Not my idea of Sunday

January 28, 2001

i dipped a tortilla strip into the 7-layer bean dip, took a sip out of a red plastic cup filled with chilled honey wheat raspberry beer (they brewed it themselves), glanced left at the 17-inch tv screen and right at the 32-inch, picked a number out of a sombrero for the football pool to which i’d donated $1, and i thought to myself, this is america.

it was the first football game since high school i’d watched in its entirety, and i’d be lying if i said i didn’t more than once almost fall asleep on the sofa, despite the clamoring of the living room audience. i drove home at 8pm in awe that my day had been swallowed whole by the superbowl.


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