Wearing our maroon, sitting in the fancy seats (shady side, under an overhang, real chairs), ready for all the action!
Across from us is the student section. Which was filled to the brim - there was a record first-game attendance of 86,915! BTW, the students STAND the entire game. Aggie tradition. (hazy sky courtesy of fires nearby, thanks to drought/windy conditions)
I was really excited for the flyover - I'd read about it earlier in the week and kept telling Terry, John and Jeff that it would be a "B-52" - apparently, I had a touch of dyslexia. B-25. Which was really awesome to see - it went right over us! Picture is from the jumbo-tron because I was too busy watching the flyover to take an actual picture.
The Corps of Cadets line up on the field to welcome the football team.
I was really happy to see the Aggie band play in person - their marching formation was amazing to watch. Here they are doing their famous "block T" - you can see it a little better in the shot below, which I took from the jumbo-tron:
I'm always a sucker for a marching band. Both Jeff and Sam were in one.
Final score - A&M 46, SMU 14. Whoop! The other funny thing about that game was that at the end of the third quarter, everyone does a seventh-inning stretch kind of thing where the football players all faced our section and the band played the fight song. I ended up arm-in-arm with the president of the Health Science Center, who also handed Jeff his diploma last year when he graduated with his Master's degree. Small town, small world, great seats! Thanks, Terry, for another fun adventure!
I recently read somewhere (Good Housekeeping? I've tossed all my magazines so can't go back and look) about some top-rated shampoos (I'm always on the lookout for a miracle cure for my chlorine-infused
So you all know that Jeff is training for his first half marathon. I've been
Hot coffee, magazine, ice, curious dog (Why Dad take bath? That weird.)...everything Jeff needed, right?
Except for Kip. Who loves Jeff. And had to climb in to see what was going on - his paws got wet but he didn't mind at all. Stayed there for several minutes. Meanwhile, Paco left the room as soon as he saw Kip get in the tub - guess he figured he might be next!
In today's (not really) Fashion Friday, I had to show you a picture of the shoes I finally got to wear yesterday, for the first time THIS YEAR:
My super-comfy throwback-to-high school wedges!
Why was I so excited to wear these? Because I haven't been able to...every time I'd try them on, my ankle immediately started hurting. But yesterday? It didn't hurt at all! Which gives me hope (oh please oh please) that I might get good news when I go to the specialist on Wednesday. Fingers and toes crossed that I will be able to start running again.
Have a great weekend, and let's hope that the awful fires burning in Texas will be out soon.