Sunday, March 30, 2008

This Morning I Mutter These Babe Ruthian Mutterings...

Normally I just have to type something here. I can't just put up mutterings without an intro. No, no, no, I just can't.

But at the moment I can't think of anything to type. Nothing to mention. The fact that it finally got above freezing today (now yesterday) for the first time in about two weeks? Nah, I won't mention that.

Baseball season starts tonight ... sort of ... there were already two regular season games played in Japan but the Washington Nationals and the loser Atlanta Jerkwads play their first game tonight, in the brand spankin' shiny
new stadium in Washington, D.C. ... should I mention that? Nah. Nothing to mention there especially no comment on the fact that the stadium is temporarily called Nationals Park. That's a great name because it doesn't have some stoopid corporate moniker attached to it ... yet. But it will. And then in a few years the name will undoubtedly have to be changed just like so many stadiums and arenas and summertime music venues in North America nowadays. Pretty sad situation when an arena that's only ten years old is now on its 3rd name. Come on, give me a break. Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Lambeau Field, Soldier Field ... ahhh, at least some organizations have class.

Nationals Park circa summer of 2005.
Anyway... here's what
Nationals Park
looked like
around Spring of 2005...

(if you're confused,
that's looking straight down
from space...

I should also add that construction
had not yet even started
at the time of this
satellite imagery.)

Nationals Park, March 29, 2008
click for bigger
A lot different than today...

actually this was yesterday,
the real first game
at the new stadium.

borrowed from -- Nats320
...many more great pics of
the opening of the ballpark
so go check 'em out!

Alright, well enough with not mentioning anything for the beginning of this morning's post...

on with:

from this meme is called: Unconscious MutteringsUnconscious Mutterings

a free association game -- I say... and you think ... ?

1. Stuffed :: oysters

2. Gills :: fish

3. Distance :: runner ... Long distance runner
what you standing there for?
Get up, get off, get out of the door
You're playing cold music on the bar room floor,
drowned in your laughter and dead to the core
There's a dragon with matches loose on the town
Take a whole pale of water just to cool him down

Fire - Fire on the mountain
Fire - Fire on the mountain

4. Panties :: seriously? Ohhh-kay. String bikini, cute, sexy, mine are red.

5. Checkered :: past ... surely mine's completely on the up and up, not checkered at all ... more like plaid.

6. Fill in :: the blank

7. Taunting :: picking on

8. Diner :: New Jersey! When you grow up in New Jersey/the northeast U.S., you know diners! I grew up in a (relatively) small town with a population of about 12,000 and we had 3 diners ... and within a 20 minute drive another 3 dozen ... and I've been to 'em all! The further you travel away from the area, the harder it is to find a real diner. Denny's doesn't count.

9. Pizza :: We also had as many as 5 pizza places and pizza place absolutely does not refer to pizza hut or dominoes. We didn't have any chains, we just had real NJ pizza places. (I didn't even have a pizza hut or dominoes pizza until i moved out of NJ when I was 18.) What is real NJ pizza? Brother and best friend to a NY pie, that's what ... and if ya don't know what a NY pie is, please, hop the next plane for NYC and have one!!! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!?!

10. Best friend :: Man's best friend -- dog

Bendix Diner
Bendix Diner
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

about 15-20 minutes from where I lived...
one of the most famous diners in the world,
on Route 17 kinda close to the Meadowlands


frenchkys said...

Yep, took longer than usual to get the UM list. Loved the intro, btw! Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

Hootin' Anni said...

6 and 10....we both thought the same.

Happy Sunday, and thanks for dropping by today.

TAMY & the SGT said...

Love the creative process of your mind!

I kept coming up blank too for what seems like forever, finally found it through another site.

Jean at Penny Lane said...

Your UMs are fun. We (including dh who played along) matched on a few!

Diners -- they should make a comeback. There are too many fastfood places around.

Inspiration, Move Me Brightly said...

Get off the highways in Jersey ... hmmm, wait, actually I can think of a few diners ON a couple New Jersey highways (but not on the Parkway or the Turnpike which is what so many people get to see of NJ...

anyway, in places like Iowa or South Carolina or, well, anywhere outside of the northeast U.S., you might have to ask a whole bunch of people and have to drive for an hour to find a real diner.

In Jersey, even though there aren't as many as there were ten and 20 years ago, finding a good diner is a piece of cake, they're a dime a dozen!

Claire said...

Hey Zooma, thanks for the nice comment you left at my blog. I don't know if you noticed but I also lost my old dog in Feb. Major suckage. Life moves on...
Do you remember the Washington Senators? I'm from the VA side of the D.C. area.

Friday said...

Came to check out your mutterings.

Plaid past? ROFL

Enjoyed myself!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated