Confession: I'm not an "on the ball" type of person. I tend to forget about things like meetings and fire drills. I've made duplicate copies of worksheets so many times because not only did I lose the original batch, but I completely forgot I ever made them. A perfect example is that I finally decided to check my flight information for this Friday's trip on Tuesday night. I couldn't find the email confirmation, and freaked out and spent 20 minutes looking through my thousands of old emails. I had finally convinced myself that I must have never hit submit or something and didn't actually buy the ticket and would have to drive up to Rochester for the marathon.
Turns out I archived the email. Genius.
I am totally disorganized and never ahead of the game, so I was really excited when Eric informed me that we were boycotting football going forward. Something about "replacement refs" that I think he's tried to explain to me like 42 times already. I really beat the curve on this one, I've already been boycotting football for 29 years, quite successfully I might add.
The boycott doesn't go into effect until tomorrow, because tonight we are using Eric's birthday gift: tickets to the Ravens game! They are playing the Browns, and Eric is a diehard Browns fan. I'm technically a Ravens fan. "Technically" because I can't make it through more than 30 seconds of football, even the Superbowl, without getting horribly bored and resorting to Twitter or Angry Birds. But I got a free Ravens jersey from my friend, so I faithfully wear it every Friday, because that means that during football season there are only 4 days of the week I have to work to overcome my lack of fashion sense in order to look mildly presentable.
I've only been to one other NFL game, back in 2009, which was also a Ravens game. There was a huge snowstorm, and they had to delay the game to clear off the seats. We were in the highest row, against the fence, and it wasn't even 20 degrees at the start.
Tonight the overnight low is 70, so this should be a pretty different experience. Plus I bought my boss's season tickets, (we're sitting with her inlaws!), so we might be able to see the field without binoculars. Against all reason, I'm thrilled to be going to the game, and feel like we'll have a lot of fun. Watching football on TV is boring, but being in the stadium is cool.
|Our view from our last game|
Speaking of race prep, I don't really consider myself a weather wimp when it comes to running. However, this morning, thunder and lightning woke me up before my alarm, and I got this on my phone.
Ya, back to bed it was. Darn. Luckily all I'm doing is an easy 3 miles, so I should be able to cram that in before the game. TWSS.
Are you organized?
Are you a football fan?