Best weekend ever!

Okay, so maybe not the best weekend ever, but still pretty amazing!

Do I even have to tell you that UAPB beat JSU to win the 2012 SWAC Championship? (Hush DiscoDiva & KRock!) Well, we did!! And what a game it was. JSU came to play and for most of the game I was pretty sure they were going to win. And so were they. Late in the 4th quarter our QB connected with a receiver for a 95 yard pass that tied up the game. About 15 seconds before that? The JSU side was partying! They were playing “The Show,” chanting “ayyyyyy…you talking out the side of ya neck” and their blue and white pompoms were all a-flutter. We shut that ish down! In OT it was obvious that momentum was on our side and even though we were first and goal and couldn’t run the ball in to save our lives o_o we made the field goal and the final score was 24-21 giving UAPB (and me!) bragging rights for the next year and making your girl all kinds of happy!

Smoochy, LG and I rolled back to Jackson that night and while LG was in the backseat watching Netflix on my phone, Smoochy and I were up front reminiscing. We listened to Tracy Chapman, sang along with Al Green, and yelled “shut up!” along with Trick Daddy. We had a ball.



Look who I met – it’s Adrienne! We didn’t do much beyond hug necks and take a picture, but it was great to spend a few moments together.  Hoping we’ll be able to hang a little more in the future. (Why are my glasses so crooked???)


And lookie here – It’s Dr. Fitzpatrick!  Fitz is the reason that I know so very much about photosynthesis and eukaryotes…or used to anyhow :)  He taught both Botany and Microbiology on The Yard.  He’s retired from teaching but told me that he’s recently returned as the Director of Research.  One of my favorite teachers ever!


And my brother showed up!  This dude never misses an opportunity to get together and hang out with his friends and his frat whenever, wherever.  Did I know he was going to Birmingham?  Nope, but I sure was glad to see him there!


And my favorite husband!  Smoochy swears that his lucky cap/Superman shirt combo is the reason UAPB was victorious and really, since we won, who am I to argue?  Love that dude!

And last, but certainly not least, I have a prize to award…ThoughtsOfSouthernGal guessed that the final score would be 24-17 UAPB so she wins! Congratulations lady! Okay, my Mama guessed the same score, but relatives of the corporation were not allowed to enter the contest. Rules are rules :)

Was your weekend wonderful too?


Wanna Bet?

I am not a gambling woman.  Well, okay, I will buy a lottery ticket if I’m rolling through a state where lottery tickets are sold.  Other than that?  Nah.  I work hard for my money.  Where was I?  Oh yes, the point of this post…

Two of my alma maters are playing each other for the SWAC Championship (football) on Saturday, December 8 in Birmingham and I am all kinds of excited!  So excited that I’ve decided to do a give-away that combines my love for my schools, my love for football, and my love for…nail polish of course!

So, here’s the deal – head over to the comments and tell me two things.  1)  Who do you think is going to win and 2) How many points do you think the winning team will score?  Whoever comes closest shall win a nail polish goody bag that centers around the winning team’s school colors.  So if UAPB (yes please!) wins the colors will be black/gold.  If JSU wins (nay I say!) the colors will be blue/white.  Got it?  Good.  If more than one person guesses (bets?) correctly, I’ll just run the correct entries through the random number generator.

Of course, the prize won’t be awarded until after the game, so you have until December 7 to enter.  And I’ll try to get your prize out before Valentine’s Day.  Just keeping it real…

Legal disclaimer:  Don’t trip, this is all in good fun.  Please don’t sue me over a couple of bottles of polish or any such nonsense.  This post is sponsored by moi and has nothing to do with any nail polish company, football team, or the SWAC organization.  I will only ship to the good old U.S. of A.  If your state secedes, all bets are off.  Mmkay?  Mmkay.

Joyful Program Note!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled happy blogging this week to bring you…more happy!

If you are a fan of GAP blue jeans – as I am – they are 40% off until Wednesday if you bring in an old pair of jeans.  Woot woot!  Though my shopping ban is now official, I figured I’d pass on this great news to you.

See, I don’t make this stuff up!  http://www.gap.com/

You’re welcome!

Cheap, Ahem…Inexpensive Gift Idea

If you don’t know now you know….

A.mazon. com is having a wonderful sale on magazine subscriptions.  Some can be had for as little as $5 – R.eal Simple, S.outhern Living, C.osmo – while others are $5 or $10 off at checkout.

