There are many things I love about fall… really… a LOT... scarves, boots, jeans, cozy sweaters, crunchy leaves under your feet, pumpkin flavored everything, my birthday, the smell of bonfires in the air, crisp apples right off the tree…
But I think my favorite thing about fall is - football.
I could have football on TV 24/7 and I would be a happy girl!! There is just something about eating comfort food, drinking a cold beer, and cheering on your team, isn’t there?! I think my mom may have programmed this into our blood as young kids because the only days we got junk food and a glass of soda (from a 2 liter bottle) was on Packer game days – so how could you not look forward to game day?! Many snacks in our house are still known as “Packer snacks.”
So it was a natural transition to become Badger football obsessed as well when my older sister and brother attended UW, and even more so when I became a Badger myself! However, given that we’re wedding photographers – it is pretty obvious that if we are booked every weekend in the fall… then we don’t get to watch a single Badger game. So I take what I can get in recaps, and try to schedule the rest of my calendar around Packer games at least!
Since I miss all the Badger games, I do my best to wear my UW sweatshirt around the house as much as humanly possible during the fall to make sure nobody forgets what team I’m on though! It’s just so cozy, worn in (James like to call it something else), and perfect for the chilly nights with the windows open! I had it on last night as we packed to head up to Wisconsin for a weekend of weddings when I realized something though… I may be turning into my dad.
You see, my dad has all this Marquette gear (his alma mater) that he wears until it no longer even looks like the piece of clothing that it used to… Sweatshirts and sweatpants that resemble rags more than they do clothing. And we all give him a hard time about it… why can’t he just replace those old sweats?! That is until I realized I do the exact same thing! I have a pair of Badger sweatpants my best friend from college gave me for my birthday that I’m obsessed with. They are oversized, have the butt worn in just right, and are oh so comfortable. (And James hates them… haha!) The same holds true for my beloved sweatshirt. I’m pretty sure I’ve had it for going on 11 or 12 years… but I just can’t part with it! It is so cozy, and reminds me of the good old days in Madison – celebrating on game day with my roommates! Maybe some day I’ll get up the guts to toss it in the trash… but for now… I’m going to lounge around in this old thing until it completely falls apart!
Please tell me I’m not alone… you all have some raggedy old clothing you keep for sentimental value… don’t you?! (Please say yes!)And what teams are you all cheering for this fall?!