Looks like our sponsor (my husband Mike) has Spring Training on the brain … perhaps a result of the balmy weather we’ve been experiencing here in the Windy City …
When I committed myself to having a page on Facebook – the first in my immediate family, I might add, the crazy, headstrong, trailblazer that I am known far and wide to be – one of the first posts I was asked to create was from high school friends who asked that I list 25 things about myself that others might be surprised or interested to know.
Like all other things on Facebook, this was an exercise in asking oneself, “What do people really care about?” balanced against, “What do I want to share?”, balanced yet again against, “When do the statutes of limitations run out in certain Midwestern states?” Can we add a third scale to Themis, Lady Justice?
Number one on my list of items that other people might want to read about me was, and I quote: “I believe there is hardly anything better than listening to the Cubs game on the radio on a warm summer night.” (There were many more in the list about how much I enjoy my wife and children and dog, but let’s just go with this entry for now, please.)
Most of the time I listen to the Cubs games on the radio on the back porch while making or after dinner, on the screened-in back porch. The tinny AM sound on a humid evening takes me back to my childhood, when my father would listen to the Cubs in his own backyard.
Me, as an adult? I was content to sit on a white plastic lawn chair at a round table with a cold, sweating Budweiser in front of me. I didn’t pay attention to the coolers, brooms, and odds and ends that I had accumulated around the perimeter of our nice porch. Paints a pretty picture, don’t it?
It looks and feels like an additional outdoor space for more than one baseball fan drinking beer. Imagine that!
The seat cushions are a must for Cubs fans come mid-summer, when our hopes, and our rear ends, come back to Earth. Until next year.