Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ain't No Cure For the Post-Super Bowl Blues

I’ve blogged before about how I’m a die-hard football fan, but I never specified my team. I heart the Steelers. And no, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon after Big Ben’s first Super Bowl win in 2006. Needless to say, I’m still a little giddy from the big win on Sunday.

I’d like to commend the Cardinals for making this Super Bowl one hell of a match-up. Seriously, after Larry Fitzgerald scored that touchdown putting the Cardinals ahead, I about lost it. I had to leave the room, get some fresh air and then watch the remainder of the game by myself. I get a little intense during football games.

It didn’t help matters that one of the Hoff’s roommates kept laughing every time the Steelers screwed up. Not cool. I secretly wanted to punch him in the face, but I refrained. I’ll just get him back next year when he’s watching a Redskins game..except I’d be laughing for 3+ hours straight because, let’s face it…most high school football teams could beat the Redskins. BURN!

I was very Martha Stewart this Super Bowl and made some chili and spinach dip for the game. Good food+good outcome=fantabulous Super Bowl ’09.

You know what’s kind of sad though? Not only do we have to wait six months for football season to start again, the next big drinking event we have to look forward to is St. Patrick’s Day. That’s more than a month a way! I don’t know if I can wait that long…I may have to start creating my own holidays/celebrations to hold me over.

For example:

*Saturday, 2/14: I think Valentine’s Day should just turn into a huge booze fest. That’s usually the drunkest day of the year for Lo. I really miss having her around to pound Coronas, pig out on Chinese and watch Lifetime movie marathons. Oh, memories…

I’ll probably end up making a spontaneous 3 ½ hour drive to see her next Saturday. The Hoff has a friend coming into town, (he got confused that his friend said he’d be in town 2/13-15 and neglected to realize that Valentine’s Day falls smack dab in the middle of that visit. I’m not bitter at all...) so Lo and I can have a nice, romantic evening scarfing our faces, getting wasted and hating men…Lifetime makes that easy to do.

*Monday, 2/16: Most of us here in D.C. have President’s Day off, so why not take advantage and get rip-roaring drunk? You could even make it themed-have people dress up as their favorite President/First Lady and only consume beverages that are red, white and blue. So patriotic!

*Wednesday, 2/25: Many people are at church on Ash Wednesday. I haven’t been since 2002. My alternative? (Hopefully without sounding like too much of a blasphemer.) Flaming shots! The matches from lighting them on fire create ash…what better way to mark the start of Lent!

*Saturday, 3/7-Sunday, 3/8: Celebrate the start of Daylight Savings Time with a tropical-themed party. Particularly beneficial for those of us in the colder climates who are suffering from the wintertime blues. Serve drinks such as tequila sunrises, sex on the beach, pina coladas, mai tais and pineapple iced teas. Crank up your heat to full blast, tell guests to wear bathing suits and you’ve got you own deserted island!

That ties you over until the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day (which falls on a Tuesday this year). And let’s face it, if you’re like me, you’ll start celebrating the Friday beforehand. Even a self-proclaimed procrastinator can appreciate that some things deserve to be done ahead of time!

1 comments on "Ain't No Cure For the Post-Super Bowl Blues"

Just Jack on February 3, 2009 at 8:25 PM said...

Best post to date I think! Here! Here! To new tradish's and made up holidays! I especially love the Ash Wednesday idea. Who doesn't love a good flaming shot? Really who doesn't love anything flaming ;)

Love you mean it!



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