football season sucks.

Monday, October 17, 2011


ed and i have this argument every october. sound familiar? please tell me it sounds familiar.

me: it's a beautiful day. let's go for a bike ride/walk with sam/picnic/anything but stay inside and watch this god-forsaken football game.
ed: it's 4 hours on a sunday. give me 4 hours.
me: it's 4 hours that we could be doing something fun.
ed: this is fun.
me: this sucks.

turns out, i'm pretty productive on NFL sunday. yesterday? check it:
-made quinoa risotto. recipe anyone? if so, i'll add it in the comments.
-quasi-cleaned the apartment.
-edited photos.
-piddled around the apartment like an old woman.
-took sam for a walk.
-met a friend for a farmer's market stroll.

when the game ended, we headed out for a late afternoon bike ride just as the sun was setting. football season doesn't suck so bad, but i'm still allowed to resist.

38 comments:

Naurnie said...

you are NOT ALONE. i despise football season.

Kim said...

Yes, post your recipe, please :) I'm with you - my husband parks it on the couch all day, but it's the least I can let him do to make up for the amount of trashy TV that he has to put up with from me.

Ana Magdalena said...

this makes two of us. I am not a fan of football season at all.

Kelly said...

I agree, I don't get the whole football thing... hours and hours of a beautiful day in front of the tv? no thanks.

rebecca said...

ed read this post last night and commented that it would "surely bring all the ladies together." on the contrary, it's kind of refreshing to hear a woman talk football stats on the subway.

Velva said...

I smiled when I read this post. I suffer a very similar experience at my house too. Looks like you got it covered okay...


Cheers.
Velva

Abby said...

This is happening around here, too. If the UofU or the 49ers are playing, I'm a single lady.

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

haha, sounds so familiar. My husband: "Imagine how much better your life would be if football wasn't on tv..." From 1pm till 11pm on Sunday I have no husband...unless the Pats are on (like last night) and then I'll be watching:)

Vanessa said...

My boyfriend isn't a huge football freak. But unfortunately he likes to work every Sunday night to get things ready for the work week. THAT sucks more than football, since I can't join in and work is boring...

And yes, I'd love to get that quinoa risotto recipe from you!

Alex said...

I'm glad my boyfriend doesn't like football. Instead of being at the game with all our friends this weekend [college game], we watched Bridesmaids and napped.

Quinoa risotto recipe, please!

Jennifurla said...

I am the opposite, I love football. I like to watch myself, and eat...eat....did I mention eat?

rebecca said...

you guys know i suck at exact recipes. be creative. here goes:

quinoa risotto:
-2 cups quinoa
-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
-good chicken stock
-1/2+ cup white wine
-1/2+ cup parmesan reggiano (or pecorino)
-salt and pepper
-garlic
-add whatever chopped veggies you like. i added carrots, parsley, onion and parsnips.

here's where i get all barefoot contessa on you (seeing as how i made this recipe up):
1. saute veggies in olive oil/butter until tender.
2. add garlic.
3. add salt and pepper.
4. de-glaze the pan with 1/2 cup white wine. let it simmer.
5. add 2 cups quinoa.
6. add enough chicken stock to generously cover the quinoa.
7. let cook, lid on, until the quinoa sprouts curly hairs. seriously, that's how you know it's done.
8. go make out with jeffrey garten. come back. act surprised that the risotto is finished.
9. before serving, stir in a little more white wine.
10. add 1/2 cup (or more) ground parm/pecorino.
11. act surprised (again) that jeffrey just got home to eat your fabulous risotto even though you were making out with him the whole time.

Katie said...

I can definitely relate, except it's college football for my husband instead of NFL. I'm always torn because I love football but I love fall and feel terrible for staying inside. These are what I call first world problems.

Lip Gloss and Flip Flops said...

Ha Ha Ha I agree with you! Football season ruins my Sundays every year! xo

Rebeka said...

At least your husband doesn't insist on going to football games and traveling to football games and leaving you on weekends. I like a little football, but mostly I hate football season.
And that quinoa risotto sounds awesome. I'm going to give it a try! Thanks, lady!

Cicely said...

I have a very similar argument with my husband, but our usually entails me making a comment questioning why he would want to watch the same thing over and over again, with the possibility of only two different results, which will not impact any aspect of his life whatsoever.

Filip Demuinck said...

Very beautiful photo collection. The placing is top.

Greetings,
Filip

rebecca said...

rebeka-
yikes! much worse.

filip-
thanks!

The Rigolosos said...

That recipe sounds amazing.

I loved your convo with Ed. Ha! Classic.

Pich and Roor said...

OMG story of my life but it doesn't even stop at football my husband is european so he watches every soccer game too aka we never see sunlight together lol.

Siri Natalia said...

Ha ha all of my uncles are insane about NFL sunday games. :) Thanks for the comment! Lets follow each other! Love the dog post too!

Katie said...

Awesome pics!!! I'm excited to keep seeing/reading about your pictures! I'm not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, but I SO APPRECIATE other people's talent for it.

Seth + Carlie said...

haha. I love this post. My husband and I had a similar conversation, but about college football.

la petite coquine said...

Watching football used to be torturous. I find I like it much better when I can shout, "Baby Brother!" because John's little brother is on CBS. That doesn't suck, but NFL does.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I say, just look at it as four hours of purely you time. What's the schedule for next Sunday? Maybe wanna meet up with me?

Susan said...

SO familiar, haha!!

Katy said...

No cable. Problem solved. ;-) hehe! I used to have this problem as well. I usually slept the whole time on the couch. haha! Glad you had a good day!

rebecca said...

lena-
how cool is that? that's a reason to watch!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Thanks for the recipe! Just bought a bag of quinoa yesterday, never thought of making a risotto with it, great idea ;)

paddle to shore said...

yes! that sounds very familiar, haha!

Petra said...

I remember that from growing up with my dad. thank god not with my partner!!!

the risotto recipe sounds great. a lot faster than a real risotto, why didn't i think of this before???

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I can't wait to try that recipe. Yea....football. I just wish the games were shorter, then it would be easier to add to our day instead of it taking over!

Rebekka Seale said...

Oh girl, does that sound familiar! Except in this neck of the woods, it's Saturday, and it's SEC college football (Auburn), and it's kind of like a religion so I can't speak against it or I'm pronounced heretical. Lord, help us.

Holly said...

its "only 4 hours" that sounds so odd, because 4 whole hours on the weekend sounds long and precious.

im lucky my husband doesnt like watching football.

nicole said...

Ha! We're big football nerds at our house. Saturdays are reserved for Arkansas Razorback games. And Sundays are filled with NFL action. My husband's favorite team is the NY Jets. Mine is the Washington Redskins. I even have my own fantasy football team! (And I'm in first place in my fantasy league!). Hang in there. xo.

A Lost Feather said...

haha yes it does sound familiar. i don't mind football actually.. my boyfriend is 100% obsessed with sports.. he even works in sports marketing. i like watching sports.. but the 1pm games are miserable. play at night when i can't be outside playing anyway!

rebecca said...

a lost feather-
exactly. night games solve it all.

kitchu said...

so lucky football season is nonexistent in our house (or any other sport). i'd go batpoo batty.

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