So, my family decides to watch the Super Bowl today. Before today, we barely even knew WHEN the Superbowl would be playing. I caused some chuckles at the grocery store a few weeks ago when I was overheard speculating with my eight year old son that the Super bowl must be that weekend based on the proliferation of chips etc. in the center aisle displays. Silly me!
So, today, after taking a nice long post DL nap, I got up and the pre-show was on TV. Wes was home from his portable office (Laptop at the library) and I made a pizza for the others. Lucky me, some two-meat chili was already lurking in my fridge. I pulled out a bowl of Fritos, some pork rinds, and made up a bit o' guacamole and some diet rootbeer floats all around and we had ourselves an impromptu family football party.
Unfortunately, I was busy with the pizza in the kitchen when the Chicago Bears scored a touch down on the kickoff. I figure that is what instant replay is for. My favorite way to catch a game...actually, that's how nerds watch football.
We sit in the living room with a feast of food on the coffee table. We read books, and when the play by play gets animated and the crowd gets loud, we look up and catch the cool plays on instant replay. For one thing, the cameras are at a better angle the second time around. For another, we get to multitask.
And of course we all watch the commericals. Unless they are for Bud Light. Those are proving to be crass.
Well, here I am, blogging live from my armchair in front of the super bowl. It's almost time to turn off the TV for the half-time show. After all, we do have children in the room and we have our standards. But it's nice to know the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince got his name back.