Kim and I have been friends since college. We were roommates for one year in Stillwater and for a time in Dallas. But the longevity of our friendship isn't what has unified and solidified us. No. We're tight because we've gone through so many football seasons together. You can't be a lone Cowboy fan. You have to have support because it's too often not easy. It's painful. It breaks your heart. You lean on your friends. This year expectations for our team are high. But all the talk and speculation about how good our team will be this season is worthless. Only time will tell. But I do know that Kim and I will be there for each other, win or lose.
I met someone new not too long ago. I don't recall exactly how the conversation moved along, but at some point it came up that I was an OSU fan. The guy said to me, "Aww...that's too bad."
I just smiled and changed the subject knowing that he was merely trying to be funny and really didn't mean anything bad by it. Poor thing. He just didn't know any better.
Anyway - here is a little advice for people who want to make friends with this Cowboy fan. Sadly these tips all come from past personal experience.
- don't ask me if I have all my teeth.
- don't quiz me to see how high I can count.
- don't assume that I'm interested in talking about the Cowboys all the live-long day. I have many interests like baking, gardening, reading, music, movies, teaching, etc. When I die, I hope that being an OSU fan is way far down on the list of things people remember about me.
Happy football season. ORANGE POWER!