10/08/2006

Ole Miss vs UGA gameday

I know I'm posting this over a week later, but it's no big deal. When I last finished the first installment of the story, Jules, Spilly, and I were dealing with hangovers. We took I-55 south to Batesville. On the way down we passed this exit sign.

Spilly went nuts because there was a local band in college who called themselves Coldwater Independence. They mostly did covers and didn't survive more than a year. But damn they were fun to go listen to. He made me promise to post this pic. So here ya go Spilly.

As we started getting close to Oxford, Spilly and Jules went nuts. They hadn't been back in 3 years. Jules apparently became Elaine Bennis from Seinfeld: everytime she saw something new she hit us both on the shoulder and say "Get out! What is that!?!"

I dropped them off at another old friend Marion's house. Marion stayed in Oxford after graduation and has worked around town. She even lives in the old house that she had when I graduated...4 years ago. It even smelled the same. If you knew my friends in college, you would know what that means. I walked in hugged her neck and met her boyfriend. I then excused myself and stood outside the front door. Afterall, I am in the job market and have to take a wiz-test when I get a new job. Don't want to fail because of second hand contact.

I left them there and headed to the family tent. I hung out there and then my hangover officially kicked in. Despite however much tequila or beer I drank, it never went away. I just had to fight it by eating and waiting. Mac had picked out several types of Salvador's premixed margaritas. Here's a pic of him and Dad with two kinds. They didn't realize it initially when they poured the drinks but they had Ole Miss themed drinks. They had me take this pic.

Throughout the day, a long line of old friends came to the tent. Evil Howard came by on his own. We talked a while. He's up in Maryland working as a manager for some company that goes around testing the air for harmful chemical (i.e. anthrax). I actually started to tell a story of Evil Howard here, but I'll save that for another time.

Spilly and Jules walked up eventually with Marion and two other friends from college: Mark from St Louis and Kyle. Mark updated me on the latest funny story about Mikey (see July trip to New Jersey wedding). Of course I won't recap that here. I wasn't involved.

After a while they wanted to see more folks so we all went to the Grove. We passed a tent with two other fraternity brothers in it: Stotts and Rusty. We talked to them for a few minutes before continuing on. We wandered around and ran into a few other folks. I got a phone call from Dad who said there was someone at the tent to see me. It was my old roommate from college Lt. Troy and his lovely wife Lauren. Theirs was the first wedding I was ever in. I hugged them both and as I sat down to talk to them, Lauren says "we're pregnant!" Literally, my butt wasn't even in the chair when she said it. As the words entered my ear three things happened:
1. I fell the rest of the way into my seat
2. I thought and said "How great for yall. That's awesome!"
3. I thought and said "Oh my God, Troy's going to be a father!!!"
That last one got a laugh from all of us. We sat and talked for a while. Then I got a call from my current roommate, Symon. He was trying to find us. I gave him directions and he eventually made it over. He met my family and ate...a lot. He's originally from Dallas, so he loved the Mexifest themed food. He loved Mom's King Ranch Chicken. He went nuts over it. Then he had some of Yankee's Tea (backstory: we have a friend from Illinois who is still in school in Oxford. He makes a special tea with Maker's Mark). He told me to pour out his beer and fix him a whole tea.

After a while Symon went back to the Grove, and Troy and Lauren went to their tent. I stayed at our tent for a few to grab a bite to eat. After a few more cups of Yankee's Tea, I decided to go find where Symon's tent was and also stop by a few others. The problem was the team was about to walk through the Walk of Champions. So most folks were along the walk and no one could get cell coverage. I stayed to watch the walk and then decided to head back to the tent. Here are two pics from the walk. The first is Coach O (Head Coach Ed Orgeron). The second is All-American Linebacker Patrick Willis.

After I got back I took a few pics from my chair. At that point I had fought off my hangover and was a happy man. Here is a shot of the tent. Yankee is the young man on the left. And yes, those are my feet.Here I am with my brother and sister. Yes, I am wearing my "Pi Phi Loves Our Rebs!" sticker.

Here are a pic from the game. I took videos of some things. I wish I could figure out how to upload them on here. I put them on photobucket. Anyone know how to upload videos into a blog post? Anywho, this is before kickoff.

Here are a few pics Jules took:
Jules with Marion both very hungover.

Jules and Spilly drunk on the Square in Oxford.Spilly and Kyle...drunk on the Square.Skooch, Jules, and Spilly outside Betty Davis Grocery on the way back to Memphis Sunday morning. The Betty Davis Grocery is an Ole Miss landmark. It is the one of the two closest places to get cold beer. It is located just past the Tallahatchie River between Oxford and Holly Springs. They also serve BBQ there. I never had it though.
That's all I've got from that weekend. I'll try to get to my recap of my bday party and the Cowboy Mouth show Friday night later.

Have a good one and don't get none on ya.

Songs on the Playlist:
The Grateful Dead - Bertha
The Grateful Dead - Me and My Uncle
The Grateful Dead - Next Time You See Me
The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
The Grateful Dead - I Know You Rider
The Grateful Dead - Jack Straw
The Grateful Dead - Big Railroad Blues
The Grateful Dead - Playing in the Band
The Grateful Dead - Turn On Your Lovelight

4 comments:

MG said...

I've lost your email addy :(

I'm not moving completely...
just part of my blog is moving
(pics, and other misc stuff I want to keep private)
to the new beta version that gives me a privacy setting.

That's all you missed.

Hey, did you happen to see the GA/TN game?

oh, and I feel terrible that missed your BD, I've gotta get myself back on top of things ;)

MG said...

send me your email, i'm trying to get the new place set up for private today ;)

mgirle@gmail.com

Mendi Morrison said...

I have a Coldwater Independence CD...no joke.

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