Monday, December 24, 2007

It's Christmas Eve!

$82 - Titans Tickets
$7 - Hot Chocolate
Free parking because we own this neighborhood
Laughing at the idiots who pay $25 to park when you can park 2 blocks over for free
42 degrees at the start (feels like 38), 38 by the end (feels like 33)
20 frozen fingers, 20 frozen toes and 2 frozen rear ends and faces
Going to your first Titans game together - first FOOTBALL game together - priceless

We had SO much fun at the game yesterday! We've each been to a Titans game - and the same game - just not with each other. And that was about 4 years ago when Brent went with "the guys" and sat down on the field and I went with "the girls" and we were about 4 rows from the top. And considering how the game stops all traffic in our 'hood on game days we were due to finally get to enjoy a game. It was crazy to hear the fireworks in person when points are scored, etc instead of just hearing them from our living room or out in the yard!

Right before we left Brent was putting the tix in his pocket and noticed they said "Obstructed View". Instantly we were both sad since this is something we NEVER treat ourselves to. And basically since we never even treat ourselves to ANYTHING it was more than a little upsetting. But when we got there and got to our seats we don't have a clue what they were talking about! They were great seats sort of in the curve right before the end of the field, about 4 rows up in the upper deck. We were next to a dad and his son who were great seat buddies, and there was a blank seat between Brent and the Michelin man. We wondered if we could poke his jacket and let all the air out.....A VERY excited woman and her son were behind us. She was absolutely hilarious - telling them what to do, if they caught an interception she'd yell out "I called it", or when Vince Young was sucking it up she'd say "I'm going to have to put in Collins now".

If you know anything about us you know we are most certainly not sports people. Typically if you talk sports we may roll our eyes back in our heads and say "blah blah blah sports blah blah" or tell you we've totally zoned out. So this was the most football we've watched all year. Anytime the people around us gave high fives we would too. And sometimes we'd just give them randomly. And whenever people got excited about however the Cincinnati gave turned out we got excited, too. I'm not exactly sure what all happened, but the actual football part was sort of boring because no one scored very much and it didn't seem like we did well. But it was just fun to be there for the 93rd consecutive sell out at LP Field and Brent picked up a billion of the little "play books" so we're going to have a lot of free Coke Zeros for the next few months. And the Titans did win and it was fun listening to everyone yell out "Jets you suck suck suck" as you make the long and winding walk back down to the bottom once the game is over.

Do I want season tickets? No. Would I go again? Sure! But I might pick a warmer month, although it was fun seeing T-Rac (our mascot - a raccoon) in his fun Christmas outfits, and a lot of the fans in fun Santa outfits which looked VERY warm! And I'm glad it was something we got to do together on this Christmas weekend. We've made it through all the "family stuff" and now it's time for Christmas for two! (Or three, we can't forget Pippin!)

On tap today - "Christmas Eve in Pajamas". It's pajamas all day today and considering it's gotten downright cold outside (it's 32 now, ugh!) it sounds like an even better plan. We're going to watch movies, veg and eat yummy snacks we've picked up over the last few days. At some point I do need to run out and get some asparagus for our Christmas lunch tomorrow, but that'll have to be done in PJs, too! Why not???

And for your viewing pleasure (until we download the pics we took at the game yesterday) here's a very festive house in our 'hood. They're about one block over and one block back. I'm not sure if they EVER turn this off since we first saw it a few weeks ago walking back from a neighborhood friend's party at 1 am. As much as I enjoy it, I am really glad I don't live next door or across the street!! It reminds me of that movie where they're trying to be seen from space. ENJOY!


At 6:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great day out and great Christmas Eve planned. And, I deftinely think you have to go to the store in your PJs. My sister and I did that all the time when we lived together in college!
Happy Holidays to all - even pippin!

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like an awesome time! Merry Christmas!

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Christmas Eve in PJs sounds great to me. And I see lots of people who wear their flannel bottoms to the store, so go right ahead, girl.

Your Titans experience sounds like my first Chargers game a few years ago. Our seatmates really made it fun, even when the Bolts began losing, and badly.

Merry Christmas, Rae!

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

It's hilarious that one of the highlights of the game was the mascots holiday outfit. You are funny!

I hope your PJ day was fun. But Stacy and Clinton would not approve of wearing them to the grocery store.

Happy Holidays!

At 4:32 AM, Blogger Robb said...

Checking in Rae...remember last Christmas Eve? We will never forget you and Brent and your hospitality. Great memories! I hope we can host you two someday as we would love to return the kindness.

Merry Christmas to both of you and to Pips.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Runner Susan said...

Merry Christmas Rae & Brent!

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Go Titans! I hope you guys get into the playoffs. VY's my man! RU rolling your eyes yet :-)

At 8:45 AM, Blogger TriSaraTops said...

Merry Christmas! :)

I have to admit though I am rooting against your Titans...if they lose and my Brownies win, we go to the playoffs! But only if that happens. hee hee

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Mugsy sends Pippin Christmas snorts and licks!

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Holly Jane said...

What cool Christmas lights! Thanks for the encouraging comment for CMM!

At 5:57 PM, Blogger lainb said...

haha! We "watch" sports the same way. I'm not a sports-fan either so I just clap or cheer when everyone else does. I feel like the world is made up of 99% sports-fans and 1% who-the-hell-cares people.


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