Snowy Super Bowl Sunday

The title of the post might seem to be a misnomer, since by the time you read this, it will be Monday. But I’m writing this post on Sunday. I have an ice cream winner to announce. And how appropriate a day it is—a blustery, blizzardy day—to announce the winner of something cold. Well, I’ll get to that in a minute. But first, you have to put up with my babbling. Or you could avoid that and skip down to the winner. Don’t worry. I won’t know if you do.

If I could choose three super powers (why stop at just one?), one of them would have to be the ability to generate heat at will. I could walk out in any blizzard in flip flops, secure in my own cocoon of heat. (What super power would you choose?)

I thought of that cocoon on this windy, snow-washed Super Bowl Sunday as I stepped outside in flip flops (yeah, I did) to take this photo, which does not really capture the blowing snow at all.


I returned inside to don my boots to make the trek to the parking lot to scrape the snow off my car and shovel the snow around it, since it has such tiny tires. Thankfully, it is equipped with front wheel drive.

Today was the perfect day to spend at least part of the afternoon on the couch, wrapped in a warm throw, with an Agatha Christie mystery (The Clocks) in my hands and a cup of cocoa at my elbow.

Afterward, I watched the Super Bowl, though I had no emotional investment in either the Seahawks or the Patriots. I have nothing against either team, mind you. I enjoyed the game. Still, I am disappointed that I’ve never been asked to sing the national anthem at any Super Bowl, though I keep my calendar open for such an eventuality. (And if you heard me sing, perhaps you’d tell me not to hold my breath.)


While we watched the game, my family and friends and I had a competition based on the score at the end of each quarter. We each were given two numbers based on some code my brother came up with. If each team’s score had those numbers, that person was declared the winner of that quarter. I won’t go into how the code worked. Suffice it to say I was ripped off every quarter! Yes, that was a clear example of sour grapes in case you were wondering.

Commercials during the Super Bowl that I loved:
• “Like a Girl”
• Clydesdales and the lost dog
• Dove Men+Care
• Invisible Mindy
• A Very Brady Snickers
• “With Dad” Nissan
• Toyota Camry How Great I Am
• Microsoft
• Doritos

I’ll give an honorable mention to the McDonald’s commercial for their innovative pricing. Love the emphasis on dads for many of these commercials. I also enjoyed the halftime show with Katy Perry and special guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott.


Congrats to the New England Patriots for winning Super Bowl 2015!

New England Patriots

Speaking of winners, the winner of the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Ice Cream Giveaway is looking for this very ice cream:

cherry garcia

And that person is . . .

Is . . .

Is . . .

Professor VJ Duke!!!!

Come on down, Professor! Please comment to confirm!

For anyone else out there, did you watch the Super Bowl? Were you rooting for the Seahawks or the Patriots? Which commercials did you like?

Super Bowl XLIX from Cherry Garcia from Book cover from New England Patriots logo from

33 thoughts on “Snowy Super Bowl Sunday

  1. I stayed up for the Super Bowl, and now I’m very tired. Over here the whole coverage was on from 10.00pm until 3.30 am, and my wife thinks I’m crazy, having had just three hours sleep. I hope to catch a couple of hours after the school run. My kids would have loved Katy Perry but she was on way too late !

    • Oh man!!! So late! The halftime show was pretty awesome!!! Katy sang all the favorites! I guess it’s rude of me to mention how great it was since you couldn’t see it. I’m betting there’s probably a YouTube video of the halftime show.

  2. Watched the Super Bowl, too much food/beer, and now I have a day with the boy being home. Buses aren’t running in this wintery mix.

    I wanted the Seahawks to win, but wasn’t too invested in the game. Still it was such a dismal ending with that last play choice.

    I liked the Minions commercial. The Nationwide dead kid one gave me nightmares.

  3. I noticed the PSA nature of the commercials ~ one on Domestic Violence (where she pretended to be calling for a pizza and the 911 operator read between the lines), the dead kid (not reaching his life’s aspirations), the “Like a Girl” message, Microsoft’s message about using technology to help amputees, dads care, etc.

    Like you, I’m waiting for a chance to sing in the SuperBowl ~ like the dead kid, I’m not apt to attain that aspiration. 😛

    • Did you see the news about the backlash the company received for the dead kid commercial? Though I can understand why they made it. But many people were appalled. The “Like a Girl” commercial was my absolute favorite. I sooooo love the message.

      Maybe someday someone will appreciate us and give us our chance to sing at the Super Bowl. Though I’m terrified I would suddenly draw a blank on the lyrics.

      • That would be bad. Better bring a cheat sheet onto the field with you.

        I did see some of the backlash . . . but I also saw lots of positive feedback about the commercial. You can only please some of the people during SuperBowl time.

      • Very true, Nancy. I’m trying to keep that in mind as I write. Some people might greatly dislike my sincere efforts. And that’s okay.

  4. I thought about you when I heard Chicago was getting hammered by snow. I hope you’re all dug out, L. Marie.
    I watched the Super Bowl until halftime, but since I get up at 4:00 am, I decided to call it a night. I was pulling for the Seahawks.
    Be safe!

    • Oh my!!! I don’t even see 4 a.m.!
      I spent yesterday shoveling snow. But when the temperature dropped, the parking lot turned slippery. 😦
      Seems a lot of people were pulling for the Seahawks. They gave it a good shot!

  5. Wow! Can’t believe I won. The professor was seriously shocked. Thank you!

    So, of course, I pulled for the Pats. But I actually didn’t watch the entire game! I got caught up in Space Cowboys.

  6. Wow, I can hear and feel the crunch of the snow just by looking at your photo, Linda. Glad you had some hot cocoa to keep you warm. We also did some Superbowl games among the family. My mother-in-law found a website with all sorts of printable brackets and forms on which to place wagers and win prizes. Sounds like you had as much fun as we did.

    Stay warm and congrats to the Duke!

    • We did! Glad you had fun too.
      Yes, it’s very cold. About 14 inches of snow arrived, which is nothing compared to the East Coast. But the schools were closed yesterday. A number of teachers I know were at the tea shop I usually go to. All were enjoying the snow day.

  7. The Super Bowl started at 3:30 here in Seattle, so no problem with staying up late. I’m not a football fan, but I watched the game from beginning to end. So sad!!! That last call made history–and not in a good way. If the Seahawks had won, we would have had no trouble putting on a celebratory parade. The weather’s fine here … somewhere in the 50s.

    Loved the halftime show. Great lion and fabulous light show.

    • Wow! Three-thirty!
      Wow. Yeah, that call was painful, wasn’t it? Sorry about that. But the game was a good one. I envy you that 50 degree weather!

  8. Every time someone asks me what super power I want, I always have the same set of potential answers. 🙂 I want EITHER: Superspeed or the ability to stop time and not suffer for it. Although I like you warmth idea. I’ll do that one if I get to pick more than one. Maybe a negative Elsa type power, with the sandy beaches and tropical weather Anna suggested. 😀

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