Boys, You Better Hide Our Car Keys – Quick!

Our Lady Gamecocks scored 93 points in their spectacular win over Alabama in the SEC opener this past Sunday, and of course, Pretty and I were there…along with our transplanted New York friends Jenn and Donna who were happy to fill in for our regular Gay Boy Basketball Buddies that were somewhere up in the mountains of North Carolina celebrating New Year’s Day.  Well, I never. Priorities, gentlemen.

Lunch at the Colonial Life Arena before the 2:00 p.m. tip-off was a toss-up between Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles or The Cake Lady’s chicken salad sandwich on the always over-sized croissant, but Kiki’s won out for three of us. Pretty maintained her level head and did not succumb to the aroma of the best fried chicken in town mixed with the sweet smell of maple syrup for the waffle so she was our designated photographer. Thanks, Pretty. You’re the best.



And so, as we threatened our Gay Boy Basketball Buddies last week at the UCLA game, off we go to the Auburn game at Auburn Thursday night.  (War Eagle Nan, we wish we could talk you into going with us and showing us the sights of your Alma mater?)

We hope the Lady Gamecocks kick the Slow and Pretty Road Game Chicken Curse we apparently take with us whenever we decide to follow them, but GBBB, just in case, I’d be looking to hide our car keys right away if I were you and cared anything about keeping our Number 5 spot in the polls.

ROAD TRIP!! Yee Haw! Let the good times roll…and let the Lady Gamecocks roll with them…Coach Staley, we’re counting on you to keep those girls fired up – and ready to go!

Game on.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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