Monday, February 08, 2010

Monday's Mentionables: Super Bowl and a Super Storm

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” ~Bill Shankly

I have been woefully neglecting this blog, with everything else going on in the rest of my life: work, grading papers, trying to write, trying to promote. Ahhh!!!

Anyway, who watched the Super Bowl? I'll admit, I wasn't totally engaged, didn't really care who won, though I suppose it was nice from a symbolic standpoint that New Orleans triumphed. We spent the evening at a friend's house - it's a tradition now in its 5th year - though with a 2-year old running around with pom poms it's a little different than it used to be!

Any favorite commercials? I liked the Budweiser - Clydesdale one near the end, and I also thought the "casual Fridays" one with everyone walking around in their underwear was pretty funny. There were a couple of "man" ones (one for Dove for Men soap, one for a car) that were kinda clever too.

Miracle of miracles, we were NOT hit by "Snowmageddon" last weekend - but boy, the South has been walloped this year! I have friends from high school who moved down to VA/MD and they spent the weekend digging out from under 3+ feet of snow. "Just like the good old days..." I told them on Facebook!

Update on my YA novel: I'm at 48K words and have roughly 2-3 chapters to go. It's getting a little sticky, and I know there are some major plot points that need work, but I'm determined to stick it through to the end. Let's hope that happens sometime this week!


Maria Zannini said...

I thought the commercials overall were a little disappointing this year, but I did like the Doritos commercial with the dog who puts his shock collar on the mean man.

Liz said...

I like the hedgehog(?)who plays the vilon and the doritos commercial where the little boy tell the guy there a 2 rules - don't touch my momma or my doritos

GladysMP said...

I recently read "One Night in Boston" and have been bragging about it all over the place.

I kept up with the Super Bowl online. I had received an email saying that Fox News had an especially intriguing program that was to air at the same time as the Super Bowl. Hubby had the Super Bowl on the TV, so I checked Fox News on the net, but they didn't even mention the TV program. I am going to see if any of my friends taped it.

Allie Boniface said...

Thanks, GladysMP for the awesome words about "One Night in Boston"!