What??? So, was anyone going to send me an email or something?!?! I'm sorry. When I heard "Man-Night" I was thinking something different. Now, that's not to say I didn't enjoy it or have fun. That's just to say that I need to make some changes to my blueprint if that's the way things are going to be moving forward.
The first part was what I expected. I was late getting to the "get together" because I had to wait for the wife to get off of work so there would be someone here with the kids. Personally, I think I could have left them home alone 30 minutes earlier. What trouble could they have possibly gotten into in 30 min???
Anyway... I go to the Man-Night spectacular. I get there right before the kickoff of the Cowboys/Saints game. I would make a sports statement right now but I'm going to leave it alone... for the moment. But this is the start to what I expected. We had football. We had beer. We had wings. We even had pizza (I love me some Papa Murphys!). I wasn't expecting that but I completely embraced it as the way it should have been all along. This easily carries us to halftime.
So what do we do for halftime. Beer and Pool (or Billiards depending on where you came from). That was fun too. But since I suck at pool (as well as the person I was playing against) the ONE game lasted the entire halftime. As I knock the 8-ball in (yes, I won) it was time for the kickoff of the second half.
We are going to fast-forward a little bit because the next hour and a half of football was exactly the same as the first hour and a half (Football, beer, wings, pizza, dip... yada, yada, yada). The only thing I will mention is that my team won. So I won at pool and my COWBOYS stopped the Saints undefeated run. Also, I am fully aware that I lost half of my readers just by mentioning I am a Cowboys fan. But the game ended and I'm 2 for 2. What next? This is the coveted male Holy Grail. Surely, we have something else to do.
I know... Let's play Mario Kart for the Wii! Wait... Did I just say we should play Mario Kart for the Wii? The odd part of this is that it seemed like the right thing to say and more so it seemed like the right thing to do. So we agreed. Mario Kart it is.
And though this was fun, I can't help but feel like I just lost my MAN card. Is this what MAN Night looks like now? Have I forgotten what it's like to do manly things (I'm sure Spuds is going to jump all over this one)? But between me and the friend that was hosting this there are a total of 2 men and 7 women! The guy-to-girl ratio is WAY off.
Most of the time I try to write something funny but this time I have a genuine concern. I'm not really sure what I was expecting out of Man Night. I was, however, expecting something to happen that I would have to explain to my wife. And I don't mean that in a Tiger Woods kind of way. But I was thinking that I would at least have a YouTube video with me dressed in a chicken suit running down the highway doing the Macarena with bells on. I guess I will have to save that until the next Man Night.
In the meantime... if any MEN have any ideas as to what I can plan for the next Man Night, just let me know. Women, no offense... but I already get enough of YOUR ideas. But thanks anyway. :)