Sunday, January 21, 2007

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming

Is this a joke? Am I really popping champagne into Hanalei Bay after watching one of the most important wins in my lifetime? Honestly, I don't know what to say. As most of you know, I am a die-hard, maniacal and at certain times annoying, Chicago Bears fan. I have been following them since I was a skinny, dorky first grader in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I fell in love with Walter Payton the second I saw him play and have been an addict ever since.

I watched the first half at our house because the 3PM game started at 10AM our time and the bars don't open until 11AM. I was jumping around like a caged wildebeest and the second the half came, we jumped into my boy Tony's convertible and raced our way to a bar in Hanalei called Calypso Cafe. You can see the pure joy in my face and the pure agony in Jessica's for being pulled on such an absurd road-trip.

The Bears were up 16-0 at one point and then the Saints did what they do best; to score and score quickly. At one point it was 16-14 and I was growing weary. By the grace of God (or potentially, the Bears players), my team had an amazing second half and won by 25 points. I was on cloud nine and immediately announced that we had to go to the store and buy champagne. I hope this isn't the last time that I pop champagne for the Bears, but if it is, this was our view.


dkoy said...

Best entry yet.

Anonymous said...

Now that you are trying to grow your nappy salt and pepper beard out, can we rename you Patches Nicholson.. I think that really captures the essence of what is growing on your face. Why Jessica is with you is a mystery to me.. oh yeah, you took her to Hawaii. that solves it.