What a weekend, can we hit rewind? Summer is officially over, fall is in the air — kinda, not really. Summer is such a stage 5 clinger. It’s time for her to let go and move on. I mean, football is very much underway, Boozie wants cooler days, warmer dips and whiskey drinks. Is that too much for a girl to ask? I didn’t think so either. So until then, crank down the air and let’s pretend it’s fall y’all!  

Football frenzy
While I am on the topic of football, let’s talk this past weekend. To Boozie, it was like the Peanuts characters were playing football. Some teams were poor Charlie Brown and others were Lucy, pulling out surprises.

Who were the Charlie Browns? Pretty much every team in the SEC, besides Alabama. I mean, what happened to the big, bad SEC teams? Oh, that’s right, they got beat by Lucy teams like South Alabama. I mean, talk about “South in your mouth,” South was, well, no way in hell gonna win. South had a 2.3 percent chance of winning, like Boozie had a higher percent chance of barfing Saturday than they did of winning. (Well, that’s probably not a fair comparison, as I often like to get the poison out, if you know what I mean). But the Jags came out on top and put Mobile on the map. If they keep it up they might need a bigger stadium.

On Friday night, McGill-Toolen Catholic and Murphy high schools met for their 85th annual “Battle for the Cannon.” That is a lot of history and rivalry. As many of you know, the winner paints the cannon at the Loop their team’s color. Again this year the cannon saw another coat of orange as McGill beat Murphy, 43-0.

While painting the cannon is illegal, most times the police let it slide, except this year, apparently. Boozie is thinking high schoolers must be like cockroaches, they are resistant to pretty much everything. Word on the street is police had to put pepper spray to use. Apparently there is an investigation into the matter, but WTH? This is one of Mobile’s best traditions. Some times a little lawlessness is needed. Anyways, congrats to the Jackets on their win! Boozie always loves seeing the cannon painted.

Boozie’s style
Two words, wine purse. Yep, that’s right, there is a purse designed to hold a whole bottle of wine and that’s not all! The purse is a pretty trendy way to carry a bottle of wine, it is insulated and comes with a corkscrew for added convenience. This purse was made for Boozie! If you aren’t sold on the wine purse yet, what if I tell you it can be purchased at Page & Palette in Fairhope?

(Photo|Boozie Spy) Boozie is excited about the wine purse, insulated and complete with corkscrew, currently sold at Page & Palette in Fairhope.

(Photo|Boozie Spy) Boozie is excited about the wine purse, insulated and complete with corkscrew, currently sold at Page & Palette in Fairhope.

Boozie is also told the purse can be used to carry other things like water and a snack, that is, if you are into that kind of thing. My spies sent me a picture as soon as they saw it, with #fairhopesh*t. Hee hee. That’s about right. But I love it, and I’m thinking it might be the perfect gift for Lagniappe’s Christmas party. Never too early to start shopping!

All good in the neighborhood
What is cooler than having an NBA star return home for a visit? How about that NBA star now turned Olympic gold medalist, back home to teach a basketball camp? Yep, DaMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings landed in Mobile this past Thursday night to do just that.

Cousins played for LeFlore when he was in high school and returned to his old stomping grounds to show how much the place means to him. He hosted a basketball camp for 100 campers. He also sat on a panel called “Break the Silence, Build the Trust: A Conversation on Police and Community Relationships.” And if that wasn’t enough, he rounded out the day with a block party at Michael Figures Park. There were plenty of friends, fun and food for everyone. Boozie just loves a heartfelt story and loves what Cousins is doing for the community. Oh, and congrats on the olympic gold medal! That’s, uh, kind of a big deal, too!

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ South lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!