To clarify on Kinsella, he didn't move and buy a farm, (I had to chuckle though since Bought the Farm is a euphemism for Kicking the Bucket or basically dying) he moved to Iowa to go to school for writing, at the time, I believe Kurt Vonnegut was teaching at U of I and he went there to get a Masters degree in the fine arts. He fell in love with the local leagues and Iowa's strong native American history and that became his source material.
Beer at the Cards games varies depending on size, but I believe it averages that $7 range as well, but then everything is a premium at the stadium just like a movie theater. I love theaters...$1 worth of popcorn and butter and they charge you $9 or more.
Let's just say I was happy to see Arizona win vs the SEC.
I have not read it in years, but the original name of the character Ray Kinsella actually came from a Salinger short story called "A Young Girl in 1941 with No Waist at All", which is where the whole Salinger connection in the book came about. He did build the field out of the cornfield and most of the movie was the same as the book but the obvious change in the author kidnapped cause Salinger was still alive back then and no way was he going to show up for a movie, Salinger was a recluse most of his life. The book also contains Richard Kinsella, who is Ray's twin brother, and that happened to be the same name as a character in Salinger's A Catcher in the Rye.
Archie Graham section of the story is very close to the book too, it's a great read and even though the movie is a good one, I still think the book was better.
I'm one of those who watched the movie and instantly went to the "Baseball Encyclapedia: to verify that "Moonlight" did in fact exist. We know for sure that Costner loves baseball and I thought both his films were good.
yam-costner did 3 baseball movies. i dislike bull durham and noot laloosh or whatever his name was, was so idiotic, his windup wouldn't get me out in a wiffleball game! so silly. so he hits the record HR and quits the team? nice teammate and those 2 guys are tagging the same old skanky broad? ugh. no thanks. a terrible set of bad examples to put on a young baseball fan. no thanks.
costner's last movie "for the love of the game" was 2 stories in 1. sappy at times, but overall, a decent flick.
hawk-i got so many books to read, i can't take on another one.
any plans for the 4th anyone? it sucks its on a wed this year. i can't take off thur or friday either. dont have that much time. i have 9 vacation days left this year, but they accrue at 7.34 hrs a paycheck, so i didn't earn them yet. previously jan 1 we got all of our time in 1 shot. terrible.
yeah hold off on that one for a while, you saw the movie, you know what it is about
107 for the high here in St L today predicted, add in the humidity and you have a day to stay inside, praying for the homeless and those guys who work outside, sheesh, and the fires, saw some pics, wow, can't imagine, what a devastation. We just do not get the precipitation that we used to in this country, yet they keep saying the ice caps are melting, etc...where is all that water going?
I agree, July 4 on a Wed really just means I will sleep late, likely do chores around the house. Due to the dryness here there are contemplations of not having the fireworks displays due to catching stuff on fire. I even watered my grass, which is something I rarely do. If it isn't hot as blazes I will cook on the grill. The last few years though it has rained on July 4, so maybe we will get some rain I hope.
I did not see For the love of the game...might have to check it out. I remember The Postman (wasn't great, but have seen worse) and what was that water movie he did? It wasn't super bad like everyone said, again not the greatest, but have seen worse.
Work in the field all day today Cat and it was an extremely typicllate Junr day in the desert. It was hot in aht AM, a little hotter mid morning and freakin Africa hot all afternoon. There was a breeze betwe en 3 PM and 3:07 so it wasn't totally brutal.
It was so hot poor Yam couldn't even spell, hahahaha
Yeah we did a river float trip yesterday and I decided to keep my shirt on for most of it cause a wet shirt kept me cool. Fried everyone else though...and looks like no end in sight. Polar ice caps are surely melting in this heat. It's 90 already and it's 10:30 am here.
90's all week. i got the ac on and a half day on tuesday on the company and on friday on me and off wed. got tons of food and booZe too. it's going to be a good week for the catfish and Tux the cat ! be safe all.
hawk ---with your white skin, you needed that shirt. good move.
office closing at 3 today. thank god. being off tomorrow couldn't come fast enough. almost went postal yesterday. didn't get that other job either bc they said my personality wasn't a fit for their team. after seeing what slobs they were and how disorganized they were, they knew by talking to me i would've ran circles around them! unreal.
the search goes on....
so frustrating. applied to 6 jobs last week-not 1 response. boo.
the fireworks over the art musuem where rocky ran up the steps is always cool and the ones on penn's landing.
jobs...just sucks. i lost the killer job that i had 2 interviews with bc my personality they said was not a fit for their team. basically their offices were a huge mess and when they asked me about the office i told them what i saw, so then they knew i was too good for them. ugh,.