I was going to do a photo post about opening day at the ballpark, but my pictures all look the same and my camera spent most of its time in my purse. It was a little chilly and my hands stayed in my pockets. It was a beautiful day for baseball – so imagine that I took a ton more pictures that don’t all look like this:
Instead I’ll take this opportunity to share the link to one of the more touching articles that I’ve read in a while. I think I’ve written before that RP and I are big fans of Drew Magary (of Deadspin and Kissing Suzy Kolber). Today he posted an article about the pain and fear as he experienced his wife’s premature labor and very early arrival of his third child. It’s beautifully written and as you know, when I love something, I have to share. So here’s the link. Read it. You’ll thank me. But maybe don’t read it on the metro – you might tear up in front of strangers.
While I’m thinking about it, I read another beautiful article by a sports writer last week. Everyday Should Be Saturday’s Spencer Hall’s Great Dane, Isis, recently passed away and he wrote a very beautiful tribute to her. Don’t make the same mistake that I did and read this at work.
Gee, I’m a real downer. Sorry about that. To turn this post around, I’ll participate in the eleven by eleven game that Barefoot Daydreams tagged me in. She did an adorable v-log of her answers, but I have a pixie voice so I’ll spare you and just type my answers. But check hers out – you’ll like it!
Eleven questions to answer:
1} Are you a freakmorning person or a night owl?
If I had to choose, I’d guess that I’m a morning person. Truthfully, I just like to sleep. I’d prefer not to get up too early or stay up too late.
2} What’s the best road trip you’ve ever taken?
Driving home for Christmas the first year that RP and I lived in Alexandria. We packed up our hound dog, a trunk full of presents and luggage and hit the open road for 20+ hours straight to Nebraska. We were totally wiped out by the time we rolled into Lincoln, but we had a ball.
3} What was your first car?
I had a black 1990 Chevy Cavalier that I adored! Personalized “5 6 7 8” license plates and pom poms in my back window. I LOVED that little car.
4} What’s your favorite day of the week, and why?
I love Saturdays. I love having the day off work (naturally) but I mostly love it because of RP and my little rituals. We like to go to the farmer’s market, run errands, lay around the house and read, take Manny for long walks and either have a date night or make plans with friends at night. We usually save chores for Sunday, so it’s just a day of fun.
5} What bad habit of other people’s is most annoying to you?
Oh, yikes, I’m the worst person to answer this to right now. Everything annoys me (I’m blaming my hormones). I’d say checking your voicemail on speaker phone when your office doesn’t have full walls or a door. OR when people talk on the phone while in a public restroom.
6} If someone made a movie of your life, who would play present-day you?
This is hard! Maybe Mandy Moore? I’ve always thought that she and I could be friends in real life.
7} What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I’ve been really lucky. I’ve liked every job that I’ve had. The hardest job I ever had was probably at Gallup. It’s hard to get hung up on for hours every day!
8} Obama or Romney? Just kidding—don’t answer that. Answer this: Team Gale or Team Peeta?
I’m Team Peeta.
9} What would you consider the most important event in your life so far?
Definitely marrying RP! The lucky man is stuck with me FOR.EV.ER. Bwa ha ha ha.
10} Do you have any phobias?
Nothing that I can’t talk myself out of, but I do have to give myself pep talks to climb ladders or deal with spiders.
11} Would you rather…always have a popcorn kernel stuck in your throat OR have Cheeto fingers forever?
Cheeto fingers! It would be torture to have a popcorn kernel stuck forever!
Ok – the rules of the game:
*You must post the rules.
*Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you will tag.
*Tag 11 people and link to them in your post.
*Let them know you have tagged them.
Here are my questions:
1. What was your favorite Halloween costume?
2. What is your dream vacation?
3. If you could wave a magic wand and solve one problem (be it pollution or frizzy hair), what would it be?
4. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
5. What is your favorite veggie?
6. What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” t.v. show?
7. If someone wrote a book about your college years, what would the title be?
8. If you had to choose only one dessert to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
9. Are you a cat person or a dog person? Neither? Both? Other animal?
10. If you could go back in time for one day, what era would you visit and why?
11. If you could give your 16 year old self one piece of advice – what would it be?
And I tag:
Kristin – Anywhere There is an Airport
Lyndsey – Tattletale Scandalmonger
Ashli – Baby on the Brehm
and anyone else who wants to participate! Tag yourself in the comments so that I can see your answers.
Have a great weekend everyone!