Wednesday, April 9, 2008

And then we’ll get down there/Way down to the very bottom of everything/And then we’ll see it

I don’t know much…
How the heck did I last four months without baseball when I can barely handle an off-day? Is anyone else confused about why we had an off-day during the middle of a series?

Baseball is back on again tonight (at 7:11 thanks to the White Sox sponsorship from a major convenience store chain) and I will be able to watch a little bit of it. Tonight I am meeting up with friends to see Juno (for the second time, but hey it’s at the cheap theater.) I figure I can catch the last hour of the game plus do a little flipping with the Minnesota Wild hockey game. Go Wild!

Non-baseball but no less important

Tearing through raw fish like a bear during the salmon run
Whilst out with my Monday Night Happy Hour Crew I splurged and enjoyed a lots of good Japanese food. Normally we just dine on the happy hour food which includes
edamame, simple rolls (spicy tuna, avocado) and gyoza (dumplings.) Instead, last night, we feasted! It was a chilly damp day in Minnesota (damn you Mother Nature) so it felt comforting to have a big bowl of udon noodles and hot Sake. We also had seaweed salad, little octopuses and a plate of raw fish. There was sake salmon (yuck), flying fish roe (not my favorite because of the texture of the millions of little fish eggs), yellow tail hamachi (my fave) and yellow fin tuna. Mmm…sushi. I know it isn’t very everyone but Japanese is fast becoming my comfort food!

Watch for the segue…

Japan or Bust
I thought this was a fitting way to announce my 30th Birthday Extravaganza plans. In one year, one month and 21 days I will be turning the big 3-0. I am not stressed at all about turning 30; I am stressed about wanting to celebrate it the right way. After watching a weekend full of Anthony Bourdain No Reservations I decided I want to go to Osaka, Japan. Since I have over a year I will have enough time to save money, take a quick Japanese class and be prepared to try everything. Another bonus is that I will be traveling during the Japanese baseball season! Won’t that just be fantastic? Okay, 416 days to go!

Music of the Day
I have posted a Bright Eyes song before and it received rave reviews (okay, like three of my peeps liked it.) Anyways, this song is great and the video is a little “different.” The start of the song is a little story telling. Stick with it and I think you’ll like the end results.

Bright Eyes – At the Bottom of Everything


Katie said...

Maybe we had a mid-series off-day because so many other teams had home-openers yesterday? No stealing of thunder, perhaps. That was the only thing I could think of. Or maybe they just thought our boys might like a lovely va-cay in the windy city. who knows.

I hate off-days though. Although it WAS kind of nice to be able to run errands and do stuff without having to schedule it around my obsessive baseball habit.

gretchenstitches said...

Japan sounds great! There is a Japanese conversation group that meets at the Barnes and Noble in the Har Mar Mall on Saturday nights at 6. It is a good way to learn Japanese informally. Check it out if you can!

Anonymous said...

there was an off day yesterday because it was the Sox home opener. Home openers in cold weather cities get the next day off because if there is a rain/snow out there is a day for fan who bought tix to the H.O. too see that, instead of people who bought tix the game 2 and get to see the H.O.


does that make sense? I hope so.
Anyway, whent he Twins play at the new stadium, we'll see the same kind of scheduling early. Day off after the opener and a lot of day games early in the season