18 March 2006

By the time I get to Arizona

(If you get the obscure title reference, you get an automatic two entries to the BlogHer contest.)

We are in Phoenix (Tempe actually but it all blends together) for Baseball Spring Training, an annual event. Me, Mr. Stapler and 4 friends are here to sit in the sun, drink beers, eat icees and maybe watch some ball.

We took a late flight out of Burbank, giving us plenty of time to get drunk in the airport. I only had two glasses of wine but they were HUUUUUGE, giving credence to my theory that the worse the wine, the larger the pour. I am a cheap drunk, too, so I was well looped by the time the Southwest plane rolled in half an hour late.

Need I remind you that, when flying, you should NOT, NOT, under any circumstances, leave your Swiss army knife at the bottom of your extremely large purse that you always carry because you are an obsessive freak?

This can only lead to the dreaded extended TSA inspection in which they remove and regard every item in said 10-gallon purse with curiosity and disgust. Tampons, of course, six tiny bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream, why yes, tissues, coffee filter, books, notebooks, pens....and on the bottom, way down there with the spilled various medications, the knife. Sigh. Luckily I was drunk enough to not be too embarrassed but not drunk enough to become sullen and argue with them.

In an amazing coincidence, our next door hotel neighbors were drunk too! And NOISY! And very active! Thank Goddess for the earplugs in my vast purse. They were right under the package of cotton balls.

Anyway, we are here. Angels shirts on. Time to slap on the sunscreen.

10 comments:

IzzyMom said...

Isn't that from a PE song? Go easy on that cheap wine, friend. that's the stuff evil before-you-even-go-to-sleep hangovers are made of :-)

SUEB0B said...

Izzy, you rock! Absolutely. Fear of a Black Planet, what, 1989 or so. By now you have about a dozen entries in the BlogHer box...

giddybug said...

Public Enemy lyrics, yes? Don't know if it counts, since it's now already been revealed in the comments.

Hope you're having a great time there!

Kristen said...

I'll be honest, I had no clue - my only excuse, I was out of the country from most of the 80s...

And PS Izzy sent me...

IzzyMom said...

I'm an old skoolie Red Stapler fan :-p

I still love FBP. It's one of my top 25 all time favorites. Good times.

Christina said...

I was gonna say a Public Enemy song as well. My best friend back in the 80's loved them, so I heard it all the time.

Did they confiscate the knife?

SUEB0B said...

Thanks everyone for playing. Yes, they confiscated the knife, saving the people at the ballpark the trouble, I guess.

We are having a good time though the game was rained out yesterday.

We are seeing my cousin's son Doug Davis pitch for the Brewers today. He's a left-hander and quite good.

We had a blast...all our friends left last night so it is just me and Mr Stapler on our own and being as lazy as 2 people can be, which is okay by me.

J.R. Kinnard said...

Sounds like fun. If you see Barry Bonds, curse him for me.

SUEB0B said...

Barry Bonds was not there, and the years he HAS been there he is FAR too cool to interact with us lowly fans. At spring training everyone pretty much signs balls etc but not him. Too bad - I was going to ask him to sign "Barry Bonds *73"

Trish said...

Oh geez, I only heard "By the Time I get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell. How old and lame does that make me? LOL

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