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Friday, January 29, 2010

Superbowl XLIV

Living in Louisiana, I have seen people going absolutely crazy about anything Saints oriented. After the game last week, there were many who went to the local sports store (after 11 p.m.) to get their championship t-shirts. CRAZY!!! Mine can wait.

As many of you know, the New Orleans Saints have not been very good for many years. They have been referred to as the "Aints" and many so called fans have gone to the games wearing bags on their heads. Now that they have had a winning season, and are headed to the Superbowl, many are taking off their bags and stocking up on anything Saints.

I have a friend that is getting ready to move from here to Utah. For a going away gift, I decided to make her a necklace. I knew I wanted to put a fleur-de-lis pendant on the necklace and thought it would not be difficult to find one here in Louisiana. Well, when I went into the craft store, I was greeted with black and gold ribbons and bows, Mardi gras beeds, etc. in the entrance of the store. As I looked for my pendant, I could not find what I was looking for, so I asked one of the employees and she showed me the one and only in the store...they were almost sold out! So, I grabbed some black and gold beads and headed home to put together these necklaces. Even though I am not a Saints fan, I thought these came out pretty nicely. I've just got to figure out which one to give my friend.

In a couple of weeks we will all be sitting down watching the Superbowl. My husband has been a Colts fan since he was a little boy. He loved watching Johnny Unitas and Mike Curtis. When we lived in Indiana, about an hour northeast of Indianapolis (in Muncie), our kids became Colts fans. I never really got into it that much. I like teams like the Miami Dolphins or the Denver Broncos. Anyway...we will all be rooting for the Indianapolis Colts. I think we may be a little out numbered here in the neighborhood, but that's ok, especially when the Colts win...lol. But even if the Saints win, then that's o.k. They have never had a better season than this one, and for so long, they have struggled. Soooo....may the best team win!

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