For Those Looking For Witchfinder

Come back this evening — and remember I am in the mountain states, so my evening is probably night for most of you.

Sorry, I’ve been catching up on “Other business stuff” ignored while NB was being finished.

But the thing is, though we attend a superbowl party every year, I’m QUITE useless at watching football.  Like most people not raised with it, it never made visual sense to me.  So, I’m taking the laptop (our poor friends are used to this) and writing when there’s no conversation going.

See you this evening.

46 responses to “For Those Looking For Witchfinder

  1. Have fun, enjoy yourself. Don’t push yourself. We actually can wait.

  2. Dorothy Grant

    There are several awesome seven_layer dip recipes that are all from prepackaged and canned ingredients, if thou don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Also, Crockpots are great for keeping heated dips and dishes warm.

    For no carb and a little more work, meat chunks tossed with oil and spice, skewer on bamboo sticks, still make life fairly easy.

    Which is is my annoying way of saying “have fun, don’t stress, and enjoy the party!”

  3. Shoot, I *was* raised with football, and it still makes no sense to me.

    (My dad loves watching football, and yelling at the TV screen, my grandfather was actually a professional football player for a short time, but got out of it to teach, because that would make more money, which lets you know how long ago that was.)

    • Football is not my thing– My father and brothers loved it (and basketball). My hubby likes to watch it once in awhile. If I had to pick, it would be the 49’ers.

      • There’s actually an anime series dedicated to teaching you how to understand American football. It’s called Eyeshield 21. The characters are hilarious, and their Japanese high school version of college and pro football is absolutely loony. But it’s pretty darned good at teaching you to see the important bits of the game.

        • The problem is I am not really interested. If I want, the hubby will explain it all to me. I know more than I want to know. I know– It makes me a Philistine.

          • We all have finite amounts of time and interest. You’re allowed to pick what you want to invest time in.

          • I didn’t even know it was superbowl Sunday until a friend of mine’s wife told us the superbowl started in twenty minutes. We both gave her this blank look and I asked her, “the superbowl is today?” at the same time John asked, “Who’s playing?”

            She shook her head and said, “You know this is America, the superbowl is a BIG deal.” ;)

            • Ummmmm– Ummmmm– The only reason I knew it was Superbowl Sunday is because my landlady is having a party for the apartment complex– with food and everything. No, I don’t go– there are too many people who come with colds. It is not good for me.

              • We’ve been going to this superbowl game party for … 20 years. These were the people Dan first worked with when we moved to town. Now it’s sort of like a family reunion, though we’re all getting old and sick.

            • I grew up in a decidedly non-organized sports family. We were active, we swam, walked and biked. But team sports? No.

              I know Superbowl is coming when the gigantic displays of chips that appeared in the stores a few weeks ago. Kind of like knowing spring will come when the crocuses bloom.

  4. That’s the one with the oblong ball with the white stitches, as opposed to the one with the round ball with no stitches? Um, yes, I come from a [BLUE DEVILS!!] basketball family, how can you [S.E.C. KICKS TAIL!!!] tell?

  5. This IS Superbowl Sunday, isn’t it? I used to LIKE watching football, and followed several teams avidly. My tinnitus/hyperaccusis problem ended that. I can watch it with the sound turned off, but that’s not much fun. I’d rather sit and read a good book, or spend time writing one of mine. I’d even rather sit and play computer solitaire…

  6. Wayne Blackburn

    I don’t have anything invested in football, but I sometimes watch just to see good plays.

  7. Used to watch football regularly . . . then those cute guys in the tight pants and exaggeratedly broad shoulders and real muscles and all . . . got too d****d young to lust over. Just _ruined_ the game.

  8. I’m spending the day corrupting youth.

  9. I like football, but I avoid the superbowl like the plague. I’m introducing my kid to Quiet Riot instead.

  10. I wasn’t brought up on football, either. Of course, I’m referring to what the rest of the world calls football and what we call soccer. I mostly understand it, except I can’t understand why the players are so poor at taking penalty kicks. That should be the easiest part of the game.

    As for our brand of football, the last game I watched was in 1976. I sat there with a stop watch and tallied how many actual minutes of action there was during the three-hour game. It came to a grand total of 15 minutes.

    • Indeed — “four quarters of 15 minutes each; plus a 30-minute halftime — how does this equal *four and one-half hours* of TV coverage? And when every single game overruns its allotted time slot by 30-45 minutes, why in *HELL* does every TV station showing this insist on not scheduling to accommodate this?”

      OH, well — thanks to _Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel_, and Bernard Goldberg’s reports on the prevalence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in football players, I haven’t had to watch a football game in damned-near five years…. >:)

  11. I actually like football, and understand it, but quit watching it when they took it off the regular tv channels, you know the ones you used to get with a directional antennae mounted on top of your house. It is more fun to watch when you actually know who the players are, and have someone you like to root for. All the players I used to know have long since retired, and I have better things to do than sit in front of the tv listening to some announcer without a functioning brain blather on about a bunch of guys I’ve never heard of.

  12. What is this “superbowl” of which you speak? Is it a new kind of toilet, guaranteed to clear with just small amounts of water? I can see why, in Colorado, with your intermittent droughts, that would be a big deal, worthy of celebration.

    In the important news today, pitchers and catchers report in under two weeks.

  13. I watched the highlight-coverage of the German Touring Car race at Oschersleben, and _Top Gear_ (the real one, not that Americanized rubbish); last week was the 24 Hours of Daytona; next week Daytona Speedweeks begins.

    Anything auto racers do to relax is Not A Sport. >;)

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    Our patience is limited, our ability to obligate you is not.

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