Friday, February 4, 2011

Polar Bear Plunge & Super Bowl XLV

Preparations for both have been ongoing in the background as I fight off another head cold.  Doing what's required, but feeling like my body is moving in slow motion.

Yes, the Polar Bear Plunge will occur on Sunday at 1 pm, but the entire weekend is devoted to them with a 5K race, various workshops, restaurant specials (including DL, we're sponsors of the weekend's events) and activities around town for the whole family.  For those who don't know, the Plunge is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics which happens annually in about 16 states whose borders include the ocean.

This is the 20th year for the Delaware Plunge, having raised almost 5 million dollars over that period. The Plunge was postponed last year due to the snow storms and nor'easters that rocked our world for the entire month.  It finally took place the weekend of March 12-14 and a good time was had by all.

No, I do not immerse my testes in the frigid Atlantic (I may be crazy, but I am not stupid), I will be on hand to welcome those who do to a festive brunch prepared in their honor.  The restaurant will open 2 hours early for this special event.  There will be special cocktails offered apres the plunge, as well.

Following the chaos of the Plunge, we will shift gears for the Super Bowl with, again, a special menu, and bar menu just for the game.  Thankfully, I will be out of there before any of this happens.  Away from those screaming at the TV screens and tucked away in my tiny apartment nursing a hot green tea with lots of honey and lemon while under the covers hoping to fall into a dreamless, relaxing sleep.  May it be so.

Actually, the boss saw to it that I had a stiff shot of Jameson's and a wedge of lime before I left this evening. I am about to brew a mug of green tea with honey and lemon and disappear under the covers until morning.

And so it goes.


  1. I"m sorry to hear that you have another cold. That happens when you're dealing with the public. A couple of my co-workers have colds now. My time is coming. So far I've dodge the bullet because I've only been working part-time. But I've worked the last three days in a row, I'm due. Hope you get better soon.

  2. I hope you feel better soon, honey. I've been a hermit most of the winter so as not to be exposed to the flu bug. Hoping to make it through carnival season with my health in tow!

  3. Thanks for the visit and well wishes Charlotte. I hope you make it through Carnival season - and beyond - with good health in tow.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Ron, we all know the drill, but the weather coupled with the stoopid people who don't protect others from their sneezes and coughs are pretty much the sordid story. It's 58' in town this evening. I mean, WTF?


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