Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Play Ball!

Or not.  That is the question.

Softball season got off to a soggy start here in Minnesota.  The Our Lady of Peace Through Strength 8th grade girls were rained out all opening week.  Then we had one day of play and lost miserably. It turned out the other team had been practicing in their gym for weeks. 
Honestly.  I can't believe that sort of thing is allowed.

OLoPTS, of course, does not have a gym.  Ever since I can remember the kids have been raising money for "athletic equipment."  Still no gym.  There are OLoPTS alumni about to graduate college who raised money for the gym that never appeared.  I fully expect my kid will be one of them some day.

Then we had a makeup game, on Sunday.  Sun, breeze, dried-out field, and another loss.  We were doing okay until the last inning, then things kind of fell apart. But it was a huge improvement on the first game.  So no complaints.

Yesterday's game was cancelled due to shortage of players.  You need nine, we only have ten, so if one kid gets sick we forfeit.  One kid puked in the cafeteria, and that was that.

We have another game scheduled for this afternoon.  Fans are keeping their fingers crossed.

Monday, May 05, 2014

This Should Help

Jack Is Back!

"24" reboots tonight on Fox.  I can't wait.
As in, Ohboyohboyohboy, a whole new round of Jack Bauer!  I can't believe the tv gods have smiled on us again!
I have to admit I came pretty late to "24" fandom.  I never saw the first seasons on broadcast television.  I had to catch up via Netflix.  Every time I heard the V.O. of Jack saying, "Previously on '24,'"  I heard it as "Six years ago on '24.'"  But that's all right now. As of tonight I'll be right on top of things.
So, important things to do today:

1.  Thank Jack Bauer for letting us live another day.
2.   Remember that every time you hear JB say something like, "Look, I sympathize.  I do,"  it means he's about to throw you under the bus.
3.  A bus he is probably driving.
4.  '24' is often not suitable for children.  Blindfold your kids and watch it anyway.