keep it dark (snidegrrl) wrote,
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softball and roosevelt quote

Softball last night: lost one 13-3, rained out on the second game. Getting a better hang of being the catcher. Feeling more a part of the team. I still suck real bad though. Need more practice, don't know when I will get it. Also the team last night were a bunch of jackasses and clearly enjoyed in a malicious way kicking our asses, a quality I find repellent. Went to Chili's with many teammates post-game-rainout. Lots of tiny kids, very scary. Learned a few things yesterday though:

1. A dry, hard field is hell on the knees.
2. Size, as they say, does not matter. Strong, agile, fast, skilled women come in ALL shapes and sizes. I have at this point seen women half my size nail a softball deep into left field, and women twice my size make it to second base in no time flat. And all permutations of the above you can imagine. Playing local softball has been a bit of an eye opener, in case I had any doubts. 36-24-36 isn't biological qualification for shit.
3. Duh, look where you want to throw.

A quote, courtesy of rackletang:
"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

"Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star", 149
May 7, 1918


Past that, I hate Fridays like most people hate mondays. Workwise, anyways. Gotta work tomorrow too. At least I'm not sore as hell like last week! Also: had a dream about moving into a house last night. I remember we had a giant fridge and it was so empty, and I was putting all these weird leftovers in it, like half eaten muffins.
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