The As get burned

and so did I.

It was about 1100 when I left home for the Oakland Coliseum. The temperature was barely 14* and it was overcast here in the “beautiful Berkeley” hills. According to Yahoo Weather the predicted high was only 21. It was partly cloudy at the ballpark BART stop and by the time I found my seat to have a bit of a snack the sun was beaming down. I obviously didn’t need my fleece tunic and the dark jeans I had worn to absorb the heat might not have been the best choice. With my new shirt (courtesy of a fan promotion)

to match previous years swag

to match previous years swag

I at least had a short sleeve shirt to wear. This is the particular company’s fourth year at it. Last year it was sweatshirts, the two years before that it was pants/leggings… Some people had all the pieces on.

But back to my previous comment. Do you think I brought sunblock? After managing to get through last week without a burn due to the liberal application of same…. If I hadn’t picked up a hat – the fan store had nice ones on sale it would have been completely doubtful that I still had brains in my head.  The family behind me had sunblock and shared so that is probably why I don’t have blisters.

the view, with blue skies

the view, with blue skies


There I sat, 3 hours in the bright sun enjoying the game from the third base side. As much as one could when your team pulls their first pitcher on the first batter (leaving the relief to deal with a full count).

The As tried a rally and tied the game, but then the Toronto Blue Jays gained two more runs in the top of the 9th. I will admit to leaving about then – 5 minutes to the next BART or 21 with everyone. I didn’t see a hope of the As coming back and I was feeling a bit crunchy.


  • Final

    R H E



    Blue JaysRuns5 Blue JaysHits10 Blue JaysErrors0



    AthleticsRuns3 AthleticsHits8 AthleticsErrors1

Wound up with friends visiting and crashing for the night. Julia came out to join our dinner (sandwiches) conversation. When Noah arrived home from work he did the same. Pleasant end to the day. I don’t think I will be so deceived about the weather tomorrow – but it is an evening game.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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