July 13th, 2003

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Woo hoo.

Finally won another baseball game. As usual, we pissed away a 6-3 lead through a mix of iffy pitching and dumb fielding plays, like futilely throwing the ball all over the infield for an out (at least we didn't throw it completely away that time.) We battled back in the bottom of the 8th to go back up 11-9. I hit a clutch two-out, two-on single to tie it before we went ahead on some misplays. It was my only hit of the game, but certainly came at a good time. I hit the first pitch, knowing it was wiser to look for any hittable pitch than neccessarily a strike. The plate umpire had a fat, fat zone.
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Most of us, as Americans, probably take for granted the presumption that the police are competant and trustworthy. We don't think twice about calling 911 in an emergency, reporting possessions or cars stolen, or if we're stopped for a traffic offense, whatever happens, we'll likely be able to sort it out in court if we're unhappy. That just doesn't apply in a lot of the world. So it's nice to see exchange programs like this.
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My mother once again displayed her inability to comprehend more than the simplest expressions of the English language. In our last episode, you'll recall I was told of a job being created, one which is uniquely suited to me, but would require my return to the greater Chicagoland area. In considering whether to apply for it (which I did,) one of several factors which make the move (and thus the job) attractive is that almost all of my friends live back there. Nothing was ever said or revealed that make that factor overwhelming, reason enough in and of itself to move back. Nothing.

Today, I talked to my mom on the phone, and passed along the update from Friday (no news is no news.) She asks if I don't get it, if I'd be sending out resumes around the area, right? Where, San Diego? Sure. No, she meant Chicago. Whatever gave her that impression? Oh, all my friends are back there. So what? So what indeed. And here we are.