Thursday, September 4, 2008

the big day

It's the week after Labor Day, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Wait wait. Thankfully, the Christmas season won't descend on us for at least another two months. This week does, however, represent a psychological change in the seasons. It's hurricane season, it's election season, and now—it's real football season. The New York Football Giants (yes, that's what they're really called) play the Washington Redskins tonight at 7:00 PM. Needless to say, the local sports bar here in central Virginia will be filled with red and gold. We'll have to wait nearly three days to see more NFL games, and one more after that to see the Vikings invade Wisconsin. Even so, it's almost here.