It’s either “Georgia vs. Tech” or “Tech vs. Georgia” depending on your preference for who comes first. For a Bulldog wife and a Yellow Jacket husband, only once a year does their marriage turn into a “house divided”. Game day the Saturday following Thanksgiving is a huge day for Georgians. It’s a battle of the britches: UGA’s silver against Georgia Tech’s gold. For the past four years, this match-up has been Georgia’s domination (c/o Coach Mark Richt) with the Bulldogs winning 11 of the last 12 games against Tech.
Tailgating behind the Varsity on game day in Atlanta
We’re looking forward to seeing what Hutson Mason is made of, and to see if the Dawgs can beat the Jackets five years in a row. With both teams having a record of 7-4 in the 2013 season, Georgia is picked to win by only a 3-point spread (according to VegasInsider.com). However, if you take a look at the history of this matchup, UGA has won 63 games with Tech only winning 39 games (and five ties). It’s no wonder fans from around Georgia will flock to Atlanta to see the game this year.
Georgia Girls at Georgia Tech
Beware y’all, stay off the connector between noon – 3:30 tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 30, 2013, because if it’s anything like the matchup in 2011 then traffic will be terrible! Here are a few photos from the last time the Dawgs played at Tech.
Hi from London, y’all! I’m writing from my flat in the Bethnal Green neighborhood with a lovely view of the London skyline from my window.
For the next month, I will be studying with twelve other students and three professors from Virginia Tech’s English department. We use London itself as our “text” to learn about its history, literature and architecture, and how they all tie together to give us the London we see and experience, and what lies below its skin. (more…)
Virginia Tech’s motto is “Ut Prosim,” which is Latin for “that I may serve.” Hokie Nation lives up to this every day of every year. My favorite examples of Ut Prosim in action are our annual day of service, The Big Event, and Relay for Life. (more…)
Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper march through Atlanta.
The Tutu Man is about to take flight, but Lord knows to where! We do love his pink parasol and frilly skirt. Perfect for a Southern girl wanting to play dress-up or for a grown adult marching in the DragonCon parade. This is just one of many crazy costumes witnessed by Karen Hatchett at this year’s DragonCon. It’s a sci-fi fan craze with thousands of geeks, nerds, ladies and gentlemen all participate in this jam-packed weekend Celebrating 26 years of crazy costumes and creative media.
At least it’s only once a year and thankfully we have protection other than the APD. “There’s something strange, in the neighborhood. Who ya gonna call?” Apparently the Ghost Busters now operate in Atlanta using a Dodge
Y’all hopefully have read the book by now. If not, go find a copy of “The Help” a.s.a.p This story by Atlanta’s very own literary goddess Kathryn Stockett is right up there with the great Southern stories of all time: Driving Miss Daisy, Steel Magnolia’s, and Gone With the Wind. This is a story about gumption, courage, and of course love below the Mason Dixon Line.
As Southerner’s, we’re proud of Stockett’s strength. “The Help” manuscript was rejected 45 times before landing a publisher! Now, it’s been on the best-seller list since 2009 and is a major motion picture produced by Disney!
“The Help” is coming to a theatre near y’all beginning Aug. 10. Keep your eye on PrettySouthern.com for an interview with the film’s stars, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer (an Auburn grad!), and the film’s director Tate Taylor plus Kathryn Stockett herself!
PrettySouthern was privileged to attend a sneak-peak screening of “The Help”…and it’s the best. The words stated by Aibileen “You’s kind…you’s smart…and you’s important” are even more powerful on-screen. “The Help” is a loving reminder to all of us, Southerner or not, that it doesn’t matter where you came from. Your strength of spirit can carry y’all anywhere!