Super Bowl Entertainment Options for Women
He Wants To Watch The Game
Here it comes: Super Bowl XLVIII! The commercials, the apps, the stats, the commentaries, music downloads; it's the time of year when everything centers on the big game. The NFL network is doing its job of pulling men to the event, and guys just can't get enough of it. Everyone is hyped and preparing for the day, except you, the female part of the equation.
Sure, you play chef and cater to his whims. For some of us, that means grilling enough chicken to feed his buddies who stop in to watch. Bring out your favorite wings recipe, they are gonna want tons of it, along with dips and chips!
So, what are you to do while the party is going on? If you think about it, this is your time to pamper yourself without feeling guilty. You must get out of the house. Let them do whatever it is men do while watching the game of of the year. Of course, we women don't have to imagine what goes on — later, we see the evidence!
I Must Have It!
There's Always a Sale!
Is it not true, ladies? We always manage to find a sale, no matter where we happen to shop. This time of year the consignment shops offer great sales to customers. This is partially due to the after Christmas clean-out from clients/patrons and the need to attract buyers to boost revenue.
I love trying on jewelry. You just can't overstock your collection of baubles and bangles. They can highlight your ensemble or bring out your best features. Regardless, they are inexpensive. You know this because, my dear, you are a savvy shopper.
Catch Up On The News!
You Have Time For A Make-Over
If you are like me, your time is limited and just getting your hair cut deducts a major chunk from your schedule. With at least five hours to spare, you can indulge on perfecting your image. Book a full treatment at the salon: hair cut, dye job with highlights (go wild!), style and blow-dry. While you are at it, you must have your nails done, both pedicure and manicure.
Let's admit it ladies, for some of us, this is where we meet other likeminded souls. We head to the local watering hole to catch up on what's happening and find out who is doing what. My stylist keeps me updated on local trends, breaking news, gives her opinion on the Hollywood stars, and much, much more. It's Facebook without the visuals, although the imagery is still quite vivid.
The Thrill of the Lights and Sights
Hit The Hot Spots
Remember ladies, the pre-coverage and post-coverage on the Super Bowl adds a couple of hours to the game, there's plenty of time to call the gang and head out to the city. When was the last time you were able to chat over dinner and take pleasure in dessert with just the girls? We women need this quality time to unwind and rejuvenate our relationships with men. Seriously!
Look at this as an opportunity to dress up and go some place new and exciting. Afterwards, take in a movie, preferably a chic flick. Yes, it is mandatory to cry during the film. It's great therapy!
Take Time To Pamper Yourself
What If I Enjoy Staying Home?
I admit I have seen quite a few Super Bowl games in my lifetime and enjoyed every one from the comfort of my home. However, for those of us who need some "me" time there are some great options while our man watches the game.
Besides watching old movie favorites, my next best delight is having a personal spa day. It's so therapeutic to soak in a hot tub filled with bubbles while listening to soft music and watch the candles flicker. Later, pamper yourself with lotions and give yourself a manicure.
My personal climax to a spa day is chocolate truffles. Studies show chocolate benefits a woman's health by fighting disease through flavanoids and theobromine. Just one square of dark chocolate (70% cacao) daily helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attack by nearly 40%**. It also helps satisfy cravings by giving one a feeling of fullness, which cuts down on other sweets you may nibble upon during the day.
Okay, that is wonderful news about chocolate, but in short — I just love it!
Expand Your World
Solitude, Such Bliss!
When does a woman have time to read a favorite book, write a few letters, answer emails, or surf the net? Men, it is a fact: most women do not spend a lot of time doing these little pleasures on a daily basis. Oh, if only this were true!
Women, without ado, seize the day! Pull the book you set aside to read on a rainy day and immerse yourself into the pages. Write a letter pouring your heart out to a dear friend who needs the encouragement. Answer emails or Facebook posts, reconnect with people.
I spent one Super Bowl Sunday meditating and reading scripture, which renewed my faith in mankind and my maker. It is during quiet times your mind clears, opening the door to wisdom. Shut yourself in, listen for guidance —wait for the light.
Here is a novel idea; take a long nap! According to the Sleep Foundation, naps can restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. It can increase alertness in the period directly following the nap and may extend alertness a few hours later in the day. It is a great mini-vacation.
How Will You Spend Superbowl Sunday?
What are your plans?
Now for all you writers out there, write to your heart's content! Imagine a whole day to bang out some articles without interruption. This is one day you don't have to worry about someone wanting to go out for a drive, needing some dinner company, or just wondering where you are and what you are doing.
Go ahead, what are you waiting for? Enjoy yourself and do something special.
Come on, celebrate!
© 2014 Dianna Mendez