I am up, in the man-cave, drinking coffee, reading MGoBlog, watching videos of Michigan and ND, with the Big Ten Network on the big screen. I am prepared for one of the most memorable college football lineups in recent memory.
Suddenly, I hear the unmistakable sound of my wife walking upstairs in dress shoes (we have hard wood floors and there's no way to NOT notice when someone is wearing hard heeled shoes up there). I think to myself, "Why would she be wearing shoes at 9am on a Satruday? She's not going anywhere."
Now my blood pressure starts to rise as she opens the door to the basement and begins to descend into my lair. WTF is going ON? She NEVER comes down here. She hates it down here.
She turns the corner and say, "We have to leave about 9:30"
"LEAVE? LEAVE FOR WHAT?"
She answers "Kelly (our 14 year old/freshman) has a volleyball tournament down in Carelton"
These tournament last all day. They begin with a round robin and then conclude with a single elimation playoff. This thing is going on well into the game.
Now, I love my kids more than anything in the world. My daughter is my heart. No matter what, I will support her and put her first and foremost. I will proudly sit in the stands for her freshman high school volleyball tournament and forego watching the games on tv. BUT, just in the event I have to run out and get gas or run to the store or suddenly need a breath of fresh air........are there any Michigan Football themed bars/sports bars down in Carleton?
EDIT: OH, and I almost forgot a significantly crappy coincidence. My kids attend Notre Dame Prep High School, and I coach football there. Everyonewill be wearing Notre Dame stuff. Hahaha! How much does that suck?