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.
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