There isn't enough time in the day, or the night. I like to write, but it's so awfully self-indulgent when I have 30 other things to do.
I thought I would catch up with my LJ friends and I didn't get very far because they are so interesting that I want to respond to what I'm reading. Then, it dawned on me, that maybe I could reach more by a post. I reached this conclusion after the third of my damned dialysis friends posts. So, Melissa inspired to me write a little about a little of Seattle.....
John and Geoff are my Seattle sons. They went to Rainier Beach High School. They are both deputy District Attorneys in Los Angeles County. John works cold cases, and Geoff works in Compton with lots of gang stuff. They're pretty heroic guys. John's son, also, not coincidentally named, Geoff (Little Geoff, to avoid the inevitable confusion, with Geoff, the DA) is a little more than 3 years old and leads the family in his avidity to cars.... yeah, at 3, he can name and identify BMW's and Porsches and Minis and many, many other cars. He likes to "drive" Torshia, my Porsche, and given how precocious he is, he will be driving before junior high.
I'm a football, basketball and tennis fan. Growing up in Chicago, I played our version of softball with a sixteen incher, no gloves and lots of action. Its a game that people don't really understand outside of Chicago. Real baseball is, for me, pretty boring. Well, it's not cricket.... but it's close.
A year ago, Geoff, the DA, and I went to Angel's Stadium. that's the place in Anaheim, not far from Disneyland, where the Anaheim Angels, now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, play their home games. It was in the midst of Ichiro Suzuki's run to the record of more hits than anyone had ever made before. Simply, I fell in love with the way he plays baseball. The grace, the beauty, the speed, the smarts! So, not being a baseball fan, I became an Ichiro fan, and Geoff surprised me with a #51 Ichiro Mariners' jersey.
This year, for his birthday, I took Geoff to the second Mariners vs Angels game, last week. The Mariners, in last place, had upset the first place Angels the previous night, so I expected that the Angels would win. They lost! Ichiro went 3 for 5! Then, the next 2 days, this last place team, won again and again, to sweep the Angels.
So there! And if that weren't enough, Ichiro batted in 2 runs in the All Star game, though he did get picked off first base! Well, that is my tribute to Seattle, or more specifically, to Ichiro. I love him! By the way, the Angel fans are very sportsman-like and we Mariners fans were not given a hard time, though I couldn't help jumping up and down every time Ichiro got a hit. My next baseball game will probably be the world series, as I won't be seeing the next Angel-Mariners series because it comes during the time that Lin and I will be on an Alaska CME (Continuing Medical Education) Cruise, where I've volunteered to give a lecture.