What’s tomorrow? The Superbowl! I tried to google “girl in jersey” to share a photo that represents my current cheerleader-esque football spirit, but what came up was less than ideal … and made me disappointed in our world and women. Let’s not go there.
On a positive note, this did force me to dig out my old jersey-looking shirt, and now I will be sporting it today, even though it has nothing to do with the NFL. But hey, it has little holes in it!
So while we recession-weary Americans gear up for the biggest celebration since Christmas, I will be putting on my best cheer face, less the pompoms.
In the middle of unforgiving weather, loneliness, uncertainty, craziness and whatever life tosses our way, a little forced optimism can’t hurt. Even if you know nothing about football, or cheerleading, or Superbowl staples. In reference to the latter, I will be making hot crab dip.
Tomorrow you’ll find many, include yours truly, cheering among friends. For which team I don’t know. Probably whatever team the children are rooting for. Or the one my husband is not.
Sporting my college C-store jersey shirt that I relentlessly wore to football games, er, tailgating (freezing my derriere off but desperately trying to look cute doing so, which I didn’t, because a dripping nose and smeared makeup rarely is), I will be sitting in style for sure.
In the beginning of our marriage, I tried to impress my husband by pretending I wanted to learn a little about the sport and even watch it on Sundays. But I played tennis in high school, and I don’t know if tennis players can love football as well. Can they? Maybe so. Either way, Country Man is usually way too busy doing some type of hunting that you won’t find him sitting in front of the tube on Sundays. Can I get an amen on that? Amen.
But regardless of whether I know anything about football, I still love the atmosphere of it. Men in suits, being all manly and ramming into each other. I don’t know what it is about it, but I love it. And I even love the cheerleader routines, and a part of me wishes I wasn’t so stubborn to think I was above cheerleading back in the day. My old school could have used more encouraging, considering the football team currently holds the record for most losses in the state … or nation. They’ve recently broke the losing spell, but the record remains.
So, hope you have a super great tomorrow, and you enjoy cheering your team on, and you’re not just thinking about the fact that you have work on Monday. And I hope you’re surrounded by the people you love, and delicious food.
Enjoy Superbowl Sunday!
Hot Crab Dip
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup salsa
3 pkg cream cheese
2 pkg crab meat
1 cup green onions
1 can green chilies
Cook on low in crock pot for 3-4 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour