If I were President Obama, my first item of business would be to declare today and tomorrow national holidays. What recession? What bailout? Iran has nuclear weapons? Who cares? March Madness starts today. 

These are, hands down, my favorite two days of the year. Beginning in 2 hours, 3 minutes, and 42 seconds, we will have nonstop college basketball for the better part of 4 days. 

I finalized my bracket this morning. We're doing a staff bracket contest together, so I can't tell you my final four until the games begin and the ability to change picks has passed - there are several cheaters on our staff who would love to peek over my shoulder to try to gain an advantage. 

Last year, I was narrowly edged out by the Canadian, whose method of picking is to go with the team who has the most cuddly mascot. 

It took me months to recover from being beat by a guy who waxes his eyebrows. 

But I'm back, better than ever, and ready to win it all. 

The way I see it, I've got about 2 hours worth of work left in me today. After that, I'll have to take a mental health day. If only "March Madness" was a legitimate excuse...

When I'm President, it will be. 


Kara said...

I would totally vote for this holiday! I remember being so excited once I was a stay at home mom because I could really just watch basketball all day! This year has been extra challenging because we have been traveling to or in Red River. I will get to watch games today at the cabin, but tomorrow we will be driving home during OSUs game...bummer! Here's to hoping you win your bracket challenge and I kick Cory's butt!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so I'm a little behind on reading your blog... thanks for spreading rumors about my eyebrows. (False rumors, I might add - for those of you reading these comments!) That said, I'll give you points for originality with this burn.

Speaking of burn, how's that rash?