Free Speech Friday

Late night observations from SwampWoman…….

ballpark.jpgI was out in my usual (futile) attempt to one day be mistaken for an anorexic tonight at the track. At 8 p.m., the air was a heavy humid blanket and the temperature was still above 90.In the next field over, the county’s most affluent town and a little rougher town from outside the county were playing a baseball game complete with lights for when the sun set and a good sound system that carried the announcements over to me.

The sea breeze started to stir and with it thunderclouds started to build and rumble to themselves off in the distance, and then I heard the crack of the bat and the announcer say “The score is 4-0 with zero outs and the bases loaded.” I gave up on exercise at that point and instead ambled over to watch the game as the sun set.

Watching a summer baseball game in a small town as the evening cools, eating a hot dog dripping mustard and relish (dripping down my T-shirt in this case)from the concession stand and washing it down with a can of Coke that had been cooling in a tub of ice, cheering wildly for all the players in the mostly empty bleachers because most of the people watching the game were sitting on the back of their pickup trucks…it was a couple hours of sheer enjoyment.

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  7. Dang, nuke. On the same page…again.
    I was listening to that same show and interview, and while he was obviously prepared, and slick, Laura ruined it for me again, for I don’t know how many times now.
    When she gets into a certain tone, volume level, and sing-songy mode, I have to turn her off, as I generally like her show, but today and yesterday she was repellant. I think I understand why she has never married. The “b” word comes to mind, on days like today and yesterday.
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    Normally I wouldn’t worry about making hay with those little acre-sized amounts of cut grass. I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I have an uneasy feeling that I should be storing as many supplies as possible. I need to see about getting the hand pump for the well repaired, too.

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  26. Stay prepared, Swampie.
    /and never go to a ball game without at least having one snow cone

  27. Dang!
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    Might I recommend a bathroom break, and a replenished beverage, before you start?

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