Friday, October 8, 2010

October Birthdays

October is a great month for birthdays!  Not only is my birthday later this month, but my SO's b-day is this week and my SIL's b-day is in the middle of the month.  At Chez Stella Bella Quilts, we are celebrating S's birthday this week.  My family has a long tradition of celebrating b-days for more than just one day, sometimes it's a week, sometimes it's two weeks, sometimes it's a month. S. is getting into the swing of things and is enjoying a long celebration.  
October is also big time (American) college football month and another long tradition is me teasing S. about his college mascots.  For context:  Becky's house is big time LSU household (Louisiana State University mascot is a tiger (geaux tigers), my mom went to University of Michigan (home of the Wolverines), U of M's big rival is Michigan State (home of the Spartans), lots of my friends went to or have kids that went to University of Georgia (UGA mascot:  bulldog), Georgia Tech's mascot is the Yellow Jacket (buzzzzz).  See how this goes. Tough mascots, right?   Fighting, really tough mascots right? That strike fear into their opponents.  

What is S's mascot for the first college he went to for undergrad?

It's the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Golden) Retrievers! 

Watch out....they'll lick you to death (hee hee).

He didn't have any Golden Retriever gear so guess what he got for his b-day....(that's one stern looking dog there....)
Wonder if Miss Rosie is a big UMBC fan?

Stella thinks UMBC stands for University of Maryland Bella Campus.


Oh BTW, S's other mascots:  Penn State Nittany Lions (now extinct) and University of Delaware Blue Hens (where do I start???)

While everyone else is enjoying college football, Morph and I will be reading new quilt magazines and sewing.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Happy Birthdays...and remember you share a birthday with my father...One of the greatest men from the greatest generation. Oh I miss him.


sewprimitive karen said...

Morph has the right idea.

Those Blue Hens are so scary.

A Quilter Awakens said...

I love this post! As a former Bearcat (yikes, what the hell is that?) at NWMSU and currently working at GTC (Tech Heads), I identify with the lowliest of the college mascots. Happy birthday to all; including my mother. Karmen

*karendianne. said...

I like Morph's job but Bella I just want to pick up and give a good kitty suggly hug to because she's so darn cute!!! (not to say that Morph isn't...why of course he is...)

Micki said...

What a neat post...Glad that I learned so much about October!