July 24th, 2008


I never could get the hang of Thursdays....

Woke up at 10.30 -- or, rather, 10.36, as I hit the snooze button once -- had coffee, took meds, checked e-mail, showered, went to 11.30 shrink appointment, went down the hill to buy DVDs and eat lunch, came home, and slept for two hours.

Okay, then.

I felt a little woozy coming out of the shrink's, but I figured food would help. It didn't, exactly, and I'm still tired after a full night's sleep and a two-hour nap. Sigh.

Haven't done a lick of work since turning in ASD, and that needs to stop soon. I have to revise the StarCraft: Ghost Academy manga proposals, revise a short story, write a foreword, write an introduction, line-edit a manuscript, finish GWP2, write a novella proposal, and write a novel pitch. Somewhere in there, I'll need to start on the script for Ghost Academy (once Blizzard approves the revisions), plus another comics script that I'll be able to talk about after this weekend (maybe), plus actually writing StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres (which is due at the end of October).

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    "East Texas Red" by Arlo Guthrie
NYY, melky

it was 25 years ago today...

Twenty-five years ago today, the New York Yankees played the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. George Brett hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth with two outs off Goose Gossage that put the Royals ahead 5-4. However, Yankee manager Billy Martin protested, saying that Brett's bat had too much pine tar on it. The umpire examined the bat, saw it was, technically, above the line in terms of pine tar, and the homer was declared invalid, the third out was called, and the Yankees won 4-3.

I mark this anniversary in particular, because I was there. In 1983, we had Sunday season tickets at Yankee Stadium, where we got go to every Yankee home game on a Sunday, as well as Opening Day and Old Timers Day. The Infomancer and I were sitting in the upper deck watching it as it happened -- and we didn't have the first fucking clue as to what was going on. It wasn't until we got home that we found out why Brett burst out of the dugout like a lunatic and why the homer was declared invalid.

There is, of course, a Wikipedia page for the incident. I do love the internet.

Also, thanks to YouTube -- via the good folks at Bronx Banter -- you can now watch a silent-movie-style re-creation of the incident with Johnny Bench, Rick Dempsey, the San Diego Chicken, and a bunch of kids from a 1980s TV show about baseball for kids called The Baseball Bunch. It's very early 80s, but I got give props to whoever did the music for the movie, as it's perfect.
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    "Gotta Prove" by Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion