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Month: October 2004

Boston Globe Column on Red Sox win

Bob Ryan sums it all up:

Before looking into the cultural and sociological ramifications of all this, let’s step back for a minute and remind ourselves what this is all about.

It’s about baseball.

This is not the Boston Symphony whipping the St. Louis Symphony. This is not about Mass. General taking out Barnes-Jewish. This is not about chowdah getting the measure of toasted ravioli.

This is about the Boston Red Sox having a better baseball team than the New York Yankees. This is about the Boston Red Sox having a better baseball team than the St. Louis Cardinals. This is about the Boston Red Sox, for the first time since 1918, having the best baseball team in the world.

And, while I didn’t say so in my post last night, when I was still just dealing with the sheer delight and shock of joy, best of luck to the Yankees and the Cardinals and all the other teams next year. Cause, as every Boston fan knows, there’s *always* next year.

Love meme

…found in bardling‘s journal, by way of guyelfkin.

1. Tell me one thing you love about me.
2. Tell me two things you love about yourself.
3. Look through the comments–when you see someone you know, tell them three things you love about them.
4. Do this in your journal so I can tell you what I love about YOU.


Red Sox 3, St. Louis 0

Red Sox win the World Series, 4 games to none.

I have waited my entire life for this moment.


Simon: Are you always this sentimental?

Mal: Had a good day.

Simon: You had the Alliance on you, criminals and savages… half the people on the ship have been shot or wounded–including yourself–and you’re harboring known fugitives.

Mal: We’re still flying.

Simon: That’s not much.

Mal: It’s enough.

(from Firefly)

The best things in life…

Christopher Reeve

Many people have written about the passing of Christopher Reeve in the last couple of days. Today, comedian Margaret Cho one of the best reflections on his life and death:

It is super sad. The death of Christopher Reeve sends a shock of grief through the most cynical and jaded of us all. His entire life was a poetic metaphor, an epic hero’s journey, where he gave us the heady meaning and illustrious example of bravery, and how the courageous must sometimes fight face to face with circumstance.

Battling Ennui

Conversation a few minutes ago between myself and kitanzi

autographedcat: Am I a boring person?
kitanzi: I don’t think so, but it’s funny you should ask that. I was thinking earlier that I was boring.
autographedcat: Nah, you’re not.
kitanzi: What makes you feel that way?
autographedcat: I dunno. Just feel boring.
kitanzi: Well, what’s something exciting that we can do?
autographedcat: (long pause) We could rob a bank.
kitanzi: Well, we could. I admit that wasn’t on my list of possibilities.

Rumours of my Death…

I’ve been hermiting lately. Lots of reasons, and things I just don’t much feel like talking much about, so instead, I think I’ll talk about last weekend.

Thursday, we managed to recover kitanzi‘s car from the dealership, where they were repairing the flood damage caused by Ivan two weeks earlier. Total damage to the car was about $2600, all but $200 thankfully covered by insurance. But the car seems no worse for wear after all that, so I guess we got lucky.

kitanzi‘s mom came to visit us for a brief time before she gets ready to pack up and move to Arizona. She’s taking a permanent job working at the Grand Canyon, which just sounds to me like one of the cooler places in the world you can possibly pick to live, aside from that whole desert thing. 🙂

We all spent most of Friday night after she arrived talking and catching up and watching the recap of the presidential debates on The Daily Show. Saturday morning, we trooped over to the Alpharetta Public Library’s monthly book sale, where we managed to escape with only $21 worth of books this time (a paltry amount for us, to be honest!), and then came home and basically lazed about all day. For dinner, i fried up a mess of catfish and we watched one of my favourite movies, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, which Kit’s mom hadn’t ever seen.

Sunday, we went for lunch at Jason’s Deli, and then trekked down to ZooAtlanta to look at all the cute critters. I took my camera along and got some really nice shots. (plaid_dragon: note especially some really good otter photos!)

We got back from six hours of the zoo foot-sore and good-tired, so we kicked back with some dinner, and watched Chicago on DVD, since Kit’s mom hadn’t seen that either. A good time seemed to be had by all.

By the time I got up for work on Monday morning, she’d already left on her way back to Little Rock, but it was nice to have her visiting. I have a cool mother-in-law.:)

The rest of the week has been eh. But I might feel like a human being again by OVFF.

Terry Pratchett interview

Terry Pratchett appeared on a BBC talk show promoting his new book, Going Postal. There’s a video of the interview linked from the article here:

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