slow circling of the drain. We didn't know it then, but that loss was just one of SEVEN we'd endure before the season ended. It's just crazy to think that a mere nine months earlier we were playing for a national championship and now can't even win our way into a bowl game.

In spite of our pitiful on-field performance that day, we still had a great tailgate, made especially special because Ryan and Katie were with me. Plus, because of an unfortunate family emergency, my niece and nephew-in-law got to go to the game with us.

After the game, Cara and Jeff invited us over for dinner at their new house. It was fun to see their sweet homestead and play with Jasmine and Wrangler (even if Wrangler did get some pizza before we did!).

In spite of the game's disappointing outcome, we were so very glad to spend time with Jeff and Cara. Far be it from us to let a little thing like football get in the way of our Austin fun!

(Actual post date: 11/28/10)