Friday, July 25, 2008

She put $900 on the fifth horse in the sixth race/I think its name is “Chips Ahoy!”/It came in six lengths ahead

Well, I didn’t skip blogging because I was pissed off. I mean don’t get me wrong, I was pissed off. I just didn’t blog because I have so many social obligations. Between dinner, drinks, Thai Happy Hours, movies and Tom Petty I just now found a moment to share my thoughts of the New York series. I am less mad at the Yankees (I know, right!) and more mad at the “Eh, well we tried” attitude. Don’t make me break out inspirational speeches because I will…I really will.
So, here’s what I got…
Monday, 7/21 – L, 4-12
Tuesday, 7/22 – L, 2-8
Wednesday, 7/23 – L, 1-5

I watched Monday’s game from my barstool at Rossi’s. It was a tough one to watch because towards the end of the evening I overheard a few New York fans sitting down at the bar starting their peacock strut. You guessed right, it only takes three glasses of Riesling to make me want to take my earrings out and start it up.
Tuesday night I watched a bit from a barstool at Amazing Thai where my friends and I were making our way through the happy hour food menu. Mmm…wontons, spring rolls, fried tofu.
Wednesday the game was on the office televisions and each time I walked by I would mutter swear words under my breath.

Mooooving on
Tonight we start a series in Cleveland Rocks. I will be watching from a barstool in a lesser-known Irish pub in South Minneapolis (Merlin’s Rest.) Oh, and two weeks until KC or Bust Roadtrip. Eek!

Non-baseball but no less important

Wednesday night I was rocking out to Tom Petty.
Here are my thoughts on the show:
* The opener - Steve Winwood was pretty damn boring. I knew two songs and well, I just wasn’t in to him.
* Lots of white-man dancing.
* So much pot, so little time
* I was thinking that when I am at the Target Center for my next concert – American Idols – there probably won’t be as much pot smoking going on. Probably…
* In case you were wondering, yes, it is possible to do a strip dance to the Traveling Wilbury’s. I would like to thank the strippers-in-training three rows in front of us for the free show. *shudders*
* Tom Petty ROCKS! The dude is humble, amazing and puts on a mighty fine show. His whole band was In It To Win It. I am very happy that I can now say “I’ve been to a Tom Petty show.”

Tickets - $60
T-shirt - $40
Free contact high from all the pot smoke – Priceless

Overheard by me
This is what I overheard JB saying as we walked to the concert
“I am totally going to cry at this concert.”
Aww…the Ass Clown has a heart. Ouch, that was mean. Retract! RETRACT!

I, for one, am NOT Iron Man
BUT I sure the hell can’t get the song out of my head. Damn you Iron Man: The Movie! *shakes fist in the air* I went and saw Iron Man last night with some of my peeps. I had popcorn for dinner. I laughed (hard!) I grabbed Kris’ arm during the scary parts (and she didn’t push me away *cough*Amy*cough*.) When Terrence Howard first appeared in the movie I got the giggles because Kris was singing “It’s hard out here for a pimp” from the movie *Hustle & Flow. It’s a long story but in involves a drunken night at Jun Bo Dim Sum and a bartender that looked like Terrence Howard. Anyways, so…it is going to be a Black Sabbath kind of day today.

The I Kissed A Girl saga continues
We are still listening to that song (and by “we” I mean Lucy.) Today she was excited because she had a tube of chapstick “like in the kiss the girl song!” Then we had an I Kissed a Girl injury. Lucy got some chapstick in her eye whilst dancing.

Frosting is my drug of choice
I have to admit a dirty, dirty secret. I love frosting! I would rather have frosting on a spoon than on cake (empty calories.) My co-worker Carebear understands by love and is my frosting-dealer. She brought me the present below from her son’s birthday party. Don’t worry I didn’t eat it all…I just took a big spoonful out. I swear, I can stop anytime.

Music of the Day – Local Edition
The Hold Steady may technically be a New York based band but they have ties to Minnesota and are proud of them. Tonight they come back to town and are playing a SOLD OUT show at First Avenue. I think I thwarted fate by turning down tickets twice but it just didn’t work out for me. I am kind of bummed though because some of the best shows are ones when Hometown Heroes come back and play their first gig after national attention (a la The Hold Steady.) I once caught a show with Steve of Semisonics after they made it big with “Closing Time” and “Chemistry.” They rocked it out (and I wasn’t even a HUGE fan or anything before the show.) Anyways…Congrats and Kudos go to The Hold Steady.

The Hold Steady – Chips Ahoy


Anonymous said...

We like Katy’s song. In fact, it’s featured in our Lesbo Videos. It’s interesting though. There is a story on our blog right now about 2 female summer associates being fired from a law firm for some drunken kissing. Some of the comments at Above The Law (a legal blog) blame Katy’s song for the attorneys’ decision to lock lips. Anyway, if straight girls do want to kiss another girl - they should be limited by law to kissing lesbians.

Love and kisses,

One Lesbo

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by. That story is ridiculous, why would the law firm give a rats @$$ about who is kissing who (or is it whom is kissing whom?)
Oh, I like Katy's song too...that is how it ended up at the house in the first place. (Actually her whole CD is pretty darn good.)

Nick N. said...

When Terrence Howard first appeared in the movie I got the giggles because Kris was singing “It’s hard out here for a pimp” from the movie Crash.

Hustle and Flow*

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Thanks nick n.
My co-worker just called me out on it too (except he said "hey dumbass, wrong movie.")

Ann said...

We would make great roommates because if you didn't eat all of that frosting that would mean the rest would be for me!!! Ah Ha Ha!!

Now Jen, I need your help.
I'm having a bit of a 'mommy-break-down' and I've decided to put positive energy into my own little private world of blogdom and music.

Would you mind leaving a comment suggesting a video for me to post?
I need ya'!!!

Ann said...

All right my friend, you were my guest D.J. for my Virtual Girls Night Out tonight.

We must do this again...SOON!