Thursday, June 03, 2010

Perfect Games

As the week winds down, I'd like to give kudos to people who I think are groovy cool. I always consider Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of summer, so I hope you have lots of fun waiting. I'm not a huge fan of summer, but I do like the whole drinking/sitting in the shallow water of a baby pool combination (this is especially great if you do not have a baby). '

Detroit Tigers -- Perfect game on Wednesday! Called poorly. Armando G. keeps his cool, acts with that quality we always talk about but almost never see -- good sportsmanship. In some ways, this is even rarer than a perfect game. Gets rewarded with a Corvette. Sometimes you do win even when it doesn't look like it.

Lana Gramlich -- thanks for the offer for computer help! You're a sweetheart. My friend Hank said that friends help you move, real friends help you move bodies. I would also add that real friends offer to help fix your computer.

My dearest Jodi -- always sweet, positive, and brings me tons of happiness with her comments. For that, you are getting a copy of Imperfect Birds! Anne Lammott is the best. I met her once at a writing conference in line for food and dropped a small tomato on her out of nervousness. She was very cool about it.

And congratulations to my darling Stacey who eloped! Many years of happiness to you and your new groom.

See you Saturday, my dears!


Charles Gramlich said...

I second your nominations for groovy cool people, one in particular! :)

Heff said...

You DON'T care for summer ?!?

Tim said...

I caught the tail end of that game on the radio, and the Cleveland announcers were really upset that he didn't get the perfect game. Even though the umpire admitted he blew the call they still didn't reverse it, so it'll go into his records as a one-hit shutout. Tough break, but a game he'll always remember.

jodi said...

Dollface! I'm gonna squeeze the stuffin' outta you, when next we meet! Thank you so much for your sweet words. You have always inspired me so very much. I love the Anne Lammott tale, but I have to ask-what were you doing so close to a tomato? A Bloddy Mary, I presume.....xoxoxoxo PS-Yay for Stacey!

Lana Gramlich said...

Aw, shucks. *blush* 'Taint nuthin. ;)

Kostandinos said...

"Good sportsmanship. In some ways, this is even rarer than a perfect game." This is perfect. I've read countless articles and blogs about Armando's perfect game, but this is the first time I've seen it put into words like only you can. :)