Were you ready for some football?
I was. I have to admit that I was rooting for the Steelers last night. Only because one of my brothers-in-law is a Steelers fan and I didn't want him to be grumpy for a week. Alas. Sorry, Jay.
I had the opportunity to spend the game with a bunch of folks at my friends Dave and Stacey's house. Along with being the hosts with the most, per usual, they had prepared a list of prop bets prior to the game for us to fill out. You would be surprised how much fun it is to count Glee references (a bajillion) and the number of times they show Steven Tyler's face (eleventy thousand).
Unexpectedly, one of the most heated moments of the game was the National Anthem. One of the prop bets was how long it would take Ms. Aguilera to sing the National Anthem. More than 1:54 or less? The official time was...1:54.4. What a barn burner!
The entire prop bet thing actually led to some funny interactions with my dad. I had stopped by my Mom and Dad’s on the way to the party and he helped me fill out the sheet. I wish I had invented, "Shit My Dad Says," because I really think some of the shit my dad says is hilarious. I would like to share with you some of his reasons for placing certain prop bets:
Question: Seconds will it take Christina Aguilera to complete the national anthem?
More than 114 (1:54) or 114 (1:54) or fewer
Dad: "Less.....less....she knows better."
(Editor’s note: But apparently she doesn’t know the lyrics! Zing!)
Question: What will the Black Eyed Peas perform to open their halftime set?
Dad: (annoyed) “Ehhhhh don’t know any of their songs just pick one.”
Question: Who will join Jillian Michaels and Danica Patrick as the third “Go Daddy” girl?
(Dad scans the list of choices ranging from Betty White to Rockets Matsuzaka, Jenny McCarthy, Fergie, etc.)
Dad: "Carmen Electra....it HAS to be, right?"
I was with you on that one Dad! No one would have selected “Other,” which is the category under which Joan Rivers actually fell. I did NOT see that coming.
Then there was the whole football game thing. That was cool, too. But now it’s over. Pitchers and catchers report on the 13th. Come to our ThatsWhyIDumpedYou.com launch party on the 12th. And don’t forget, Monday is Valentine’s Day. You know what that means? Blah blah blah drink.