Five Ways to Occupy Yourself During the AFC Championships
I have a big confession to make. I hate football. Aside from the fact that my husband just separated his shoulder from its socket attempting to play touch football with a gaggle of middle aged men, I hate that my weekend TV viewing is monopolized by football. I know I should be excited that the New York Giants may be going all the way to the Superbowl, but honestly, I'd rather be watching "Desperate Housewives" or a Betty White birthday special.
As I get ready to head to my girlfriend's house this weekend for their annual AFC chili fest, I kind of feel like the odd man out. Or shall I say odd woman out. My friends actually love football and when they start talking to my husband about a specific play or interception, my eyes glaze over and I start thinking about everything I'd rather be doing while everyone around me waxes poetic about the game.
If you're like me and could care less who wins the AFC championships or if you're more interested in the commercials that run during the Superbowl (um, that would be me), here are some tips on what you can do while everyone else is gathered around your flat screen TV.
1. Bring your iPad, Kindle or Nook to the game and make sure you download a really great book, or you can always hit Hulu Plus and watch a show that you'd rather see during the game - anyone for Celebrity Wife Swap or Dance Moms.
2. Hang out in the kitchen and help with the food preparation. Or just nibble on the food and gossip with your girlfriends who hate football too.
3. There's nothing like a challenging game of Scrabble to kill at least an hour of the game. If you're the only one left who isn't watching the game, then hop on over to Words with Friends and play virtually with another anti-Football fan.
4. Visit Facebook, update your status and wish a few people happy birthday. That'll burn at least 5 minutes of your time.
5. Visit your favorite online stores for a little retail therapy. You can even order the outfit you'd like to wear to your friend's Superbowl party - you may not want to be there either, but at least you'll look great.
If you're not a football fan, I'd love to find out what you do to keep yourself occupied during the game. Considering I'm running out of options, I'm open to trying out some new tactics.