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05 October 2015

Because Why Would You NOT Fry a Pizza?

What a whirlwind of a weekend this past weekend was. Holy moly. Thank you guys so much for all of your sweet comments on Friday's post about Female Fan Gameday Rituals contest! I really appreciate all of your kind words and congratulations. This past weekend we filmed the first part of that video, and it went really well. 

Before I dive into that, I just really want to brag on my sweet boyfriend real quick. I never once asked him to help me get ready for them to come over to the house to shoot on Saturday. Not once. Yet he worked his butt off without any kind of hesitation. Every single day last week, he was working on the yard, cleaning, mopping, organizing... anything he could do so I could focus on getting my office presentable. The day of, he spent his entire morning cleaning up the house, doing laundry, vacuuming the floors, while I did my hair and makeup. I never once asked him, he just did it without ever making me feel guilty. He knew I would want to focus on getting gussied up for filming, and he took on all the dirty work without thinking twice about it. 

I *might* have cried while giving him a big hug on Saturday, because I was just so touched by what he did for me the past week. I'm not sure what I've done in my life to deserve such a powerful love, but I sure am grateful I have it. 

Friday night was spent watching the Rangers -- who clinched the AL West yesterday by the way -- and hanging picture frames in my office. I'll try to take pictures this week so I can show you guys the finished product.

They arrived at the house around 1pm on Saturday to setup and film! I was really freaking nervous, but they said I did pretty well, thankfully!

I had the WORST eye irritation the whole day on Saturday for some reason. My eyes were burning and running all day long, and I couldn't get any relief. Dang allergies! I'm praying that didn't come across in the video. After we finished shooting the first part at the house, we headed to my favorite place in Dallas, and what I am still going to call home even though I don't live there anymore: Deep Ellum. 

The pups were the stars of this part of the show!

LOLZZZ at Veenie's onesie! 

Once we wrapped up filming, we had plans to meet our friends at the State Fair! 

CB and I spent a small fortune on coupons -- you have to have coupons to buy any food or drink. The saddest (best?) part was that we used every last one of our coupons. I guess that's what happens when you spend $13 on a drink that comes in a pineapple. 

We had a group of 11 people who went, and among all 11 of us, I'm pretty certain we tried one of everything at the fair. Fried peanut butter and jelly, fried pepperoni pizza, Fletcher's corn dogs, fried jambalaya, fried lobster tail, fried stuffed olives, fried smores, smores beer,  regular beer, regular margaritas, smoky bacon margaritas, fried oreos, homemade chips piled high with nacho cheese and tater tots, fried thanksgiving dinner... if it was fried or came on a stick, at least one person in the group most likely tasted it. 

I'm sure this doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who reads this blog, but I made a b-line for the fried pepperoni pizza. It was the best thing I've ever eaten in my entire life. Also pictured is the fried PB&J that CB ordered.

Ridiculousness. Absolute ridiculousness. 

I told myself that I would go to the fair that night and not stress over the Tennessee game. I'm so upset with them, but I just cannot stand to not watch. I had to do it, I couldn't help myself.

We lost. Again.

It turned out to be an absolutely perfect, and remarkably cool October night. Hooray for a break in 90 degree temps!

After way too many beers, far too much food, one $13 pineapple drink and a Tennessee loss to Arkansas, we headed over to an EDM show at the Lizard Lounge to see Helene!! Had I not had that $13 pineapple drink and all those beers, I'd probably have more pictures to document the rest of the evening!  

And now it's Monday and there's a full work week ahead.
Whomp Whomp Whomp. 

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02 October 2015

The Most Exciting News Ever (Yes, Ever)

Dallas Cowboys Football Female Fan
^^^ yes this news involves this team ^^^

I have a hard time keeping up with twitter these days. When I first started blogging, I didn't follow that many accounts, so it was pretty easy to keep up with my feed. Over the years, through giveaways and blogging connections, I've collected nearly 800 accounts I follow. It feels impossible to keep up with my timeline, and it's rare that I see tweets from the accounts I originally followed. I prefer scrolling Instagram and Facebook throughout the day, predominantly leaving my twitter tab open to the interactions page. 

A few weeks ago though, I just happened to scroll through my twitter timeline and there sat a tweet from the Dallas Cowboys about a contest for Female Fans to submit their Gameday Rituals

I of course lost my (for absolute lack of a better word) shit, because this was my wheelhouse.

Female Fan + Female Fan Rituals + Writing + Dallas Cowboys = Sarah's Wheelhouse. 

Per the usual, I didn't carefully read the directions and I just started writing and typing as fast as my mind and fingers would let me go. I had the perfect story I knew would win. So I typed this whole thing up, thought it was the bomb, then attempted to edit my story down to 500 words.

I somehow managed to cut out about a million very important details and.... voila.... 500 words ready to go about my Female Fan Gameday Ritual! 

Then I realized it said 500 characters.

Womp womp womppppppp....

I went back to the drawing board and was forced to cut out every last thing that I thought made the story stand out from the crowd. I submitted my 500 character story and felt sad. 

A few weeks passed and I decided I didn't win. Meh.

Until I got an email that went something like this... (I'll paraphrase here to save time)

"You won."

And then I screamed at a volume I didn't think I was capable of reaching and terrified General who was sleeping on my lap at the time. 

Dallas Cowboys Football Female Fan

I don't want to give away too many details about the story itself, but it will be filmed and aired at Dallas Cowboys games on the Jumbo Tron (holy fudge), on their blog built specifically for female fans called 5 Points Blue, and across the Dallas Cowboy's social media channels. There are also some other sweet prizes that come with it, like Cowboys tickets, merchandise and even some cash money! The video is hands down the coolest to me though! 

Tomorrow they'll be filming the first part of the story at my house, so I've been scrambling to make my office look like I didn't just move in a couple months ago. The second part of the video will be filmed at AT&T Stadium next weekend, at the Patriots vs Cowboys game. 

I'm very nervous and ridiculously giddy. It's one thing to go out and take blog pictures, but video? That will be very new for me. 

I hope you guys will follow along with me this weekend as we film the first part of the story. I'm going to hand the phone and camera off to CB so he can document behind the scenes on Snapchat and Instagram


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