There are a number of things I'm looking forward to in the next 365 days (my last year living in my 20's, the presidential race and election, seeing if the Mayans were right, and more). But the thing I'm most looking forward to, I've been waiting for my entire life. The Super Bowl is in my town! Granted, the home town Indianapolis Colts won't be playing in the game, but it's been a dream of mine to go to a Super Bowl at some point in my life. I won't be attending the game, but all of the festivities in Indianapolis for an entire week is the next best thing! I cannot wait.
One thing that is often surprising to people when they get to know me is my deep love for sports. I apparently don't come off as a sports fan, but if I'm listing things that I know the most about in life, sports is in the top two. Particularly professional football.
The countdown has begun, the Super Bowl village is the epicenter of awesome. I cannot wait. I plan on visiting the downtown area nearly every day during that week just to be a part of it. It might be frigid in February, but they're going to have heaters lining the streets apparently. It quite probably will be only time we get to play host to the big game, so I want to take full advantage of the opportunity to participate. I also realized that there's no better way to improve your roads and put your city's best face forward than to host a party like the Super Bowl. Road construction has been going on all over Indianapolis at what seems like a feverish pace for quite a while now. So if nothing else, it will be good to not have to dodge the orange cones and merge into one lane on a 4 lane highway any longer - assuming everything's done by show time.
If you're in town during the first week of February, I hope you're able to get downtown to participate in the Super Bowl festivities. Maybe I'll see you there!
This post is part of Think Kit 2011.