Day 56: Monday
Yesterday was the biggest day of the year for American sports. The Super Bowl has come and gone.
I tried to pitch having a party where there was only soup to eat, and you had to pick between that soup or getting a bowl. It would have built teamwork between party guests, not too dissimilar to how the big game builds teamwork between players. Your sister wasn’t having it.
Over the weekend we celebrated a friend’s birthday at The Cheesecake Factory. It was a nice to spend time catching up with friends. When most meals come with a side, the waitress asks “…and would you like a soup or salad with that?” I take way too much joy in saying “Oh! Yes, a super salad does sound really good, thank you!”
In case you missed the game, it was quite exciting. The Patriots overcame a scoring deficit greater than twice what any team had overcome previously (in the super bowl…). Those are the silly kinds of statistics we got to hear on the TV. “No team has ever played in the Super Bowl in 2017 before these two; these two are both setting records right now because of that”.
But nevertheless, it was exciting. The grit to keep on chugging is commendable. As a wise woman once said:
What a game! Kinda gives you a lesson to never give up even if things look bad and you’re down 28 to 3.
It only really applies when you’re down 28 to 3, though…