10 Very, very important things

  1. I finally bought a lamp. I've only needed one for 7 months. 
  2. I'm really looking forward to a second date when we both have the time, even if I have no real plans of staying in Visalia. 
  3. I'm really head over heels in love with Craig Kimbrell, I'm not going to lie about it. He's so freaking precious. 
  4. I'm not purposefully being terrible at keeping in touch, I just have the worst timing and the whole 3 hour time difference doesn't really help either. 
  5. My car payment in August is going to be half of my checking account balance. I will get at least $200 in a paycheck, but that's still $106 less than my car payment. Plus I have to make a student loan payment. This is out of control.
  6. I'm going to stop biting my nails. It's going to happen.
  7. Ava the cat and I are in a fight because she kept me up all night long.
  8. I can't kick this baby fever, and I really have no idea why. 
  9. I really do kind of wish Harry Potter wasn't over.
  10. I legitimately considered quitting baseball to move to Key West and bartend at least 98% of today. 

Whatever you do, please don't ask "What do you do in the offseason?" or "How was your time off while the team was gone?"

Either of hose two questions will irritate anyone who works front office in sports. It's my absolute least favorite question to answer. Do you think promotions just happen? Do you think outfield signs just appear?  Tickets sell themselves? We have to plan every little bit of the game, aside from the actual play. We work in the offseason. Either compiling proof that all of the necessary and sponsored events happened or finding someone to sponsor something similar next year.

We don't get days off because the team does. We don't have all of this leisure time. It's a labor of love. It's a work intensive labor of love.