All over the country, I imagine that people everywhere were of course watching the game at the very least. It’s basically an event here in the U.S. for which most things simply stop. Many of us are watching with others, and some are hosting or attending fun parties for the big game.
I had plans to go to friends’ house during the afternoon, and was looking forward to a good day in general. However, those plans changed – not the part of the day being okay though, because it was. More on that later.
Here in the Chicago area, we had a massive snowstorm that pretty much altered the plans of tons of people. In fact, there was a blizzard warning for much of the day, with people hunkered down at home instead of venturing outside. Driving was not recommended, and it was easy to see why, considering the snow and wind.
Needless to say, this type of weather made people cancel get-togethers and events. In the morning, I spoke to someone who said that his wife had a baby shower to go to, but it was canceled because nobody could make it. Super Bowl parties? Yes, many suffered the same fate.
So, what to do in that case?
Over here, we didn’t leave home all day. Instead, we got things done around the house – which is a good way to spend what amounted to a “snow day” for everyone. And the big game? Well, we just stayed in to enjoy what turned out to be a really good game and an exciting finish!
No big party, no spending lots of money on drinks, pizza delivery, or anything of the sort happened. It’s not like we could go anywhere with the blizzard, so it was just a matter of making do with what we had at home.
And you know what? It turned out to be alright. More than that, it was a lot fun! Yes, it’s possible to enjoy the Super Bowl without spending a lot. I’d guess it cost about $6 per person based on the food at home – dinner, snacks, etc.
It’s yet another example, albeit small, of how spending extra money does not necessarily lead to more happiness.
My Questions for You
What were your Super Bowl plans?
Have you ever noticed that sometimes it doesn’t take spending a lot of money to enjoy a celebration, party, or other event?
Additional Note: Here’s something Super Bowl-related to check out for entertainment purpose – how the stock market performs after the super bowl, based on which conference’s team wins.