Monday, October 18, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday -- Friendly Rivalries Part 2

Tom lowering the MSU Spartan flag from our flagpole.
Is that a smile on his face?
Perfect Moment Monday was started by and is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. According to Weebles' creator, Lavender Luz, Perfect Moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between." And so, here is a Perfect Moment for this week.
A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about our wonderful neighbors, called Friendly Rivalries...the first part of today's sequal.

In the first post I shared how much we enjoy our neighbors...and see almost everything eye-to-eye EXCEPT perhaps college to be specific!

Last weekend my husband's team, the Michigan State University (MSU) Spartans, played the Michigan Wolverines (our neighbor, Steve's, favorite team) in football.

If you read the first part of the story, you already know that the men of the households placed a friendly bet. Whichever team won, the winner's team's flag would be proudly displayed on the other person's flagpole...for a WHOLE week!

And so, staying true to his word, after Michigan lost to MSU (34-17), Steve took the green MSU flag emblazoned with the white "S" and marched over to his flagpole and raised it up high. This must have been tough for him because he grumbled and moaned the entire time while raising the flag up the pole. (See pictures below).

It probably made it worse that we were all watching and cheering him on, my husband showing little to no sympathy.

When we returned home yesterday (a week later), the green Spartan flag was neatly folded on our counter with a note from Steve:
Thank you SOOOOOO very much for the pleasure of flying this fine flag a full week at my house. I have had a number of calls asking for my help in the Vet Sciences since everyone thinks I went to "Moooooo U" -- Steve
We were lucky that this year MSU is off to its best start in over seven years (stats proudly stated by my hubby). We'll see what the rest of the year brings and I'll be curious to see if the boys bet again next year. Perhaps it will become a tradition???

Steve snatched the flag and marched across the driveway.
Steve grimaces by simply touching the flag.

It looks painful...

The Spartan flag flew high all week...much to Steve's chagrin.


Kristin said...

Sounds like a fun relationship between neighbors. Hope your team keeps winning.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

Both Steve and your husband should read my recent post "Win Some, Lose Some."

And also enjoy/rue the moment.

Hope your husband's team keeps doing well this season!