June 12th, 2004

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Gacked from thingsunseen: Since many people have purchased more room for icons, post the oldest icon that you still use. Aka the one that you've never dumped for a new one. Say where you got it and why it's still with you. It's the one accompanying this post. I made Flaming June, Kai Winn (Bad Girls Rule), and my first Aragorn/Boromir (Slash Me, My Steward) icon the day I got my LiveJournal, and I still use the first two.

Right now my younger son is finishing a soccer game, after which there is a party at the deli for the team and coaches and families. As soon as that is over, we are going to Baltimore to see the Orioles, though since the game is not until 3 p.m. we are going to try to get to the harbor and the ships first. Afterwards we are going to dinner somewhere down on the water. It's a perfectly gorgeous day here and if I did not have the nagging feeling that I was about to get a headache, everything would be lovely.
little review

San Francisco 9, Baltimore 6

Am back from Baltimore, which was very beautiful this clear, cool, sunny day...or was until the bottom of the ninth inning, when the Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and could have won with a long sacrifice fly, but choked instead and allowed the Giants an overtime triumph that can only be described as really unpleasant to watch. Until then it had been an exciting, fun game: the O's pitched to Bonds, who hit into the stands, which Palmiero then answered with two of his own long shots, putting him ahead of Mickey Mantle in career home runs. Collapse )

The atrocious official game report can be found here. (Hey all_ahoo, what happened to the Sox? The scoreboard kept flashing up that score at the stadium as it went into double-digits!) We did eat crab cakes and peanuts in the stadium after walking around the harbor before the game, and it was Spiderman 2 Day which meant the kids got foam spider-hands and paper masks, and other than being able to see four separate sets of flags at half-mast around and beyond the stadium -- a reminder of Reagan that I really did not want -- it was a perfectly nice afternoon, though I do wish I did not have a nagging headache from having had the sun in my eyes for too long.

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And, my personality cocktail, gacked from copperbadge:

How to make a cruisedirector

3 parts mercy

5 parts courage

3 parts intelligence
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Add a little sadness if desired!