How the heck is a girl from Lima, Ohio who graduated from Notre Dame supposed to watch the Fiesta Bowl today without feeling a little nuts?
My heart is still in Ohio, despite the fact that I've lived here in Hoosierville longer than I've lived anywhere in my life. And I don't need to tell you, my dear friends who know me so well, that despite my grumps every now and then, I do bleed blue and gold for my Irish.
But my Uncle Connie and dear Cousin David went to Ohio State, and as a matter of fact, David still works for OSU. My high school classmates (many of them, anyway) are Buckeyes, and for as long as I can remember, my family had a friendly and funny rivalry with the Stallkamp family.
But Dad and I went to Notre Dame, and I have made my life here in Indiana because I couldn't bear to be far away from the Grotto, and this house is and has always been loyal to the Fighting Irish.
So I suppose I will hope for a tie and that both teams have fun, stay safe, and give us a good show.
Happy New Year, peeps! Let's hope this is the biggest conundrum the Spinster Stitcher will have to face this year!
P.S. I just looked up at the TeeVee and the score is 14-0, Ohio State.
COME ON, IRISH! GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR HEINEYS AND BEAT THE BUCKEYES!!!
P.P.S. Sorry, that just kind of slipped out.