Sunday, November 16, 2008

He Is Not A Football Fan

I'm currently in Seattle for a good friend from college's wedding, which has been great so far. I love seeing people happy. Earlier this week, we were emailing back and forth on plans for the three days I'm spending out here and other such necessities. Part of this exchange has not stopped me from laughing, and I really need to share.

Me:
blah blah blah (rest of the email)

And I can search online for where to watch the NU game (as I'm assuming it's not on "normal" tv this week, especially not in Seattle!).

Friend:
I'm not sure. I think the Seattle alumni club is pretty well defunct. I haven't been to any events with them in awhile. I'm not sure there's an NU bar anymore.

Me:
I'll try other means, thanks. Hey -- if we go warm weather and if I can get sufficient tickets, would you go bowling with us or no chance? And IF is a big statement right now, I know, but Tempe is a possibility....

Friend:
Ask me about Tempe in 10 days... I say YES of course but (future wife) will say AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! I think bowling is very unlikely for me this weekend. I'm thinking about maybe going flying on Friday am. Any interest?

Screeeech! Wait, what? I never mentioned bowling this weekend. I mentioned Tempe and bowling together, and he has them totally separated. I'm talking about football. I'm talking about Northwestern. I'm talking about warm weather bowling and Tempe. I didn't realize I was making too huge a leap for someone who drove from Chicago to Pasadena to go to the Rose Bowl in 1996. Apparently the intervening 12 years have been difficult on his memory.

I did clear up the confusion in the next email, while only poking a small amount of fun at him for thinking I wanted to go pins and balls bowling with him on the weekend of his wedding. The good news is that it sounds like he's totally in, assuming we go to a bowl he's interested in. The Motor City Bowl may not exactly be his cup of tea. Here's hoping we put Michigan and Illinois in the win column.

As a side note, yes, he really meant flying like airplane flying. His plane. He has his pilot's license and typically meets me for vacations by flying on his own there. I'm not at all jealous of him though, I swear.

So would you have figured out that I was talking about going to a bowl game, or was I being too hard on him? Either way, I'm still giggling about it. And it's six days later.

9 comments:

Kellan November 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

That's a funny story - I thought you meant "bowling" - tee hee!

Have a great week - Kellan

Melissa November 16, 2008 at 8:30 PM  

Oh, would you call me a dope if I thought you were talking about bowling? Yeah, to bad I don't at least have the I can fly a plane excuse!! ;)

Cookie November 16, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

That is funny. I though you meant bowling in a bowling alley too! But I dont' really follow much college football!

Oh, and my hub has a pilot license. That's one expensive hobby!

Michelle November 16, 2008 at 11:10 PM  

Kellan - Apparently I should have posed this question to men! That or my brain really is that obtuse!

Melissa - Apparently I wouldn't! No one was with me on football.... And I think wanting to fly a private plane is not exactly the smartest thing one can do! ;)

Cookie - You aren't alone. In fact, it's 3 against 1 here! And yes... very expensive, I'm sure. I know he told me once what he had to pay for gas to fill up and to land in various places. We were going to fly over the Grand Canyon in August but it was obnoxiously expensive, so we declined. Lucky you -- what hobby do you get?

anymommy November 16, 2008 at 11:45 PM  

I got it. But, we're college bowl crazy around here!

Debbie November 17, 2008 at 7:26 PM  

Well since you and I talk the football lingo, I TOTALLY knew what you were talking about and if he was any kind of football fan , he would have as well;) Hopefully we are headed to the Rose Bowl. We better be beating Michigan State this weekend...

Michelle November 17, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

Anymommy - Phew! I was beginning to think that I was laughing at my friend for no reason. Thanks for reassuring me ;)

Debbie - Well, I KNEW you would get it. If you didn't, then no one would at all. And PSU may be going Rose Bowl with OSU getting an at-large. How do you feel about that? Good luck this weekend. Wish Minnesota luck against Iowa so NU won't get passed over because we don't travel as well ;)

Karen November 18, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

I totally got "going bowling" out of that. But I'm not a sports fan.

Michelle November 18, 2008 at 9:56 PM  

Karen - Well... at least you admit it :) HE on the other hand IS a sports fan. Or claims to be anyway!

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