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Friday, February 01, 2008

Friday Five--Options, Options

Sally writes:
There is so much going on this weekend that I thought I'd provide an options Friday 5!!!!.
First Superbowl ( someone explain to this Brit the significance)- love it or hate it?

5 reasons please!!!!!.

Second Candlemas/ Imbloc/ Groundhog day/ St Brigid's day- all of these fall on either the 1st or 2nd February.
1. Do you celebrate one or more of these?
2. How?
3. Is this a bit of fun or deeply significant?
4. Are festivals/ Saints days important to you?
5.Name your favourite Saints day/ celebration.
Bonus- 2nd Feburary is also my Birthday- I will donate £1.00 for every comment on my Friday Five Post to the Methodist Relief and Development Fund.

I always have trouble with decisions so here's the strange multi-option selection.

The Superbowl:
I'm somewhat indifferent, but don't tell the native Packer-Backers. They are already upset enough that Brett and the Pack isn't in the SuperBowl.
  1. Another reason to eat brats (shh, another secret, in our house they're vegetarian brats) and drink beer.
  2. If your team is playing, you often get to goof off at work the week before, wear sweatshirts & cool color combos.
  3. When your team wins, you have something to talk about. For weeks and weeks.
  4. If your team loses, it is a bonding experience of grief with complete strangers. For weeks and weeks. Everywhere. Workplace. School. Church. Bank. Bus. Grocery Store.
  5. But the greatest significance of the Super Bowl in our household is that it is the end of Football games to run long and interfere with the start of one of our favorite shows.
Option 2:
(Unnumbered bits and pieces)
I'm unfamiliar with all those celebrations except Groundhog's Day.

I remember living on the East Coast as a child, I was eager to hear if Puxatawny Phil would see his shadow. Phil has now been replaced by Jimmy at Groundhog Central.

I live much closer to Jimmy that I did Phil, so some year I hope Little Sprout and I might actually attend the festivities. Here's some info from the Groundhog Central website:

Come celebrate Groundhog Day in Sun Prairie! Jimmy the Groundhog will arrive at St. Albert’s at just before dawn (7:00 a.m.) followed by a birthday celebration for those born on February 2 at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy games for the kids, entertainment, booths selling Groundhog merchandise, and a community breakfast. Please join us for this Sun Prairie tradition!

Jimmy the 9th is now 5 years old! Jimmy's been a little nervous this winter... not sure if he's thinking about the Super Bowl or what people will say if he declares more winter is on the way. He's not sleeping that well, and has lost a bit of hair on his chin and tail... Sources say Jimmy did sleep like a baby after the Packers won on Sat (01/12) and the Cowboys lost on Sunday (01/13)!
Happy Birthday Sally! Maybe next year you can come celebrate with Jimmy in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.


Blogger Hedwyg said...

Oh, what a fun post! The rejoicing over a win and comiserationg over a loss is so true. :-)

Happy Friday!

12:25 PM  
Blogger LawAndGospel said...

Great play!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

thanks for making me smile- may just come and pay Jimmy a visit!!!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Kievas said...

This year, I think Jimmy will freeze his butt off, sun or no sun!

8:13 PM  

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