Sunday, February 01, 2015

Football Follies

It was cloudy and a little blah when I got up this morning. I combated the grayness with Gingerbread Pancakes and Lost In Boston IV. I love the Lost In Boston and Unsung Musicals CD series. The first three Lost In Boston albums cover songs cut from famous or hit musicals. The one I listened to today, the fourth and final volume, gives us cut songs from off-Broadway shows ("Bad" and "A Little Dental Music" from Little Shop of Horrors), flops ("A Green and Private World" from the infamous Drat! The Cat), and shows that aren't well-known today ("Noah" from Jamaica, "Hots Michael at the Piano" from Working). My favorite numbers are "Thirty Weeks of Heaven," a hilarious tune on traveling the vaudeville circuit in the early 1900s from By the Beautiful Sea, the bouncy "Marking Time" from Pippin, and three devastating character songs from Ballroom, "Who Gave You Permission?", "Suddenly It's You," and "The Job Application."

Goes without saying that work was a madhouse today. First of all, the Super Bowl was tonight. Second, it's the beginning of the month. A lot of people just got money. Third, we're supposed to be getting bad weather again, although this time the forecasts made it very clear that it'll be rain and a little sleet and snow. This time, there was plenty of help to alleviate the long lines. The college boy who was my relief was right on time, and I was in and out with no problems.

When I got home, I changed, then put the Super Bowl on the radio while making salmon with escarole and mushrooms in lemon-wine sauce for dinner. The Patriots were playing the Seahawks tonight...and frankly, no amount of deflating could make me that excited. Both teams have made the Super Bowl at least once (and in the case of the Patriots, many times) in the last five years. Good thing it ended up being a far more exciting and less lopsided game than last year. No one scored during the first quarter. One team would get a touchdown, then the other would turn around and score points. I was really hoping that the Seahawks would repeat. I'm not terribly fond of the Patriots. Alas, they finally pulled through in the final minutes. The Patriots won the game 28-24.

It was just cloudy and cold but not freezing through most of the evening. It didn't actually start snowing until about 20 minutes or so ago. Once again, it's not coming down heavily, and it's not supposed to stick around. They're saying sleet and snow for tonight, then rain and snow tomorrow. We'll see what happens.

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