Eating fail

Tonight I was nomming on an ear of corn. I swallowed a mouthful of deliciousness and a stray kernel got stuck in that spot. You know the one I’m talking about. The one where you throat starts to tickle and then spam and then you’re sputtering and choking and gasping for air? I coughed to dislodge the kernel and something HORRIBLE happened as a result. Just imagine that there is a big wad of chewed up corn sitting in your esophagus when you cough. GUESS WHAT HAPPENS.

Well, what I didn’t throw up ended up in my SINUSES, so I spent a good three minutes in the bathroom blowing my nose to get rid of all the CORN. My sinuses still hurt and my throat is raw. WHY CORN WHY. I couldn’t even finish it, which was sad because it was delicious corn.

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How is this behavior okay?

I don’t have kids. I choose to have a dog instead of a child, but I have a lot of friends who have kids. I love their kids, even if I’ve never met them. I think their babies are the most adorable, and I’m exceedingly proud of ‘my kids.’ I really, really don’t have kids. 

Today when I came home from Target, I pulled up outside our building because the little table we’ve been eyeing for behind our couch was on clearance and I didn’t feel like lugging it from our parking spot. As I was pulling back into our parking area, I waited off to the side while a big truck dropped someone off. He started backing up, I started moving forward and right out of his way and all of a sudden, a little girl, about 8 or 9, zipped up behind the truck on her little scooter thing, went around the truck to the left WHILE IT WAS MOVING BACKWARD, and just kept on going like nothing had happened. The person driving the truck slammed on their brakes and we both sat there for a moment, flabbergasted.

Friends of mine with children, please please educate them on safety while biking/skating/playing, especially if you live in a shared community like an apartment complex. The kids here play in the parking lot, darting around parked cars and not hesitating before running out into the parking lot. I want them to know that it’s dangerous to run around cars without looking first. I want them to know bike safety and pedestrian safety. I don’t want to see any more near misses when I look out the window.

Everything’s coming up 2012

The Giants just won in a walk-off and I don’t know about you guys, but seeing all of the guys pouring out of the dugout, jumping up and down in a big circle, and looking like a bunch of kids just reminds me of the entire post season. All the disappointments, all the missed opportunities and quiet bats, and then the speech and #RallyZito and #RallyEnchiladas and Posey’s grand slam…

I cannot begin to express how glad I am to see that energy carried over into 2013. I LOVE THIS TEAM, Y’ALL.

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As we count down to Opening Day we would like to highlight some of the players and coaches we will be cheering on during the 2013 season.  Be sure to check out our 2013 Media Guide for more tidbits about our players and coaches.

2012 NL MVP WINNER

  • Was named the National League’s Most Valuable player after batting .336 (178-for-530) with 78 runs scored, 39 doubles, 24 home runs and 103 RBI while posting a .408 on-base pct., .549 slugging pct. and a .957 OPS.
  • At 25 years old, was the youngest player to win an MVP award since Ryan Sandberg in 1984.
  • Became the first player since Frank Robinson to win a league MVP award, batting title and World Series in the same season…Robinson accomplished the feat with the Orioles in 1966…five players registered that hat trick prior to Robinson: Dick Groat (1960 Pirates), Mickey Mantle (1956 Yankees), Willie…

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I totally forgot to mention this in my Boys Are Back post. How could I forget something so important?? (Hint: hadn’t had coffee yet)

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#1 - Pablo Sandoval's hitting streak began on April 6 in when he singled in Arizona during the seventh inning.

Pablo Sandoval has managed to do what Hall of Famers Mel Ott, Bill Terry, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey never did – with his 19-game hit streak he now has the franchise record (since 1900) for the Giants longest hit streak to begin a season.

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#5 - Pablo leads off second base after doubling in the third inning to continue his hitting streak in Colorado on April 11.

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#10 - Pablo hits a single off Philadelphia's Roy Halladay during the fifth inning on Monday, April 16.

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#15 - In the first game of a doubleheader Pablo singled a line drive to the Met's Lucas Duda on April 23.

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#16 - In the second game of a doubleheader on April 23, Pablo hit a home run off Dillon Gee.

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#17 - On April 24, Pablo hit a ground ball to right field in the top of the ninth inning.

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#18 - On April 25, Pablo hit a ground ball to Jay Bruce.

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#19 - In the top of the fourth inning on April 26, Pablo singled on a line drive to left fielder Chris Heisey.

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#19 - April 26, Pablo passed Johnny Rucker for the Gaints' longest hit streak to being a season (since 1900).

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#20 - with his hit in the third inning on April 27, Pablo Sandoval became the 3rd Giant to record multiple 20-game hit streaks joining Mays (21 in '57 & 20 in '64) & McCovey (22 in '59 & 24 in '63).

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Welcome to the old folks club, Willie!

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S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, Photo, Brian Wilson

How is it possible to sum up someone like Brian Wilson in a couple of lines? Last year alone he purchased 2 pairs of Nike MAG shoes to benefit Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s Disease charity, gave a baseball glove to every child participating in the Jr. Giants program in San Francisco (over 1,000 kids) and established the Michael Wilson Scholarship for US Air Force Cadets (in memory of his father). Oh yeah, he also earned the save in his third All Star Game and was fined by MLB for wearing non-conforming shoes, or as he put it: “Having too much awesome on my feet.” Happy Birthday Brian, we can’t wait to see what this year brings!

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