Girls Write Out
Friday, January 06, 2006

It happens every year at this time. The house gets suspiciously quiet, and I realize I haven't seen my family for a while. In fact, I've hardly seen them all week, my husband and three boys.

Then a roar erupts from the living room, and I follow the sound. There I find them, my boys, sacked out in front of the TV. And I remember.

Bowl week.

No, there's not a Tupperware sale, and it has nothing to do with alleys and pins and funny-looking shoes that are apparently appropriate everyday attire at the moment. No, I'm talking about every sportsman's dream week. Monday Night football. And Tuesday Night Football. And Wednesday Night Football. Need I go on?

We have the Fiesta Bowl, and the Orange Bowl, and the Tangelo-Kiwi Bowl, and let's not forget the Toilet Bowl. This, I am told, is the You-Are-Lucky-to-be-Playing-in-a-Bowl-Game Bowl.

Yes, my family goes into hiding every year this time, as I suspect happens in households all across America. The bowl games are finally over now, ladies, but don't start planning Family Game Night just yet. You did know that Pro-Football Playoffs begin this weekend, didn't you?

Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:23 AM  
  Comments (14)
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At 11:32 PM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

Ah,so you've been to my house. Sigh. Think of it as good quality reading time. =)

Boys...who needs 'em?

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

And UGH......I've had my FILL of football this year. You just had to remind me about probowl kickoffs, right? LOL

At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

you should just go on a relaxing vacation without them during this week every year. they might not even notice you are gone?

At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

oh sorry, i know i just commented... but... are your books available in australia? coz we have 2 christian bookstore chains, one of them doesn't have your books on their system and the other one is out of stock and says 8 weeks to order them.
any ideas? i looked at and
and i don't have a credit card to buy online from the usa. :(

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Oh, sheesh, Bethanie, what a pain! I don't know what to tell you. I wonder why the one store takes 8 weeks to order a book? You can have a set of living room furniture made in that amount of time. Anyone else have an answer for Bethanie?

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

well... in my experience... that generally means they aren't getting it in any time soon... says the same for She's All That too on the koorong site. so i bought it at word. yet they have the ashley stockingdale books... it's just bizarre!

it's so weird. then they'll have 15 copies of some 10yr old heartsong presents novel. lol!

i think i need to get me a visa debit card... i love shopping online... which is why i do not have a credit card. hehehe.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

I hate to admit this.... but I am glad I am not the only one!! hehe Funny you just wrote this, because I just blogged that my husband pulled the "you know I prayed for a wife that would watch football with me"...
slick huh??

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Ron Estrada said...

I realized that the only reason I have time to write a novel is because I DON'T watch football (or any other sports. For that matter, what's a TV?). And why would I want to with so many great books waiting to be read?

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Ron, you da man!

At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

books is definitely best!

(says she at 5.30am who read 2 novels last night and hasn't slept yet...)

At 6:31 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I love Bowl week. I'm quite sad college football is over. But so thrilled the Buckeye's won on Monday and was rootin-tootin' for Texas.

Had lunch today with bunch of guys I used to work with - football knowledge came in handy. ;)

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Rachel, your Buckeyes beat my family's beloved Irish!

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

I dislike football. I dislike the zombie ensconced in front of the television. I didn't marry that zombie, and I don't remember it appearing when we were dating.

In revenge, I made him watch Princess Diaries 2 the other night.


At 10:55 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Oh, Denise, sorry. ;0 But the Irish are looking good. Rachel


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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