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Would you rather: go to church or the football game

My little UU congregation is pretty small, so when our fund raising honcho brought up the idea that we could make some pretty good coin by working at the Houston Texans’ football games we were a little hesitant.  She did some research and said we needed at least 25 people to volunteer to work our stand. Ouch.

Amazingly 25 people signed up and  I was one of them.  I mean, through her research she said we could earn anywhere from ten to twelve thousand dollars over the course of the season.  We’d be fools to pass up the chance.

Well, it didn’t really happen like we planned because like most things at my church, people didn’t show up. We need at a minimum 11 people to be there and most times we’re barely scraping up eight or nine of the 25 volunteers who originally signed up.  It really sucks.  And I hate to admit it but I was one of them who wasn’t showing up.  Seemed like every Sunday we were supposed to be there something was going on with me.  Hell, one time I was scheduled to teach Sunday school.  It’s kinda hard to tell the preacher man I can’t teach our little ones about our UU principles because I have to go pour beer at the Texans game. Ugh. Looks worse to see that actually written out.

So, I finally made it out to the stadium about a month or so ago and have worked two games so far. I was supposed to be there a few nights ago for Monday Night Football against the Ravens.

I couldn’t get off work as early as I needed to be able to get there at 4:30.  With a 45 minute drive from my office, I wound up at the lot where we normally park at 5:15 which was still about 15 minutes until check-in ended. I think I could have made it but Continue reading

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Well against Amuirin’s admonishes about how the day of the big game is one of the biggest drinking and driving days of the year, I ventured out into the byways of my fair city to watch the Superbowl at a favorite watering hole.

I didn’t have a dog in the fight this year… (“kind of… sort of” see last vid) but there’s always the commercials.

And so… my favorites. Well, at least when I wasn’t watching the open mic-ers on stage doin their thing.

I like this one cuz it glamorizes a Mexican with a guitar. Why didn’t they call me. I was free. I can’t wink, but I’ve got an eyebrow thing I can do. Yes, you read that right. Jules can’t wink. It winds up looking more like a twitch.

All I have to say is… “EWWWW!!!”

I’m pretty sure I’ve had a dream like this. Aaaggghhhh!!!

ok, i don't care if it's pushing a five mile per gallon behemoth... The activity in the commercial is a 10 on the "too cool" scale. Plus, the song used in it by Fu Manchu is just smokin'! Reminds me of The Pixies.

Johhny Pageless?... Kinsi?... Permafrost?... OmBen?...

C'mon... you know you wanna. I need to find a cape for this.


And my dog in the fight!

Take that chumps. My team got in the game anyway!