Sunday, February 1, 2009

Where Are All The Mens?

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It's Super Bowl Sunday, and you know what that means?? It's THE best day of the year to run errands and get all your items checked off your "TO DO" list because there is NOBODY around, Ladies!

Today was multi-tasker heaven! I was the first car at all the traffic lights; I zipped through the express lane at Ralph's with more than 10 items and didn't feel guilty about it; and best of all, there were very few cars in the drive-thru at In 'N Out. I literally got in and out -- and that, my friends, is a small miracle at the most popular burger joint in Southern California.

It's a ghost town out there because everyone who calls himself an American is plopped in front of a flat-screen TV somewhere spooning up chili and watching that overrated match-up between the Steelers and the Cardinals (at least I think that's who's playing!) Including my teen and tween, who are with their dad at his annual Super Bowl gala, but probably wishing they were with me. (They're not big football fans, either.)

I'll admit it's quite nice to have the whole town to myself, practically. While there were a few other women out and about, with whom I exchanged that knowing "aren't-we-the-smart-ones?" glance, I did miss seeing men around. Especially in Home Depot.

A world without men. It was a little eerie.

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