What a lame way to end the season, Patriots. I mean, really. All the hype to lose by a lousy 4 points. Not to mention the trash talk we had to endure from little Giants-lovin' Flower. To top off the evening, Gracie snuck a taste of the chocolate cake earlier today (huge chunk missing), so by the time we ate it, it was a little dry. Next time I need to make the cake day-of and also bake it for about 10 minutes less.
On a more positive note, I finished binding Grandpa's quilt and Patch said "Gracie." It even sounded like Gracie. He then proceeded to chase the poor chocolate-cake-stealing dog around calling "Gracie! Gracie! Gracie!" That wore him out a bit, so he asked to go "nigh-nigh." We let him.
My favorite ads were the Coke ads. The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons fighting over the Coke balloon was classic. The second ad featured James Carville and Bill Frist, both of whom I met as an intern on The Hill, working for the Senate Special Committee on the Year 2000 Technology Problem (in case you're wondering, I solved the problem. You're welcome). In the commercial, the rode around DC on a double decker bus, enjoying the sights of our nation's capital, and also enjoying a Coke or two. In this election season, the lesson of partisan tolerance did not go unnoticed.