Swing and a Miss


Well, if you were to ask any Dodgers’ fans, they’d say that Halloween was ruined when Manny Machado struck out in Game five of the Series. Me, that’s a perfect damn way to end a ballgame–and a season–in my opinion.

As you all know by now, baseball season ended last night. Although it didn’t go as I had hoped–the Dodgers did win one game out of the series, damn them!–the Red Sox are the current champs.

I can live with that. The idea of the Dodgers taking it all? Not so much.

As I walked to the bus stop on my way home from work today, I saw a disturbing sight; sitting in the Lawn and Garden area of the local Wal-Mart were several snowblowers, fully assembled and awaiting purchase. Lovely, just lovely. There’s a reminder I don’t want.

I get it: it’s almost November. Autumn is winding down and winter will be gearing up soon. But I really don’t need the visual reminders. I have more than enough of those, with most of the leaves down and the few that remain either orange or yellow or red. It’s obvious that we’ll be dealing with colder weather sooner than we’d like; I just don’t like getting so many hints at once.

It’s nearly Election Day and the ads are getting obnoxious. Or rather, they’ve been obnoxious but they seem to be a hell of a lot more numerous lately. If I see any on the TV while I’m at work, I catch myself muttering, “I already voted and this bullshit wouldn’t change my mind anyway!” I get that the candidates are trying to go after the undecided voters, but I really don’t think those ads have ever changed anyone’s opinion of a political candidate. I know it’s never worked in my case.

I’m off Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday is a legitimate day off while Wednesday will be spent in the glorious confines of a doctor’s office. Yay, go me. I’m half wondering if I shouldn’t take the opportunity and do a little window shopping; it’s better than simply heading back home after yet another exam.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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