Thursday, January 29, 2009

3 days til Super Bowl

Familiar faces around me
Laughter fills the air
Your loving grace surrounds me
Everybody's here
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, turn it up
Meet me at Mary's place, we're gonna have a party
Bruce Springsteen


So I have been limping around this week, much more than normally, after getting landing a little funny playing volleyball on Sunday. It has kept me from doing much cardio, it hasn't kept me from working out. Much more sit ups, arms, shoulder, chest and back than normal, but no treadmill, no mall, and no pick up volleyball. One thing that sucks bad about getting older is the fact that it seems to take forever to recoup from an injury and you almost feel that these injuries will stick with you for the rest of your life. I had a sore shoulder from August thru November and now this. I never got injuries sitting on my couch, but the activity and mostly the playing volleyball has brought my such joy these last couple years that I can not imagine being without it. So if it means I limp, or I am sore in places I shouldn't be sore, or I creak and crackle when I stand up....Screw it it's well worth it.


A little bit about food. I have been to the supermarket every day this week in preparation for our Super Bowl party. But I have made a very conscious decision to eat less this week, to help prepare for Sunday. Taking joy from food is not a bad thing when done on occasion and when you realize it and prepare and recover the way you know you should. I will never be the person who can say no to good times and parties. I think I have a little too much hedonism in me :) I am, however a person who realizes that calories are like a charge on a credit card and if you are going to spend extra on the weekend be cheap the week before and really tighten the belt afterwards.


So with all that being said I hope everyone has a wonderful Super Bowl. Go Cardinal's for Kristin and Owner Bill Bidwell who is a Georgetown Prep alum like me. I saw The Reader this week and just have Benjamin Button left on the list of Best picture Nominations. I liked it okay, and am sure it was a tremendous book that lost a lot in the transition to the screen. Kate Winslet is excellent and very naked throughout much of the film. It probably doesn't deserve to be in the top 5 but is well above average.
Exercise Log
Tuesday OFF
Wednesday 400 sit ups, medicine ball tosses, biceps, triceps, neck
Thursday 400 sit ups, medicine ball tosses, shoulders, chest, lats, calfs
As always have a great week and enjoy "The Boss" in what should be a memorable halftime this year. Here is the Super Bowl Quiz we will be partaking in at the Trudeau Party this year: Peace, Jim



TRUDEAU Super Bowl Quiz 2009
1 Will Jennifer Hudson
Speak before the anthem begins
Speak after the anthem ends
Both
Neither

2. Will she be introduced as “Oscar Winner” Jennifer Hudson?
Yes
No
3. The Coin Toss.
Heads
Tails
4. Who Receives the Opening Kickoff?
Steelers
Cardinals
5. The first animal we see will be:
Dog
Bird or Fish or Bear
Monkey
Horse
Other
6. The first player to score a touchdown’s jersey number
Odd
Even

7. What happens first?
Touchdown
Field goal attempt
Fumble lost or interception
8. The first time we see a Pirate Ship:
First Quarter
Second Quarter
After/Never
9. The first Kickoff of the game will be:
Returned and placed outside the 29 yard line
Returned inside the 29 or not returned

10. The first Internet site advertised will be
GoDaddy.com
Monster.Com
Career Builder.com
E-Trade
Other
11. Will there be any scoring in the first 7 minutes of the game
Yes
No
12. The first Movie ad we see:
Monster v Aliens
Star Trek
Transformers
Other
13. Will we see Tom Hanks, Tom Brady, or Tom Cruise?
Yes
No
14. Will we see any Manning’s?
Only One
More than one
None
15. Will we hear the name Obama?
Yes
No
16. Who will you see first at the game?
Kurt Warner’s Wife
Any other relative of a player or coach
No relatives

17 The first commercial using a sports star will have a player from
Football
Basketball, Baseball, or Swimming
Auto Racing, Boxing, or Soccer
Any other sport
18. First Television Show Ad we see
Chuck
The Office
30 Rock, Law and Order, ER or Earl
Biggest Loser, Dateline, or Heroes
Some other show

HALFTIME FUN AND GAMES
19. Bruce Springsteen’s first song will be:
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
The Rising
10th Ave freeze-out
Glory Days
Any other song
20. Will Steve Van Zandt be wearing a scarf or bandana?
Yes
No
21. Will Bruce ever touch his wife, Patti?
Yes
No
22. Will anyone not in the band be on stage dancing?
Yes
No
23. Will Bruce be wearing blue jeans?
Yes
No
24. Bruce and the band will play a song off the new album
Yes
No

25. Clarence will be wearing a shirt that is:
White, Black, or Grey
Red, Orange, Pink, Blue, or Green
Multi-colored
Some other single color

26. Bruce will speak the words E- Street Band or “big” to the crowd
Yes
No
27. Last Song played at halftime
Born to Run
Born in the USA
Badlands
Glory Days
The Rising
Any Other Song
28. How many people throw a pass in the game?
2 or less
3 or more

29. The first commercial after the start of the second half:
Beer
Movie or Car
Food or Soda
Other
30. Will you hear the name Michelle, Heinz, Cowher, or Slumdog?
Yes
No
31. Who will have the ball to start the 4th Quarter?
Cardinals
Steelers
32. Will we ever see a girl in a bathing suit or hear the word “Ybor” or “Gasparilla”?
Yes
No
33. Will we ever here the words “this economy”?
Yes
No
34. Will Larry Fitzgerald score a touchdown?
Yes
No
35 The first car we see advertised will be from
Japan
Korea
Europe
USA
Other

36 Will we see a current member of Saturday Night Live?
Yes
No
37 What will you see first?
John Madden’s bus
Jerome “the bus” Bettis
Any other bus
38. Will we ever see Pepsi in a Coke commercial or Coke in a Pepsi commercial?
Yes
No
39. Who will we see first?
Wendell Middlebrooks
Conan O’Brien
Tina Fey
Someone wearing an animal suit


40. Will we ever see a stretcher or cart with a player on it?
Yes
No
41. First time that we see John Madden?
Wearing a sports coat
Not wearing a sports coat

42. The final outcome of the game
Cardinals Win
Steelers win by less than 8
Steelers win by 8 or more
43 Total points scored in the game:
Under 38
39- 47
48-55
55 or more
44. The last play of the game will be
A running play
A passing play
A kick
A QB kneeling down
45. First person interviewed after the game
Coach
Player

5 comments:

Kristin said...

It looks like you are set for one heck of a party! Almost makes me wish I was in Madison. Can't wait to hear about the party. Especially when the Cardinals are the Super Bowl Champions! (fingers crossed)

I like your attitude about having a good time at your party and enjoying yourself. You've put so much effort into the preparation of the food and day, enjoy it!

Don't forget to root for the Cards!!! : )

Sabine said...

Enjoy yourself on Sunday. I will not comment on the quiz the game or the commercials (which I don't get to see in Canada anyway)since it is public knowledge now that I have no clue about football.
But that will not stop me to root for your and Kristin's favourite team. Apprently the underdog??? I always support the underdog, even if your President does not.....
Talk to you soon
Sabine

caroline said...

Enjoy! and I hope you recover quickly

Kristin said...

Okay, I'm ready for your next post!! ; )

Jim Trudeau said...

Between Facebook and the fact I lead a fairly mundane life, I feel like I don't have that much to say that is interesting enough to read. :0) I'll explain my whole feeling around blogging my life when I see you at FR.