Saturday, February 03, 2007

Go Bears!

Ok, so we went to dinner at a fondue place last night that is way over priced but SO SO delicious! We save it for special occasions, like our TAX RETURN!!! :) Had my first apple martini. Loved it so much, I had another. And I was feelin good....
We had a really nice night out.

But that's not my main point tonight. I was ASTOUNDED by the Bears mania going on closer to Chicago!! 2 buildings had their windows lit up in Bears letters and the big "C" insignia. Amazing! The coordination required to do this, on the 20 story buildings with windows and curtains needing to be just-so... Some serious fans. Even the tollway had their usual running lights over the road and then, slipped in between the "10 minutes to blah blah," was "Go Bears!" We had, in our town, kids dressed from head to toe yesterday in orange and blue, people shoveling snow in the "C", clearing the ice rinks with "Go Bears!", and enough orange and blue flags flapping hysterically from car windows for a lifetime!

So, Chicagoland is Bears' manic. We need to have the game over and done with just so that we can get back to our regularly scheduled lives. Granted, I am really excited for a party at my sister's tomorrow and I am really happy for my husband and all of the other fans, but it IS a little crazy.

I am making chili and we are bringing "WOW!" wings (oh my God, the Thai peanut wings are incredible!) The kids will be exhausted for school the next day, but this will not matter to Patrick. You know what? I just had a thought. On Christmas night, we took separate cars so that he could go home by 8:00 because he had work the next morning (he gets up at 3:00) but I will guarantee that we will be out late tomorrow night, with no regard as to how tired he will be at work the next day.... hmmmm. Interesting.

8 comments:

kelly jeanie said...

Husbands...bundles of contradiction, they are.

Glad to hear you liked the fondue place...There's one near my parents' that I've been itching to try but too afraid. Also glad you had a nice night out!

Thai wings? RECIPE!!!

Anonymous said...

My hubby was just in Chicago & he said the same thing! Those people are true fans!

The fondue place sounds amazing! Gotta splurge a little w/ that tax money...thats only fair! =) Have a great weekend.

Nicole said...

I can't imagine the buzz that is going on around there! Da Bears!!

I cannot wait to get out tax return, of course the first thing is we have to file it. DUH! I need to get on that!

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

It's all in the priorities Tracey!!! Christmas comes every single year......your favorite hometown team making it to the SuperBowl???? you jsut never know when that is going to happen....

Michelle said...

Glad you had a nice dinner out! The apple martini sounds good, I haven't had one before.

I'll be rooting for the Bears today, but only because the Pats lost to the Colts so I wouldn't want them to win now would I!? :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

GOOOOOOOOOO BEARS!

Where was the fondue place? Near Lincoln Park by chance?!

kate said...

i don't really give a rip about sports, but i do care that my friends do and i have a few bears fans in chicago, so---go bears!

and thanks for what you said on my blog. it seemed like you might have been afraid it'd be taken wrong or something, but it was helpful to have straight-forward, honest thinking.

Tracey said...

Stephanie, it's The Melting Pot, in Oak Brook Terrace.

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