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30 September 2015

Playing Nice at a BBQ Divided

As we all know, football season is about gathering with friends. As we also know, football season means occasionally gathering with friends who root for a different team than you do! 

This probably won't shock anyone, but in the past I haven't always been the kindest opposing fan. When you play in the SEC, everyone is your rival. The entire season hangs on every single game, which sometimes makes you say things to the other fans that you'll regret later. I will say though, having this blog has helped me be more respectful to my rivals. I'm trying so hard over here y'all, I really am! Peace, Love and Football! 

During pre-season, CB and I hosted a  cookout with a bunch of friends to watch the Cowboys take on the Vikings. Sure it was just pre-season, and the game really didn't matter, but we really just wanted a reason to have everyone over to grill out on Sunday Funday! Looking for more reasons to gather? Check out Gather, a Tumblr page created by The Clorox Company designed to help inspire fantastic excuses for gathering friends together. My excuse? The return of football! 

Let me set the scene for you. We're cracking open a bag of Kingsford Charcoal, unwrapping the burgers and hot dogs, laying out the toppings and necessary accoutrements, setting up cornhole, tuning the TV to the game and are about to fire up the grill when the UNTHINKABLE happens.


What do you think I did? 

Did I.... 
A: Kick Them Out
B: Force them to wear blue and silver
C: Give them the side-eye emoji face all night

You know what? Old Sarah would have kicked them out or forced them to wear blue and silver, but new Sarah though? No, new Sarah is far more refined than that. New Sarah knew they were coming and prepared for their arrival. This new behavior, the kind of behavior where I'm not a crazy one-sided fan, is how we can now have nice things friends. 

I greeted them with a purple mocktail in honor of their team -- 3 parts grape juice, 1 part orange juice, 1/2 part lime juice over crushed ice and a lime wheel garnish -- as well as purple and gold signs to cheer on their team. 

I of course threw in a little blue and silver, you know, just sprinkled here and there. Everyone wearing the correct colors blue and silver, received the Dallas mocktail- crushed ice and snow cone syrup, topped with soda water! 

I cheered for Dallas, they cheered for Minnesota, we ate painfully delicious hamburgers.... and the only argument was over who was entitled to the last hot dog! 

^^^ dat burger doe ^^^

Besides, if we didn't have opposing teams, I'd never be able to flaunt my team's superiority!

Hah! Come on y'all.... I kid, i kid!

Thank you to The Clorox Company and the Gather for sponsoring this post and opening my eyes to being a more respectful fan! Be sure to check out Gather, a Tumblr by
The Clorox Company that's fueled by beautifully curated content, and designed to help inspire and cultivate great excuses for gathering your friends together. 


29 September 2015

The 5 Types of Hangry Fans You Meet At A Football Game

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As football fans, we encounter mad fans at every turn. I know I've been a mad fan, and I'm sure you've been a mad fan at some point in your life. When I'm hungry, I have the unfortunate ability to transform into someone that's not myself. Sometimes, that person is a downright HANGRY fan, should one of my teams happen to be losing when I'm hungry.

Here are some of the fans I've transformed into when I've been hangry...

1. The Fan That's Mad at the Refs

"It was a CATCH!!*Throws both shoes and shatters television*

"Pass Interference??!? PASS INTERFERNCE? No. Just NO."

"HOLDING... he was holding, REF. Even my grandma could have called that!"

"Oh, apparently there's no such thing as intentional grounding where you come from. Ok, fine."

2. The Fan That's Mad At Their Own Coach

"Timeout. Call timeout. TIMEOUT... OMG IF HE DOESN'T CALL TIMEOUT HERE... There's no telling what I might do."

"HOTSEAT. Yup, he's on the hot seat. This guy may have to go. "

"I gotta say, I've supported him for 3 years, but he just keeps letting me down."

"FIRE *insert coach name here*"


3. The Fan That's Mad At Their Quarterbrack

"Whelp, I'm sure this pass play will be a turnover" 

"Here we go.... interception machine lines up in the shotgun...." 

"For just one time in my life can you NOT take forever to find a receiver and get sacked?"

"Who the %*$@ is our backup?? Please just put the backup in. I'm sure Billy Joe Bob Sue is better than this guy."

4. The Fan That Is Mad At The Other Team's Fans
*note - this is me 96.4% of the time

"Midnight green makes me gag. Sick, who would ever wear that" 

"Look at this guy in the blue wearing those jorts. Hah, he would."

Note, I've actually screamed this one at a 400 pound grown man after my team's touchdown
"NOW will you sit down and be quiet, SIR?"

"Say *insert team's slogan here* one more time. Just one more time. Go on, say it." 

5. The Fan That's Jealous

"I wouldn't want to win anyways. Who would want to win?! Winning is so cliche"

"I mean, if we won I'd have to go out tonight and I'd really rather just sit on the couch."

"I WANTED to lose, that means we get a higher pick in next year's draft."

"Whatever. It's just a game. Meh."

