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For The Love of Football

Gotta love a good game. This weekend we went to Pittsburgh and went to the divsional game between the Ravens and the Steelers. My hubs is from Pitt, and I discovered early on that it was either learn and love football or hit the road. Luckily, I picked it up pretty easy, and I actually really do like it. It didn’t help that the only real team I felt partial to up to that point was the Chicago Cubs…and lets face it- they are not a winning team. So for my new team to win spectacularly at the first Super Bowl, the first season I watched- I WAS HOOKED!!!!!
I got a taste of winning and it felt good. πŸ™‚
Since then we have developed our network of Steeler friends. Sunday or Monday hellos at the bar have turned into awesome friendships that have stayed in place since our move 4 hours away. I went to my first game the fall of 2005 and it sucked. It was cold, wet, and we lost. TO THE BENGALS. Ugh. Of course that was the last game we lost on our way to Super Bowl XL…but the game still sucked.
We have not been to anoth3er game until this year, and THIS year we have done it up style.
We went to the Steelers vs Saints game in New Orleans (NOLA for New Orleans, LA). We went to that game the weekend I was due my period after IUI#1. I knew on the Wednesday before the game that I was going to start. I already had my breakdown, and i had accepted it. My husband hadn’t given up hope- but I KNEW. The cramps, etc. etc. I had to take an HPT before our first drink on Saturday- and drink I did.
The next morning when I started by period, I was fine with it. I already grieved. My husband had not- he was still freaked out that I drank and hadn’t started my period.
It was all okay….I even got to make my next cycle plans with my RN dead drunk at Harrah’s casino. LOL. Who can say THAT?

We were in Pittsburgh for the New Year and watched the last game with Kingman’s childhood friends. everything all Steelers. It was awesome, and that got us both wishing we could go to a game. We ‘just checked’ on the cost of tickets….we ‘took a look at airplane tickets’. I don’t’ know if it was the change in the zodiac chart or what, but our stars aligned. We got the cheapest airfare we have ever had, and found PERFECT seats at the stadium. It wasn’t CHEAP, but it was totally doable. It was a weekend vacation, but we figured after august there won’t be any of those like we normally do.

So we went back this past weekend. It was AWESOME! The weather was good- not perfect- but good. In the 40s- and so nice that I didn’t wear my jacket during the game.
I wore a shirt that said “Steelers Fan in Progress” with an arrow pointing down towards my hoo haa. I guess it is supposed to be pointing at my ute, but it looked funny. πŸ™‚
Like my vag was going to be a wide receiver or something. LOL. Would that play get an Illegal Touching call? LOL!

Side tracked much? Anyhoo- after the awesomeness that was the Steelers win this weekend- we did the “oh, wouldn’t it be cool to go to the AFC championship game?”
We looked at prices, and we decided it was too much to do two weekends in a row.
My husband was so sad. Sad like he had to get castrated sad. Seriously- I haven’t seen him THAT sad since our horrible news of the Azoo.
I thought to myself…”Self…how can we make him happy…that won’t cost a zillion dollars?”
A little light bulb went off in my head. “HELLO?!?!?! SELF-you have 125,000+ Skymiles! You haven’t redeemed your AMEX points in forever……you MIGHT could pay for the airfare and tickets with different Perk points.”

I looked up some stuff…and sure enough- I figured out a way to get it all for a $20 award ticket redemption fee on Delta.com. Then I just cashout my AMEX points and all it good.

I have never seen my sweet husband so giddy! I did draw the line and said NO- we are NOT going to the Super Bowl. Luckily Kingman agrees with me.

We are excited to be going, and know we are lucky to have this opportunity. We don’t have to pay for hotel or rent a car while we are there. Those are big expenses also, and it helps so much.

Pictures will be in my next secret post. πŸ™‚

Steeler fan or not- watch the game on Sunday night. It is going to be a great one- I am going to be on the Home side on the first row of the upper deck. You really can’t ever see us, but just so you know where we are. πŸ™‚ 533 row A. πŸ™‚

Peace out.

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K

K is for KICKED IN THE ASS…which is exactly what happened to my Steelers yesterday…and is what is currently happening to the Washington Redskins as we speak. There is almost 60 points scored- it is just embarassing. Ugh.

There have been quite a few crappy Monday Night Football games this year- or is it just me?

I am a huge Steelers fan (as I have said before- is there any other type?), because my hubby is one. I learned really quick in our relationship that it was either learn it, enjoy it, have fun- or lose my hubby for 5 or so months out of the year…..or just break up. Neither appealed to me, so I learned it. It didn’t hurt that the first year we were dating was when the Steelers won Superbowl XL in a true story book fashion. Got into the playoff as a wild card. Bettis’ last year, and the Super Bowl held in his home town.

Sigh. As a Cubs fan, I was NOT used to winning! I loved it ,and I was hooked. Once I understood a lot of the basics of football, it was better. Those guys do so much more than just run around on the field and push each other around. It is a complex, and highly planned game. The sheer number of plays, code words, routes, etc. They have to learn astounds me. Do I think they deserve more money in a season than my husband will ever see in his lifetime? Probably not- but I tune Sundays, Monday, and Thursdays starting in November.

I love it.

Even when we get KICKED in the ass.

I know there are some of you that are rolling your eyes. I felt the same way- I used to hate football. I think it helps now that I understand it, and have a vested (albiet emotional) interest in it.

Anyhoodle. There is my K. I was KINDA reaching for that one.

 

PS. I feel fine- other that *TMI* being insanely constipated. I have eaten about 6 prunes today with no result. I am frightened they are going to KICK in at 2am. HA HA. Just as long as I don’t crap my pants. You ladies thatΒ  trigger and IUI what day do you count as your ovulation? The day of the IUI? Am I 1dpo? I just don’t know. It is so confusing. LOL.

O….Operation Impregnation-Second Wave

Today is brought to by the Letter O. In particular Operation Impregnation #2 happened today at around 1135am. It was a different Fellow on call that performed it. She wasn’t as put together as the first one- but whatever. She didn’t have nurses there to do it, and apparently there were a lot of IUIs today.Β  On the weekends we have to sign in at the security desk.Β  I know you are not supposed to look at the names etc…so I just looked at the destination. There were four people before us, then when we left 4 more had signed in. I never saw them- so who knows where they were put. I thought I heard some voices, but I dunno.

The procedure went well, I had a little discomfort with the speculum, but over all it was okay. The hubs just held my hand- didn’t do any cervix scoping this time. πŸ™‚ He was super sweet.Β  I didn’t really have any cramping afterwards like I did before. That given- we left right after the procedure to drive home. We drove up there separately, so I stopped by a new used book store in town. OMG. It has only been open a few weeks, but HOLY COW! The building used to be a Goody’s store- and the whole thing is ridiculously full of books. INSANE! I got 4 audiobooks for 35 bucks. I love to listen to audiobooks while I drive b/c the ride gets booooooring listening to just music.

Anyhoo- we drove home, went and changed and headed to our local favorite bar to watch the Steelers lose fabulously. Ugh. What a sucky game tonight. Hopefully we will make it to the Playoffs so I can go to another game.

Anyhoodle- here I am gassy as all get out. I dunno what is going on, but I am crazy uncomfortable and passing gas like crazy. I might just blow out the troopers. LOL.

Night all.