Final Tailgate of the year: Arkansas vs. Tulsa

This past week end was the final home game in Arkansas, this means the final tail gate. It was a short tail gate and pretty calm as well since most of us were still hanging over from the previous nights’ Halloween Party. I made chili but it was pretty warm out side so it wasn’t a great occasion to eat piping hot chili – I was super bummed, but oh well…

A special guest appearance by the king him self was a fun surprise – actually we have no idea who he belonged to, but it was amusing watching him try to catch a football.

The really good “last tail gate” was last weekend and has it’s own dedicated post below.
Here’s to a good season of tail gating, no so much a good football season, but it was great that the HOGS actually won this weekend beating Tulsa in a really good game. The bigger football news of the weekend was that Texas LOST – ha! They got beat by Texas Tech. That was super fun to watch especially with a mixed crowd!

Tall Boys…

This photo is from October 2006… good picture of me and Mike, however the key to this picture is the ever present “Tall Boy” beer…

This had been deemed a staple for Mike on more than one occasion by fellow party goers, tail gaters, random passers by and probably a family member or two for apparently the past 2+ years. I never really thought too much about it, but they just keep coming up in conversation and now in random photos in my “gallery.”
For those of you confused, a “tall boy” is defined as a 24 oz can of beer. These were popular back with Gypsy was open because Coors Light tall boys were super cheap, so really, why not? Now they are more novel than anything else.
When I was stocking up on beer for the first game, this would be the day of the Crawfist Boil, in my partial hangover mixed with the zeal and glee of a new football and tailgating season, I went a little overboard at the beer store. I got my bottle of vodka for the following day of heavy tailgating (Absolout mind you, not that cheapo crap), along with a case of Miller Light regular cans AND a case of Miller Light tall boys. Being that we are by no means alcoholics (well, especially not Mike) this was A LOT of beer and vodka.
Anyway, it’s 4 games in and we still have tall boys in the fridge, and you will be happy to know that YES there actually is still some vodka left – yay me!
So I figure we have enough tall boys left so that they will continue to be a staple in Mike’s hand at some point during each Hog game festivity and so everyone around will always know the world is right, so long as the tall boys make it out of the ice chest!!!

Gameday Mimosas

Many of you may find it hard to believe, but even I can not drink beer at 8 in the morning! So we started Saturday morning off with Starbucks and Baileys and Mimosa’s! The Hogs faced off against Alabama on Saturday with an 11:30 kickoff – to get in the regulated amount of tailgating, that involved our appearance at Leverett parking at 8 am sharp. The drinks and company were good times – the game, not so much. There’s no need for me to rehash the slaughter, Mike and I didn’t even go to the game. Ah the joys of tailgating with a rather large TV and an HD receiver…
Most everyone trickled back before the 3rd quarter and we all enjoyed the nice weather and always eventful conversation. We did miss Ari this weekend, she had a huge wedding to orchestrate… sorry to all you stick Ari fans – she didn’t come out either…

Crawfist Boil and Actual Birthday Day

Every year before the first game, we all get together for a Crawfist Boil – no not misspelled – that’s a longer story for a later time…

This year was the 6th annual Crawfist Boil and it also happened to be my actual birthday! The THSC (Turkey Hill Social Club) Girls got me a fabulous cake and even had everyone sing to me! The cake was so pretty and yummy too! The top layer was pina colada and the bottom layer was strawberry – it was almost too pretty to eat, but we saved the top pig. It’s still in the freezer! =)

Game Day – First Game – Arkansas vs. W. Illinois

Saturday, August 30th was the first Razorback Football Game of the season! We had been preparing for it since about February when we got in the lottery for our parking spaces! We need and upgrade and Amanda got us prime parking for the entire year! Parking is important because that’s where we stay ALL DAY LONG – if the game is at 6 pm – we are out the door by 10:30 to head up to tailgate!

Here’s the THSC girls all decked out in our first game, red fineries…
Brittany, Amanda, Ari, Jennifer and me…
After a long day of socializing and what not, it was time for “the circle” this is one of those random traditions that has been around for A LONG TIME! About 30 minutes before we all walk to the game, the fight song starts playing from someones car stereo and we all circle up for Turkey Hill and Boone’s Farm Strawberry. The bottles get passed around until they are empty… This game Brittany finished off the bottle in fine form… There happened to be a side bet going on that none of us were aware of… apparently Zack lost and had to wear a “murse” aka “man purse.” Ari tried to steal it, but not because she was jealous…

Here’s Mike and Kenny laughing about something – they probably can’t even understand each other over the slurred speech act of 2006 but that’s ok – they thought they were funny.

Danielle and Randall did a really good job on faking everyone out to make them think they could stand up straight – all that “gear” is really just part of the balancing act.

Brad has a hammer for some reason – no one knew why, no one locked their keys or their tickets in their car this game, although that did happen once upon a time last year.Here’s Jennifer and Amanda gettin’ all prettied up before walking – 6 hours in the sun and the humidity does a number on your cute outfit!And here’s what it’s all about – HOG FOOTBALL! 2 more months of good times to come!

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