July 5th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 4 July 2009

Independence Day


THE LURE OF BASEBALL

"IN COURT" says the card on the lawyer's door,
"BACK IN TEN MINUTES" on many more;
"GONE TO HOSPITAL" on the doctor's slate
On another, "SIT DOWN AND WAIT."
"GONE TO THE BANK" on the notary's sign;
"ARBITRATION" that young clerk of mine
"BACK SOON" on the broker's book;
"COLLECTING RENTS" on my agent's hook.
They were all too busy, a matter quite new.
Very sorry was I, I had nothing to do.
Then I hied me hands to the baseball ground,
And every man on the grand-stand found.

---Anonymous, The Official Baseball Record, 1886


Nothing prevents us from being natural so much as the desire to appear so.
Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613-80)
  • Current Music
    "Under African Skies" by Paul Simon & Linda Ronstadt
boogie

my Sunday feeling

Heading out shortly to head down to the Scheeler residence down Maryland way in order to rehearse for Shore Leave. (Yes, the Boogie Knights do rehearse...) There will also be a cookout, and apparently a pool as well, so this looks to be fun.

I intend to spend the train time working on various and sundry things......
  • Current Music
    "Disorder in the House" by Warren Zevon & Bruce Springsteen