Friday, February 8, 2013

Post-Super Bowl thoughts


By CHRIS MILLSPAUGH

    What do we all do now after all the hype? We reached the zenith of hysteria last Sunday and now must face the return of our mundane lives trying to make a living in a resort area. The bubble has burst. Reality has set in once more. Where’s the fun in that? Well, we’d better find something to amuse us. This is what I do:

  1. I keep a fog machine in my bedroom and pretend I’m tossing and turning in a swamp.
  2. I like to drive to Hailey, get stuck in the cart corral at Albertsons and yell until someone comes to rescue me.
  3. I enjoy having long conversations with cats while I Photoshop the faces of people I’ve just confirmed as “friends” on Facebook.
  4. I like to go to Jane’s Artifacts and sniff Magic Markers until George tells me to leave.
  5. I take great pleasure in trying on wetsuits at Sturtevants.
  6. I think it’s fun to go to the Community Library and reminisce about card catalogs with Jana when she’s not in a play.
  7. I have changed the name of my home from The Cavern of Sorrow to Wonderful House.
  8. I spend my lunch hour at the Sun Valley Wine Co. and switch bottles around for Spillar while saying, “Hi, mate!” to everyone.
  9. I like to visit every bank in Ketchum and pick up cookies and candy and mints for social events I plan to sponsor in the spring.
  10. I like to go to movies and pay for the ticket with rolls of dimes while Kessler looks on bemused.

    You may have noticed over the past few years that when I can’t think of anything to write about for a column, I write lists. I enjoy that as well.
    Well, the message is to find some fun in your life until spring training. Pitchers and catchers report at the end of the month.
    Nice talking to you.


Mr. Millspaugh lives in a log cabin.




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