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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


World Series In Person

So the MO came by tix to Game 4 and OH YEAH, WE WENT TO A WORLD SERIES GAME!

[All pix here: World Series 2005 photoset]

We got there early and walked around taking it all in. We lucked out and found a hidden souvenir stand where we only had to wait behind two or three other people. Most of the lines were more like 50 people long....
Minute Maid Park, pre-Game 4

Proof that it really was a World Series game :-)
World Series!

Before the game they had a tribute to Latino ballplayers, and honored a "Latino Legends Team." Pedro Martinez had the best suit and the most fun--he was dancing around the whole time.
Latino Legends

If you look closely, you can see President George Bush the First and the lovely Barbara. During the between-innings "Kiss-Cam" they got on the big screen and were very nice about it. It must be really odd to be watched everywhere you go.
President and Mrs. Bush 41

The Astros' starting lineup. A bunch of heros and a goat. I mean, I'm sorry to pile on, Mr. Ensburg, but jeeeeeeez.
Starting Lineup

Every time Berkman came to the plate the crowd went wild, and every time they pitched around him. Which was of course the sensible thing to do, but it really sucked if you were an Astros fan.
Almost as good as it gets

The scoreboard response to walking Lance....

It was lame to not be allowed to close the roof, but honestly, it was plenty loud with it open. I may have broken bones in my hands from clapping and I'm definitely hoarse from yelling. And the suites were quite reserved compared to the rest of the stadium....

Lyle Lovett sang a nice rendition of God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch, as opposed to the horrible yodeling of Jon Secada's mangled Star Spangled Banner (my ears are still bleeding).
Lyle Lovett

And yea, there was a celebration, and lo, it was not for the Astros.
Happy Boys

But it was a helluva thing to be there!

[More pix at the MO's site.]

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