Being an American
02/03/2013 - 02/03/2013 73 °F
This will be a short post since it wasn't terribly eventful, and unfortunately lacking pictures. Today is Superbowl Sunday and as a big football fan, I almost forgot about it being on vacation and not really caring since the Patriots got beat out. But my cousins' friend Ozzy whom was a groomsman in their wedding in 2011, was gonna visit from Fort Pierce for the game. So to save us some money and drunk driving, I decided to buy some stuff to make food for the game. The day started with a trip to Publix - chips and salsa, ingredients to make turkey chili with corn muffins, and more jello of course.
I got home and spent the rest of the day in, cooking chili for hours and making homemade guacamole - my first time! Later in the afternoon, Ozzy arrived and we went to pick up some (lots) of beer. It's kind of necessary when watching football. I found the beer I tried with Tiffany the other night that I've never seen back home - Imperial, a Costa Rican import and Kalik Gold, from the Bahamas. I ended up really liking Imperial which had a different taste that I can't even remember right now. Anyways we got neither because we found other options beforehand, oh well. When we got back, the chili was smelling so good, after simmering for at least 5 hours. I decided to get started on making my jalapeno cornbread muffins, my new favorite side to chili, and such a hit with my friends! I just follow the instructions on the cornbread box mix and chop up some fresh jalapeno and throw it into the batter. These were ready in time for kickoff, perfect.
The game was rough to watch since I was rooting against the Ravens for destroying the Pats in the AFC Championship game, and I felt like the Niners deserved this shot after Kapernick picked their team back up mid-season. The first half was horrible to watch, the half-time show with Beyonce was actually pretty good and they brought back Destiny's Child!! I felt like a teenager again. The second half of the game was better, the Niners with their head in the game finally, but it was a struggle coming back. The game actually came down to the last punt return in the last minute of the game - the Niners had the chance to take one last possession for a kick, but once the ball was caught, he somehow lost it and fumbled. Ravens win Superbowl 47. Hoorah......
Long day finally over, we finished it by watching an episode of Duck Dynasty - a reality show of rednecks in Louisiana who are a part of the duck-calling business. Quite bizarre.