May 8 08

so, i was all ready. i had my fancy new glove. and my fancy lime green  [insert company name here] sharks t-shirt (sure, it’s lime green and it’s about 40 sizes too large…but at least this year i actually GOT a shirt…)

i was all over this. and then it started to rain. and then continued to rain. and then rained some more. and some more. but, i showed up, and i played (because as my fearless leader Mark said, “come on Ali, if nothing else, it gives you something to write about”…)

Sure, i bunted. and got out. and didn’t swing. and got out. and bowled over the other team’s first baseman and ate some a shitload of dirt. and errored my way onto first base. and sure, i got soaked. soaked, people. it took me about two hours for my teeth to stop chattering last night (while i watched the best double send-offs ever…goodbye, Dominique and Jason Castro…don’t let Nigel Barker – mmm, Nigel Barker – and the tambourine man hit you on the way out!!). and sure, i only got one free beer. and sure, i spent the entire game out in right field…not doing anything (but, at least i wasn’t catcher…like i was last year…ALL season)…not even working on my tan….

but it was fun.

i can’t think of anything i’d rather have done last night…well, maybe some Cake for dinner

speaking of things that are not so fun…has anyone heard Scarlett Johansson’s new album…oh, yes, she made an album. she’s another in the long line of actors-turned-singers…but she HAD potential. i was actually looking forward to hearing her Tom Waits covers on her Anywhere I Lay My Head album.

her voice, surprisingly, isn’t the problem. when you listen to the album you feel like you are underwater or something. it’s very, erm, cloudy sounding. not sexy, though. kind of desperate and breathy and unclear. disappointing, really.

  1. OMG yes, her album is HORRIBLE! I know she has a good voice, but these songs are just plain bad! I feel like I’m in a bad dream when I hear it.

    Comment by Maya on May 8, 2008
  2. Now I know not to buy it! Here via The List – working my way through very slowly.

    Comment by Barbara on May 8, 2008
  3. Yes, I took a listen to Scarlet too and was not impressed.

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    Comment by Aimee Greeblemonkey on May 8, 2008
  4. I can’t believe that with 51 million voters on American Idol this week that all contestants were within 1 million votes of each other.

    That means people only liked David A. (sp?) 2% more than Castro?!

    wtf america?

    Comment by Giblet on May 8, 2008
  5. Rain!

    Wait, there was mroe to this post then that… blame the excitement on getting stuck in a small, TINY flurry this weekend in South lake Tahoe.

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    Comment by Maryann on May 8, 2008
  6. Came via the list, and I concur, “ScarJo” needs to stick to acting and banging Ryan Reynolds.

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    Comment by Michele on May 8, 2008
  7. Softball? That’s impressive. Fair weather fan here, much less playING in it! I’m an indoor sports kinda girl…

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    Comment by Good&Crazy on May 8, 2008
  8. Glad you had a great game! Did you win? Lose? And hey! What’s wrong with catcher? I catch – fastpitch. My grandma was a catcher, my dad was a catcher, and yes, now me.
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    Comment by Mom On The Run on May 8, 2008
  9. yeah I thought the sound was heavily produced as in “there must be something lacking in the vocals if you’ve got to put this much effects on it”. Just my 2 cents though.

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  10. That album is AWFUL. So not sexy. She needed a sexy album….

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    Comment by Haley-O on May 8, 2008
  11. I, personally, think she is overrated.

    Go you for playing ball. I played years ago, and hated every second of it 🙂

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    Comment by Angella on May 8, 2008
  12. Her voice really isn’t the problem? You mean, she can sort of sing? Because MAN. That whole thing is so bad I couldn’t even see straight. Or listen for more than a second.

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    Comment by jonniker on May 8, 2008
  13. There are certain artists that I consider sacred cows, that should never be covered, and Tom Waits is definitely one of them. I’ve never heard a good Tom Waits cover, and I can’t imagine I’ll hear one from this idiot.

    Comment by Lu on May 8, 2008
  14. Nigel Barker.

    I’d totally do him.

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    Comment by KC on May 8, 2008
  15. Softball in the rain…you have my respect.

    Also, I don’t trust Scarlett Johansson’s lips. I just don’t.

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    Comment by Jess Riley on May 8, 2008
  16. I wish I was famous and could make an album if I so desired, just on a whim…must be nice.

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    Comment by Mrs. Mustard on May 8, 2008
  17. I’ve never been a fan of Scarlett Johansson … I don’t know why she bugs me so much. Ha!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on May 8, 2008
  18. I was so happy
    Dom-MAN-ique went home. She was so ugly and had the worst attitude!

    Nigel is a TOTAL hotty. Yum.

    Comment by Ruby on May 8, 2008
  19. I was so happy
    Dom-MAN-ique went home. She was so ugly and had the worst attitude!

    Nigel is a TOTAL hotty. Yum.

    Comment by Ruby on May 8, 2008
  20. I heard about Scarlett, but haven’t actually listened. I’m just so pissed off that she’s engaged to Ryan Reynolds LOL!

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    Comment by Karen MEG on May 10, 2008
  21. Softball is a lie. It should be called, Holyshitgoddammit that round thing is NOT soft, it’s totally gonna leave a mark, let’s go drink away our pain– ball.

    And I’m SO glad that Dominique is buh-bye. I still miss Kataszhcygshnah.

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