Friday, February 1, 2008

Options, options

At this week’s RevGalBlogPals’ Friday Five, the “options, options edition”, Sally asks:

First Superbowl ( someone explain to this Brit the significance)- love it or hate it?
I used to consider watching the Superbowl for the commercial breaks when many of the better commercials we’re going to see in 2008 are aired for the first time. Last year, many of these were even awful, so…now the only good thing about the Superbowl is that, once it’s over, there’s no more football on TV for a very long while!!! Hurray!!!

Second Candlemas/ Imbloc/ Groundhog day/ St Brigid's day- all of these fall on either the 1st or 2nd February.

1. Do you celebrate one or more of these?
Nope, not very often. Last year, though, I had a great time down in Little Italy celebrating the feast of San Gennaro, a 3rd century martyr. Great cannolis!

2. How?
(see 1)

3. Is this a bit of fun or deeply significant?
I think it could be fun to celebrate them—especially if they’re like the celebration for San Gerraro!

4. Are festivals/ Saints days important to you?
No, though part of me wishes they were. The idea has an appeal to it.

5.Name your favourite Saints day/ celebration.
Probably St. Francis, since I love animals and early October is a beautiful time of year in the northeastern US.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Thanks for playing along- Saints are fairly new to me too, but I am loving learning their stories.