I am really not a football person, so why does my post title even mention the Super Bowl? Well, looks like my son is becoming a fan, and this year, the 49ers are there and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, they are our favorites by default. And they are moving closer home to us soon – to Santa Clara in the Silicon Valley. And of course, it is everywhere I turn around – newspapers, TV ads, storefront displays – all advertising the Super Bowl.
A few facts I learned courtesy of my son(who researched it on the internet!) and the internet itself:
- The entertainers at half-time do not get paid – they do the half-time show free – for publicity purposes only
- The San Francisco 49ers have won each time they were in the Super Bowl – 5 times in the Super Bowl and 5 times Champions
- Everyone loves Super Bowl ads and they have had full TV shows this year featuring past Super Bowl ads – and we watched them – again! This year, each 30 second ad will cost a cool $4 million.
- Favorite snack – Chicken wings (Per the National Chicken Council, about 1.23 billion wings will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday); Favorite healthy snack – avocados (in the form of guacamole – about 80 million pounds will be eaten according to the Hass Avocado Board)
- And about 700,000 people are expected to call in with Super Bowl “flu” on Monday!!!:) (luckily the main Super Bowl fan in our house – my 10 year old – already has the day off on Monday due to staff training day at his school!)
For Six Word Saturday (6WS):
Quote It over at Freda’s The theme this week is ‘Anger’ and my selected quotes are below:
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
– Phyllis Diller – This is one of my favorite quotes on anger and I guess I end up following it many a times.. so I sleep late (well, not really always but this is a funny quote and I do believe that we should not go to bed mad – cannot sleep anyways if we do)
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.”
– Ambrose Bierce
For dVerse Poetics where Karin invites us to write our take on Bright Shadows – either literal, metaphorical, or anything that ‘floats our poetic boat’! So here is mine, a little literal, a little metaphorical (if you so intend to take it), and I tried to write it using a poetry form described in an earlier FormForAll (I looooove FormForAll) – the Pantoum – described here. You can see a pattern in the lines that show the form or read more about the form at dVerse here.
The photos here are two versions – light and shadow – inverted colors – of the same photo of my son’s drawing –
a trial in pencil shading using a display of objects (photo below). All these photos go to Saturday Snapshot: