May 10 07

i was all set to hit publish on the thursday thirteen that i worked really hard on last night while i almost died of heat exhaustion.

(can someone tell my husband that it’s time to turn on the air conditioning? we all have things that we do because our parents do them. try as we might to convince ourselves that we are nothing like our parents…there are just things that stick. for me, i’m a chronic overcooker. i always make too much food. also known as ‘jewish mother syndrome’. the husband’s is that he waits for-fucking-ever to turn on the a/c in the spring. at least i’m not pregnant. imagine how much fun that spring was…)

but, i decided to hold off. i love doing the thurdsay thirteen and it’s a chance to do something different…and maybe give my readers a chance to read something different. some of you might not always like hearing about my son’s fart humor and my daughter’s mullet.

but i have breaking news.

i joined Softball.

oh yeah, baby. are you dying yet? boom chicka wow wow

i don’t know. something about it seemed appealing to me. granted, i haven’t even lifted a baseball bat since 1996. if you’re doing the math, that was over 10 years ago, when i was in high school and i played intramural. and granted, i know very few people at  [insert company name here]. and granted, i only know about half of the rules (did you know you are not allowed to touch the wood at home plate? who knew?)

but i wanted to join. i’m always complaining that the husband plays hockey and baseball and various other organized sports. and i don’t really have anything. that’s just mine. and i figured it would be a good opportunity to meet people. someone at the office once told me that people thought i was “icy” and that kind of stung. i’m not icy. i’m just…i don’t know…shy maybe? that’s not it either…but i guess i could see where he was coming from.

so. green team it was. and i figured, at the very least, i’d have an embarrassing story to tell the internets.

but, it wasn’t embarrassing. sure, i look like a dumbass out there on the field…and i banked on the fact that my new best friend Jared would play both his position and mine, which he did, because he rocks my socks. (speaking of socks…i think i need to get me some knee highs…) and sure, i did a lot of swinging at the air…

but all four times i was up to bat…i made contact. and got on base three of the four times. (the fourth was an out at first). not bad, my friends. not bad.

and my team won. because of me. well, not really. but there were 2 outs and i was up. figures. no pressure, right? i hit the ball, barely. and someone dropped it right before i hit first base. and then some big man fell on me. and then my lulus turned an awful shade of dirt. but, during all that chaos, the winning run was able to score.

i will definitely be back next week. even if it only gives me an embarrassing story to tell ;)

  1. Do you get to go for beers after the game?


    Comment by metro mama on May 10, 2007
  2. GO YOU!!!!

    Sounds fun, I can’t wait to hear your embarrassing stories!LOL


    Comment by sam on May 10, 2007
  3. Sounds like fun!!!!

    Go Girl!


    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on May 10, 2007
  4. sounds fun.and make sure you don’t get hit in the boobs by a ball.dang that hurts!in other words don’t be like me.i think thats why one boob is smaller than other.haha


    Comment by LAVENDULA on May 10, 2007
  5. That’s awesome!!! I’m big on joining work things. We don’t have a softball team (as far as i know), but I think I go to every event. It’s awesome to get to know the people at work – especially the ones that you don’t work directly with.
    But, you wore your lulu’s? You could have ruined them if you had to slide. That would not be good.
    You should get some of those sexy baseball pants real baseballs players wear!!! (just kidding).
    PS I got called “cold” by someone yesterday. That was weird.


    Comment by Laural on May 10, 2007
  6. OHHH how I miss softball! I turned down college scholarships in softball to get married. WTF?

    how the hell do you get by without the a/c? i have to have cool air moving or I’ll die. trade some sexual favors or something! LOL


    Comment by Kristi on May 10, 2007
  7. woot! you go, girl! that’s so awesome. i would be way too scared to do softball. or pretty much any organized sport. my sister was a great athlete, but i was always the artsy one of the family – dance, music, drawing, etc. :-P


    Comment by lara on May 10, 2007
  8. I do love visiting your TT every week — but this was very entertaining too.


    Comment by SusieJ on May 10, 2007
  9. I once got hit in the face by a softball. Never again will I let balls fly at my face.



    Comment by Her Bad Mother on May 10, 2007
  10. ha ha .. answering yesterday post on this one so you will see :)
    go to http://entertainment1.sympatic.....chaelBuble and listen to his new album .. fabulous!

    btw .. good on you for playing in a co. league. The guys here play soccer, but I’m really so NOT fit that playing with them, I would surely die! But it’s a great way to socialize with coworkers…


    Comment by Sarah on May 10, 2007
  11. Go you!! Sounds like lots of fun and I can’t wait to hear about the happenings out on the field! ;)

    My hubby is the SAME way with the a/c – ugh, it’s so annoying!


    Comment by Sara on May 10, 2007
  12. No. Words…!!!!! ;)


    Comment by Haley-O on May 10, 2007
  13. SWING crazy batter! And run like hell.


    Comment by Jasmine on May 10, 2007
  14. Hey Ali! I can’t believe you joined. The guys have been bugging me to join for the last two years. Maybe next summer…


    Comment by Lu on May 10, 2007
  15. Softball! I like sports as much as I like surgery.
    I often have a reputation as being icy which is pretty funny. I can be shy in group situations, which comes across as icy, I guess. Perhaps I should take up softball, too.


    Comment by Rebecca on May 10, 2007
  16. Way to go!!!! They called you “icy”? That’s a new one…


    Comment by Fenicle on May 10, 2007
  17. I know how you feel I haven’t played softball in about 3 years and this summer i joined 2 teams! I have never been so sore in my life! (i didnt know i was that out of shape) it takes awhile to get back into it but it’s fun and we all need some time to do our own thing.


    Comment by kelley rees on May 11, 2007
  18. Greatest Movie reference ever!


    Comment by Sparky Duck on May 14, 2007
  19. Intramurals were the BEST! So much fun.


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