Did anyone go to the Black Friday sales? Did you find any great bargains? If not, what are you doing today?
I did not go shopping. Black Friday is always just too crazy. I’m still at my parents’ house. My sister’s family could not make it to our Thanksgiving because she went with her husband to his family’s Thanksgiving. Since my sister was unable to make it yesterday, they are coming today to have lunch. I was ordered to stay because my five-year-old niece has insisted on throwing me a birthday party. So we will eat Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch, and then have cake and ice cream as a family celebration. You see, living in Alabama, a celebration could not take place on Saturday. This Saturday is one of the most important days for any Alabamian. It’s the day of the Alabama vs. Auburn football game. For many Alabamians, this is more important than the Super Bowl. Honestly, I really don’t care who wins this year. Auburn is #4 and Alabama is #1 in the polls. Whichever wins will go to the SEC Championship game. If it is Alabama, it will be almost assuredly another step toward another National Championship; however, if Auburn wins, it is a possibility that they could jump to #2 in the polls and be poised for a National Championship. Either way, a school from the state of Alabama is likely to be in the National Championship game for a fifth straight year. Anyway, in Alabama, you can’t plan anything before or during the game. Plans after the game are likely to be determined by whether or not you’re celebrating your teams victory or mourning its loss.
With rivalry weekend in full swing, what football teams will you be pulling for?
I won’t care either way about Alabama or Auburn. I am most loyal to the football team at my graduate school. Saturday is our last chance of the season to win our first game in two years. Our storied football program has suffered mightily these last two years. I refuse to give up hope on my beloved, but downtrodden, team. SMTTP!
November 29th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
Hmm. As for football teams, I choose the one for whom you’re rooting. As for today being busy, tell me about it … it’s crazy in Paris, with security alerts shutting down entire boulevards and subway lines, and I’m on my way now to a pre-dinner drink-o-rama. I liked this post … it makes you seem imbedded in a cool family. I know nothing about Alabama (except where it is and how to spell it). So hello to your mom for me, she seems nice 😉
November 29th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Luke, Alabama is a beautiful place, and you should come visit. I think you’d like it, and hopefully, enjoy some time with a certain “Professor in the Closet.” For the most part I do have a pretty cool family. Have fun with your drink-a-rama. 😉
November 29th, 2013 at 3:07 pm
Still in the midst of it … just about to (yes) start dinner … which means we’ll finish about 1:00 or 2:00. Ah, France. This boy does like his bed. By way of transition, you’re very handsome. I believe I’ve said that before … cheesy booze-up night and all.
November 29th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Ah, thank you! You’re quite handsome too, and I hope you enjoy your dinner. I think though I’d rather you be in my bed than yours. I’m feeling a little devilish today. 🙂
November 29th, 2013 at 4:24 pm
How he does torment me my Joe! Yes, I’d like to be there as well (and never leave) .. well, okay, we can leave the bed, but only for necessary breaks … like work 😉
November 29th, 2013 at 9:48 pm
We did not go shopping today. Today is my birthday and my pub was born on black friday (It wasn’t called Black Friday then) more than 50 years ago. That means we all shared a birthday this week. We hope you had a happy one, xo LMA
November 29th, 2013 at 9:51 pm
Happy Birthday! I’m always amazed at the number of people who have birthdays this time of year. I’m glad you had a wonderful one. I’m planning to have a good one tomorrow.