On football, friends and lots of rain


My prediction on Friday couldn’t have been more spot on: “[The rain starting in the evening after the football game], it’s so not going to happen!”.

It rained all Friday night. When I got up Saturday morning, wearing my fuzzy, warm socks and pouring my first cup of hot coffee, I looked outside and, guess what? It wasn’t raining. There was even a glimpse of the sun peaking through the clouds.
I was cautiously keeping my hopes up that the weather might hold til after the Causeway Classic football game, which we were planning to go to at 4 p.m.
We left for the game around 3 p.m. and stopped on the way to get some greasy food, as we both didn’t really have anything for breakfast.
It seemed to be the perfect excuse to get some In & Out.

Double-double and Animal fries, yo!

I am not a huge fan of fast food, but every now and then you have to have it. It some kind of unwritten rule or something.

So we got to the stadium. We found our seats. The wind started blowing and for the first 10 minutes I thought we’d get lucky, but then it started raining. And then it started pouring. And when the thunder and lightning set in, I knew we were in for a full blown thunderstorm. We weren’t allowed to bring umbrellas into the stadium (which would have been pretty useless at this point anyhow), so we had covered up with some plastic ponchos, but of course, water always finds a way to sneak underneath it.

When half-time came around, during which some scarcely dressed dancers performed some kind of hip hop-burlesque dance throwing around their long hair to this side and then to that side in the pouring rain, followed by the marching bands (which, for me, are always the highlight of any College football game, to tell you the truth!), we decided that it was time to leave.
On our way to the car, it started to come down really hard and we hardly made out the voice of the guy that announced that the game was going to be delayed.
By the time we reached the car, we were completely soaking wet. And what do you do in the situation like that (after you’re done with all the swearing and cursing, of course, that needs to get out)? You laugh. I think I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

Since we had about an hour to kill until we were going to meet for dinner with some friends, we decided to go to a coffee shop, get some hot chocolate and try to warm up a bit.
Our jeans, of course, were still pretty damp an hour later, but otherwise we were totally in good shape to go into a restaurant. Plus, they served us hot tea.

Sunday I went shopping in the late morning and then spent the afternoon sipping (more) hot tea, doing laundry, cleaning up, blogging, crocheting and watching TV.

How was your weekend? I hope you stayed dry!

  1. A good cup of tea can definitely make anything better – even being freezing and getting totally soaked! :) Weekend at this end was fun and productive – went to the theatre, had a wine and cheese party thrown for us, had Glee class, went to an eighties night, and caught up on lots of sleep :)
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  2. It sounds like you made the best of it. Love the vision of you soaked in the car laughing :)

  3. Yes, the dancers and their hair! Gotta love it! :)

    Glad you had fun at the game, even if you were a little soaked at the end, hehe.
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  4. Tea can cure all that afflicts you.
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  5. yeah for laughing! you deserve it!! ((hugs))

  6. I’ve still never had In & Out. I think I’d be afraid to order – I have no idea what’s on their “secret menu”!
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  7. College football games are so much fun. I love going to Ohio State games. And yes, seeing the band is one of the highlights of the game for me. I’m glad that you were able to laugh and find the fun in the situation.

  8. That food looks deliiiicious. I rarely have fast food or burgers/fries anymore, that looks crazy good!

    I love that you love marching bands — as a former marching band nerd!! :)

  9. YUM I could go for a burger right now. I had a Mac Rib yesterday though. delicious!! :) Sorry you got rained on but it seems like you acutally enjoyed it. Haha. big hugs love!

  10. I am a fast food lover and have no shame! :) The greasier, the better. Haha!

    Glad you had a fun Sunday despite the rain!
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  11. Gaaaaaah. I think one of the main reasons I want to go to California is to go to In ‘N Out. It looks AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!! Hahaha.
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