I’m really sorry about my longer-than-planned hiatus. As you know, the hubs and I just moved to Florida, and it’s been more of a challenge than we originally thought (from the water heater breaking to the kitchen sink leaking…well, you get the idea). But I plan to be back into the swing of things starting today!
As you may or may not know, I am a huge college football fan. I can deal with the NFL, but only for the Saints, and only if I’m in the mood. I’m always in the mood for college football, though. My absolute favorite team is the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
And today (since it’s the first game of the season, and we whooped butt), I decided to share with you my rendition of the houndstooth pattern made famous by Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant that’s synonymous with the Alabama Crimson Tide:
Don't ever let anyone tell you that this is not hard to draw by hand
I know there’s a Konad plate with this exact pattern on it. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have it (but I will get you one day, my pretty!). So this is all hand-drawn with a black nail art striper over China Glaze’s White On White. I didn’t make the picture that big, so you can’t see all of my screw ups.
Now where I’m from, you’re either for Alabama or Auburn. If you’re for any team other than those two, you kind of get an “Aww, aren’t you cute?” and a pat on the head. And we immediately dismiss your credibility for the entire season.
And come football season, it’s hard to be friends with people who are for the opposite team. My SFAM, for example, is for Auburn. I don’t blame her… it’s what she grew up with. Just like Alabama is what I grew up with. I let her have her gloaty moments, and she allows me mine. We’ve come to an understanding.
However, don’t even get me started on the Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn). Bragging rights for the entire year. A team can lose every game the whole season, but if they win this one, it makes everything all better. Crazy eh? And folks are *aggressive* about their teams.
It’s hard to explain if you didn’t grow up in it. It’s just the way of life around these parts.
Enjoy! And ROLL TIDE!