Friday, August 22, 2008

Another thing I love...

As my BFF says, I will be going to Tennessee to "be a redneck" for the weekend. We are leaving bright and early in the morning to go to the NASCAR race in Bristol, TN. I am pretty excited! Bristol tickets are always sold out and Kent has some great connections! For those of you who don't know us, We love NASCAR!!! I went with my dad about 8 years ago to Talladega because he had gotten some free tickets and since he didn't have anyone to go with him, I told him I would. Well, I got hooked. (And I married someone who loves it more than I do.) As a child, I always thought that it was absolutely ridiculous to sit in front of the TV and watch cars driving around in circles. I would've rather watched paint dry! My grandfather always watched the races and when we were over there, we would always go to another room because we just thought that it was stupid. I must say, that actually going to the race made all of the difference in the world. The adrenaline makes you have such a rush especially when they yell out "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!" The crowd goes wild. It's fun!!! I've also seen several celebrities throughout these weekends-Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood, several American Idol contestants to name a few. Honestly, I have seen some sights though. It is know to some people (Heather) it's known as a redneck's sport though. The old saying "to each his own" definitely applies to enjoying yourself. I have so many pictures of complete strangers looking ridiculous-like having a 24 shaved into the back of your head, spray painting your favorite driver's number on your chest, rolling a joint in the daylight when there are cops about 10 rows away from you, licking the mustard bottle, then handing it to the next family member, etc. It all makes for some great scrapbooking memories and stories to tell to friends. It is also a very patriotic sport. How many other sporting events pray prior to the start, have a moment of silence, and have a fly over at the end of the National Anthem. There are many good times that I have spent laughing and enjoying myself during a race weekend. So far, we have been to Talladega countless times, Lowe's the last 3 years for Memorial Day weekend, Bristol-this will be twice, and Daytona once. So, for my girls at work, I will be sad to have to work next week without you, and I know that you will all miss me terribly this weekend HAHA!!! Have a great weekend though, I know that I will! :)
Mary

6 comments:

Heather said...

Dearest BFF,
I am very sorry if I offended you by calling it a redneck sport. I actually just harass you like that because humor is how I deal with times I am sad. =) Here I am on Friday night, sitting at work with Julie & Stephanie (who are great to work with)....but no Mary. =( I hope you have a wonderful time with your husband and we will miss you at work while you're gone! Be careful and stay away from the joint smokers!!

Jillian said...

awww i love the races or the atomsphere minus all the drunks but it is real fun!! hey this time where sunscreen or we will be nursing each other monday!!!lol love ya

Mrs. Filly said...

:) love it! ya'll have fun..I haven't been but i'm thinking i'd like to at least go once at least to people watch :)!

Mrs. Filly said...

i thought of you this morning because they were giving bristol highlights :)!

Mrs. Filly said...

on the news.. to clarify..it wasnt at church or anything :)

Beautifully Bittersweet said...

i get so confused on which blog to respond on and i dont know why hahhah soo i responded back to u on mind and on yours!! ha i will get it together 1 day ...its just confusing
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movies would be great..ive been super bored and now im back at my house soo now extremely bored.. and seriously i look like this haha...anytime would be fine!u let me know and ill try to deswell myself!!??!!