Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What's that saying?

Oh, yeah, I remember--"politics makes strange bedfellows." Of course, "bedfellows" probably has a different connotation now than it did back in the day that this phrase originated, but the sentiment is still valid.

Take my friend redbirdbrain and me, for instance. We became acquainted through a love of baseball and beer, but we couldn't be more different.

She's young. Me? Not so young.

Her politics are left-leaning, shall we say. Me, I'm a redneck.

She's a vegetarian. Me, well. . . not.

She graduated from Missouri and received her post-graduate education in Europe. Almost all my fancy book learnin' came from that bastion of conservatism, Texas A & M University.

She's a Cardinals' fan. I, obviously, am not.

And yet, though we differ, we still manage to get along. . . at least, until now.

As part of my quest to visit all the MLB ballparks, I am planning a trip to redbirdbrain's neighborhood this summer, a quaint place known as New York City. We will be taking in a Mets/Rockies contest at Shea, and we will also attend an event at Yankee Stadium.


In chatting with young Miss Brain about this upcoming event, I discovered the one difference between us that could have been a deal-breaker:

me: Hey! did you get my email? I got us tickets for the Mets game!
redbirdbrain: Oh my gosh I did get that email and thank you so much!!!! I'm sorry I didn't respond yet - but I can't WAIT for july!
me: Me either!
redbirdbrain: it's going to be a blast, I'm not taking a vacation this year but it should be like one
me: I'll say so! I'll probably need a vacation just to get over this vacation!
redbirdbrain: haha! I haven't looked at the link you sent me today yet, maybe I will do that now
me: I am watching "Chocolat." I don't like Johnny Depp but this is such a lovely movie. Enjoy the link!
redbirdbrain: you DON'T LIKE JOHNNY DEPP?
forget it, you can't come to ny
me: Uh oh.
redbirdbrain: I've never heard of a woman who doesn't like johnny depp!
me: So, I think he's ok in this movie
redbirdbrain: well that's something
me: I bet you don't like Matthew McConaughy
redbirdbrain: that's true actually
me: Hahahaha!
redbirdbrain: we'll just have to agree to disagree on this I suppose
me: Yay! Works for me. I mean, if we can handle the 'Stros/Cards thing, and the A&M/Mizzou thing, we can deal with this, right?
redbirdbrain: heehee, at least we have beer in common!
me: There you go

All I can say is, thank God for beer.


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