Sunday, August 17, 2008

Great American Pastime..or Losing 4 Hours to Really Bad Baseball

Dave and I attended an Indians game today. I got tickets through work, and even though I spent the afternoon with the very people I try to stay away from on my days off, we did have a good time.

Here is our view... you don't get the "nosebleed high" feeling from the photo, but we were pretty far up there. How far, you ask? Well, we could see the passengers in the jets circling the field before landing at Hopkins Airport easier than we could make out the ball players. So high that the ball would travel past the pitcher's mound before we heard the "crack" of the bat.

Jacobs Field was renamed this year to Progressive Field, but make no mistake, I will always call it Jacobs Field or The Jake. I'd love to say it's because I'm protesting the corporate takeover of our daily lives, but really, it's just because it's been The Jake for something like 14 years. I simply cannot remember the new name. And there's no quick, cute nickname to call it.

Quick question...have ballpark hotdogs ALWAYS tasted like a salt lick? bite and my ankles instantly swelled.

Anyway...we won the game, but it was an endurance trial to sit there through so many innings of bad ball. Some of these guys are getting paid millions of dollars to let a ball roll through their glove...I'm looking at you, Grady Sizemore. T-Ball was more appealing than today's game. Thank goodness I had the distraction of jets flying by my left ear.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Not Exactly the Stones I Wanted for My Birthday

Months ago, I told Dave I wanted a birthstone ring for my birthday. A pretty peridot ring. That's all! Imagine my surprise when my "birthday present" came early...Sunday night to be exact, in the form of Kidney stones. Yikes, is this painful. This birthday has turned out to be pretty sucky. Worse than the year I turned 14 and my ear canals swelled shut from a massive ear infection.

Apparently bad birthdays happen every 20 years for me. And no, I didn't get the peridot ring. I did, however, get Vicodin and rainbow sherbet. Now if that isn't a combo, I don't know what is!!

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!!!!

Also sharing this day with me?

Fellow Ohioan Neil Armstrong, Maureen McCormick (Marcia, Marcia, MARCIA!), Loni Anderson, and Patrick Ewing.

So, no cake or celebrations today...but this weekend I'm reclaiming my day!