Super bowl Sunday. For many people, it's a party to look forward to. Personally, since I don't care for football, I've never really cared about the Super bowl. When Ian lived here though we always had to make/have an assortment...a multitude of snacks. and by snacks I pretty much mean the type I would not normally consume. Not talking about fresh veggies and hummus here...although those have made appearances before. No, I mean heavily breaded frozen or tiny cute versions of other bad-for-you items. We carry on the tradition Ian started years ago. Ian is all about the traditions. This year, a nice surprise- Garth was able to come home for an overnight! Now if you don't know my kids, you don't know that Garth is the least likely Super Bowl loving person (besides me maybe) on earth. So how funny when he said 'I wanna come home for superbowlsunday' (read: Im craving horrible junk food I would never buy for myself can you pick me up on Sunday afternoon?) ...plus we love to visit...plus Beyonce.
So it was fun and disgusting and relaxing and we enjoyed the halftime hoopla and as I watched that whole colossal affair I once again wondered about So Much Money. Sooooo much money, reportedly 10 million dollars (no idea but does it even matter?) that performance cost. It was entertaining. It was. but in the giant world we live in...that amount of money could have done something great. (Pretty much every year after the halftime show I have some version of this thought) I don't know. Just a few hours prior, when picking up Garth, I passed all of the makeshift tarp/tents under a bridge/overpass, peoples "homes" and at the very same time THIS is happening. It's astounding in a way. Television extravaganzas make me think about this too. Like the Grammys (or whatever big awards show) and their spectacular displays/performances. So Much Money.
I also wonder if the companies who buy Super Bowl ad space ever see increases in their business or is it really just a nice opportunity to be creative and innovative in their advertising? Just wondering.
Also on Saturday at Winterfest in Lake Geneva, my neighboring town, a bunch of cars fell into the lake. Yep. People parked ON the lake and as the day progressed,their vehicles fell through. This to me seems about as stupid as it gets but that's because I would never park on a lake. Tons of pictures on social media... and even on the news....I didn't see any mention of the possible negative effect ON the lake itself. Wondering about that. and life goes on. Happy Monday everyone!! x