Monday, September 22, 2008

A family affair

Hi all.
Monday is here, so sad the weekend came to an end. It was one of the best so far this semester.  For Cute boy and me, the weekend festivities began on Thursday night in an empty whole-in-the-wall dive bar downtown.  We joined KTWag and her bf for all you can drink night.  Cute boy and I had lots of catching up to do since we did not lay eyes on each other at all during the school week. We both were busy catching up on school work and spending time with our friends.  Although I didn't realize it at the time, the 4 day break from each other was actually great for us.  We were so excited to see one another by the time Thursday night rolled around! Our night downtown was a great weekend kick off.  Friday the bars were also pretty empty since many Gator fans had travelled to Tennessee for the away game on Saturday.  I tagged along with Cute boy and his fraternity brothers around midtown since BFrazz was out of town and KTWag was dog-sitting for a friend.  At BALLS we drank well cocktails, stood on benches and belted out the power ballads of the 90's.  It was great!  I kept up with the boys pretty well for a 5 foot-nothing sorority girl.  Nobody got too crazy though out of respect for the Gators and their big away game the next day.  Saturday was a great day for a Florida football game. Cute boy's family was in town and watching the game with us.  So I put on my cutest game day orange and blue, made seven layer dip and skipped over to Cute boy's house to meet the parents and watch the Gators dominate the Vols! WhooHoo! Everyone loved my dip and was super nice.  I'm so happy I got to meet his family while they were up here visiting.  
As if that wasn't enough excitement for one weekend, the next day I dragged Cute boy to St. Leo where my younger brother goes to school to meet my family.  I didn't think he would actually come since we had to wake up early and he would miss the majority of the Dolphins-Patriots game on Sunday afternoon.  But he came with me anyway, which means so much to me.  In just a few short hours he was able to sense that I am a clone of my mom who is also my best friend.  And that my brother and I are siblings that actually get along and like each other.  My dad even called me out during lunch for liking Cute boy so much that I was extremely nervous to meet his family.  Thanks Dad! Altogether it was a really great day.  Nice to see the family, happy they were able to meet and approve Cute boy.  The Dolphins beat the Patriots.  And we had a great bonding sesh in the car from St. Leo back to Gville. 
The awesome Family Weekend came to an end.  Now back to busy school work and tri-training.  The big race is only 4 weeks away! Cute boy and I are going on a dinner date tonight but the rest of my week is going to be pretty lame.  Im going to have to hold off on having fun until the weekend when my brother is coming up to watch the Gators play Ole Miss here in the Swamp! 
Go Gators! 

Boogie Down yall,

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Gator Game-less Weekend

No Gator game this weekend to celebrate so we made our own social activities.  Friday night B.Frazz and I went out early for drinks.  We had barely seen each other this week and needed to catch up.  Then we met up with Cute boy and his friends after enjoying a few very cheap pitchers of beer.  We went to a less crowded bar where the boys could play beer pong as the girls chatted on the sidelines and cheered them on.  GPod, Bfrazz's bf, was also there with his close friends, so there was lots of blending of the friend groups. Very exciting! We had a great time there and proceeded to walk home at closing time.  Barefoot of course, those heels were hot but not so great for the journey home.  Sat morning we (Bfrazz, Cute boy and I) hit up one of our fave Gainesville breakfast places, Peach Valley, (also G.Pod's work place) for some yummy recovery scrambled eggs.  B.Frazz has always been on "Team Cute boy" and is very excited to see us hanging out more and more.  
Later in the afternoon we caught some rays by the pool.  It was fabulous to get some sun after a very rainy couple of weeks.  While we were there we planned a lovely evening to host a football party.  We invited friends over to our Mousey Housey to watch USC slaughter OSU.  It was not a very exciting game, but we were happy to see OSU lose. Bfrazz and I love to hostess, and arranged for a table full of delicious apps that went very quickly once the gang arrived.  We also ordered pizza and had plenty of beers to keep the boys happy.  Im happy that Cute boy decided to come so he can continue getting to know the rest of our friends. He is just so great and always knows how to put a smile on my face.  We already have planned our week of upcoming TV shows, so excited! And we are working on getting tickets to the Brad Paisley concert in October.  Yay!
Now that we have cleaned up the house after our little shindig, I must get to my homework before going to babysit this afternoon.  Have a great week! Next Sat. the Gators play the Vols in Tenn. 
Go Gators! 

Boogie Down Yall! 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fall has begun

Hey yall,

Happy Fall! The summer just flew by and fall semester rolled right in.  School work is already taking over my life.  The girls and I moved in to Mousy Housy and it is just adorable.  We were so sick of decorating in Pink and Green that we decided to go for a more grown up "Pottery Barn" look when we pulled all of our furniture together.  It is sweet and cozy, a great place to call home for the next 2 years.  Gainesville is great, its hot and sunny and we havent had too much hurricane weather lately.  
My latest and greatest idea is that I am going to race in a triathlon coming up in October.  I have been training since the last week of summer and have just a few more weeks left to get ready.  I am very excited! My goal is simply to finish the race. Alive. And not dead.  That is all.  Then when race season starts back up in March I will try to improve my times.  Training has been a great way to keep me busy since the girls and I are no longer active in the sorority.  Although we miss it at times, it is also nice to feel more grown up and independent.  
There is a new boy in town that has been so great.  I've known him for a few years but just started really getting to hang out over the summer. We had a few fun nights out at midtown before he left on a road trip.  When he left we didn't really keep in touch, but ever since he has been back we have been hitting it off and spending a lot of time together.  We are both TV gurus and always have a new show to watch as an excuse to see each other.  He is from my hometown which is nice.  I am trying to convince him to come watch my race in October.  That way he will meet my darling family as well.  If he sticks with me through that weekend, then I'll know he is a keeper for sure!  Haha! Thats all for now.  

Boogie Down Yall.
-pink gator