Your reality: you probably stayed up late cheering on Louisville with friends at a bar or cheering from your comfy couch at home surrounded by platters of food and endless options of appetizers like buffalo chicken dip or had wings from bootleg barbecue, some of you stayed out late celebrating, drank beer, you wore cardinal red and bar hopped with everyone in the city (Louisville or cat fan alike) or maybe you are in Atlanta and you saw the game in person and you barely remember the celebration it was so good. But you along with nearly the entire city of Louisville celebrated big in ATL and the likes of Shaq.
My reality. Thomas and I hopped in a tuk tuk with my backpack and my laptop because I did not know if the place we were going would have the game on tv. (backup plan laptop stream the game). We arrived at a Honduran restaurant and had to wait to see if it was open. (place is empty) I sat down at a table. I learned that ESPN Deportes will have it on tv. The game starts, it is in Spanish. The place gives Thomas and I free beer because they must have sensed my anxiety overload or perhaps they thought I would calm down and not bang on their table anymore. We ate fried plantains and watched the game just us and the whole restaurant. Beers later (frees ones at that) Louisville won and we took a taxi home. Yes that happened.
So now it is Sunday, I made cupcakes for my kids, with Louisville flags and a banner to hang in class. I explained to my roommates its like Christmas morning…. I am so excited for tomorrow night. We will return to that same restaurant but hopefully others will join as well (I promised I would buy beer, if they sit with me and watch).
So here’s to it ladies and gentlemen. Go CARDS GO!
Ps: Refrigerator that was broken is now fixed, toilet now flushes without a string and and and and the hole in the ceiling that the bats fly into our room through, now is covered with a pretty new tile. (all is right in the world).
As well can you believe it…. 9 weeks left in Honduras. 4 in Costa Rica and boom…… Colorado
The below is a series of Eleven Questions….. I stole this from Julie’s blog and thought I would post myself…..Enjoy!
1. In baseball each player gets a “walk up song” that plays on his way up to the plate. What song would you pick?
The Beat, by Ben Rector. Click here.
2. What’s the best thing that happened to you last weekend?
Well this is an easy one. LOUISVILLE WINS (TWICE) My hometown team, the team I grew up watching, the school I had the honor of attending (for a bit) men and women’s basketball teams won their games in the Final Four to take them to the Championship game. Could not be more proud to call Louisville home. Proud of the University, proud of the teams and so excited for this weeks games!
|my self picture before the game when my nerves could barely stand it any more.|