Friday, October 3, 2008

BYU v. U of U

Yesterday I accompanied a friend to "the U." She had to undergo surgery and I was her point of contact, shoulder to cry on, general friend indeed. I had to stay overnight Wednesday at her house because her check in time was 6 a.m. at the U. While packing for my little overnighter (which DOES NOT count as a girl's night by the way...Harold!) I opened my drawer and the first t-shirt I saw was my ALUM '08 shirt from BYU. I like that shirt, as you all know, and went to pack it and realized maybe that wasn't such a hot idea. I didn't want to be completely obnoxious by wearing my BYU shirt to the U. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized, "Hey, I AM that obnoxious." Actually, there is some guy who I think lives in the townhomes across from us who has a big ole' white truck with red streaks, two U flags flying from his front windows and he goes around wearing practially ONLY U of U gear. I find that guy obnoxious, so my little payback was to wear my BYU shirt up to the U.

When I arrived at her home on Wednesday night I told my friend about my plan. She was a tad worried that maybe she wouldn't get very good care if I was running around in my navy in-your-face BYU gear while at the U, but I couldn't resist, and I almost had her talked into wearing her bright pink shirt that also bears the BYU emblem, but no, she wanted good care. I had actually packed a couple of backup shirts, because I am that paranoid and that weird about packing for a 1-night stay. But, sure enough, after only 3ish hours of sleep, I made the decision to go ahead with my true-blue-BYU plan.

I only got one comment. Only one. But I did get a lot of what I call "looks." True dat. There were people staring at my chest....and I like to think it was because of the slogan thereon.

My friend's nurse made a comment about me graduating from BYU and I confirmed that I had, indeed, finally, graduated. She told me to gear up for more comments (which I didn't get) and that she was, indeed, a fellow BYU fan. ROCK ON U of U SISTA!!! Ha!! See, even the good nurse at the U has seen the light and come to the bright side.

Rise and SHOUT the Cougars were out!!!


hyker said...

Ha ha. Good times. I used to be obnoxious like that when I was growing up but to tell you the truth I really don't think about it in anymore. But good for you. I'm a bit more fickle these days anyway. I'm pro UW/WSU but since they both totally stink this year, it's all about BYU. I guess I'm only semi true BYU blue.

mooney said...

You should have painted your face, UofU people loooove face painters! You were very brave to sport a BYU t-shirt in UofU land. Your neighbor sounds like he needs a new hobby.
(By the way, I did go to the U while I lived in SLC but finished up my degree at UW)
BYU is rocking it this year!

Katie said...

Goooo Cougars! There was nothing better than when Gary and I attended the BYU vs U game a couple years ago when Beck threw the last min pass into the endzone for the win. I LOVED sporting my BYU gear on our long walk to the car.

This past summer we went to the purple and white game to support Kevin at Weber. I didn't plan on taking the of those last minute things. Well Gary had on a BYU hat and the boys were both decked out in 'blue' gear. Ron McBride had a few comments for Gary and Kevin. Kind of funny. :)

I am proud of you for be a true Cougar!

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I'm just bursting with pride! You need to call my dad and brag about your daring exploits. He'll get a kick out of it!

Sandy said...

You go girl. Bruce and I wore our BYU hats down to Tuacahn the day of the UCLA game. As we were standing in line for the barbecue and waiting to get into the stadium to take our seats everyone wanted to talk to Bruce. It made the time go faster. Bruce is a very proud BYU alum. I just work there.

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