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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gimme a blanket........

.....make it black and gold.....

It's time to cook up a big plate of gooey nachos, mix up a batch of icey cold margaritas and cuddle up for some serious football watching.....

January in Pittsburgh.

That means 2 things--it's horribly cold and the Steelers are driving for the Super Bowl. (oh...and it also means I'll be turning another year older...). When the Steelers are not in the race for the Super Bowl in January---it feels a hell of a lot colder. Given today's temperatures---that's pretty hard to imagine.
But, Pittsburgh is one of those places that love their sports teams.

The city is on fire with Steeler Fever....right in the middle of a deep freeze. Come Sunday, if the Steelers pull out a win--there's no telling what the next 2 weeks will feel like. It will be black and gold 24/7,fire breathing fans will set the city ablaze with pigskin passion and you won't be able to find a single black & gold item within 50 miles of the city. I'll be perfectly honest--much to my football fan friends shock--I kinda like it. It's fun, it's festive, my husband and my son are both in good moods and there's yet another reason for a party. It's an extra holiday....when we need it most! And, the best thing about it--it doesn't involve any shopping or wrapping or decorating! It's adds pizzaz and warmth to a month that feels so cold and pizzazzless.

But, before you start planning that under-the-blanket football-a-thon.....let me ask you a question--Have you thought about your New Year health and diet resolutions?
You know the ones. The ones you made just a little over 2 weeks ago.
I'll bet you're sitting there saying "oh yeah, there she goes, Ms. Lapband! Way to wreck a party!".
Okay, okay....before you go postal on me, give me a second to redeem myself....
Here's a few tips to keep your healthy resolutions on track without sacrificing the fun food of FOOTBALL.....
The Best and Worst Beers in America
The 125 Healthiest Supermarket Foods in America
Eat This, Not That Super Bowl Foods


No matter who wins the game, you'll thank me in the morning...YOU will be a winner!

Go Steelers!

6 comments:

Jody V said...

Everyone in work is laughing Judi! I just read your post to them. Of course most are Giants fans here. I really need to get into football. I am a New York Rangers nut. Anyway - keep the LapBand posts going sister!! I need the reminders!! I will root for the Steelers too this weekend if my co workers don't kick my ass given the looks I am getting!!

Jody

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Ahh, life is good here in the Burg. Steelers are one game away from going to the Superbowl.
Judi is beginning to get in full Birthday-Rama mode.
And our village idiot is returning to Texas!
Yes girlfriend, there is much to celebrate! Crack open the lo-cal beers.

Jody V said...

You know...this football thing can really work out well for me. I am being added to the party list of all my co workers. Gee, I may have to buy a new outfit to wear for each different team. Again...this could really work for me!! I will have to shop for black and gold today!!

Debbie said...

It's something to look foreward to in these cold, cold weeks ahead. That and a special b-day !!! Go Steelers...Hmmmm I'm thinking a big pot of Chili would be great Steeler game food...Low fat of course...

Kathy said...

Any excuse to go to a party. Sign me up!! Besides I love margaritas, cadillac margaritas. And nachos are pretty yummy too.

Viv said...

Guy in front of me in line at K-Mart this morning was buying a pair of gloves. I said something about need those today. He said he had gloves in the car, these were just extras, just in case. Then I really looked at him - Steelers garb from inside out - if they make briefs, I bet he had them.LOL Good luck on Sunday.