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Softball: humbling & humiliating. I never got on base except when the guy in front of me was walked and by the weird co-ed rules, that meant I could get on base without ever having to face down a pitch. Every other at-bat was an exercise in pure frustration and embarassment. I try to take pride in uh, not having lost it and burst into tears? Certain teammate was extremely kind with words and helped me get over it. The good news is: the rest of the team played up a storm and we won one and lost the other only by the barest of margins.

Today I'm a zombie as I got less than 5 hours' sleep with several cat-related interruptions, as well as waking up to find my right arm so asleep (i guess i had been laying on it) that it felt like a dead swollen piece of meat. Took a good 15 minutes out of sleep time to assure myself I'd still have a right arm in the morning. Hopefully I'll be able to nap on the metro ride home since tonight I'm supposed to be going to the theatre!

[edit] I am now buying myself a ticket to the Finn Bros. concert at the 9:30 club 7/28. I usually buy two and force someone to go with me, but I don't feel like begging. And I have LJ friends who are going. And it's my g.d. birthday that weekend so I'm not buying someone else a ticket to a concert I want to go to again like I usually do. So um... there!

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oontzgrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
Are there any batting practice places around here? Mebbe we could go and practice.
snidegrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
I only know the ones in laurel. I bet there are many in VA too, though!
oontzgrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 02:18 pm (UTC)
Laurel isn't so far. I could come up and we could play.
snidegrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
YAY!! So far nobody else has been able to do so. I only have one glove, if you were at all insterested in tossing the ball around. But I have 2 bats. :) Hitting things = very therapeutic.
judithiscariot
Jul. 16th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
theres one off 29 between 198 & 216
squeegibo
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
I once fell asleep on my stomach with my arms crossed under me. When I woke up both arms were asleep from my biceps down. I had to flail my arms around by moving my torso to get my hand on the alarm. I'm not sure how I manipulated the switch to turn it off. It was really disturbing. I sat there for about ten minutes thinking, "are my arms dead?" So yeah, I know what you mean. That sucks.
snidegrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:44 pm (UTC)
YES. Exactly. When it's beyond "fallen asleep" and moved into "totally insensate". Very scary.
professorbooty
Jul. 20th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
...
I once played video games while sitting indian-style on the floor for far too long - with a cat asleep on my lap, no less. Suddenly, the phone rang and I got up in a hurry because I'd been expecting an important call or something. As I started to walk, I realised that both feet had gone completely numb. They were so numb that the motion of my ankles made it feel as if I were walking on a bed of pillows with my two rounded stumps. The ground felt quite firm to the rest of my body as I hit the floor.

The phone call? A wrong number, of course.
snidegrrl
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
That phone call may have saved your feet!!
rackletang
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC)
I really admire you for sticking with softball. I have an aversion to team sports that I picked up in elementary school, and try as I might, I just can't shake it. :)

Also, that dead arm thing is always freaky...
thus_spoke_zara
Jul. 16th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! finn brothers! as in neil finn!
i LOVE neil finn.

and when is your birthday? mine is the 25th.

also: i feel you re: cat-related disturbances. mine are so very nocturnal. and they're not shy about it.
snidegrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Finn, Neil: Smart people always do. ;) While other girls were tearing their hair out over Jon Bon Jovi in '87, I was obsessing over how I could get my ass to New Zealand.

Mine is the 30th. Hail Leo!

My cat sleeps on my legs while I'm sleeping and if I move an inch, he claws the shit out of me. Whee!!!
translucent_eye
Jul. 16th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
how about telling some of us about the Finnn Bros. and maybe we shall join you. What kinda music are they?
snidegrrl
Jul. 16th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Finn Bros. are Neil Finn and Timm Finn formerly of both Crowded House and Split Enz. They just did a new album dedicated to their mom and are touring to support it. I'm not even vaguely sure where to begin with descriptions here, except maybe "pop-ish" with touches of "folksy" here and there. They have quite a resume and have worked with lots of impressive musical peers. From what I understand from setlists I've seen, they're going to use material spanning their oeuvre from the 70s to today. If you like I can put up some mp3s or send you a cd or something because I am a psycho in love with Neil Finn and gibbering with fandom about every project he's been involved with.
translucent_eye
Jul. 16th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
I love crowded house....I'm sure partially for sentimental reasons, but their music was always great. When you get a chance, put up what you consider one of their better songs, and I'd love to give it a listen. Thanks!
snidegrrl
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
check out a few CH tracks i put up here. let me know when you got em and i'll take em back down. :)
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