Monday, July 21, 2008

Hey Hey little fighter girl/It’s you and me against this whole wide world/Sleeping together in the lions den

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
God damn Monday mornings. Yep, I did need to swear.

Scores
Friday, 7/18 – Twins 6, Rangers 0
Saturday, 7/19 – Twins 14, Rangers 2
Sunday, 7/20 – Twins 0, Rangers 1 (damn)

I was at Friday’s game with TBL, sitting in her awesome seats. Obviously, it was a great game to be at because the Twins won. It was also nice to see Young, Harris, Kubel and Buscher having some action on the field. Want to know how (un)funny I am? Every time Hamilton was up to bat or running on the field I would say to TBL:

“Hey, did you know Hamilton overcame big drug problems?”
“Did you hear that Hamilton has 17 tattoos that he got whilst high?”
“Wow, Hamilton battled back from drug use to become the player he is now.”

Yeah, I think it go old faster than I figured out.

I missed viewing Saturday’s slam (due to family obligations) but I followed the score on my cell phone (and from Amy’s text messages.) Now, that would have been an awesome game to be at.

Alas, I didn’t see Sunday’s game either (bad fan) because the girls and I were at the Star Wars Exhibit. You can read all about our geek-fest below. It appears that Baker had another tough game with no run support. Double damn.

Tonight it looks like an interesting pitching match-up in New York:
Blackburn (singing in the dead of night) vs. *snort* Ponson
Oh yeah…I’ll be watching for sure.

Non-baseball but no less important

Proof that I went to the Star Wars Exhibit


My new talking watch is counting down the time until I had to leave


Pre-Star Wars dinner at Pepitos, I was lucky enough to sit in the same booth that Duran Duran once sat


C3PO and I doing the Robot


I like to caption this as “Don’t want to miss my flight” (to nerd-land)

Here are some funny moments:
*Our tickets were for the 2:15 p.m. showing. We walked through this maze of ropes and found out that we were the first ones in line. Yes, we were first in line for the Star Wars exhibit.
* Upon seeing C3PO Amy said “Oooh, robots!”
* A little later in the afternoon I overheard Foley saying “Oooh, Stormtroopers!”
* We took a few slightly inappropriate photos in the exhibit and I think the die-hard Star War fans have reserved a special place in hell for us. Eh.

You may be surprised but I made a video montage of our photos. It’s good for a chuckle or two.



Here’s a bonus letter with video
Dear Lucy,
I am sorry. I am sorry that I brought Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” into the house. I am sorry that I forgot for a moment that you are an impressionable 3-year old. I am sorry that we listened to it once, just that one time. It was a slip-up, I swear. I am sorry that you now love the song and are asking for it constantly. I am sorry. I will try to fix this, baby. I promise.
Lots of love from an auntie that should know better,
Auntie Jen

PS: I am also sorry that my household now has to listen to the song on repeat.



Music of the day
Although not born in Minnesota, Mason Jennings is a Minnesotan musician. I have seen him perform probably a half dozen times. He sang two of Bob Dylan’s songs in the “I’m Not There” movie and is signed up with Jack Johnson’s record label.

Mason Jennings – Fighter Girl (live on MyFox Atlanta)

2 comments:

Walt-o-meal said...

But the important question is, did you see Lew Ford?

caryn said...

actually the song is by jill sobule originally. but i am happy she is getting all these royalties.