Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Big Monday, not so big Tuesday

The Bears had a great victory last night (hence no blog entry) and are now 5-3 with the divisional rival 6-2 Lions coming to town on Sunday afternoon. It's a key game because they beat us already (on the first Monday night game in Detroit in like 20 years). With green bay being unbeatable (they are 8-0), the Bears are fighting for one of two wild card spots. They have beaten several teams with whom they will be in competition for one of those special spots. They should still be able to go 11-5 even if they lose this weekend, but if two other teams, including the Lions, go 11-5, we could miss out on the playoffs. So the victory last night over Michael Vick and the Eagles really just makes next week that much more important!

I watched the game with Bill the bear and Ricardo up at a place called Brickhouse near Bill's house. It's a pretty awesome sports bar (and a national chain) and it was packed. Interestingly, Ricardo left at half-time like many of the patrons. Bill and I stayed until the end though and had a pretty good time cheering on the Bears and generally being obnoxious......well, it was mostly me being obnoxious.

Can't tell you how awesome our wedding gifts are to use everyday. The glasses, bowls, plates, pots and pans with which I cook are outstanding. The knives are great and sharp and the silverware is substantial. Every once in a while I just remember how awesome that stuff is.

LL is in the middle of a Sunday to Sunday training session which means she's got to be in the office at 8 a.m. and stays there until close to 7 or later which means she leaves by 7 a.m. and gets home closer to 8 p.m. That's a long day. So today I cook dinner for her and made one of her favorite desserts: sweet ripe plantains in a brown sugar sauce over ice cream. Just delicious. Just trying to make her day a little more pleasant.

And we have communication from Benny Baseball!! His email correspondence was limited, but did let us know that he'll be re-entering society sometime in the next month or so. Yay for those of us who count him as a friend.


alexis said...

oh that dessert does sound really good! Good on you for treating LL well. :)

el supremo de nm said...

I was happy for the Bears and Bear's fans. It was nice to see the offense have some resiliency.

terri said...

Funny how having nice things to use in the kitchen makes the whole food prep process that much more enjoyable. Which is why I just hosted a Pampered Chef party and am getting myself a bunch of new stuff on the cheap!

Glad to hear Benny Baseball is doing okay.