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Midweek Musings…20 April 2016

Just a few, random thoughts are going through my head this morning as I sip my coffee. A year ago today, a young man named Freddie Gray succumbed to horrific injuries sustained at the hands of Baltimore police. His arrest was on 12 April, 2015…it took him eight days to die. Sickening, saddening, and maddening. My heart goes out to his mother and father, family and friends today.

It’s been 737 days since the girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Stolen from their loved ones because they wanted an education. My heart goes out to them and their families today.

It is also 4/20, the day celebrating that lovely little plant, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. A side-note for Star Trek fans out there, it is also the birthday of one George Takei. Interesting little tidbits for people who are curious, LOL – so, enjoy some music while you find the hidden links!

Happy Birthday to my ‘Baby’ Sister!!!

The party continues…WHOO-HOO!!!



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Seattle Mariners Home Opener – What a Game!!! ** UPDATED **

I had to do another post about the Seattle Mariners the mighty Ms had a grand home opener last night; I wish I could have attended in person, but we still had the best seats in the house! No crowd, no pushy arseholes in my way, no sticky floors, and no long lines for overpriced junk food! Seeing that big-ass new screen would have been nice…the last time I went to a game at Safeco Field was back in 2001, a few months before I moved out of Seattle. From KING-5 News:

“Notes: Former Seattle pitcher Jamie Moyer threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Before the game, the 50-year-old said he has not officially retired. Moyer pitched 11 seasons in Seattle and made 10 starts last year for Colorado. … Houston’s J.D. Martinez left the game after popping out in the fourth inning. He was replaced by Rick Ankiel. … Seattle had lost its past three home openers.”

One thing I noticed, which was a bit of a bummer, is the fact that if you don’t count the Japanese and Latino players, well…this seemed to be the first ‘whites-only’ Mariners squad I’ve seen in my lifetime! There will be a separate blog post about that at another time, though – right now, let’s talk about the game!

Jamie Moyer, the M’s “winningest pitcher,” threw out the first pitch to another former Mariner, Dan Wilson. It was a bit in the dirt, but what the hell – his age matches the number on his jersey! A little white kid got to run the bases, too…it made me wonder if the Make-A-Wish Foundation only gives a crap about white cancer patients – I need to check their percentages of wishes granted. I know, I’m a cynical bitch sometimes…but not without good reason. Digressing…

There are a pair of Saunders guys on the team, not related to each other as far as I know: starting pitcher Joe Saunders (#23) did an awesome job on the mound, and outfielder Michael Saunders (#55) stole a couple of bases to ensure the 3 – 0 victory. It was grand! Happy belated birthday to “King” Felix Hernandez, who turned 27 yesterday. Hisashi Iwakuma has a birthday coming up, as well – April 12th. I like keeping track of my fellow Ariens (and I’m NOT talking about those fucked-up, inbred, brain-dead, white-trash Aryans)!

Last but not least, I needed to correct my error from my last post. I mistakenly identified the catcher as Kendrys Morales; he is actually Jesus Montero…my apologies to them both! I really shouldn’t blog after hoisting a couple of pints, and beer goes with baseball as much as peanuts, sunflower seeds, and Cracker-Jacks!     😎

Here’s to a great start for the Mariners – keep up the awesome playing, guys!

Updated 15 April 2013:

Wow, what a run! The Astros absolutely CREAMED the Mariners after the home opener – I wanted to vomit with rage over that horrible 9 – 16 loss! THAT game started off badly, so I suppose it could have been worse, and I was happy that they were able to pull out of their 3-game losing streak. They couldn’t deliver for Felix Hernandez during his first home game, though! On the flip side, Hisashi Iwakuma had a great day on his birthday…he and the team gave him a great birthday present with that win!

Michael Saunders is on the DL with a sprained right AC…I cringed when he slammed into the wall going for that spectacular catch; at least he didn’t break his clavicle! Michael Morse is also out for a bit with a broken finger, so the outfield has some new faces and names for me to get familiar with. They face Detroit on Tuesday – Thursday, then travel down to Texas to face the Astros and the Rangers again. Hopefully they do better against those bastards this time around!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2013!!!

This past week and the upcoming one promise to be hellaciously busy, so I’m sending out my St. Patrick’s Day greetings in advance – Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Yes, I have Irish kin out in the world somewhere; I can’t say I care if they accept me or not, any more than I care if my Black kin or Blackfoot Native kin accept me – I yams what I yams!     😎

On a side note, I’m on hiatus for a spell…not for too long, but it may be the first week in April before I’m able to post again! I’ll be a busy little bee but it’s all for good reason – so, for those of you who actually like what I do here, fear not…I shall return! I just might even have some awesome new things to talk about, and won’t that be grand? Also, I’m on my week-long birthday celebration which always starts on St. Paddy’s Day and ends within a day or so of when I first emerged into this world…so yeah, I just might have a bit of a hangover here or there!

Take it easy all, and have a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day – don’t drink too much green beer, and send any naughty leprechauns in my direction…I know how to school them with my shillelagh!     😀

Enjoy these various songs…

Irish Bagpipe Marches

Seven Drunken Nights

U2: “In God’s Country

Enya: “Orinoco Flow / Sail Away

The Cranberries: “Free To Decide

“Free To Decide”

It’s not worth anything more than what’s going on
I live as I choose
Or I will not live very long
So return to where you come from
Return to where you dwell
Because harassment’s not my forte
but you do it very well
I’m free to decide, I’m free to decide
And I’m not so suicidal after all
I’m free to decide, I’m free to decide
And I’m not so suicidal after all, At all, at all, at all
You must have nothing more with your time to do
There’s a war in Russia
and in Sarajevo too
So to hell with what you’re thinking
and to hell with your narrow mind
You’re so distracted from the real thing
You should leave your life behind, behind
‘Cause I’m free to decide, I’m free to decide
And I’m not so suicidal after all
I’m free to decide, I’m free to decide
And I’m not so suicidal after all, At all, at all, at all
I’m free to decide, I’m free to decide
And I’m not so suicidal after all, At all, at all, at all

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Happy Birthday, Tata Madiba

Tata Madiba is the clan name of an iconic individual, Nelson Mandela.  He turns 93 today.

I admire this man for his courage, willpower and the ability to remain strong in the face of insurmountable odds and heavy adversity.  A man who was made a political prisoner for decades, who became president of his fractured home country four years after his release.  I look to him for inspiration on days when I feel low, because he has overcome much bigger obstacles than I can even dream of.  He is heroic.

Here are a couple of links from the BBC, celebrating this living legend:

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