Sunday, January 24, 2010


2009 Vikings Football Season. You had a good show, and you will be missed. The northland is mourning the sad remains of our football team. Surely we know that Favre won't be back for another season next year. He'll "retire" and move on. Maybe to another loser team like the Rams.

So now we have to pick a favorite for the Super Bowl in two weeks. Will it be Payton Manning and the Indy Colts or Drew Brees and the Saints? I have to admit, I like rooting for an under dog. Seeing how it will be the Saints first time at the Super Bowl, I'm going to put my cards on them.

Besides football, we've had an eventful weekend. I had a wine tasting hosted by my mother in law's coworker. Follow that? Now, you'd never guess by looking at her, but coworker is a biker chic. A badass biker chic at that. So where did she choose to host her wine tasting? The biker club of course! And who were her guests? All of her biker friends! Needless to say, I made Travis come with me. Not that I'm afraid of bikers, you just never know.

We arrived about a half hour early to set up and meet some guests as they arrived. Originally the guest list had about 60 people on it. 60 - yes, you read that correctly. Normally I tell my hosts to invite around 25-30 people. Not everyone will show up and you want to ensure that you have a good number. So for weeks I've been anticipating this huge party and wondering how I was going to manage a crowd that big.

In the end I didn't have to. Only about 10 people showed up. We've been inundated with rain, sleet, and snow for the past two days. Apparently bikers are afraid of weather, even in their regular cars. Most of the guests were already there when we arrived, so we got a warm hello as soon as we walked in the door. Although I have a feeling that they were more excited about the alcohol than me.

It turned out to be a fun evening, even though I felt a little out of place. I did make a friend though! A 50ish biker gentleman who was very intoxicated insisted that we "get drunk" with them once we were done with "all the business stuff". He informed me that he'd been there since 11 that morning to get the fire going. And what better way to keep warm yourself than to drink some beer? I suspect he was drinking something much stronger - there were rumors of Canadian whiskey floating around. Good times!

Resolution update: I've been slacking on the exercise front, but we've been eating a lot healthier! The other night we made Pasta Fagioli, which only has 196 calories per serving. I also managed to walk out of the grocery store only having spent $77.37 for ~ two weeks worth of food. We'll have to restock on milk and bread in between, but I'm quite proud of myself!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I am still upset by the game last night! I will be pulling for the Colts I guess. I don't even want to think of next season without Favre. Sounds like a good time at the party in spite of the drunk guy "helping" to get the party started, lol!