By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM
Okay, losing power with lots of snow on the ground is not a fun thing. I never think about that out here in the land of sunshine. I just talked to the folks and started the conversation by asking if they still wanted to go...duh! My camera bag is all packed up and all my lenses and filters are cleaned. I'll make sammies and drink a cup of coffee before I take a quick shower in the morning. I'll load Becky up in the car and we'll stop by our favorite piddle spot and walk for a bit before we go grab the folks. It should be a fun day. Okay, that's it. The Tigers should have to forfeit the game just because of their national anthem and God Bless America selections. I'm not usually one to speak ill of any of our military personnel but that just stunk!
By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 6:38 PM
Big storm coming in...of course, it's a beach weekend! I'm glad J is okay and hope it stays that way. It's good to be up on the 5th floor. Let's hope he keeps his power throughout. Losing power isn't the worst thing in the world but it's so much easier to weather a storm if you have your conveniences. It looks like the Tigers might make a game of it. We'll see what happens when we chase their starter. Their bullpen is much easier to score on as a rule. You called it right. We'll top off the gas tank and grab some breakfast halfway there which is right at two hours.
By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 5:28 PM
The rest of the games were scheduled for a 5:07 first pitch but they said 5:15 for tonight. Lovato's rendition of the national anthem was horrible. Sing it straight and the difficulty of the song will do plenty to showcase your voice. There's no need to do all that other crap. I haven't seen Valkyrie. I know the story well and felt no need to see a Cruise version of it. Still, I'm glad you enjoyed it. So not a golf fan, eh? Bricks tend to be rather hard on TVs. That's too bad that the wind is making it no fun for you to venture out. Is it supposed to stay that way for a while? We've got low 70s for a few days and then it will slip into the 60s. All that flirting Jay does is part of his gig. I would be very surprised to hear that they ran into problems. He seems to have his priorities right and Mavis is right up there with his cars...and we know how he feels about them. We better not go to extra innings tonight. I'll be in bed right after the game as the alarm will go off about 3:30. I love an early road trip!
By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM
NOBODY has come back after being down 3-0 in the series. The Giants are just playing great ball in every phase of the game. Starting pitching, relief pitching, defense, and everybody in the lineup is finding a way to contribute. It was our guys in the bottom of the order who did the scoring tonight. Have you tried watching golf? I find that's a great one to go to sleep to... Frost on Tuesday, eh? That's certainly chilly. Will you and Millie still be headed out for fresh air or does Millie not like the cold? Maybe the change in weather will cause Millie to be more inclined to curl up on the sofa with you...wouldn't that be nice?
By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM
Actually, I was living in Mt. View when Loma Prieta hit in 89. That's about a third of the way from San Jose to San Francisco. Your memory is sorta correct about the bridge collapse. There was one fifty foot section of the Bay Bridge that separated and one edge fell to the deck below. Out in Oakland a 1.25 mile section of the Cypress Freeway collapsed. It was an elevated freeway with traffic going in opposite directions on two different levels. 41 people died there but it would have been far worse if it hadn't been for the World Series. Everyone took off from work early to get home for the game since it was the As and the Giants. If that had happened with usual traffic flows there would have been hundreds killed. I've been through lots of earthquakes as I've lived here all my life but that's the only major one. We get 5.5s and 6.0s from time to time but Loma Prieta was a 6.9. A 6.9 is then times worse than a 5.9. We really don't have to deal with tornadoes or hurricanes. We get the occasional funnel cloud that touches down but it's always very minor. It sounds like you're definitely getting a cool down there. It's tough to stick with a tank top when it doesn't hit 60. I did watch Paula. She's always fun. I noticed something interesting though. Jay normally acts like a goof when doing a cooking segment but since they were cooking italian he actually let some of his cooking chops show. He's purportedly a very good cook. The Giants are making this way too exciting. In the world series they use the DH when playing in an American League Park. There is no DH when playing in a National League Park. Since the National League won the All Star game this year, the NL get home field advantage in the series.
By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM
snerk...I love the fact that at 7:30 pm EDT you have to make a point of saying that you're up...Did you get your sleep squared away? Are you still quite sore today? I've been watching the game but am multi-tasking and am just now getting around to returning messages. The current thinking on the safest place in an earthquake is under something very strong, like a desk. The though is that the risk of falling debris and the structure itself is the greatest risk. A doorway was once considered the strongest but a very solid desk would be even better. That first earthquake can be very disorienting. I'm glad it wasn't worse for you.
By beckysdad on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:16 PM
So at the time of the quake I was working a 6-2:30 shift as a stockbroker. I was living with a gal that grew up in Alaska. We had an apartment on the second floor of a building less than 25 miles from the epicenter. I'd settled into my recliner and was trying to decide if I was going to watch the game or take a nap and wake up for the later inning. About a dozen feet away was my entertainment unit which held my stereo and the TV. My girlfriend had put a large rack of reindeer antlers she'd kept from childhood on top of the entertainment unit. When I installed the entertainment unit I thought about securing it to the wall but didn't bother. Anyway...I'm there in the recliner and all of a sudden there was a jolt and the power went out. Everything started shaking. It took a few seconds for me to realize that this wasn't and earthquake...it was an EARTHQUAKE. I saw the entertainment unit swaying back and forth and completely forgot about the suggestions of getting in a doorway(since changed) and ran over and held my entertainment unit against the wall to keep it from falling over. After the shaking stopped I went outside to check on my neighbors. Everyone was fine. As I walked back into the apartment I looked over at the entertainment unit and saw the huge reindeer antlers up there and had a quick vision of the morning headlines:Man Gored During Massive Quake. Sigh...we lost some potted plants and plenty of things fell off shelves and counters but there was no real damage at our place. Why am I not surprised that alcohol played a significant role in the story of that accident. Loading that many kids into the back end of a truck just ain't smart! I can totally understand you sort of slipping into shock rolling up on that accident. Seeing your kid hurt like that would freak anyone out. I am going to do another quick trip to Yosemite on Monday. I'm driving my folks this time. They haven't been in two or three years and absolutely love the place. They can't drive themselves anymore. They'll be closing some of the upper elevation roads around there soon and so I wanted to get them there before things shut down. It will be a long day but it will be fun. The other challenge is the Niners have the Monday night game and game five (if necessary) is that night too. My DVR will be working overtime. I'll probably have the Series on in the car if we're still on the road then. I suspect we will be.
By Sylviag on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM
Well I wouldn't mind if the hair on my legs would stop growing :) Definitely at the very beginning stages so should have no problems as long as I do the eyedrops. MIL getting better. I brought her pics of Mango today and she was so happy to see him in his new home looking very muh at home.
By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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By jennybookseller on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Thank you for that sweet lol, V! Gromit had been failing for some time. We'd had him to the vet and he'd bought him a few months, but his time now had come. He had a great, kittenish life and only slowed down this year. He was one of those fellows who found it very easy to love everyone: man, cat or dog. And everyone loved him in return. Thanks for caring!
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