Friday, November 2, 2018

Day 18

I have so much love (so, so, SO much love) for my undergraduate alma mater, Mercer University. In August, I wrote cards to incoming freshman to welcome them to Mercer and wish them the best in their new journeys. I worked at Centenary College of Louisiana, a super small liberal arts college (and Richard’s alma mater), and there were many things I loved about being there. 

When I was a student at Mercer, we had “Mercer Football: Undefeated Since 1942” shirts because that was the case at that time. I grew up in a house that cared more about college basketball than football, so I didn’t care that my school didn’t have football. I attended a few Georgia Tech games and had a great time at those, but that was it. Choosing a small university was the right path for me for college, and football was nowhere on my radar.

Truthfully, football was nowhere on my radar when I was looking at graduate programs, but I happened to land at the best SEC school ever when the football team is exceeding expectations on the field, and I am all about owning my affiliation with the university. I am drinking the Kool Aid/Party Punch and am ready to spell geaux with an “eaux,” wear purple and gold, and be rowdy for good measure. 

Tomorrow’s LSU vs Alabama game is ESPN’s College Gameday game, and I made sure I wore my LSU cardigan and LSU infinity scarf to get a photo op with the Gameday desk. I was so early that I didn’t even have to wait in line to do it. I should have remembered my monogrammed hair bow. As I asked on Facebook a few weeks ago, one can’t be a bandwagon fan if it’s her school...right?

Anyway, I am looking forward to writing tomorrow’s blog post before we tailgate all day.  Whether we make it inside Death Valley is still TBD, but there will be plenty of fun to be had at the tailgates regardless of what happens with our ticket situation. 

Geaux Tigers .

Something that made today great:
Time I woke up: 6:55 am

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