Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving Saturday

Is that a real term - Thanksgiving Saturday?

Anyway, I ran a "turkey trot" 5k in the neighborhood, and then I did something unusual - I went to a football game in Soldier Field. It wasn't a Chicago Bears' game, it was a college game - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign vs. Northwestern University, both "Big Ten" teams.

It was a chilly day. Above freezing. But a chilly day. And the team we were rooting for, Illinois, was not looking spectacularly good.

When the wind comes off the lake
and your knees begin to shake,
and it isn't looking good for your own team,
you should jump and give a cheer,
or perhaps a scornful jeer,
just to percolate some warmth in your bloodstream.

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