Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Hunt for Women's Sporting Apparel.......

..........specifically, Manchester United apparel.  I bring this up because as we speak I will be sitting at a soccer pub with my United scarf, drinking a pint of beer and cheering on my team! Gotta love scheduled posts. :-)

Back to my team apparel problem.....let me just show you the AWESOME selection women have to choose from on their website {eyes rolling}.  I don't mean to sound snotty, stuck-up or mean but what woman wants to wear this....
or this.....
or especially these.....
And, I suppose, if I want my boobs to be hanging out all over the place I could wear one of these.....

All pictures compliments of Manchester United Megastore.

After seeing the selection slim pickings offered to women I was about to completely give up all faith (as well as send some hate mail to the United Club telling them that their women's clothing is a joke).  Of course, I could always browse through the kids clothing section for XL's but their darn clothing is always too short through the torso and never fits right. 

Well, Hubs came to the rescue with a BRILLIANT idea.......create my own United apparel. Pure genius!!!  For example:

1. Purchase this sweet track jacket from Nike (I can get this in black or white)

2. Hop on over to Ebay and pick out a few of these:


3. Call up my mother, the sewing queen guru......beg and plead for her to help.....

And VOILA!!! I will have my very own, stylish Manchester United track jacket. Hubs also suggested that I buy a few patches so that I can create a cute polo.  And because Hubs is just full of fabulous ideas he suggested I design some t-shirts and have them made at the Teeki Hut T-Shirt store.  Isn't he the smartest?!  I am so excited about the idea of making my own track jacket and creating a few t-shirts to wear when I support my team.

**- While somewhat cute, I cannot stand team apparel that is in colors other than the teams colors.  Manchester United is red, white, black and gold.....NOT pink and black.  Just because I am a woman doesn't mean that I want to look like I threw up a bottle of pepto bismal all over my shirt.

Happy Saturday and GOOOOO UNITED!!!! :-)
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Friday, September 23, 2011

7 Months.......

Holy 7 months batman! I cannot believe that it was SEVEN months ago that I last updated this poor neglected blog.  Is anyone still out there reading?!?

Of course, I can give you the typical excuses.....I have been WAY TOO busy at work......I have writers block......I lead a boring life......etc, etc, etc.   Honestly, I would have to say my absence has been from all of the above so I guess they aren't complete excuses.

So what exactly have I been doing over the past seven months that tore me away from this little ol' blog of mine?!

I went to Houston to watch my Bulldogs play in the Final Four.  I was sad about the outcome but extremely grateful to watch my school play for the chance at a Final Four championship two years in a row.  Not many can say that!
The Butler pre-game party at the Hard Rock in Houston
Catching up with great friends while in Houston.  My friend (former Butler player and my former housemate) and his girlfriend traveled all the way from Slovakia to cheer on the Bulldogs.  That is dedication!

I stained the deck.  Yes ladies, you heard me correctly!  One random, hot day I decided that our deck looked like crap and needed to be stained.  It looks great but I told Hubs that in 2-3 years when our deck needs to be re-stained we will either A.) rip out the deck and have a composite deck with a lifetime stain/color guarantee installed or B.) hire someone to stain the darn thing!  Pictures to come.....

Speaking of home projects, I finally mustered up enough courage to rip out all those AWFUL, cheap bushes that home-builders just love to litter the front of your house with.  There are still three bushes that the builder planted that I kept but after staring at them all summer long I have decided that those have to go in the spring (who knows, I may get overly ambitious and ripe them out this fall).

Hubs and I and Hubs' parents went to Orlando in June.  It was a wonderful getaway and of course we spent a lot of time at Disney......mostly Epcot.  Love that place!
At the Rose and Crown in Epcot.  Favorite place!

My Hubs has turned me into a soccer hooligan! I went to watch Manchester United vs the Chicago Fire in July of this year.  Hubs is a United FREAK!!! So, I surprised him with front row tickets as his anniversary gift.  Wife of the Century!  I think I actually saw a tear run down his cheek when we sat down in our seats.  Needless to say, after seeing these players he has watched on TV for so long up close.....he is now utterly obsessed!
 Tailgating with friends prior to the game at Soldier Field.  I have TONS of pictures from the actual game but have yet to load them.....oops!
 The leader board at our favorite place to watch soccer on Saturdays/Sundays - Chatham Tap.  Notice who tops that leader board.  ;-)
 Even Buerly is turning into a soccer hooligan and showing his support for soccer, especially the USA National Team.

And of course, I couldn't post a picture of Buerly without including a picture of Rooney.  
Who's the cutest little round bumblebee?!?  I was cleaning out our basement and stumbled across the bee costume.  I am sure he is thinking, "I really don't like you one bit, Mom!"

Well, in a nutshell, that is some of the things that have kept me busy.  I promise, I will not disappear for another 7 months!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
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