Thursday, November 18, 2010

Let's Get Ready to Rummmmmmmbllllllllllleeee!!

A couple of weeks ago we got a very unexpected invitation from some good friends who had just moved back into town. 

As it turns out...our friends Dad has some pretty fabulous seats to the Suns games, and Jordan was the lucky recipient of four tickets for that nights game.  Would we like to come along?

Ummmm, YEAH!

What you may not know about moi is....I was a rabid, out of control, crazy Suns basketball fan for a long time.  It all started with Sir charles.  Oh how I love me some Charles Barkley.  He awakened my basketball love.  The days of Dan Marjele, Dannie Ainge, Kevin Johnson, etc.  Anyway, I even had a freaking shrine to them that I put up in every new apartment on my mission.  It was a little ridiculous, I will admit.  ANYWAY....as the years have passed and I got consumed with other things in life, I just haven't paid as much attention.  But, girl still loves basketball. 

So, Jordan and Kaitlynn came and picked us up that evening and off we went for an utterly delightful, scream filled, laughing, FUN night.

There is nothing like the feel of the energy of a sports crowd.  It was so fun to walk through the arena and get to our seats.  Especially fun to get to our seats, because ummmm, they were UH-MAY-ZING!

We sat THIRD row, right behind the hoop, right next to the visitor tunnell.  And we were playing the Spurs.  When I pointed out Tony Parker and told Jere he was Eva Longorias husband, that was like Christmas for him.  Jer loves him some Desperate Housewives. hahaha  For me, the fact that I could see Grant Hill so up close and personally he practically asked me out, total DREAM!  I have loved him since, get this, 1994 when he joined the league.  HOW is he still playing?  He's just adorable!

So yeah, there we were:

I even put my glasses on, since I didn't want to miss a thing.
And my face looks remarkably clear.  I name this picture a success.

Defense.  Defense.
I don't even know how to describe how DIFFERENT it is seeing a game from that perspective.
So COOL!

Happy halftime ya weenies!
Jordan even high fived some players.
He's down like that.

I really, REALLY love this picture.  What is happening here?
These are our cute friends that let us stay with them in Vegas.
We're so happy to have them back here.  And NOT just because they took us to a Suns game for free.

Oh hi Steve.  What's that?
You love me too?
Seriously, close enough to see his pores.
And really, he is so amazing!

I'm sort of proud of this shot.  Total action shot and all.
Not to mention...MONEY shot of my boyfriend Grant!
HOLLER!
Ol' Nashy nearly won the game single handedly.
Sadly....we lost, by 2 points.
Unsadly...it was an intense and super fun game!

Yep, practically on the court.
Too bad I don't have pics of the redonkulous "costumes" the Suns hookers Dancers were wearing.
Jere kept asking..."is it a prerequisite for them to make porn faces?"
Apparently, yes, yes it is!

So, what I'm trying to say is:
SUNS game + fun friends = AWESOME!

Thanks again guys for one unforgetable evening.

Free Throws and Bricks,

Allyson

15 comments:

alison said...

ok....so i almost took a few cool points from you for loving charles barkley but then i remembered how he made me laugh in that cell phone commercial, so i'll let you have that one. i was never fond of him when he played basketball. him, and karl malone. but i basically hated karl because i felt that he stole john stockton's thunder and i LOOOOOVED me some john stockton back in the day! i really don't care too much for pro sports and prefer to watch college hoops, but if someone were to throw some free tickets my way, i'd go and love every single second! that being said, super jealous that you got to go and i didn't :)

DianD said...

So glad you had such a fun evening. And with your SUNS! :) That NASH! Now he is something amazing in my book! And soo nice!

Denise said...

Yes I would agree that is a great picture of you and Jere. I too am a Suns fan with no support from the Husband and therefore people never ask us to go because they don't want to waste a ticket on Jon. True story. I still sneak in a game here or there with my folks...

WhisperingWriter said...

The food is my favorite part.

And Eva is single now. I guess Tony cheated on her..

Kristina P. said...

I'm not a huge basketball fan, but then environment is so fun!

The Bipolar Diva said...

yea for basketball! And your glasses are so darn cute!

azandersens said...

Yea Suns! We totally named Joshua after Steve Nash . . . and Jeff's grandma. :) Grant Hill is amazingly young-looking and HOT! How is he still playing? BTW, the girls were the cutest playmates on the planet today. SO CUTE!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Awesome. Looks like a great time! And yes, you could make the squash without the crackers. I'd still sprinkle some parm cheese mixed with oregano on top just for looks though.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Cookie Mama said...

Hilarious! Just let me tell you, Charles was mine, I would have fought you for him. Well maybe I would have taken Danny Ainge, but I don't think he would have been into the whole Sister Wives thing.

My kid is the crazy Suns fan now. Our stupid dog is named Nasha, she's supposed to be the girl version of Steve Nash, whatever.

p.s. Those were some amazing seats!

The Atomic Mom said...

Oh! I love the Suns. When we were kids we used to play "The Phoenix Suns" every time Dad brought us a balloon. And the early 1990s was the Golden Age of the Suns...KJ, Tom Chambers, Danny Ainge, Cotton Fitzsimmons! And of course, Al McCoy! Love good old Al McCoy!

Sabes said...

There is no way you can even know how loud I am laughing right now! HAHAHA!! I LOVE it! I'm glad you guys had such a fabu night!

Bryson Jones said...

Jealous! Haven't been to a game in years, and I love me some SUNS action in my life. Pretty much the playoffs at my dad's house are where it's going on. Ahhh good times. Fun post.

Grace Adams said...

You love basketball? Now I like you even more!

reasonably chubby said...

You lucky dogs! I LOVE going to professional sporting events of all kinds. It's sooooo much fun! :) It makes me feel like I'm athletic, and rich all rolled into one glorious moment. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Kaitlynn Bluth said...

finally read this post-- we had so much fun with you guys!!