Good evening! Hope you had a great weekend…mine was very eventful! Nashville was a lot of fun, even though it was probably one of the coldest weekends of my life…the second half of the football game, I wussed out and finished watching in the blissful warmth of the hotel bar. But I’ll get to that in a second.
First, here’s a quick recap of my Christmas! On Christmas Eve, my sister Corey and I were in charge of the appetizer and we made this baked brie from Kristin’s blog:
It was delicious! I ate so much brie that I couldn’t manage whole lot of dinner. Not unusual for me when there are appetizers around :).
Christmas morning we woke up bright and early…yes, I’m old, but I still really like presents :). Many of which were centered around food:
On to this weekend! Me, my boyfriend Dave, and some of our friends headed out Sunday morning for the Music City Bowl game in Nashville, Tennessee, with all the usual tailgating essentials–cornohole, a football, and lots of warm layers. When we arrived, we discovered a small problem:
Somehow, the poor guy lost a leg. So we improvised:
That Slim Jim can sure came in handy. Although, the Slim Jims inside (who knew they came in a can?) were sacrificed to the cause, because we forgot to take them out before using the can as an extra corhole board leg. I wasn’t too sad about it.
I started out the day like this:
(That’s me in my brand new Kentucky shirt. Dave insisted I wear something to show my overwhelming Kentucky sports spirit.) (Heh, heh.)
And I ended it more like this:
It was absolutely freezing! Even with all that beer (ahem) in our systems from tailgating, we were cold. And starving…playing football and cornhole for five straight hours will do that to you. This is what we had to eat before we started our tailgating festivities:
That’s kielbasa (polish sausage) pizza, with German fried potatoes. For some reason, the only restaurant within walking distance of the football field was a German one. Hence, we ate German food. And that other scary-looking dish is pig knuckle (you read that correctly) which was every bit as gross as it sounds.
Moving on. You would think that would have left me feeling pretty full for several hours…and it did…but by halftime of the game, you’d think I hadn’t eaten in a month. So dinner consisted of this:
I really, really like hot dogs. Just so you know. 🙂
After the game and my butt returned to a normal temperature instead of the near freezing degree it had been, we headed to the bars!
The first place we went, I requested a song from the band, and they invited me to sing it with them. Unfortunately, I asked for a Kenny Chesney song, and they chose an older one I didn’t know, so I knew about two words and ended up just swaying around the stage with a microphone in front of my face. Also unfortunately, no one got a picture. But Dave made up for it by snapping several pics of this:
I pretended to be a Coyote for a while, and then we headed to this place:
Live music is the best. We went up to the top floor and sang, danced and drank beer. It was a great night.
That’s it for now…I better head to bed before I pass out at my computer! Have a good night!