Are you ready?
Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty,
Who the hell are we?
Flim Flam, Bim Bam, OLE MISS BY DAMN!
No, I didn’t go to Ole Miss.
No, I am not from nor have I ever lived in Mississippi.
I just wanted to Tailgate on The Grove and by golly that is what I did. Two of my new Nashville friends, The Bergs, invited me along to the Ole Miss v. University of Texas game on Saturday. I randomly mentioned that I would love to have the privilege of tailgating on The Grove and before I could count to ten I was in the car headed to Oxford, MS with a red dress in tow.
Uh, yes, a red dress and blue shoes to give me the full school colors vibe. The ladies at Ole Miss treat Tailgate like an event. Makeup and hair is DONE! Dresses are short and heels are high! Do they let unattractive women into that school? The answer is a resounding “No!” The major plus is that the men are just as handsome and sweet! Ma’am gets me every time and I never mind being called “sweet girl” by a southern gentleman. I know, I know, why don’t I just take women back to the 1900s? I just can’t help it, I love the charm.
From The Square to The Grove to AJax’s to Shipley’s Donuts I must say that Oxford has that charm that makes me want to visit again but never to call it my home. The people I met were sublimely lovely and I felt like I belonged instantly. The fans were nice no matter what side you were on and everyone offered to show you a good time. It seemed the entire states of TX and MS showed up to The Grove and I must say that I had fun across state lines.
This was such a worthwhile adventure and I thank my friends The Bergs for allowing me to tag along. I have an extreme desire to travel abroad but until then I must take advantage of the adventures I can have within a 4.5 hour drive of my home. America is beautiful. Hell yea!