Walking outside anytime after kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday might as well be a scene in I Am Legend. This also means that aside from a few un-Americans like you, everyone will be enjoying the comfort of their own homes (or friend’s couches or local bar stools) instead of doing the things they normally do on Sunday like hitting up the laundromat, getting prescriptions filled, and grabbing the last good DVD from the nearest Red Box. Aside from the occasional ice and beer run, I’d put safe money on me having the grocery store to myself Sunday afternoon.
Practice parallel parking.
Or learn how to drive, depending on what stage in life you’re in. I’m not saying that finding a space is going to be particularly easy, especially if you’re in a neighborhood of party-throwers, but traffic will be slim. That means plenty of time to turn your steering wheel a million times over and inch front and back, front and back, front and back, until you finally squeeze into the one open spot on the block. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
Eat at a fancy restaurant.
Somehow I doubt Mrs. McGillicutty convinced the Mr. that taking her to a nice anniversary dinner on Super Bowl Sunday worked out very well. He may be sleeping on a couch for the next week, but at least you’ll be able to get into Chez Chic for something classier than chicken wings.
See an embarrassing movie on the big screen.
Are you a macho man who publicly claims not to enjoy cartoons, documentaries, or the dreaded chick flick? Do you secretly want to check out Joyful Noise? There is no better time to tell your boys you’re sick, drive a town over (just in case), and check it out in what is sure to be an empty theater.
Order Thai food for delivery.
Because who eats Thai food during the Super Bowl? This can also be amended to Chinese, Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines per personal preference.
What are you doing for the Super Bowl?