Super Sunday Without the Bowl
Jan. 21, 2011
I suppose it makes me less than American, but I do not watch the Super Bowl.
This is not to say that I don’t celebrate the Super Bowl, I do. I just don’t celebrate by actually watching the game. Over the years I have occasionally been drawn in by the half-time show (Prince! The Rolling Stones! U2!), but that won’t be happening this season (sorry, Black Eyed Peas).
I like Super Bowl food, seven-layer dip and I think hot wings are terrific, but sadly, I’m just not a football gal.
I like to celebrate the Super Bowl by taking advantage of the lack of folks out and about. During the big game, there is little-to-no traffic on the LA freeways giving the whole city a post-apocalyptic feel. It’s the only day of the year where parking at Trader Joe’s is not a competitive sport. There are no lines at Costco or the zoo either, so the possibilities are endless.
To celebrate this coming Super Bowl Sunday, we our considering making our first trip with our son to Disneyland. It seems that “The Happiest Place on Earth” would be even happier without giant crowds and long lines. I wonder if they have seven-layer dip there?
—Lisa is a former comedy writer for television. She now writes about her funny family at her blog Smacksy.com.