Thursday, July 22, 2004
Or, as the natives also say, it's a frikkin' sko-uh-chuh.
A long lunch break walk brought me down to the Fenway, where the Sox just kicked off a day-night double-header with the O's. We're already down 3-zip, and I find myself going to the same place I go every year... mentally distancing myself to protect against the inevitable pain my team causes me every single season. They sucked me back in last year, but this time... it's gonna be tough. The callosity around my sox-lovin' heart is pretty thick, though. There's gotta be a shred of hope in there somewhere.
And no, I take no joy in Derek Jeter's fractured wrist or Giambi's pesky parasites. I'm not that kinda Sox fan. The Yankees do not, in fact, suck.
So, yeah, I skirted the sweaty crowds surrounding the ballpark, grabbed a kick-ass pollo quesadilla at El Pelon, and picked up a free pass to The Village, the upcoming M. Night Sham-a-Lam film. I am the free flickin' masta.
Then it was over to Comicopia for some fresh picture books, namely the new issue of Brian Wood's Demo, along with the second installment of Brian Vaughan's Ex Machina. I'm not going to take trade paperbacks for granted on that one, as good as the first issue was. We'll see if it approaches the initial greatness of Vaughan's Y the Last Man, another one of the few books I still grab every month.
If you are unfamiliar with the phrase "waiting for the trade" (and I'm not still talking baseball), then you probably just scratched your head at that last paragraph. Click some links and do some learnin'.
Whoa, WEEI just played Snow Patrol's Spitting Games underneath Castiglione & Trupiano as they came back from commercial to the Sox game. Strangeness.
Hey, Bostonians, wanna see Howard Dean and Michael Moore speechify in person next week during the Democratic National Convention? Then go ahead and register for Tuesday's Take Back America events in Cambridge. I'll be checkin' it out.
Hey, look! Morrissey Dance! July spawned a midi-monster. (blame Shannon)
Alright, back to bizniz...
and to listening to the Sox lose again... sigh...
(hold your tongue, Neil... this fan is feelin' fragile)
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