Saturday, September 20, 2008

This is the year!

The Cubs beat the Cards by one run, but it still counts and my Boys in Blue are the NL Central Champions for the second year in a row! I am emotional right now, thinking of my dad and grandmother in heaven who never got to see this in their Cub-loving lifetimes, so I'll let Eddie Vedder speak for me. If you're wandering about YouTube, check it out.

Someday We'll Go All the Way

by Eddie Vedder

Don't let anyone say that it's just a game.
For I've seen other teams and it's never the same.
When you're born in Chicago, you're blessed and you're healed,
The first time you walk into Wrigley Field.
Our heroes wear pinstripes, our heroes in blue,
Give us the chance to feel like heroes, too.
Whether we'll win and if we should lose, we know
Someday we'll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we'll go all the way.

We are one with the Cubs, with the Cubs we're in love.
Yeah, hold our heads high as the underdogs.
We are not fair-weather, but foul-weather fans.
Like brothers in arms, in the streets and the stands.
There's magic in the Ivy and the old scoreboard.
The same one I stared at as a kid keeping score.
In a world full of greed, I could never want more.
Someday we'll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we'll go all the way.

And here's to the men and the legends we've known.
Teaching us faith and giving us hope.
United we stand and united we'll fall
Down to our knees the day we win it all.
Yeah, Ernie Banks said, "Oh, let's play two".
Or did he mean two hundred years?
In this same ballpark, our diamond, our jewel.
The home of our joy and our tears.
Keeping traditions, and wishes made new,
The place where our grandfathers' fathers, they grew.
The spiritual feeling if I ever knew.
And if you ain't been, I am sorry for you.
And when the day comes for that last winning run, and I'm crying and covered in beer.
I look to the sky and know I was right today.
Someday we'll go all the way.
Yeah, someday we'll go all the way.

Saturday 9 -- Would you take them back

1. Think of all your exes. Would you take any of them back? My 90s guy -- I'd take him back. I think. I don't know. Maybe. He's my big WHAT IF.

2. What was the first car you drove? What happened to it? A Chevy Impala. I left it behind when I moved out, and my parents sold it to a neighbor boy.

3. What’s the longest amount of time you have driven a car non-stop? 4 hours maybe. If I have to pee, I INSIST we stop.

4. Have you ever been stood up on a date? If yes, when? No.

5. What TV network do you watch the most? MSNBC (I'm a news junkie).

6. Pick out a song you like that has special meaning to you. Share with us what song is it, and what’s the meaning to you. "Emotionally Yours" by Bob Dylan. A guy I was seeing told me how it popped into his mind because it summed up how he felt about me. I thought it that was soooo romantic and very sweet.

7. Who was your first celebrity crush on? My mom tells me that when I first saw Paul McCartney on The Ed Sullivan Show, I said, "He's so pretty it hurts to look." I was six at the time. I still feel that way about him now.

8. What is your favorite romantic comedy movie? Holiday, with Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn. Or Two Weeks Notice, with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. I love those movies where WE know they're in love but THEY don't know they're in love.

9. It has been said, "First Loves Are Never Over." Is this true for you? No. It's very over.

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