With my favorite team's seasons so far (*facepalm*), I have to make sure that I don't go to watch any game this season when I'm hungry. My plan is to pack a SNICKERS® with me on gameday, which is packed with roasted peanuts, nougat, caramel and milk chocolate You know, to keep the HANGRY me, at bay. I picked some SNICKERS® up at Walmart this past weekend before my team played (and thank goodness I did, for those that saw what happened to me all weekend).

How many of you are like me, and sometimes transform to a slightly hangry sports fan? Take this SNICKERS® quiz to see who YOU are when YOU'RE are hungry! P.S. I got Drama Mama!

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28 September 2015

3 Ways to Add Plaid Into Your Gameday

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Nothing says "Fall has arrived" like the pattern plaid. I was at Target this past weekend and plaid was all over the store, from the fall decor to the scarfs to even the mouthwash.

Yup, even the mouthwash is ready for Fall at Target. LISTERINE® has been known for being a trendsetter, and they've really taken their game to a new level this year with their new plaid inspired antiseptic that's available at Target September 13th through October 31st. There's also a Cartwheel Offer for 10% off each bottle now through October 31st. Brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth, so it's critical to floss and rinse twice daily with  LISTERINE® to reach virtually 100% of your mouth! I'm just excited to have my bathroom scream, "FALL IS HERE" even though the temps outside in Texas are still in the 90s.

Since plaid comes in all colors, shapes and sizes, it can also be perfect for Gameday. Here are three simple ways to incorporate plaid into your Gameday outfits, while still representing your team's colors. I'd also recommend bringing the LISTERINE® with you... your friends at the tailgate will thank you after you eat all that dip that was loaded with garlic! Speaking from experience...

|| Similar Plaid Scarves From Target :: Here ||

|| Similar Button Ups From Target :: Here ||

|| Similar Vests From Target :: Here || 

I've really got my eye on that orange and white checkered scarf for Tennessee games and the blue and white quilted vest for Dallas games! How would you incorporate plaid into your gameday outfits?! 

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25 September 2015

See Like Gee || The Sequel

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Guess who?!

That's right! It's your ole pal Gee taking over the blog today. My mom is in Virginia with my gran-mom, but she promised that she'd give y'all an update on how I'm doing transitioning to the Purina ProPlan Bright Mind food that she talked to you guys about last week

No fear, she left the iMac on and I'm going to write the post for her. Besides, who's better than I am to update you on my food? I once heard a vet ask my mom if I was, and I quote, "Motivated by food." How funny is that though? I didn't laugh at the time (mainly because I'm a dog and I don't have a way of physically showing laughter) but that was hilarious.  Of course I'm motivated by food, I'm a living, breathing creature. Show me someone not motivated by food and I'll show you a fibber! I don't know about you, but I've been known to spend several hours trying to claw under the oven simply to reach a morsel of food that was so cruelly trapped under there.  In fact, I think I'll go check under there for treasure as soon as I'm done with this post. 

Back to Purina ProPlan Bright Mind, sorry I'm a dog so I sometimes have a hard time focusi---SQUIRREL! I'm going to get that squirrel one day, mark my words. 

So, I LOVE this food. Normally I would be out the door by now, without even a glimmer of hope of even completing this sentence, let alone an entire post. After 30 days on Purina ProPlan Bright Mind that my mom and I picked up from PetSmart  though, my attention has improved, along with my memory and trainability. Don't tell mom, but I have a better memory than I sometimes let on. Trust me, I know what sit means, sometimes you just don't feel like sitting? Ya feel me?

Since transitioning to this new food, I've really felt like playing a lot more and I'm even able to cope and adapt with change. Take this past weekend, my mom took my sister and me camping in Oklahoma for the first time ever, and I was one happy... well... camper! 

After the guys got the campsite setup, we all went for quite the hike for an afternoon of fly fishing.  


I asked mom if I could wear the GoPro, and she said YES! SCORE! 

I just wanted to soak it ALL in, I absolutely loved camping. 

I don't think that mom was quite as excited as I was to be one with nature for a full 24 hours, but I know she had a good time. 

She really just thinks she's hilarious. Sheesh. Can't take her anywhere. 

We tried to pose for a family photo for you guys, but remember that whole "sometimes you just don't want to sit" thing we talked about earlier? Yeah....

 Bless our hearts, we tried. 

It was seriously one of the greatest days of my life! I can't wait to go back again. I can't tell you guys how much I love my life since switching to Purina ProPlan Bright Mind. I think you should think about switching your pup too. If you spend $10 on any Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog or Cat Food -- subject to availability, transaction total is after discounts and before taxes -- at PetSmart between 8/31 and 10/4, you can save $10 on your next Purina Pro Plan Dry Food purchase, 14-lb. or more, on or before 11/1! 

Want to see the greatest day of my life? Here's my GoPro video from over the weekend. I've watched it about 15 times now and it just doesn't get old. 

Best. Day. Ever. 

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