sometimes i feel like i rip ryan off when it comes to guy stuff.
'cause super-bowl-ish things never really cross my mind.
my family never watched the super-bowl.
i don't think growing up i even knew any families who did.
if i did, i sure didn't know about them watching it.
it never even crossed my mind that this game was actually an event until i was 23.
and living away from home in utah.
then there was suddenly hype. and parties. and food. and numerous invitations.
and it was all new to me.
since this realization, i have attended a few such parties.
i like the idea of them.
the family, the friends, the visiting, and laughing, and eating.
i just wish there was something else making that all happen besides football.
maybe fiddler on the roof, or just some good ol' games.
'cause to me football is kinda' a bore.

but last night we hosted just such an event.
we had what seemed to me super-bowly type food.
loaded nachos & strawberry daiquiris. {yummy}
it was actually to commemorate our good friend {erik's} birthday.
so we also had a delicious lemon curd cake made by his wife.
and to be honest i had no idea who to cheer for.
i'd never heard of either team.
the colts sounded like a good solid name.
but the saints definitely had the better uniforms.
so, naturally, i asked ryan who he was cheering for.
he said the saints, 'cause they were the underdogs.
and unless the packers are playing he always cheers for the underdog.
i was sold, the saints it was.
we picked well.
i've never been so excited to see an underdog win!
it was the first time i truly enjoyed watching t.v. football.
and i can almost understand the hype.

*it helped that for the first half of the game i was cooking in the kitchen.
a game has never seemed so short.