Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sunday evening

Well, at one time I could follow a game of football with some excitement, 
but I seem to have lost my enthusiasm, and although the Super-Bowl is on the TV,
 with all its amazing commercials, I am only getting glimpses of it as I pass through 
on my usual happy hour/supper time routine, 
and I am going to switch when the Great British Bakeoff comes on 
as I find it much more fascinating than the Patriots and the SeaHawks 
(though I would like to see the Seahawks win and I think their mascot was most impressive 
as he led the team out onto the field!!!!

.  And when I went to consult Mr. Google about a photo of him I also discovered these facts......

Ryan Asdourian can walk down the halls of his office building 
on Microsoft's Redmond campus and nary a head will turn.
Put him in his Sunday outfit, though, and heads pop out of offices,
smartphone cameras appear and one person after another stops to greet him -
especiall in these days of Seahawks playoff fever.
Such is the double life of Asdourian, 32, a Microsoft employee
who is also the man inside the costume of 'Blitz'  the Seattle 
Seahawk Mascot.
Most days of the year, Asdourian, a ten year Microsoft veteran,
works on getting developers to create apps 
for the Windows platform.

On game day Sundays and for charity events, Asdourian dons the blue
fuzzy-headed big-beaked costume, which adds
muscular padding and three inches to his already six foot tall frame.

His weekday presentation patter goes silent
while his physical antics grow bolder and bigger.
"When I'm in the costume there is a character for Blitz...
you transform"  Blitz, he said, "is the Seahawks
biggest fan.  He pumps up the crowd, loves kids, loves to be goofy,
has a lot of fun.  You're excited
and you're representative of the team,
so you end up walking a little bit differently,
carrying that excitement with you."

I really had planned to watch the whole game, while I knitted another lace scarf, but I do miss Charles to comment and cheer with!
Not great sport fans, but we could get quite involved when the stakes were high....
 I remember pacing up and down the garden, outside,
when the Penticton Vs were winning the World Title all those many years ago,
 - it was just too fraught to listen to (radio - before TV)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It is later now.

I watched the Bakeoff and was fascinated by the sugary carmel creations
and the European Yeast Cake

And then I got lost in Downton Abbey
and watched Lord Crawley scuffle on the floor
with the thin art dealer who was prepared to take advantage
of Lady Cora.

An elegant evening soap opera, I think, although
it does have educational overtones.

I switched back to the football game and was just in time
to see the fantastic fumble recovery and
the heartbreaking end to the game.
At least to Seahawk fans and other westerners. 

And so goes Sunday evening - I didn't get a lot of knitting done.
Lace patterns take a fair amount of concentration
and I found the needles stilled in my hands for
long stretches of time .

Did you remember to say White Rabbits this morning ?

I woke about two a.m. and took advantage of my
wakefulness to call upon the White Rabbit
for a pleasant, sunny February.

I woke at seven to find a light dusting of snow of the ground.

What does that say for the Wite Rabbit;  and
just how much faith should one put in his magic?

Or is it up to each of us to live day by day,
accepting what comes with good will  and gratefulness?????

Enough philosophizing - I think I will spend a bit of time
trying to master Candy Crush which
I have taken up instead of Luminosity.  Much more fun to see the candies
crushed, and just as much of a challenge to the brain.

P.S  I am not sure why Blogger has changed backgrounds in mid stream
but so be it.....


The Weaver of Grass said...

We just say rabbits here Hildred and I completely forgot, so having read your comment this morning, I got up from my chair and turned around three times saying rabbits each turn - the so called antidote I believe. And no - I am not at all superstitious!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I did say 'white rabbits' and I did think of you and thank you silently for sharing that bit of magic. (We had a lovely day weatherwise and otherwise ... of course all except for the ending to the game.)

We're the same kind of sports fans you are, but it has been good this year to have the University of Oregon in the Rose Bowl and the college playoffs and then Seattle in the Superbowl! (Neither ended the way we would have liked, but it was fun while it lasted; especially here because there aren't very many west-coasters here in our Park so we had a lot of fun cheering and taking good-natured kidding from all our east-coast and Ohio neighbors!)

Happy February.

Barb said...

Hildred, I love your stream-of-consiousness posts. They show off your wit. I have no idea why you would call on the White Rabbit - I thought it was Groundhog Day? He saw his shadow and hence the snow.