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Board: Yakking It Up
Feb 1, 2007 12:03am
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Woa......another theme change right in the midst of looking at my logbook. I thought I had added something by mistake!

So is this rugby one just for fun, or do you actually have a holiday to celebrate it?

Love the little rugby balls in the menus :-)

YT
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Reply to: #68261 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 12:31am
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Are those rugby balls? From all I have heard about the sport I thought they would have to be spattered with blood and carried by a player with lots more bruises...

MisterSnarky
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Reply to: #68262 by MisterSnarky
Feb 1, 2007 12:33am
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Oh, yes, and don't forget three cheers for Ryan for all the great work!

MisterSnarky
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Reply to: #68261 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 1:05am
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Over on this side of the pond it's called football. soccer is soccer and football is football. except for maybe a few small clubs, we don't have rugby. I think our footballs may be a little more pointy than your rugby balls.

Some people celebrate it like a holiday or religion. Personally I could care less. I'd rather be out boxing.

Shiloh
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Reply to: #68264 by shiloh
Feb 1, 2007 1:43am
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Amen on the boxing
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Reply to: #68264 by shiloh
Feb 1, 2007 3:27am
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Actually the proper term is American Football.
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Reply to: #68261 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 3:31am
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Hi YT!

This coming Sunday is the Super Bowl--the big final playoff game between the two best professional football teams over here. (That is American football. We called European football soccer.)

You'll find a very large sector of the population plopped in front of their televisions eating casual party food (like potato chips, hamburgers, and beer) and yelling at the TV. There are a lot of big parties so folks can all yell at the TVs together. For many people who don't care about the teams in the Super Bowl, the best part is the commercials. I believe that this is the most expensive airtime a company can purchase and many put out their best, most creative ads.

Amyrica (who will be playing tennis instead of watching the Super Bowl this year)
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Reply to: #68264 by shiloh
Feb 1, 2007 4:41am
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I know a lot of wives that celebrate Super Sunday as a full day of freedom from answering to hubbies. **Holding up a cup of coffee** Here's to the SuperLadies of Plano Texas. Enjoy it girls!
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Reply to: #68268 by Amyrica
Feb 1, 2007 5:03am
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Once, 20 odd years ago, I was invited to a Super Bowl party while I was working in America. To start with eveyone was watching every kick and throw, but by the end of the second period there were only a couple of dedicated fans still in the TV lounge. Everyone else was drifted off to the barbeque or pool and was only interested in the scores to see who had won the sweepstake for that period!

If letterboxing had existed in America then I would have been out looking for boxes instead.

DM (who doesn't follow any ball sports)
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Reply to: #68268 by Amyrica
Feb 1, 2007 6:39am
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Quote You'll find a very large sector of the population plopped in front of their televisions eating casual party food (like potato chips, hamburgers, and beer) and yelling at the TV.


Yeah, that pretty much describes our house! :) Except there won't be as much yelling since the Seahawks aren't in the Super Bowl.

However, at our house, standard Super Bowl fare is Buffalo Chicken Dip. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!

Carianna of GG
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Reply to: #68310 by Gryffindors
Feb 1, 2007 6:47am
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Love anything "buffalo chicken" My mouth is watering
Had a blast
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Reply to: #68261 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 7:20am
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I love Marjorie in the helmet on the home page! :)

In case you are interested, YT, the two teams playing in the game on Sunday are the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts. Since I live in Northwest Indiana, where there are fans of both teams, I have been hearing about this stupid game non-stop for the past week and a half. I will be very glad when it is over! :) But I like the theme.

TG
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Reply to: #68337 by Trekkie Gal
Feb 1, 2007 7:48am
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Marjorie in her football helmet is too funny! I love it!! This "chick" can't wait for Sunday, either! One of these days I'll give you all a big "Who Dey?", but I'm biding my time. Kudos to Ryan on the theme!

Nancy
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Reply to: #68337 by Trekkie Gal
Feb 1, 2007 8:41am
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Quote In case you are interested, YT, the two teams playing in the game on Sunday are the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.


Glad you told me too, TG - I didn't know..... ;-)) Actually, the correct phrase should be "I didn't care enough to find out." Not a football fan, although I did watch "The Replacements" on TV the other night, and had fun with it. Some funny scenes in there - hubby was aggraveted he missed it ;-))

I like the "anti-superbowl" trend (not as in "I hate football", but as in "I'm not a fan,") at craft stores and fabric stores where they try to bring in the ladies (or men ;-)) who's spouses are totally into the game, but they aren't. One locally owned fabric store has a "sew-in" or something like that, for Super Bowl Sunday. It's a class or bring-your-project or something - just a social time to have fun - but the Super Bowl is the excuse.

The commercials are fun, but you can see them on the net the next day (probably later that night).

Mama Fox - going to go check out Marjorie in her helmet!
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Reply to: #68363 by The Little Foxes
Feb 1, 2007 9:04am
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Quote Not a football fan


That is me too, I come from an all female family (no grandfathers, uncles, nephews, brothers etc) so have never had to worry about sporty things. Thanks to all for putting me straight about the Super Bowl. If the theme changes it usually does it whilst I am have my first AQ fix of the morning, so I always feel honour bound to pass some comment :-D

We had two days of snow this month Diltian Martian, that is all. Didn't cause a problem letterboxing wise. The snowdrops are out now, so we will see what February brings.

YT
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Reply to: #68363 by The Little Foxes
Feb 1, 2007 9:53am
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I'm not really a football fan myself, but Marjorie just LOVES it. Who knows why? *shrug* Actually, I do know why. She's from Indianapolis (says so right there on the box!) so she's a Colts fan. She made me make the theme or threatened to quit her job in protest. Thus, the reason for her departure in the Winter Carnival theme--she was striking until I made a football theme for her beloved Colts.

But seriously--have you ever seen her try to catch a football? *shaking head*

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #68405 by Green Tortuga
Feb 1, 2007 12:24pm
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Quote She made me make the theme or threatened to quit her job in protest.

ROFLMAO.

Quote But seriously--have you ever seen her try to catch a football? *shaking head*

I have to say from an English Tortoise viewpoint, you American Tortugas are completely Bonkers :-D

YT
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Reply to: #68455 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 12:58pm
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Quote you American Tortugas are completely Bonkers :-D


I think it's all that time they spend in the water.

Shiloh
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Reply to: #68464 by shiloh
Feb 1, 2007 3:26pm
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Hey, where are the puppies? The truly big event of the upcoming weekend is the Puppy Bowl. Why would anyone watch football when you could be watching puppies??

-CC Lightning Bug
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Reply to: #68337 by Trekkie Gal
Feb 1, 2007 5:25pm
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Quote I love Marjorie in the helmet on the home page! :)


I'm with you on that one, TG! I got a serious case of the giggles when I saw her with her own little football. She looks so earnest and ready to play ball!! ;-)

Webfoot
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Reply to: #68478 by Cape Cod Lightning Bug
Feb 1, 2007 5:26pm
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Quote Why would anyone watch football when you could be watching puppies??


Not to mention the Kitty Half Time Show!

The under-the-water-bowl cam is my favorite.

DebBee
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Reply to: #68382 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Feb 1, 2007 5:30pm
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Quote The snowdrops are out now, so we will see what February brings.


Wow! The snowdrops are sleeping soundly under the snow (and ice) here! I will have to admit that I have been enjoying a 'real' winter for a change. I'm originally from Michigan, so it feels like home! :)

Webfoot