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Opening Day!

I’ve only been to Phillies opening day once. It was back in the wild and woolly days of Vet Stadium and the “highlight” was Mom and I fleeing our section as people threw full cups of beer over our heads at people in the rows in front of us.

The best panoramic picture I’ve ever taken.

I already have tickets bought to one game this season, and I’m looking to go to at least 2 more.

WM says this song always puts him in the “Spring” frame of mind, and I agree 100%.

Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to play!

Friday 5: Opposite Day

What? My site was down you say?

No, it wasn’t!

It was a great week, highlighted by going to the daytime Phillies game on Thursday with my brother John, who never reads my blog.

It was Jim Thome day and everyone received a Thome head on a stick.

And today I spent as much time outside as I could. We did a crapton of yard work and did you know it’s a thing in this neighborhood to remove the weeds between the edge of your driveway and the street? Suburban lawn care peer pressure is definitely a thing.

Time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is Opposite Day. Let’s get to it!

1. What food, normally eaten cooked, do you prefer uncooked?
I like eating potatoes raw. I also like cake batter, raw eggs and all. I’m a rebel that way.

2. What food, normally eaten uncooked, do you prefer cooked?
I don’t eat sushi made with raw fish. I like the cooked versions instead. Spicy shrimp and spicy crab. I also prefer my steak cooked to medium-well.

3. What food, normally eaten cold, do you prefer hot?
4. What food, normally eaten hot, do you prefer cold?

I’m a purist. I hate cold pizza and cold spaghetti. And everything I do eat cold, I would never want heated up. I mean, I MAY have drank unfrozen Otter Pops once upon a time, but then I turned 45 and gave up those childish things.

Mac and cheese should be hot. Macaroni salad should be cold. What’s wrong with you people?

5. What are your favorite dinner meals to have for breakfast and breakfast meals to have for dinner?

I enjoy bacon and eggs for dinner. And I’ve enjoyed pizza for breakfast. Warmed up, because what is WRONG with you people?

Root, root root for the Phillies

I’m not a fan of inter-league baseball. Keep those wimpy non-batting American League pitchers where they belong, please, until the World Series. Anyway, there were only 3 days this year when the Philadelphia Phillies (currently .514 and my home team) played the Detroit Tigers (2006 AL Champions, 2006 World Series losers, and the Wandering Minstrel’s home team). And, what luck…they played in Philly last weekend!

So WM and I had a day at the ballpark last Saturday.

some fat thing in green

It was a lovely day…not too warm, and with a fantastic breeze. And I know you’d be jealous at our 2-rows-away-from-the-last row-in-the-far-outfield seats. The view was quite lovely. See the new Comcast building towering over the rest of the skyline?

skyline and flags

We chose a GREAT night to buy tickets, as the Phillies won the only game of the 3-game series that night.

And I graciously celebrated my team’s win. Like a Lady. (ahem)

take that, Tigers!

In future “outing” news, WM and I will be attending the Celtic Festival and Highland Games on Saturday. I’ve never been to something like this, (his idea) and I’m worried that it’ll end up being very Ren-Fairey. I don’t really want to go to a Ren Faire. Why not?

See…I have a little bit of an addictive personality. If I like something (World of Warcraft, Dancing with the Stars, Pocky) I’ll throw myself into it bigtime. This is why I try stay away from institutions/phenomena with their own fully-established cultures and followings. Like Star Trek. If I watch one episode, I’ll probably fall in love with it, go to conventions and learn Klingon. If I read any “Lord of the Rings” books I’m afraid I’ll end up writing myself into Aragorn’s arms via very bad fan fiction. And learning Elvish. You know…so we can talk secretly.

My big fear about the Celtic thing/Ren Faire is that I’ll end up REALLY into it. I’ll rename myself Boudicca and paint my face with woad. I’ll find “my people” as it were and next thing you know this whole website will be about Celtic knots.

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