27 October 2004
I don't remember why I originally posted this photo. Maybe just to document Matt and all his friends having been here that night. I lost my original posts for all of October 12-31, so I've been spending today (10/16/2005) regenerating them from old blogs, emails, and other information I've got on my computer. Here are some writings from 10/27.
LOS ANGELES: okay, so we woke up early, met at 4 am,
and drove through the pouring rain to LA to visit Hansen Dam by 8.
Got there 45 minutes early so we had breakfast at McDonald's. Some
guy held the door for me and then asked for some spare change on my
way out. I said no thanks, so he started giving me crap about it and
talking to a bunch of people, apparently other beggars, about me. The
bathroom was full of apparent live-ins, so I held it and went to order
my food. Normal McD food: sausage biscuit, greasy hashbrowns, and too-hot
coffee. Ugh. On my way out, the beggar said have a nice day, then thanked
me for my smile. I don't remember having smiled. Maybe he saw me smiling
inside that I was leaving the place.
RED SOX WIN: This is unbelievable. The world seems different now. The Red Sox lifted themselves out of the cloudy curse just as the sun began hitting the moon after last night's total eclipse. Mom was online with me as the last out was recorded and pointed out that even the moon was red tonight. How nervous must the pitcher and first baseman have been while they were executing the third out in the bottom of the ninth? How interesting that the last out was made by Edgar Rentaria, who wore Babe Ruth's #3 on the back of his Cardinal uniform. How amazing that we aren't lamenting the Sox this year. This doesn't seem right, but I can get used to it.