Monday, January 31, 2011

The Super Bowl at Casa Arango


Angie painted Gabby's (11) and Grace's (7) fingernails green and gold. They were cute in their pink Packer shirts, number 80 (Donald Driver). Mary, their chiwiener (Chihuahua-dachshund cross) wore her Packer shirt, and everyone else was appropriately decked out in green and gold. I dusted off my two cheeseheads, and made Carol wear one, along with the Packer beads she got in Green Bay in August at a pre-season game in Lambeau Field. Dave, born in Pittsburgh and wearing a Steelers shirt, was relegated to a corner of the big-screen room by his wife Angie, who'd never watched a football game before. She really got into it, yelling as loud as the rest of us. I'm sure you heard us, Josie, all the way in Hawai'i!

The food was great. Bratwurst (of course), potato salad, guacamole, green salad, chocolate cake, chips, salsa, and the main course, beer.

It was fun. Even Nick watched, although as a Redskins fan (he's Apache), he can't bring himself to cheer for the Packers. I channeled Polly. She would be sooooo thrilled, after all her years of loyally supporting the team when they were lousy. It would have been so much fun to be in Green Bay last night. The town was surely jumping and pumping.

Now... football withdrawl for another seven months. Time to do something other than loll on a couch in front of a TV on those beautiful New Mexican Sunday afternoons. Hope you all bet on the Packers and won big bucks!

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