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Golf, Fish, and Lots of Spirit

Friday was a great day, start to finish.

First, it was UW Spirit Day. It’s a day for UW-Madison alumni to wear their Badger best and raise awareness of the value grads contribute to communities around the world. As I have the last two years, I broke out the Badger gear to show off my pride at work.

Spirit Day 2012

Spirit Day always puts me in a good mood, and the workday went by nice and fast. Score!

After work, I went golfing for the first time this year. Jason is now a member of the Whitewater Country Club, and I think he’s really happy to be back to regular golfing. Jason used to golf every Monday with a few friends, but a different work schedule and a family shifted his routine. I know he has missed golfing all the time, so I’m glad he has the opportunity to go whenever he likes.

As we were loading my golf bag on a pull cart, we were greeted by the local rooster. What the…

Country Club Rooster

I was not expecting that.

Spirit Day was still in full effect – My bag is decked out Bucky style.

Bucky Towel

Bucky Power

It wound up getting rather chilly out and we were basically alone on the course (although Jason tells me that’s the norm). I didn’t do well at all, so I was grateful for the lack of fellow golfers. I definitely got frustrated, but Jason kept me in check (as best he could). I haven’t golfed that much, so I’m not bad from that perspective.

Quiet on the Course

My husband is a beast on the golf course, so I guess I’ll trust his opinion   🙂

My Golf Beast

After golf, we headed to our regular fish fry joint. All in all, it was the perfect Wisconsin Friday.

My Husband the Golf Pro

The final component to our busy weekend was taking our niece Reagan out for her first golf lesson. My mother-in-law had a golf outing this week and wanted to hit the driving range with my golf pro of a husband, so it was the perfect opportunity for Reagan to try out the new golf clubs she received for her birthday.

The sun was appreciated; the heat and humidity were not.
Driving Range on a Hot Sunday

Jason leads Reagan through some warm-up stretches.
Warming Up

Is it wrong that I’m jealous of Reagan’s clubs?
Kids Clubs

I can’t be too jealous. After all, I’m rockin’ a Badger theme with my clubs.
Laura's Badger-Themed Golf Gear

First up: Lining up to the tee.
Working on Her Stance

Next: Learning how to swing the club.
Some Swing Assistance

Look at that form!
Excellent Form

Jason was everyone’s coach that day. I hadn’t been golfing since last summer, and I wasn’t hitting too terribly. My only issue – which is actually a bit of a problem – was a nasty slice, or push to the left. Jason helped me make a couple of corrections, but practice is going to be needed.

After helping his mom, me, and Reagan, Jason broke out his driver to hit a few. He’s seriously awesome!

Time for the Big Hitter to Go

Awesome Driver

We were only out for about a half hour to an hour, but the heat kicked our butts. We had a great time and can’t wait to take Reagan out again, but we’ll aim for a slightly cooler day.

Question of the Day

  • Golf: Love it or hate it?


A Day of Celebration

What a day yesterday was! First up: the Royal Wedding! I got up shortly after 4am to watch the festivities. It was magnificent!

I love, love, LOVED Kate’s dress!

Say what you will about caring, but it was wonderful to watch something so joyous and beautiful on TV for once. It was a much needed boost of happy  🙂

Once the wedding wound down, it was time for the next bit of fun for the day: UW Spirit Day! Every spring, my alma mater, UW-Madison, celebrates Spirit Day. It’s all about showing the impact that UW-Madison has in the state of Wisconsin and around the world. Alumni show their pride by dressing in red. Prince William isn’t a UW alum, but I appreciate his red ensemble  😉

Spirit Day 2010
Jacobs '02

Unfortunately, I couldn’t wear red this Spirit Day. UW-Whitewater hosted its annual Make a Difference Day, and I was part of the event crew. This meant wearing a neon green t-shirt, and I figured a red long-sleeved layer would clash just a bit  😉

I was prepared, though, and donned the newest piece in my UW arsenal:

It’s Bucky!
UW Spirit Day 2011

How do you like my hat? I got a lot of compliments on my spirited topper for the day. I couldn’t let a Spirit Day pass without showing off my Badger pride.

The final event for the day was a recognition dinner for Jason’s company. I meant to snap a picture, but didn’t. I kept Spirit Day firmly in mind and topped my gray skirt and black top with a red cardigan. Thankfully, we didn’t stay long. I was pretty tired, though I can’t imagine why  😉

So, did you partake in the Royal Wedding spectacle? What were your thoughts on the event?


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