Weekend Winks – Friends, Football and Bad Asses

Is there any better feeling when the clock strikes 5pm on Friday and happy hour is screaming your name?

Hands up it's the weekend!

Hands up it’s the weekend!

My Iowa twins kicked off their Friday cozying up by water slides at the swim park in between mouthfuls of chips and salsa.

Cozying up at the swim park.

Cute kisses.

Meanwhile I cozyied up to a gal pal that blew in from the Windy City for a short trip.


So happy to see her, I couldn’t stop staring at her face. #awkward

This past Saturday was a bigger deal than the rest in regard to our Iowa Hawkeye tailgates, as it was homecoming weekend and my squad prepped for the Fighting Illini of Illinois.

Silly Illinois on our homecoming

Appropriate University of Iowa endorsed game hashtag: #ILLannoying

My very own self appointed Homecoming King helpfully added cat hair to all elements of the decor.

Tailgater is ready to go.

Tailgating Ted.

Due to another early ass 11am kick-off, we opted for a brunch spread of egg and sausage tacos, bacon and french toast.

Breakfast bonanza

Breakfast bonanza!

Dada CBXB and I knew we needed some sort of foundation due to the possibility we’d be taking a moonshine shot before noon (which we did).

Two baby

Touchdown #2 after noon, thankfully.


Number three solidifies a homecoming victory!

For good measure, we had to do a victory shot as well because our Hawkeyes have a 6-0 record for the first time since 2009 (and are now ranked #17 thank you very much).

So excited

Feelin’ fine!

Busy keeping our livers in check down in Tennessee, the Iowa twins were visiting their first winery (we start them young) Saturday afternoon.

Vine time.

Taking vine time extremely seriously.

While the twins were learning the wonders of grapes turning into wine, Jdub and myself were on the way to see my boyfriend, best friend, party buddy favorite performer, Kid Rock at the Woods Amphitheater just outside of Nashville.

Fighting over the perfect man.

Fighting over the perfect man upon entrance.

Being that we’re two fairly basic bitches, we needed something to ump up our redneck ante. Thankfully the merch table took care of our accessory needs, announcing to the world what we already knew…

Immediate red neck wannabees.

Yep. We know. Total American badasses.

We can't help but be classy.

With the help of hats we became an immediate redneck duo.

We had no problems looking like white trash, gallivanting around the lawn seats, trying not to spill booze on everyone. It was especially hard not to look like complete and total assholes when we discovered that our tickets were not simply general admission….we had assigned seats.

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!

My luck didn’t stop there. Kid Rock wore pink just for me. Just for me (and probably not because it’s breast cancer awareness month. Whatever).

Pretty in pink.

Pretty in pink.

He was so purty, I had to adjust my sunglasses I wore at night (because yes, I am that fucking cool).

Killing time after the show, we called everyone in our phone books. Sorry not sorry for the late night calls, endless voicemails, photos and texts sent to our close (and not so close) friends. We just wanted to tell everyone about our Saturday night.

We had zero fun.


Here’s hoping you’re your own American badass this week.




10 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Friends, Football and Bad Asses

  1. SerachShiro says:

    Moonshine shots before noon brings luck I guess than πŸ™‚ ! Hahaha …………I knew that (you start them young ), love your family traditions πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ! And how lucky you were to have assigned seats, Holy shitt you had a great bad-ass time πŸ™‚ !!

  2. Phil Lanoue says:

    Sounds like you had a perfectly appropriate white trash redneck weekend. I applaud you loudly.
    Oh BTW, Ripley would like you to ask Ted if he likes ‘big girls’. She’s 16lbs of fun.

  3. JMC813 says:

    Bawitdaba CBXB!!! She’s a Cowboy (and crossbones) Baybeeee!!!! LMAO Rock on friend. You look like you could pass for Crew.

  4. markbialczak says:

    Oh, what a weekend for you. Feel free to drunk text me anytime you like, CBXB. πŸ™‚ Your Hawkeyes are special Badass so far this season. I love that Ill-Annoying button. Perfect. Meanwhile, back at the Little Bitty, my Maryland gets blasted by Ohio State and then thankfully fires the coach. You and Pops are going to have fun Lording it over me on this year’s bet, I have a feeling. πŸ˜‰ And then Syracuse lays an egg down at South Florida. Dagnabbit!! Cheers to tailgating Teddy, too. ❀

    • I’ve been thinking about you and your teams this season my friend! You know, Iowa has a sneaky way of pissing a season down their leg, so don’t count your Terps out just yet. πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to our bet in a couple of weeks! And, please leave your phone on for texting purposes – I’m heading out tonight!

      • markbialczak says:

        Phone will be on buzz-buzz appropriately enough. Karen and I are going out to a comedy club. I wouldn”t want my dinging and donging phone to make me part of the show, would I? Ha!

  5. KDV from Indiana says:

    You had me at cowboys and cross bones, but now I’m really impressed. U r totally BA. My family has instituted shots every time Purdue scores a touchdown – so far it has been an easy year (we had to add some shots just to make it fun). We’ll see who has more fun on 11/21. Your Kid Rock duo is award worthy – just not quite sure what award.

    • Sounds like our families are a lot alike – as our football teams can tend to be! Looking forward to the 21st…bet we both have a lot of fun. πŸ™‚ And the Kid Rock duo is award winning for what not to be when you grow up!

  6. don says:

    Too funny! I think I have a hangover just reading this post for fuck’s sake. I’m looking forward to maybe meeting your drunk ass when you make your way to STL very soon. Shots for everyone!!

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