when i got there, hailey was home, begging to be let outside to play in the snow. we only let her out briefly so she could use the bathroom. after i ate some croissants stuffed with kielbasa, i went out to shovel the back steps and to throw some snow with the dog.
later in the evening i got a ride back to cambridge.
the overall feeling for today is a sense of nervousness with the super bowl just tomorrow. new england having lost their last two super bowl appearances (both to the giants, who didn't even make it to the playoffs this year), it'd be nice if they could win this one. i wish i could just find out the score now, and not have to suffer through the game where i will be super tense. the ideal situation would be for the patriots to get a commanding lead early on; that's the only way where i can then relax and watch the rest of the game without going crazy. seattle is a great team and had the patriots not make it to the super bowl this year, i would be rooting for the seahawks (primarily because of pete carroll, whom i thought did a great job when he was coaching new england, but also because seattle is a fun team to watch). i feel like most of america is rooting for the seahawks, just because the patriots have been so dominant (despite their 2 recent super bowl loses). also past and recent allegations of cheating have painted new england in the role of the villain. but football is not about being the nicest guy; football is about armored men smashing into each other, with each play like watching a violent car collision. in football might makes right so maybe the bad team triumphs over the good team. should new england lose, i have to remember it's just a game. but should they win tomorrow night, i will look forward to the parade.