24 October 2008

Generation Cowboy

The fam ventured to Stillwater last weekend for THE GREATEST HOMECOMING CELEBRATION ON EARTH. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to experience the festivities, I’ll explain. Each year, OSU sororities and fraternities pair up to build these obnoxiously large house decorations in hopes of claiming the coveted sweepstakes trophy. They force their members to devote hours sticking colored tissue paper into chicken wire in a process known as pomping. Oh, yeah, and they spend thousands of dollars in the process. Of course, I was the nerd who lied about her pomping hours and hid out in the library. It may be anti-Cowboy to have this view, but to me, we could have shown our orange pride in a less expensive way and put the money we spent toward a good cause, such as our philanthropies. Mark’s fraternity gets it right. Each year during walkarounds (oh yeah, that’s when hundreds of alumni pack Greek row to check out the house decs), the Betas host a concert to raise money for domestic violence. Despite my sentiments, it felt great to be at home amongst friends and family. My pal Lindsay made the trip from Houston (she survived Gustav!). AND our pokes pulled through once again, thrashing the Baylor Bears, driving them to a No. 6 ranking in the BCS polls. Next hurdle: TEXAS. Enjoy the pics. By the way, that is the diva filing her fingernails at the football game.

02 October 2008

Oklahoma State 55, Troy 24

Last weekend, Mark and I had the chance to travel back to the place we met and “tailgate hard” as Tanner Tebow calls it with our college friends and family. (The diva must have tailgated a little too hard because she is now suffering from strep throat.) The weekend also marked the annual Beta Theta Pi tailgate. To top it all off, our cowboys pounded Troy, propelling them to a Top 25 ranking for the first time since 2004. Let's just say we’re going to enjoy it while it lasts. No pressure, pokes!

Two-Man Tailgate

As two cowboys living in a razorback-obsessed world, Mark and I resorted to tailgating solo in our own front yard recently when Oklahoma State took on Missouri State. From the looks of the spread on the grill, Mark must have forgotten it was just the two of us. Of course, we had to settle for listening to the game on our laptop, since all our television stations seem to care about is the SEC. Nevertheless, the pokes pulled through beating the bears 57-13. We’ll ignore the fact that up until last weekend Missouri State hadn’t won a game all season. A win is a win.