Y'all. Today is a super de duper happy friday. I woke up in a fabulous mood. (unlike yesterday, i woke up in the cattiest mood ever!) So, why am I so happy today? Well... for one, it is pay day. Not just any pay day. My first pay day in over a month! Here's the deal. When I took this new job I agreed to temp-to-hire. So I was getting paid every week by a temp agency. I hired on officially with my company on August 1st. On July 31st I found out that our pay cycle isn't once a week, or twice a month, but once a month! I'm pretty sure my eyes were the size of Texas. The one thing I did not ask, "how often do we get paid." Kill me now. Lucky for me, and for the mister I didn't spend all my money from my previous paychecks so I was in pretty decent shape. I am very lucky to have him there to be able to back me up so my account wouldn't go negative, or so that I wouldn't have to call companies to beg and plead that they take some late payments without fees. How much of a headache would that of been? I did cancel a lot of my fun subscriptions and kept my money tight. I didn't even get to do everything that I wanted to do for the mister's birthday. Major bummer but I promised him I would make up for it this month. So after all the bills are paid for the month, and after I've done all my budgeting we'll see how much I can spoil him. All month long I have been saying "when I get paid I am going to do/buy this..." and I also realized that my money supply isn't endless and this getting paid once a month thing may take a little getting used to! Moral of the story. Ask what the pay cycle is when you take a new job. Have any of you had this happen?
On to the fun stuff. Saturday is the start of UH Football!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!! We live for football! This relationship will be temporarily on hold until January. This morning Mrs.Jones tweeted a link for her blog post and it included a link up for college football, OF COURSE I had to create a post!
The mister and I have been going to UH Football games since 2006 when we both transferred in. We have only missed two games, one due to stupid calculus homework that we didn't finish any way and the other due to some serious weather. When the mister graduated in 2010 we became season ticket holders! It is a blast and I can't get enough of it. I want to be that really old couple that brings their children and grand-kids out to the stadium every weekend!
We originally bought in with one of our friends, and have now branched off on our own for the past couple years and have a strong group of 12 season ticket holders! Some are alum and former students, others we just brought out to a game or two and they became hooked on the energy that erupts from our tailgates and the stadium!
Football season is a time for us to catch up with our friends, yell, cheer,
get drunk have fun, make new friends, and support our university. This year, we are getting married mid-football season. You bet your cute little behind that we will still show up to the home game on our wedding day! If you see a girl out there in her wedding dress and her ladies in their red dresses come on over and say hello!
Of course we are cheering on more than a handful of NFL teams as well as we watch some of our former players in the NFL and we are cheering on Case Keenum loud and proud here in Houston as he fights for a spot on the Houston Texans roster. Everyone seems to really love him, so here's to wishing him the best of luck.
Do you follow college football? I want to know who your team is! I'll cheer them on for you and it gives me reason to watch more football! How deep does your passion go?