Sunday, October 10, 2004

Homecoming Mums, I still don't get it

Well Homecoming has been and passed here in Tomball. I figured, it would be like anywhere else. Well, not to my surprise, it wasn't. Here in Texas they don't give the standard garter and corsage to each other. They give each other over-sized mums that they wear. The girls wear them around their necks the Friday before Homecoming, then some wear them around their waist for the actual dance. The boys wear them on their arms also the Friday before Homcoming. It is a big thing and they just kept getting bigger and bigger as the day went on. Chad had said that in one of his classes they were talking about their mums and no one in there spent less than $50 on the guys mum. Now what you do is get the school colors in ribbon and make it all fancy. Then they all put these little trinkets on there to really make it individual. I saw teddy bears, baseballs, bells, whistles, charms, and even a flashing light. So for all of you up north, be glad that all you have to get is a garter or corsage. Besides watching all the mums go by at the football game, I did manage to watch some. We won 14-13 and it was a nail-biter to the end. They had a wide open guy in the end zone that dropped the ball, and then they were going for the field goal and fumbled the snap, so it was a pretty exciting night here in Tomball, but now it is back to the work week. This is the last week before basketball starts and now I am going to be the JV head coach, so I am really looking forward to that.