Sunday, March 14, 2010

March Madness, Baby!


Brackets, bracket busters, bracketology, bubble teams, on-the-bubble, bubble busters, must-wins, play-ins, upset-city, who got left out, automatic bids, at-large bids, punch your ticket, Cinderellas, glass slippers, Dickie V, Jimmy B, Coach K, Cameron Crazies, Diaper Dandies, “Rock Chalk Jayhawk,” office pools, family pools, conference champs, Selection Sunday, first round upsets, one and done, #1 seeds, first and second rounds, Regionals, Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight, Final Four™, the Big Dance, in-transition, fast break, triple-doubles, three-pointers, buzzer beaters, points in the paint, Big 12, Big East, Big 10, ACC, SEC, PAC 10, A-10, mid-Majors, Bruins, Cardinals, Wildcats, Panthers, Terps, Tigers, Huskies, Mountaineers, Boilermakers, Spartans, Sooners, Utes, Seminoles, Orangemen, Golden Bears, Blue Devils, Sun Devils, Demon Deacons, Tar Heels, The Vols, The ‘Zags, The Buckeyes, cutting down the net, “One Shining Moment”…


It only means one thing… (cue CBS Sports music)…


It’s March Madness™, baby!


I’m saying goodbye to motherhood for the next three weekends and assuming the “couch potato” position in front of the big screen (honestly, I’m not on the couch very long, because I’m jumping up and down screaming at the TV like a lunatic). I’m on hiatus from dinner, laundry, baths and homework. Some Moms indulge in chocolate, manicures, quiet time with a book, or shopping with friends. My ultimate indulgence is watching as many games as possible until I’m delirious. My bracket is complete, my team didn't make it but my husband better get ready for the trash talk, because his alma mater will totally choke in the first round. I’ve got chips, queso, Dr. Pepper, DirecTV, HDTV, DVR and the remote. The DO NOT DISTURB sign is on the door, so kids, unless you’ve been swarmed by fire ants or you’ve been drinking the ever popular wiper fluid Kool-Aid (I live in AR, that seems to be popular here), don’t even think about bothering me! Bring it on!


Let the Madness begin!


(Originally posted on Mormon Mommy Wars 15 March 2009)