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Today’s Ravens Game

Well, sports fans, it was an ugly day in Baltimore.   The weather was amazingly beautiful but the football and, I am sad to say, the fans were u-g-l-y!   The Frug and I had yet another babysitter (the Frug is not frugal w/the sitters, thank goodness!) and we drove an hour up to Baltimore to meet friends of ours and see the game.  The folks we met are 2 of my favorite people!  Not sure if they want to be named (and their names are pretty unique) so I shall call them Gary and Mary.  Great people, always ready for fun, and are just happy people…you know the couples you meet up with who snipe at each other and make you feel uncomfortable?  Not Gary and Mary.  I’m just sad that they are geographically undesirable and so we don’t see them all that often. 😦

So, back to the fans. You may remember I blogged about our fun anniversary night in Fell’s Point and we saw all these young, fun, attractive people?  Well, apparently those people don’t go to Ravens games! 😉  The men and women dress alike.  Ravens team jerseys and purple camouflage pants.

okay, this girl is cute in the unisex Ravens fan uniform

okay, this girl is cute in the unisex Ravens fan uniform

It’s a really good look. Hot actually.  Heavy sarcasm.  Actually, the average woman I saw today looked like this:

oh my gawd, Hon! I love them Ravens!

oh my gawd, Hon! I love them Ravens!

So, envision Edna Turnblad in a Todd Heap jersey and purple camo pants. And she’s drunk.  And maybe ready to kick your ass.  The Bengals pulled ahead in the 4th quarter and Edna Turnblad and her mother, daughter, and grandkids all were screaming YOU SUCK REF! at the top of their lungs.  Pretty.  Oh, I texted Hope (Ravens fan who does NOT look like Edna above!) and asked where she was sitting…she texted back w/the info and the helpful tidbit ‘I’m wearing my Flacco jersey’…yeah, that’ll help me find you 😉

Also pretty was the old Sea Hag in the restroom who asked me ‘do you have any eyeliner I can borrow? I’ve cried all of mine off’ Um NO, I do NOT have any eyeliner that a STRANGER can borrow. So sorry. >;-)

Btw, *I* looked cute but I felt the hate rolling off the Ravens Hags (oooh!  I like that term! or would they be Ravens Whores??)  They were looking at me like ‘prissy Northern Virginia beyotch in your miniskirt and Gap tee and coordinating purple scarf!’  I was scared of them.

Anyway, won’t go into too much detail about the ride home.  It was as ugly as the game.  I drove, the Frug cursed the Ravens and had 2 beers while balancing 7 layer dip on his lap…sexay! LOL

** Editing in–The Frug says my assessment of the Ravens fans is completely inaccurate and that they are the same as any other NFL fans.  Oookkkaaaayyyyy.  Anyone want to weigh in on this?**


Welcome to the Season of Gluttony (again)

I wrote this a year ago…and I think it still rings true!  September is over – BBQs are over…the pools are closed…time to EAT, right?  Moo.

The *@$&*@ Halloween candy nice stash! woot!been out on the store shelves since Labor Day basically.  WAY TOO SOON.  Oh, and it’s Football Season…let’s eat 7 layer dip on our couches and scream at the TV!!


thank goodness this does NOT appeal to me!

thank goodness this does NOT appeal to me!


(and if you go to the games, it’s time for chili dogs and beers!) Next up, after we have eaten 357 bags of candy, is Thanksgiving…and there are the requisite lead-up-to-Tgiving events that require us to bake (and eat) even more pumpkin pie…just as you have digested your turkey and stuffing (what an appropriate word, right?), time to bake Christmas cookies!


butter+flour+sugar...the holy trinity

butter+flour+sugar...the (un)Holy Trinity


Lots of parties aka foodfests to celebrate the birth of Jesus, right?! 😉  Oh, then let’s ring in the New Year w/more food and cocktails…nothing says “New Year” like a hangover and indigestion.  January is the Playoffs and the Superbowl gluttonfest, so more beer, more chicken wings, more fat!  images-8Valentine’s Day?  Bring on the (&$@ candy again!  Go out to a ‘special dinner’ and gorge yourselves.  Ugh.  And, at some point during all of this, the (@&$@ Girl Scout cookies arrive.  Damn the Girl Scouts and their delicious Thin Mints and Tagalongs.


I hate the Girl Scouts with a passion

I hate the Girl Scouts with a passion


Easter?  A religious celebration or another excuse to trot out the candy bowl? Grumble.  When is it NOT “Eating Season”?  The summer? Is it Bikini Season or is it about cookouts, cocktails, crabs, and boardwalk food???

