Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Super

Over the last couple weeks, I've been invited to a couple Super Bowl parties. Yes, the invites were nice but I didn't accept either. I'm not sure why, I just didn't feel up to it. Imagine that. So, I declined and carried on figuring I'd at least avoided the over-comsumption of food and drink and could therefore continue down this path of succeeding to be a smaller version of myself.

Then, while driving in highway traffic the other day, I felt the need to have family around me. It has been a while since we were all together and I miss that. There are also a few friends I haven't seen in a while- I miss them, too. So, after a careful twenty-three seconds of thought, I started making calls.

Thirty minutes later, I was now hosting a Super Bowl party. The funniest part of this is, I didn't even know what time the game started. "Show up whenever!" I told them. I'm sure they'll figure it out.

I've planned some food, some drink, even ordered three different flavors of "wings"- something I have never served at my house, ever. On Saturday I'll brave the crowds and shop for other snacks and, yes, beer. And Sunday, I'll have a house full of people who all accepted an invite to a party I'm throwing because I didn't want to go to anyone else's. Strange how that worked out.

Oh yes, and I'm no longer worried about the over-consumption of food because the game starts around 4:00 p.m. or something like that which means almost an entire day beforehand is available for the gym. By kickoff, I'll be guiltless.

12 comments:

Sizzle said...

funny how those impromptu parties happen. i bet it will be fun for you, having everyone around in your house.

e.b. said...

That sounds quite, well quite, super. But to me any place with wings, beer and football is super. I am sure it will be wonderful to enjoy the game from the comforts of your own home. And oh yeah - Go Colts.

Runner Girl FL said...

I'm with e.b. That being said...in an e-mail conversation with the "football gang" it was decided that we would pot luck the whole thing at one guys house...I was the second choice...all good for me I cook less and don't have to clean!!

GO COLTS!!

Danielle said...

Sounds like fun. I don't even know what I'm doing for the game yet. The last few years it's been watch it at my place...once with my sister, the other time just by myself. Not so much fun but oh well. There was a time my parents were up and we were figuring out something for a dinner and ended up doing wings (football was on) that we had bought and then seasoned different ways and cooked in the oven...it was yummy and since we controlled it, not quite as guilt ridden!

Josh said...

Super Duper! You could even serve healthy-ish snacks...

Da, Bears!

Josh said...

Super Duper! You could even serve healthy-ish snacks...

Da, Bears!

adam said...

Sounds like a plan designed to relieve some S.A.D.! Have fun! Go Seahawks! (I am just going to pretend they made it)

Celina said...

That sound like the best reason to have ANY party! I don't really watch NFL (not even the SUPERbowl), but I did (for a very short while) consider having a bowl party, too. I hope you have a great time!! And, just think--you can drink as much as you want & don't have to worry about driving home! :)

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great party. Have fun.

justacoolcat said...

And how did the snubbed party people take it that you decided to up the ante with your own suare?

Dawn said...

Awww yea...beer and wings!!

(You might want to dedicated another hour at the gym, yikes!)

:)

justrun said...

JACC- I don't think they're offended. We're not that close. :)