Friday, October 30, 2015

Before all this World Series awesomeness, Salvy and Cain and 1738

Love this moment between Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez, from earlier this summer. The players were fining each other if they didn't work the reference "1738" into interviews. (1738 as used by rapper Fetty Wap.)  

The interview starts about 38 seconds in.

Salvy loves to rub everybody's head:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The World Series starts in Kansas City today! Time to Meet the Mets!

This cheerful vintage Mets jingle, banjo and all, almost has me rooting for the orange and blue!  JUST KIDDING.

But you have to admit it has an endearing kind of corny old-school charm.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Royals Are Going to the World Series!

The Royals have clinched the ALCS championship and will be playing in the World Series!

Wait --didn't I do a blog post like this before??

Oh yeah, last year :

What are the odds it could happen AGAIN, two years in a row?

Yordano Ventura says it all:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Vintage Royals Jingle

The Royals won today!  They came from behind after their starting pitcher gave up four runs in the first 3 innings. This was Game 2 against the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series today and we needed this win after losing Game 1.

The playoffs are a fun time. During this postseason, like last year, the local sports radio station frequently plays a vintage Royals jingle from 1980. I love hearing this corny old tune while driving in my car or cooking dinner. I found the jingle on YouTube and posted it below.

The leaves are turning and the days are getting shorter, which makes extra baseball in October feel all the more special, like we're able to hang on to a little more summer before the chill sets in. Hope the Royals can stay in it a little longer. Hang in there, guys. We're rooting for you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Celebrating My Birthday!

Yeah, it's true I had to work today on my birthday, and then attend my daughter's choir concert this evening.

But don't be fooled into thinking I observed this special day quietly!

Oh no, on THIS, this golden glimmering seventh day of October, this DAY OF ALL DAYS, you best believe there were libations. There were gyrations. There was revelry!

Here is a little video I put together showing some of the festivities, and the people who helped me celebrate.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Royals Batting Practice

Today Roger and I went down to Kauffman Stadium for a free fan rally to kick off the postseason. We got to watch the Royals work out on the field and take batting practice.

First they stretched. But I was disappointed. I was expecting something more elaborate:  hamstrings pulled back and legs sticking up in the air.

More warm-up type movements

Players start tossing the ball back and forth 

Near the batting cage --Moose appears to be staring at me

Salvy blows a bubble while watiing for his turn

Salvy on the jumbotran batting while throwing/catching practice goes on in the outfield

Hosmer tosses around his bat while waiting for his turn inside the cage 

Monday, October 5, 2015

My Mom is 91 Today

Mom used to bake a couple of apple pies every weekend.

Mom worked in her family's grocery store during the War when people used ration coupons.

Mom listened to the Hit Parade as a young woman.

Mom once broke into a public school by smashing the glass with her bare fist, so she and my older siblings (who were kids at the time) could take cover during a storm that had been rocking their trailer back and forth. (It was a school my dad was building and he had left to take supplies somewhere.) After the storm passed, my mom had the kids take hot baths to calm down.

Mom cut our hair and sewed dresses that were unappreciated by us.

Mom bought my sisters their first Beatle record.

Mom drove our pink Rambler 13 miles to Ransom to work the 3 to 11 shift as a nurse's aid.

Mom used to walk past the cemetery every night as a form of exercise.

Mom wonders why she didn't spray the basement for spiders when we were growing up. So do we.

Mom  watches Mollie B's Polka Party every Saturday night.

Mom has always had the hots for Christopher Plummer as he appears in the Sound of Music.

Mom prays the angels around us when we go on long trips or drive across Kansas.

Mom makes a salad or a dessert for funeral dinners whenever someone in the parish dies

Mom plays her keyboard like nobody's business.

Mom recently started an all-women percussion band.

Mom "doctors" at Ness but she used to doctor at Ransom.

Mom e-mails and surfs the net.

Mom likes carrot cake on her birthday.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Ness City Amenities

Th liquor stores are open on Sundays now.

Butterfield's stays open on Sundays until 11:00 pm. I was able to fuel up before our 5 am departure.  

You can take a jug to the car wash and fill it with drinking water for 25 cents.

The second-hand store has some nice corning-ware.

Mom's cable TV gets major league baseball games.

John Deere sells good feed caps for under ten dollars.

Dollar General carries fish oil.

Food Jamboree has canned hummus.

The Frigid Creme is never open.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

It's October, Get Out Your Voltage Meter

Because this is my month of increasing power!......

.....culminating in energy levels heretofore achieved only with the Super Industrial VHF tubes of old