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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bear Down Chicago Bears!

The Chicago Bears have returned to the Super Bowl after a 21 year absence. [Tribune]

This will date me, but I was only 6+ years old when my Bears made it to Super Bowl XX in 1986 (I turned 7 in June that year), but I've always held an unquenchable passion for the team. They did the "Shuffle" then, and I hope they can win another title now.

I can't wait to see the Bears match up against the Colts for Super Bowl XLI.

From the 1941 fight song:

Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory;
Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.
We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you're wearing the crown.
You're the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Hello again, it's your friendly neighborhood Ben PAC.

Sorry that I've been away so long. Life seems to get in the way of a good post, sometimes. I'm not announcing my "return" or anything of the like, but just an update, if you will.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas/Holiday break. It was nice to not have to get up at 5:30 and rush off to work the day after Christmas, I'll tell you that!

Work has been just insane of late. I've taken on new responsibilities for the same amount of pay, or rather, more stress and anxiety for nothing added. I'm not trying to complain, it is what it is...I just wish that these companies that are trying to "do more with less" would actually recognize those that work hard for them everyday.

Home life is grand. The new house is coming along...it's still standing, so we're ok. It was very nice to finally get my office organized, and get the rec room somewhat in order while on break.

Our daughter is doing wonderfully. She's now 14 1/2 months old, and into everything. I almost miss the days when I could walk out of the room that she was in for a moment and not come back to find it destroyed. She's very into pictures and books.

My best friend and I are brewing beer again! I'm very excited about this. We just made an Irish Red, and are going to make a MaiBock coming soon.

I wanted to say good bye and good luck to Brewtown Politico. You will be sorely missed. It was you (and a few others) who inspired me to start blogging, and to find my voice in the din of the blog world. Thank you.

Like I said, this wasn't intended to be "my return." It is just an update. I do want to begin posting more frequently again, but time has just not allowed it of late. By the time I get home from my 9+ hour day at work, I'm quite exhausted, and would rather play with my daughter than blog or be anywhere near a computer, for that matter.

Until then, GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!