I love football, and no, it's not just the men in tight pants. (Please note the word 'just'.) I also love the sense of expectation, the fact you never really know what's going to happen next, the excitement when your team's ahead, the rooting and yelling at the TV when they're not, and...the popcorn.
It's all a ritual, one that we love here in Casa de Thurlo. My favorite teams are the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers, and the New Orleans Saints. David's are the Broncos and Cowboys. But we watch anything, really. We like to watch Eli Manning (Giants) too.
My favorite part of this is that we all pile into the family room, sitting in couches that are more like giant extremely comfortable daybeds! The dogs haven't a clue why we're cheering but they think it's great and bark along.
For those two hours, we're not writers, we're just fans enjoying ourselves. It's very therapeutic. It all goes under the header of taking time to just have fun -what we do the least well.
Here's the thing. When you work at a job you love, hours can slip away, and before you know it, you can lose track of life - you know, the real one just outside the office. Yet without balance, you can't 'walk in beauty', as the Navajos say.
We're learning that when we make it a point to take time and have fun, everything else falls into place. Our work's better too.
That's where football comes in. We have our NFL caps - which we wear each time our teams play - because, as any fan knows, it brings your team luck! (Okay, we don't know that, but the last time we wore them our teams won. Just sayin')
So what do you guys do just for fun?