Sunday, May 07, 2006

Blue water, blue sky, Blue Angels

Returned from Pensacola yesterday evening. It was quite a wonderful vacation, with sand, surf, good food and friends, and lots of libations. We got to see an airshow practice by the Navy's Blue Angels—the aerobatics were astounding, and the thought of being pursued by an F/A-18 Hornet makes me a little lightheaded and queasy. Thankfully I don’t have to think about it.

I actually did get to watch one baseball game—our Thursday defeat of the Cardinals, which was telecast on ESPN2. My companions gave me no end of grief for wanting to watch the game, but hell, I was on vacation! Aren’t you supposed to do things you enjoy while on vacation? I didn’t really get it.

I was certainly glad that I was able to watch a victory, as they have been coming at a much slower pace lately. The ‘Stros suffered their first sweep of the season this weekend, at the hands of the Rockies. While disappointing, a commenter on The Crawfish Boxes noted that we are, at 19-12, far better off than the 12-19 we were at this time last season. And while Saturday’s game was a shutout, it was the first of 2006—in contrast to last season, when the Astros had six by this time. Small comfort, I suppose, but comfort nonetheless.

Back to work tomorrow, and a long day it shall be, therefore this abridged post. Closing with good thoughts for Roy Wonder tomorrow against the Giants!


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