I don’t know if anyone remembers an old movie called “The Day After”, which had actors including Steve Guttenberg and John Lithgow. Set in Kansas City, it was one of the first movies out there that depicted the apocalypse. Nuclear War. Survival.
Obviously we are not in the midst of a nuclear war. But, boy oh boy, is there fallout! Desolation. Emptiness.
You are probably thinking, what the heck is this crazy woman talking about? You may have read somewhere else on my blog that I am a total and passionate football fan. Not just any old football fan, but a Philadelphia Eagles football fan. I bleed green & white. I have silly old superstitions about the clothing I wear. I have clothes, garden gnomes, car magnets, and even a headband.
If you watch the news, you understand the reason behind this crazy post. But if you don’t follow sports, here is a cliff notes version. Philly lost. The playoffs are over. The season is done. I am not totally bitter, but this is a hard pill to swallow. No worries, though. I will get over it. Eventually.
So what is a girl to do on the day after her team has blown her hopes to smithereens? I could start rooting for another team. Nope, not going to happen. I will still watch the rest of the season and the Superbowl, I just won’t have a vested interest in it.
Back to my original thoughts about the day after. I actually do have a plan on how to get through this distressing time period.
- Watch the Flyers. In fact, hubby and I are going down to see them on Wednesday. Nothing soothes a broken football heart like watching hockey players slam each other into the boards.
- Tackle and organize the computer desk. All I can say, it is bad. I think a before-and-after post will be coming up.
- Attempt pre-Spring cleaning in the kitchen because it just can’t wait till then.
- Put away the laundry. For real this time.
So, as you can see, my situation is not a real disaster. But, in the life of a sports fan, it is pretty tragic! But, I will pick myself up, move on, and hope that next year is better.