OK, so it has its 10 good points, too

13 06 2011

1.  Well, after the last post, I felt a little bad — like I dissed my homeland.

2.  The Midwest is a really lovely place, and there are many wonderful things about it.

3.  Like barbecue. Holy cow (and pig)! Kansas City barbecue can’t be beat (especially Arthur Bryant’s).

Yes, I like pickles. OK, LOVE pickles (and sliced pork).

4.  Aside from the “Friends in Low Places” sing-a-long, watching a baseball game at an outdoor stadium is a treat. And with the recent remodeling, Kauffman Stadium is a very lovely place to watch a game.

5.  A sweet (yet very slobbery) dog lives there.

The slobber monster, Dude (my brother’s dog)

6.  Another sweet dog (or pig?) resides there.

The cookie monster, Rodeo (my sister-in-law’s dog)

7.  The prevalent use of the word “pop” to describe soda rocks my world.

Pop, I love. Hogwash? Not sure …

8.  The best university ever resides in the state: Kansas State University (and a large percentage of people wear purple).

9.  My rockin’ brother and sister-in-law live there.

Two awesome people

10.  My awesome dad lives there, too.

He's not in Kansas anymore (in this photo)

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10 about my favorite topic

21 07 2010

1.  It is more than halfway through the baseball season, and I still have not been to one Tampa Bay Rays regular season game.

2.  I have been to baseball games in Oakland and Kansas City, just not at the stadium that is 15 minutes from home.

At The Coliseum in right field – the most glorious spot!

3.  Unfortunately, many other people must be doing the same thing since there is talk of moving the stadium due to poor attendance. Oh my goodness! The sadness that would cause!

4.  So, I’m going to start doing my part. And do it in a big way.

5.  Next week I’m hitting it hard: five games in five days with my favorite baseball-going pal, Dad.

We will rock the Trop again!

 6.  I’m not really all that sad that Derek Jeter will be at three of the five games.

7.  I am sad that Carl Crawford’s tenure as a Ray may be coming to an end. Always a favorite.

8.  I love, love, love Raymond (the Rays mascot).

My favorite mascot, Raymond

9.  I saw someone wearing the “Price Price Baby” (David Price, Rays pitcher) shirt that I think is so creative.

10.  Of course, it was on an approximately 70-year-old guy (the average age in St. Petersburg, Fla. — or so it seems to be the case), so I’m not sure if he got the Vanilla Ice connection … but maybe he did.