How things went my way today:
1. Woke up and listened to NPR Morning Edition for an hour [6am].
2. Talked with Sha [7 am].
3. Ran part of the lake & went to the gym [8 am].
4. Watched the Thomas Crown Affair
(Steve McQueen version) [9:30-11].
5. Ate salmon & watermelon for brunch [10:30].
6. Read Small Talk
on the bus ride into work. See awesome Sakkis bio below [12 noon].
7. Nothing at work fucked up; in fact, I think
(somewhat idiotically) I might be caught up from my week off in Brooklyn [12:30-5:30].
8. Tonianne, my boss, was nice enough to give me a ride to the A's game. She's awesome like that. She told me about her childhood history with the neighborhood between High Street & the Coliseum. She has very deep community roots to the East Bay area.
In fact, her brother wrote a book
about their family going to A's games back in the day (Reggie Jackson days) and what it meant to them as a family & what those games meant to the East Bay as a community [5:30ish].
9. I was at opening day. The best day of the year. Now I have a legitimate place to focus my necessity for chaotic cohesion & mathematics without having to go further into my limited study of chess [7:05].
9A. An aside, I am thinking of learning the methods of playing the ponies, since I have what seems a legit horse track in the neighborhood. I picked up a couple of books while I was in Brooklyn that educate the uninitiated as to how to read & decipher the horse sheets, as well as understand what to look for in racing horses in general. I plan to start at the $2 bet line until it becomes clearer. I'm willing to lose $20 in an afternoon to be outside (fresh air fee) the whole time learning from others.
10. Had a seat in center field (section 240, the cheap seats) which I prefer because you can see the pitches. Changed seats in the 5th inning to sit next to Dillon & Corrie in right field (section 203). It's nice being with friends in the ballpark, even more so when it's opening day an the Athletics are playing Boston. A Boston game at Oakland is almost a hometown game for the Red Sox. Sox fans litter the stadium. It's the same for the Yankees. Glad I was with Athletics folk.
11. Corrie was nice enough to give me a ride to my place from the BART station [10ish].