Monday, September 28, 2009

Look at this princess

"Auntie Rae Rae, come visit me!!!!!!"

How can I resist this email?  I'm coming Mad!!  See you this weekend!

Yankees wrap up East with sweep of Red Sox, 100th win of season....and I was there to see it happen

So it all started when Brad and I were chatting about the upcoming Yankees vs Red Sox series, and threw out the idea of getting tickets.  Logan and I had actually been discussing this a couple days prior, and commiserating over the fact that tickets were so expensive.  I started looking at tickets on stubhub, to see if I could stomach the cost.  I mean, how often would the chance come along to see this match up with my brother?  Not to mention the fact that I haven't ever seen this rivalry play.  In the middle of this my fairy godfather happened to walk by my desk, and told me he'd handle the details and that I shouldn't worry about specifics.  I didn't know if it would actually happen but, it did.
Sadly, Bradialine had to back out, understandably, but that still left me with four twelfth row tickets.  Obviously I was going to take Logan since we'd been talking about trying to go to one of these games, and obviously the other two were going to my BFFs.
I was so worried and checking the weather practically every hour because a storm was headed our way.  Luckily it all ended up working out.  The rain delayed the game a bit and then it was only misty for a couple innings.  Then it cleared up, and even the last couple innings were sunny and warm!
Other than the one time I got to use our company tickets (which weren't even as close as these) every other Yanks game I've gone to I've sat in the nose bleeds or with the bleacher creatures.  I just couldn't stomach the cost.  But this time?  I was in heaven.  

My latest crush, Teixeira

Big Papi, for Nad

Oh Captain, my Captain

We were just enjoying the game when suddenly I noticed this silver fox...

Richard Gere!!!  I DIED.

The crew: Logan, Britt, Maria, and me

This guy's at every game, clanking on this pan.  He's missing an eye.  I don't really know the story here, but everyone was really excited when he came by and let people bang the spoon on the pan.

One of the super exciting, and super disappointing moments of the game was when a foul ball bounced in the aisle (which I was two seats away from) and then into the hands of a security guard who was standing in the aisle right in front of me (we were in the second section, in the front row.)  The guard was RIGHT in front of me, and I lost my head; totally grabbed his shoulder and begged, "Please!  Please!"  Everyone was screaming at this guy, hoping for the ball.  I thought I had a decent chance considering I had my hooks in him, however he walked over and gave it to some chick.  Lame.

The sun came out!

SWEEP!!  Loved this guy.

It was SUCH a good game, with the Yanks trailing 2-1 until the sixth inning when Matsui's base hit brought two home.  It was an exciting moment, and Teixeira's homer after was the icing on the cake.  I'll never get sick of the home run music they play, sort of like when they blast Enter Sandman when Rivera comes out to close.
These Boston fans were pretty smug until we took the lead.  I have to say though, they were really good sports, even posing with the broom after the game.

It was a bit of a nail biter, during the 9th when Boston got some players on base, however Rivera closed it out, and the bullpen and dugout emptied, and it was pandemonium.

There is nothing better than after a sporting event in New York when Frankie's New York, New York plays, especially after a win when high fives are exchanged between strangers and friends.


Spike Lee was also sitting in front of us, just after I snapped this photo I shook his hand.

And got to bang the pan!

<3

You're welcome.

Friday and Saturday

This weekend turned out to be really awesome.  We were supposed to be in Block Island but a semi-last minute change in plans left us with an open weekend.  Friday night the girls and I tried out 5 Napkin Burger (loved it) and then met up with Whit to see The September Issue finally (looo-OVED it.)

Saturday we headed out to the dirty Jerz to do some apple picking.  It was a perfect fall, crisp, sunny day, a great group, and tons of fun.

Mikey Perkey

Steveo

Steve gave Lisa a boost


My very first apple pick.

Steve doesn't go for low hanging apples.



Love

Smeyes-ing

I couldn't help myself.

Mike, Jenn, Chris, and Britt

We couldn't resist the Christmas photo opportunity.



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happiness is

video

twelve rows behind the dugout, Yankees vs Red Sox, with my BFFs, Yankees sweep, 100th win, and clinch the AE league.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Heaven






Please don't rain!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I've been ridiculous

I've been a horrible blogger all summer.  For a while I was busy, for a while I didn't have good internet, for a while I was lazy, and for a while I just didn't feel like blogging.  I still sort of don't, but that blogger guilt always sinks in.
Here's a brief photo recap of what I've been up to the past four months:

Went to Maine with Mikey Perkey


Went to Duck Beach for the second year

Roomed with Rachel Martinez and played up "the Rachels" all weekend

And Carolina Mladineo shacked up with us too

Met tons of new peeps

Relaxed

Loved our houses


Went to Boston for this darling's first birthday




went camping

had a pajama party for our birthdays


bonded with our soon to be fourth roommate Libby

got totally spoiled by family and friends for my birthday

went on many bike rides


got creeped out by the size of the USS Intrepid

went back to Boston for the 4th of July/Nadia's birthday




went furniture shopping for our "new" place



headed to Rexburg for Chelse and Ryley's ridiculously emotional wedding (well, I heard it was that way in the sealing room, and I was ridiculously emotional when they walked out of the temple)



enjoyed the most amazing backyard reception and decided I'd never had more fun at any other reception

caught up with Becky (Block) Packard and Bishop and Sister Scrogham

fought back tears about 72 times throughout the day because of the pure joy I felt for them

got down with our bad selves


took a very nostalgic trip around Rexburg

hung out with Grandma and Grandpa Hope

and Grandma Marks

went on an awesome, impromptu, super fun ride around the island in Charlie's boat



took Linds (the EASIEST house guest ever) to the Bronx her first Yankee game


Still more pictures to come....maybe...if I get around to it....