The Speckled Palate
March 25, 2012

Sunday Snippets: The March Madness Edition

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It’s been a crazy week, y’all, and I can hardly believe that April is creeping closer and closer.

Currently, Winston and I are watching a new TV show (Borgia, for the curious) and relaxing on the couch after everything we have done this week, and thoroughly enjoying the relaxation we haven’t experienced in quite some time.

So, I bring y’all my Sunday Snippets this lazy Sunday evening.

  1. We had so much fun on St. Patrick’s Day that I spent the following day recovering. Hence the missing Sunday Snippets last weekend.
  2. Not only did we enjoy plenty green pancakes, Irish Coffee, Car Bomb Cupcakes and watermelon shots, but we also imbibed green mimosas and devoured homemade jambalaya.
  3. It’s official: I need to learn how to make jambalaya before we move from Louisiana this coming fall.
  4. Our friends, Sarah and Blair, were married on Friday. We spent Thursday night at Mazen’s celebrating at the rehearsal dinner, hearing story after story about the couple… and eating all sorts of wonderful food, including a delightful crawfish bisque, a monstrous steak with potatoes and green beans, then a semi-sweet chocolate souffle that literally melted in my mouth.
  5. I’m seriously considering making a souffle tonight because of that.
  6. I have been thoroughly enjoying March Madness and the hoop-la that comes along with it. Sadly, none of the teams I cheer for have made it this far, but weekends filled with basketball make my heart happy.
  7. When I was a kid, I ardently followed all college basketball in preparation for the Big Dance. My brackets always turned out a lot better then than they do now, especially since I don’t follow any basketball these days.
  8. Once upon a time, I was a basketball player. And while many of my friends find this unbelievable now, I can assure y’all that I was pretty darn good, considering I’m only 5’7″ and played post.
  9. In high school, I was brought into the game to draw fouls and shoot free throws. This is the only reason I ever ended up on the scoreboard, especially since I usually was tossed around like a rag doll beneath the basket.
  10. In college, I played on the student newspaper’s basketball team, aptly named Paper Jam. The first season I played – the team’s third – we won our first game ever.

Sunday Snippets

Ever wanted to know my thoughts about things? My weekend update, titled Sunday Snippets, is for you and rounds up my thoughts on the week, the events of it, shares random details on my life and more!

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Sunday Snippets: The High School TV Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The March Madness Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The Easter Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The Girls Night Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The Red, White and Blue Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The Human-Sized Pillow Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The Pup-iversary Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The How is it ALREADY January? Edition

Sunday Snippets from 1/13/13

Sunday Snippets: The Awkward Dog Edition

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Sunday Snippets from 4/28/13

Sunday Snippets: Memorial Day Roadtrip Edition

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Sunday Snippets: The #BiSC Edition

Sunday Snippets from 7/21/13

Sunday Snippets: The New Mama Edition

Sunday Snippets from 4/19/15

Sunday Snippets: The Springtime Version

Sunday Snippets from 5/3/15

Sunday Snippets: The Broken A/C Edition

Sunday Snippets from 7/26/15

Sunday Snippets: The Pumpkin Wonderland Edition

Sunday Snippets from 10/11/15

So, now I’m curious…

Did you play sports as a kid? Are you enjoying the tournaments this month? And are people now surprised that you were formerly an athlete?

Also, what are your Sunday Snippets?


  1. Renee

    I was a cheerleader and dancer for several years. People are ALWAYS surprised to hear this about me now. I just point at my ridiculous ponytail and say, “With this hair? Of COURSE I was.”

    • Erin

      Heh. Love it! Isn’t it funny how people are so confused by it these days? … My husband may or may not believe I was actually a pretty decent basketball player back in the day because he’s never seen me play…

  2. mandy

    I would like to know more about watermelon jello shots please.

    • Erin

      Next time I see my friend who made them, I’ll inquire and let you know!

  3. blair

    I swam in HS…and danced of course 🙂

    • Erin

      Of course you did. 🙂 And I can see you being an awesome swimmer.

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