Sep. 23rd, 2007 08:32 pm
twilight33: (genealogy)
I find it utterly amusing that tonight in church, I learned how Gertrude Stein totally dissed the other multi-generational California hometown I've sort of kept in the closet. I freely admit to being a fan of the baseball team that sent me to numerous free games when I was growing up because of my grades, but little else: Oakland. 2 and possibly 3 direct ancestors, including my father, and my beloved 101-year-old cousin were all born there.

... anyway what was the use of my having come from Oakland it was not natural to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there. Gertrude Stein, Everybody's Autobiography (New York: Random House, 1937, p. 289)

It was not natural to have come from there?


Maybe that explains some family dynamics?

It's even more amusing that some urban sociology website in the Netherlands covers this best.
twilight33: (D'OH)
While watching the Mariner's/White Sox game yesterday somewhere around the 4th inning, my beloved suddenly burst out with a distinct REO Speedwagon ooooooh Jeeeeeff Weaver, I hope he can make it to the NiiiIIInth!

I'm not sure if that or the way he busted up laughing when he looked over at whatever expression I had on my face was more amusing.


Dec. 28th, 2006 10:15 am
twilight33: (Default)
It's one thing to jump leagues, but to the local enemy?!
twilight33: (Default)
If my A's couldn't get the World Series this year, at least our old manager did even if he's on the wrong side.
twilight33: (Default)
I let out my familiar exasperated sigh I've done many times in many years during the 4th inning.

Kieran's input?

Don't worry, mama, don't worry. It's just a game we can't talk about.

Oh sweetie, how can you have picked up the truth of what being an A's fan is all about at such a young age?

We called it quits and headed off to the store to get groceries, make strawberry banana Jello (*grin*) for a work potluck tomorrow, then he was promptly sick with what appears to be a second round of last week's evil stomach bug. My husband volunteered to stay home with him tomorrow since I did the juggling last week.

I didn't realize I was holding my breath for every agonizing pitch of the 9th inning until I realized I was rather woozy when it was over.

Time to stir in the fruit.
twilight33: (cemetery)
I have hated the Yankees for as long as I can remember and of course was absolutely thrilled that Detroit knocked them out of the playoffs, but they have my sympathies tonight. My loyal and loony self is subdued by perspective & thankfulness that some of his best career time was with our team.
twilight33: (Dropem)
La Vida Grad School
Welcome to dinner tonight, lunch & dinner tomorrow, and breakfast at 4f'ing30am on Sunday. If I'm going to be a grad student, I might as well eat like one once in a while.

In other news, SWEEEEEEEP!!!!! I got back from class just in time for the last few innings online & I can't tell you how excited I am that they made it past the first round playoff of doom!

Currently Dallas is overrun by OU students in town for the Big Game against UT. I have accepted a dare from a Sooner friend of mine to wear red on the UT Southwestern campus tomorrow & I'll take a pic to prove it next to the UT seal on the wall. We'll see if I get any sleep tonight and/or survive tomorrow. For now, it's back to the books.
twilight33: (D'OH)
8:10am. He made a valiant effort to run to the bathroom, but alas. I thought the 5:40am incident was bad? Befouling is the word of the day.

No preschool, obviously. Flew in & out of the office with him to pick up last minute stuff for today's payroll deadline, crammed that in online, and am about to dig into accruals. Very glad I cranked in coursework doubletime last night with Texas 2 days away.

Let me tell you how tempting it is to pop open some beer and start drinking now with my game on in the background...
twilight33: (D'OH)
The loyal and loony fans of Oakland, suffering through their most depressing football season in history, will see a dogpile on the mound in the very same stadium that the Raiders are befouling. For the first time since the earthquake year of 1989, the A's will be the last team hugging. I remain cautiously optimistic, as always. 'Loyal and loony' is a general life given for me.

Befouling describes my morning well, as a statement of 'Look, I pooped in the toilet while standing up!' from my son at 5:40am never leads to anything good.


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