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super madonna sunday

so who won the football game?! ūüôā


i was not joking when i said i would be planting myself in front of mom and dad’s tv, nose glued to the screen, in order to catch madonna’s half-time show:

incognito: my excitement level is embarrassing

i no longer watch nfl football at all (there was an era, in my teens, when i never missed sunday’s games) but i do get caught up in super bowl hype. as predicted to you weeks ago, my primary purpose this year, in watching, was to catch madonna’s half-time show. [it is on my life bucket list to attend a madonna concert. really, that is the only live music performance i have any huge desire to see. well, ok, i would love to see cher, as well].

i didn’t feel badly in the least about firmly plonking myself on mom and dad’s couch floor (i didn’t even bring out my knitting!) because dad is a huge sports fanatic, and mom is very easy-going. well, ok, dad is not at all a madonna fan…so i did inflict that on him…but, oh well, sorry about your luck, dad!


it was just a matter of putting in time until madge would take the stage. so, i brainstormed a madonna tribute!!

best madonna album: the immaculate collection

favourite madonna song: hung up/time goes by

top madonna movie role: evita

most outrageous madonna productions: (tie) the movie truth or dare and her coffee table book

biggest un-madonna act: writing children’s stories (?!)

madonna’s most memorable stage attire: [no caption necessary]


i am truly a madonna fan. yes, i love her music, but more than that, there are few icons who epitomize living fearlessly quite like the material girl. i respect how she has been the queen of reinvention over the decades, and continuously “braves new frontiers.” yes, some of her statements and actions may be stylized publicity stunts so that her name remains in the limelight, but i prefer to focus on the way madonna refuses to remain static with the way she lives life.

ok! F.I.N.A.L.L.Y., it was the moment we’d all i’d been waiting for – madonna on stage!!

the leaked news was true - madonna did open with "vogue"

the show was AWESOME!!!

"music, makes the pe-ople, come together..."

i loved the entire spectacle: the choreography, the dancing, madonna’s outfits and “look,” the lights, the singing – what a show. madonna’s still got the voice and the moves.

it was not perfect, however, and i bet that will bug madonna to pieces. did you catch her slight mis-step off the bleacher, in the segment photographed above? and that WAS a middle-finger flash by M.I.A.!! -> i thought that’s what i saw!

with nicki minaj, performing "give me all your lovin'" -> new release!

grand finale! "like a prayer"

i LOVED the ending when madonna poofed off the stage. awesome.

then, a surprise!

say what, dad??!

unbeknownst to me, mom and dad’s pvr records the last 20 minutes of whatever you just watched – so dad hit rewind and i got to watch the whole show again! super zowie!

[tangent: family, please note that a MADONNA TSHIRT will be going on my 2012 christmas list for at least the third time!! indulge me already, please?!].

*sigh.* ’twill have to suffice until i can get me to a concert! although, i likely had a better sightline with my nose-to-the-tv spot!

question #1: did you watch the super bowl yesterday? i likely will next watch football on super bowl sunday, 2013.

question #2: if so, did you watch for:

  • the football (who were the two teams playing again? haha!)
  • the ads (we are totally gypped in canada – the creative, just-out-for-super bowl tv commercials are replaced crappy canadian commercials by the canadian broadcasters. check out this article, “why most super bowl ads get stopped at the border” from friday’s globe and mail, if you like).
  • madonna at the half-time show!!!!

question #3: offer up your own madonna tribute(s)! earliest madonna memory: watching desperately seeking susan on vcr at tanya s’s house in high school, with a bunch of girlfriends!


A Super Super Bowl Party

Last eve, B and I got ready for Jeff’s Super Bowl Party. We left 30 seconds before we wanted to arrive (6:30 p.m.):

wait for me!! 26 steps down the stairs, and around the corner - arrived!

Jeff really is the Host with the Most. He provides a wonderful spread of apps, and last eve, gave us a selection of two types of pulled pork and homemade chili. Both were excellent.

It’s BYOB, and I brought along a new beverage:

diet ginger ale, flavoured with stevia!

Two thumbs up for this pop! Honestly, I couldn’t tell that it wasn’t sweetened with sugar or aspartame. I definitely will buy this again.

I also brought along a plate of my chocolate chip cookies to contribute to the dessert table:

had to protect the cookies for the long commute to the party, don'tcha know!

You know you’ve got a winner of a cookie on your hands when people dig in to them during the appetizer course!

Yes, you need to make these cookies¬†now!! That Anna Olson knows what she’s doing! I can vouch for the fact that the taste and texture are both out of this world. Don’t say you didn’t get fair warning!

By the time we arrived, we had missed hearing Christina Aguilera¬†sing the National Anthem…and that was a good thing, by the sounds of things…

Pretty much everyone was gathered by this time! Let the socializing begin!

our host, jeff, and katie!

is anyone actually watching the game?!

party guests: a mix of our neighbours + jeff's daughter jillian's friends - love the mix of age groups!

me, neighbour sue, katie, donnie

neighbour lou + jillian's fiance, duncan

jeff + b!

Actually, I ended up seeing more of the game than I thought I would! And my wish for an exciting match came true – saw my fill of interceptions, turnovers, touchdowns – couldn’t ask for more.

everyone except about two guests was cheering for green bay! good thing they won!

The half-time show drew our attention even more than the football:

black eyed peas, fergie, dancers = spectacle!

Personally, I loved the dancers and the choreography. Was super-happy that the Black Eyed Peas included The Time/Dirty Bits¬†in their musical montage! Could have done without Fergie’s version of “Sweet Child of Mine…” that song belongs to Guns n Roses, only.

We stayed til well into the third quarter. I left the few cookies that were still around. Since last year’s Super Bowl Experimental Dessert…

…was one of the flops of the “40 Recipes,” (see #5),¬†the cookies made up for that disappointment!

Unfortunately, we don’t get the US feed here for commercials – so I have no idea if there were some funny gems shown during the game. Guess I can go online to find out! All I know is I didn’t see any of this guy – boo hoo:


All in all, it was a fantastic Super Bowl experience: super friends, super food, super game…who could ask for anything more.

And I leave you with this:

ball of rewound yarn? you guessed correctly - i had to do some ripping of mom's sweater - grrr!