Monday, July 21, 2008

Quite a weekend on a number of fronts...

- Friday afternoon we saw the performance R. took part in after two weeks of summer theater camp. The play was called Mirror, Mirror and had nothing to do with alternate universes, agony booths or Spock with a beard. Instead, this was a version of the Snow White story and R. had the title role - that's right, she was the mirror. She did really well and was clearly relishing having a big role in the play.

- We spent most of Saturday in the Berkshires for J.'s camp visiting day. He's having an amazing time there. He has been on several "adventure trips" including rock climbing, hiking and white water rafting, so I really feel like he's gotten the most out of the experience. The camp is in a beautiful spot and has lots of great activities. I was thinking it would be great to arrange a transporter accident to "de-age" me so I could go to camp!

- On the way home from camp we stopped in Westfield, MA to catch the first round of the Vintage Base Ball Federation 2008 Northeast Regional Playoffs. We saw parts of a couple of good games - the Roxbury Nine took on the Boston Colonials and the Whately Pioneers played the Simsbury Taverneers (I love that name). Both games were fun to watch and well played, but the heat was just oppressive. This had the effect of keeping the crowd down and we took off part way through the second game.

- Rough weekend for the Sox, getting swept by the Angels. This is a very good team, and will be very tough in the post-season, especially if they make a move for another hitter. The starting pitching and the 'pen is certainly good enough for a deep playoff run. And K-Rod has 40 saves already.

- Finished watching Dr. Horrible over the weekend. The ending was completely not what I expected, but in a good way. You can't watch the streaming video anymore, but it is available on iTunes. If the words "supervillain musical" holds any appeal to you, go check it out.

- Eight guys I stop what I'm doing when they come up to bat:
  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Manny Ramirez
  3. David Ortiz
  4. Prince Fielder
  5. A-Rod (except in the playoffs; what would be the point)
  6. Vladimir Guerrero
  7. Ryan Howard
  8. Chipper Jones
There are more, but these are the first ones that came to mind.


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