It's Opening Day!!!!!!!
That's what I feel like! A bunch of inarticulate exclamation points!
Ah, spring. Some people know it by the flowers blooming and the birds singing. I know spring is here because Allan is photocopying score sheets. Soon the rhythm of our home will follow the Red Sox schedule.
I'm extra happy on this Opening Day because I was supposed to be working, then tomorrow I'm leaving for the first of two trips. I thought I wasn't going to watch baseball with Allan for two whole weeks. But because of the upheaval at my workplace, there's no reason to parcel out vacation days anymore. So instead of working 12 hours today, then coming home and packing, I'm spending the day at home, and we can watch our game together at 4:00. Yay and double yay.
I feel terrible for the people affected by Major League Baseball's idiotic cash grab - hard core fans who follow out-of-town teams, but can't get satellite from the company with the exclusive rights. Their only recourse is to watch games on their computers - but only if they're in the same time zone. You can't record games from MLB's internet broadcasts, so if you're, say, on the west coast and work normal business hours, you can't see the games at all.
These are fans who are willing to cough up hundreds of dollars to see their teams, but baseball would rather make a satellite provider richer than make its fans happy. If you're interested, Allan posted a good column about it, written by Joe Nocera for The New York Times.
If we were in New York right now, we'd be going nuts. But because we're in Canada, and DirecTV isn't available here at all, Rogers can get our Extra Innings package as usual. Whew! Another reason to love Canada? Why not.
I also have a phone interview today for the job I want. I don't expect to get an offer today, but I'm hoping they contact me while I'm away. More on my upcoming travels later. Enjoy your day.