You might think a magazine subscription is a cheesy gift, but I beg to differ.  My Mom has gifted me with a subscription to R.eal Simple for the last several years and I love it!  I am thrilled when my favorite magazine arrives every month and look forward to spending hours flipping through the pages.  I honestly cannot remember what else she got me last year, but I remember – and appreciate – my subscription to RS.

I got my youngest brother the news/NPR/current events junkie a subscription to T.ime.  I’m thinking Smoochy’s sister might come up on a R.eal Simple subscription of her own since she’s always trying to borrow mine.  And my don’t-need-another-single-thing parents?  Probably T.ravel + Leisure since they just don’t know how to stay still for long.

Happy Shopping!

And the last shall be first

AR Gal – you won!  I’m still not sure what you won, but random.org has chosen u as the winner of my final giveaway ~ congrats!

Please email me your mailing address and I’ll get a little somethin’ somethin’ in the mail to you in the next few days.  I’m slow getting to the post office, but I’m good for it!

My email is azatbailey@live.com

Tales…of Desperado and other random type stuff

  • So, one of my work-friends broke up with her boyfriend.  Why is dude stalking me?  Apparently he was so distraught by the breakup that he “decided to pass out.”  So he did on Sunday.  Spent the night in the hospital.   Called me on Monday begging, crying.  Asking me to beg her to get back with him.  Told me that he loved her so much that he sacrificed his body to her.  By KNOWINGLY contracting an incurable-type disease to prove his love.  Dude.  Really?  I tried to be gentle and kind, told him that life was worth living, it just seems bad now, yadda, yadda, yadda, but that there was no point in his calling me – I don’t get that involved in other people’s love lives.  So why has he called me every day since then (ON MY JOB!!!) -  as I have pointedly asked him not to – to state his case and beg for my help?  Okay, a week ago I had no beef with you.  Now I think you’re a whiny, crazy, infectious stalker.  I’m pretty sure that’s not what you want me to tell her….Did I mention that I work in a hospital and this joker had me paged over the loudspeaker one day????  Thank God I left campus for lunch that day.  Nerd Girl is an easy-going, peaceful type girl, but that would’ve pushed me over the edge had I been here to hear that!
  • I believe I suck at giveaways.  Sorry.  TIH, I’m going today to get – and put – your winnings in the mail.  Everybody else?  Leave me a comment and I’ll send something to the somebody chosen by random.  I don’t know yet what that something is….
  • I love Top Chef!  I mean love it.  I’m sooooo glad they told old girl to pack her knives last night.  Her voice alone was enough for me to think she should go! 
  • Our pastor has been talking about how we should treat other people.  That people are God’s reflection here on earth and that we need to be very careful how we treat people.  That what we do to  the least, we do unto Him.   I’ve been reflecting on that something tough.
  • Did I tell y’all I flunked out of school this summer session?  Well, I did.   I got an “F” in my practicum.  Because I didn’t do it.  I was tired.  Anyhow, I wrote a letter and they let me back in school.  I’m still not sure that’s where I want to be though.  Hmmmmm.
  • I think I may be in a pissy mood.  Could ya tell?  So I guess I’ll wrap this up before I pass this foul ‘tude on. 

I’m serious about the give-away though.  Leave me a comment by Sunday night - I’ll come up with something :)

Bawk Bawk Baby!

The winner of the Chick-Fil-A gift card is …. Tiffany in Houston!  TIH, I ought to hold this bad boy hostage until you start a blog.  However, I’m going to do the right thing. 

Please email me: azatbailey@live.com w/your mailing address and in a few days (please factor in time for my procrastinating), your card should arrive.

Stay tuned for this week’s give-away.  I hope everyone has a lovely day.  A lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, a lovely dayyyyy……..  Yes, I’m listening to the one and only Bill Withers :)



So, somehow between sewing patches on uniform shirts, navigating through seven – yes 7! – homework sheets assigned on the first day of school, and waking up earlier to pray, I kind of forgot I was supposed to be doing give-aways this month.

My bad y’all.

So, what’s a frazzled, blogging, wife to one, mother of one to do?  How about a gift certificate to Chick-Fil-A?  It is my favorite fast food restaurant and where I head on those nights when I don’t want to cook, leftovers are just way too leftover, and Lovegirl begs for mercy when I suggest peanut butter sandwiches.

You know what to do.  Head to the comments, tell me your favorite dinner-in-a-hurry spot and on Sunday night, I’ll let random.org pick another winner. 

And y’all, I know we’re not supposed to eat copious amounts of tasty fried chicken while chugging large cups of sweet tea on a regular basis.  But every once in a while is okay.  I promise.

Cool?  Cool.

And Kelly? I got your email.  I’ll get the book in the mail to you in the next few days :)