Not sure why I am on this rant today.  Maybe it just seems like we’re all doomed to be fatties.


nice tee shirt

nice tee shirt


I wonder if all this food is just an American thing??  Is there a Season of Gluttony in other cultures??

Well, I am NOT buying the Halloween candy until 10/31 this year, damnit.  I am NOT going to care what the selection is that day or whether it’s a good price. I cannot start off the ‘holiday season’ by buying the Halloween candy early…we all know what happens…let’s open the bag and maybe just have one tiny piece…repeat…repeat until bag is empty…MOO.

Not me, not this year.  Who’s with me?!

12 years of Wedded Bliss

12 years!  Wahooo!  Time flies in the Land of the Frugal!  We went up to Baltimore to celebrate our love – a beloved tradition – and no kids!  Woo hoo!

admiralfellStayed at the Admiral Fell Inn.  So cute and it’s right in super-fun Fell’s Point!  Trivia: we may have conceived Master Pedro there when the Ravens were in the playoffs on New Year’s Eve ’00 😉  Spent the afternoon watching college football at Max’s.  Had a SURLY bartender who thought he was super funny.  He was acting like I was being High Maintenance when I ordered my hamburger PLAIN and with all condiments OFF the plate!  Harrumph. Irritated me beyond belief!  But, after I got my Zin on, all was good!  Got some great dining recommendations from our nieces, Emily and Stacey…ended up at Pazo. Had yummy tapas and sangria! And the people watching was terrific. I was surprised at how many ‘beautiful people’ were there.  I was on the lookout for Sea Hags since we were at a seaport but no!  When we first walked in, it looked like a SuperModel Convention!  The Frug was NOT complaining! 😉

One important note about the Anniversary is that I usually get a pass to spend some $$ on a fun outfit and mani/pedi, etc. I actually wore, for the first time, the infamous SKINNY jeans!  Yes, I managed to squeeze my ginormous calves into them!   Paired them w/a charcoal gray semi-drapey halter top w/some fun jewels at the neckline.  And, of course, wore a pair of sky-high heels…always trying to lengthen those legs!  My hair cooperated, despite the rain.  Life was good.

Oh, and it seems like my new skin care routine (the ‘reverse the sun damage’ plan) is starting to work!  The Frug said that my skin seemed smoother and that the dark spots are less noticeable.  Yeah!

So, we partied like rockstars but had to get up semi-early to get home to the kiddies.  Peter had the sitter (the awesome CRISTA!) text me at 9am to get our ETA!  So, home, picnic, football…All in all, a good anniversary AND a good way to kick-off the next 12 years…

One more quickie

Time to say “I pity the Frug” (go back to Mr. T and say it like “I pity the fool’ please)

I pity the Frug!

I pity the Frug!

haha  So, Brad to take me to the hospital today for my girly issues. He had to pick up the kids at 2pm (early release), take Peter to speech at 2:15, pick him up at 3pm and do post-speech-talk-with-therapist…then, drop the kids off and pick me up at the hosp. Then we had to drop off the prescriptions. Then, homeward bound. I took to my bed in a semi-dramatic fashion.  Listened and snickered at the dinner prep.  I left them some nuke-able spaghetti and some frozen pizza.  Master Pedro was a tyrant. Screaming at the Frug “call Papa John’s!  Are you CRAZY? This isn’t pizza!!!!!” Hilarious. Garrett called me on my cell to snicker about Peter’s hideous behavior. Now, the Frug is at football practice w/Garrett.  Cue the phone ringing.  Peter is yelling “MOM!  EMERGENCY!!  Dad can’t find the football field!!” muahaha 🙂  Had to get out of bed and find the email about football, read it slowly and provide moral support as he looked for the field and the team.  Will he remember to pick up  the prescriptions??  Should I text him and call repeatedly?  hhhhmmmm  tempting.  Oh, and it’s trash night too!

What does she do all day? LOL

What does she do all day? LOL

Love it.  Meanwhile, I just had to make a different dinner (no biggie) for Peter and get him to do his homework…again, no biggie. Oh, Garrett is on my Good List b/c he walked the dog and emptied the dishwasher. He can also do some mad clothes folding! Wish I could say *I* taught him well. Maybe my mom taught him???

Have a friend who just told me she knows that if, GOD FORBID, something were to happen to her, her hubby would be able to take care of the kids, no problem.  I won’t name her b/c I don’t want the haters to go egg her house for having such a great husband! 😉  I told her that I know Brad would not handle it well. He would *try*…and then go out and marry the first Old Whore he could find 😉

Thanks for taking care of me and the kiddos today, Frug!!  See ya in 14 days >;-)