Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

I went to UGA, I love my Dawgs. Pretty familiar phrases from those of us who bleed red and black.

After the possibility of not attending a football game in Sanford stadium again this year, last minute tickets sales changed my luck around and landed me next to the end-zone to watch my boys play between the hedges. This was the first game I had actually been into since I graduated. What a feeling it was to be back!!

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My two girlfriends and I made a day trip to Athens to watch the state rivalry play out. We were playing Georgia Tech, a yearly Thanksgiving weekend tradition.

After a quick drive out of Atlanta and a pitstop for a skinny peppermint soy mocha (yum!) at Starbuck’s, we headed downtown for a quick bite at Pauley’s. This ages me a bit, but I hadn’t been into the restaurant since it doubled in size. It amazes me how small that place used to be. We ordered a few great morning beverages, including the manmosa. I cannot wait to make this at home, and I’m including the recipe for you at the bottom!

We gobbled up our sandwiches and headed to the stadium for the 12pm kickoff. The game was great. Georgia Tech’s D wouldn’t let Georgia break them. Chubb and Michel, our 2 running backs due to the sad injury Gurley sustained, ran as much as they could. It was back and forth all game, and then finally the last 5 minutes of the 4th left everyone on edge.

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If you watched the game, there was a fumble by Georgia Tech, a return touchdown from Georgia, a field goal just shy of missing by Tech, and an interception in overtime that led to the Dawg’s loss. There was so much going on, a great game, and I wish I could say a happier outcome!

It was nice getting off the couch for the day after a very lazy Thanksgiving break, getting back to my second home, and spending some time with great friends. I’m very excited for next year, and to see this team change and hopefully grow a bit.

And now, the Manmosa!

  • 1 shot vodka (3am vodka has caffeine if you need a kick)
  • 1/2 cup champagne (no preference, the OJ masks most of the flavor)
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with OJ, go with quality here!
  • Top with a cherry and orange wedge

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Any questions about some of the phrases from UGA? What special traditions do your favorite colleges have, and who is your biggest rival?

Christine

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