June 16th, 2018

A fabulous turn...

Last night the Mariners won and I slept like a rock. Now I'm starting to believe the connection. The Mariners not only won, they crawled over cut glass for the victory. It was a spectacular game with an equal number of OMG HOW AMAZING!'s and OH FUCK!'s. It was also exhausting.

And tonight we do it all again only this time I'll be in situ. I've already had a text this morning from my Red Sox nephew who is appropriately jealous.

My swim this morning was a good one. I kicked off the wall and stopped at 1800 yards and an hour later. I don't even know what I thought about. It was good.

Oh and when I was done, my buddy came in. This is the guy who has a blind cane and often swims with me in the mornings. He's been going to this gym as long as I have - about 5 years now, I think. It took many years for me to even get him to acknowledge my 'good morning' and smile. But since then, he gets more friendlier nearly every swim. Today I learned his name is Matt. Fun to have a swim buddy.

I made a stop at the grocery and remembered to look at my list and only forgot one thing - bread. It wasn't on the list. Oh well. It's the easiest thing to get nearly anywhere.

I'll be heading out to the game in 3 hours. I need get my shit together.

Nice. So nice.

The weather for the game was perfect. Just exactly perfect. We scored what turned out to be the only run of the entire game in the 3rd inning. It was a very fun game. We were surrounded by Boston Fans - really really nice Boston fans. When they first sat down and we all declared sides, one of the Boston guys said "well, if it gets tense in this section we can just all chant "Yankees Suck!" Everyone laughed and agreed. It was very congenial.

No one left the game early so after the final out, there was a mob scene in the hot sun and it was starting to bake. Happily, before I left and while it was still cool I closed the insulated blinds and turned the A/C on 74% and when I got home all was calm and cool.

The next 5 days are going to be air conditioning requiring days. Glad I'm ready.

I think I'll go listen to my audio book while I play some mindless games.