Football, Food and Fashion Sense

This is from a game we attended last year.  I'm not sure why my children look so scared in this picture...

This is from a game we attended last year. I’m not sure why my children look so scared in this picture…

We’re lucky enough to be able to attend college football games as one of the perks of my husband’s workplace.  It’s a win-win situation for us because:

1)  We get extra exercise because we have to park a half hour away to avoid paying for parking.

2)  Free food!  Not just any food-junk food like nachos and all kinds of fried food.

3)  Free entertainment and shelter!  Music, satellite TV, and an RV to sit in when it’s too cold.  (This is BEFORE the game).

4)  Oh yeah, we also get to watch college football live.  (This is the least exciting part for everyone except for Evil Genius).

Not a creepy bird drinking grape Sunkist, it's a mask of our mascot Cy.

It’s not a creepy bird drinking grape Sunkist, it’s a mask of our mascot Cy.

I’ve learned a few things about how to prepare for these events.  Mostly hair related things.  In particular

1)  Never leave for a football game in Iowa with wet hair.  Ever.  Just don’t do it.

2)  Always have the appropriate hair attire with you lest you be forced to purchase an extremely expensive piece of hair equipment like this:

IMG_24643)  No matter what the weather forecast is, bring 1000 layers of clothing, blankets, and a winter coat. Apparently football stadiums and the surrounding area have their own climate.

4)  Bring your own beverages.  This applies if you dislike beer, Pepsi products and anything that isn’t lemonade flavored.  You know, if you’re a weirdo like me.

This last week hardly anyone signed up for tickets.  This is because our team has been losing.  Not by a little bit, we’re talking losing badly!  Therefore we got to go AGAIN this week.  Whoa.  As a matter of fact, I could hardly stand it because we actually got to do two entertaining things on consecutive days, since we’d gone to see Thor 2 the night before.  My heart almost can’t take this kind of stuff…

As we were walking across campus to get to the game on this particular brisk November morning, I couldn’t help but notice that all of the college girls were dressed the same.  Apparently there is some sort of dress code for university football games.  Black leggings and UGG boots. Not just any boots, UGG brand boots.  You know, the really expensive ones that are supposed to be pillows for your feet?

I was a little, ok, a lot nervous when I got to the gate.  I thought for sure that I was going to be turned away on account of my boot cut thrift store jeans and my New Balance running shoes (because I look so young you know).  Luckily, I must have gotten a really lenient ticket taking person.  Whew!

Then I remembered, I’m not a twenty year old college student.  That explains a lot.

Since then, after a trip to Target and digging through my closet I am happy to report that for once I am actually on the cutting edge of fashion.  I now own my very own outfit that would render me pretty much inconspicuous if I ever had to go undercover as a college student.  Tell, what do you think?


I’m a fashion plate, right?

12 thoughts on “Football, Food and Fashion Sense

  1. Lol. That is one reason I dislike going to Manhattan, Kansas – seeing all the college kids looking way cooler than me. Is the term “cool” still used???

  2. Funny! We go to one Wisconsin football game each year, and I certainly felt like
    I belonged in the alumni aka old people section! I bundle up for these games too. .. loved your temperature comment.

  3. If we had your setup, we’d go to so many games! How fun! We went to a Yale vs Harvard game last year, except not really because we never left the tailgating area.

  4. That post deserved to be pinned. Cause I love your Uggs. And the football weather? Basically anytime I go anywhere outdoors with the kid I should think that way. We went to Wisconsin a few weeks back, all of an hours drive, it was easily 20 degrees colder! We FROZE!

  5. Great post! The boots, though…that was priceless. And WHEN did my calves get too big for some of those zip-up boots? What the….? Of course I had to find this out at a REAL shoe store where they actually help you fit your foot in the shoe. She just sat back and watched me struggle with the zipper until I gave up, mortified. And that was on a bare leg. Those college girls have the boots OVER their leggings and skinny jeans. Pffft.
    Maybe it’s a good thing that I can’t afford a pair of Uggs 🙂

  6. Ugh!
    That was awesome! 🙂
    I’m a weather wiener.
    Hope much fun that must be to watch a game live, nice and toasty with free food.
    Have a nacho for me! That sounds like a blast!

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