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Monday, July 18, 2005

Red Sox Nation... +1

Hey everybody! I have not posted something in here in almost a week! I've had a few days off so I have not done much geekin' out lately. Every now and then I would think about posting something but I never go around to it.

I had a long weekend as it was my 10 year Wedding Anniversary last Friday so I took that day off from work. The Grandparents took the kids for a couple nights and my wife and I actually went out to a movie and a dinner.

When I got home on Thursday, my wife was still out. It was totally weird to walk into my house and not be jumped on by crazy, giggling little people. It was very quiet and it felt strange.

After about 1/2 an hour my wife got home and I suggested we go see a movie. We still had not seen Revenge of the Sith yet, so we decided to see it.

When we got to the theater, my wife went and got the candy and popcorn while I went up to the ticket counter and asked for 2 tickets. The lady smiled and said, "You're kidding right?"

"No...." I said, a little confused.

"Oh, I thought you were here to see the Sox / Yankees game."

The theater we had gone to also shows the HD broadcast of the Sox games up on the big screen and apparently the fact that I was standing at the ticket counter alone, wearing a Sox / Pats "CHAMPIONS" t-shirt and my World Series ball-cap made the lady think that's what I was there for.

"Sounds cool, but not today," I said.

"There's already 250 people in the theater for the game." I can't say I was surprised. I was tempted to check it out myself.

Can I just say, holy shit movies are fucking expensive. $20.00 bucks for 2 movie tickets and 7.50 for a small box of popcorn and a box of junior mints (they're so refreshing!) And the movie studios can't seem to figure out why not as many people go to see movies anymore... Hmmmm.

Ok. Anyway. Revenge of the Sith. I am an admitted Star Wars nerd and I thought this was definitely the best of the 3 prequels. Unlike the first 2 prequel movies, I actually liked Revenge of the Sith a lot, even though it was a sad story.

On the way home, I turned the Sox on the radio. It was a tie game going into the late innings. I kept the volume on low so my wife and I could talk about the movie and our day, but I could still hear if something happened in the game.

We talked about my job and the anxiety it caused me to be looking for a new one. For some reason, the job searching made me worried. My current job offers security and the ability for me to take care of my family. Potentially making a change would be a step into the unknown with a lot on the line and that is something I fret over at times. We talked about the ongoing battle I have with myself about wether to suck it up and deal with work or keep looking for a new job. It was nice for the two of us to be able to just talk.

By the time we got home, the Sox / Yankees game was still tied going into the final innings. We sat down on the couch and I reached for the remote to switch on the game and catch the end.

"Before you turn that on and get into the end of the game, I have something I need to talk to you about, but I don't want to make your anxiety worse..."

She had a serious tone so I was immediately worried. I was afraid something was wrong.

Then for some reason it just popped into my head.

"You're pregnant."

She nodded her head, "Yes" and smiled. "Happy Anniversary. Hope you like your present."

I loved it.

It turned out the Sox lost the game and I didn't see a single inning, but that's one that I'll always remember. How often does a happy memory get tied in with a Sox loss to the Yankees?

Get ready for a new member of Red Sox and Patriot Nation!


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Congrats BW!!!

Thanks F.S.!! :-)

So I'm late on this but... congratulations!!!

Thanks Ms. B!!

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