Well, if you know ANYTHING about college basketball, then you will understand what I mean when I say that my bracket is completely busted. My picks were perfect after the first day (even though my own alma mater, Duke, deserved to lose), and after the first two days, I was looking really good. Not to mention that I had Friday off from school, so I got to watch basketball all day long. You would have thought that I graduated from Western Kentucky, what with the way that I was screaming and running circles in my living room when that kid hit the buzzer beater in overtime.
Then we got to the round of 32, and things started to go sour. Duke once again played like they deserve to lose, and this time they did! Many expletives were flying on Saturday morning, but here on this family-friendly blog, I'll just say that Duke did not play optimally and their performance left much to be desired. Texas A&M, my secondary school if you will, played a much better game, and almost knocked off number one seed UCLA! Many of the other teams that I had chosen in the second round also did not make it through the weekend. But the biggest blow came today when I lost one of the pieces to my final four. In a classic Davidson versus Goliath matchup, Davidson took down the mighty Georgetown. Oh well, it's been an awesome weekend for a basketball junkie like me.
Now it's true that Easter has fallen incredibly early this year, and normally the tournament is well underway. So making the wrong picks is not truly an Easter tradition. But it got me thinking that that would make for a good question for this week's Interactive Monday!!!
This week's question is: What are your Easter traditions? If you do not celebrate Easter, and you still want to answer, then you can just tell me what you normally do around this time of the year. But for those of you who celebrate Easter, let's hear it!
As for me, I always meet up with the family for Easter dinner, which is usually pork roast. When my grandmother was still alive and fixing the family meal, she used to prepare a ham, cut into thin slices, and then serve the slices in a large dish full of water. We affectionately nicknamed this meal "drowned ham" (outside of my grandmother's earshot, of course).
Also, seeing as how Easter is the end of Lent, I get to resume any vices that I have forsaken over the past 40 days and nights. So today, immediately after Mass, I drove straight to my local 7-11 and got myself a sweet sweet 64 oz. Double Gulp of Mountain Dew. Aaaah, caffeine and sugar, my old friends, I've missed you so!!
OK, your turn! Remember, this is another chance to enter the March Monday Madness Contest for a chance to win a copy of Learn Me Good or a super fun T-shirt!