Let’s Go… Yankees?

October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Around Boston | 5 Comments
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This is a painful blog post. In fact, this is a truly painful night for yours truly. For those of you unfamiliar with the ALDS (that’s baseball, kids), my beloved Red Sox are donezo for the season, and Andrew’s Yankees are currently playing the Twins.

Normally I’d be rooting for the Twins; not merely to avoid giving Andrew the satisfaction of hearing me support his little pin-striped squad, but also because I like the Twins and have fond memories of watching them play often during a summer spent in the Twin Cities.
But tonight is no normal night. With our wedding just four days away, I’m faced with a serious problem: there’s a chance that there will be a Yankees game on our wedding night, and I don’t really want to know what Andrew would do if given the dilemma of me v. Yankees.
So what’s a girl to do? Root for a sweep! I would love to see the Twins shut the Yankees down, but I know that such a situation would make for an extremely irritable groom-to-be, and with all the other stuff on our plates right now, we both need to be on our best behavior.
So here I am with a very traumatic confession: I’m rooting for the Yankees to sweep the ALDS. 
And it hurts.
PS As I write this it is the top of the fourth, 3-0 Twins, and Andrew is verging on groomzilla already…

Red Sox v. Yankees… Again

August 22, 2009 at 7:07 am | Posted in Married Life | 5 Comments
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As many of you know, this weekend the Bombers are in town for a series against the Sox. I’m not sure how many of our readers are true baseball fans (full disclosure: only half of the Factinis & Factomelettes team enjoys America’s favorite pastime), but my guess is that many of you have at least declared allegiance to one of the two teams involved in this series.

I won’t claim to be a super stats-gal, or the greatest fan in Beantown. But I’m definitely NOT a “pink hat” (aka a trendy bandwagon fan) and I can hold my own around town. Without hesitation, I can tell you my favorite current Red Sox player (Mikey Lowell – and I had the pleasure of sitting next to him once, or twice, or maybe three times, but we’ll save that stalking tale for another entry), that the Green Monster is 37 feet high (though I’ve never had the pleasure of sitting in the Monster Seats – hint, hint), and that I must respect Ted Williams, No. 9!

I cannot, however, hold my own in my own home. You see: my cohabitator is a… it’s so painful to say it… he’s a… Yankees fan. A painful truth that has taken me a lot of time to accept, but here I am, declaring it for all cyberspace to see (or, more likely, ignore). He’s not just a regular fan; he really knows his stuff! Stats, history, clubhouse gossip – the man’s head is full of Yankees trivia. And it can be intimidating, especially when our teams are going head-to-head.

And yet, despite this difference, we manage to maintain peace in our home for much of the year.  Yes, we have rules about what we can and cannot say during the games, limits on home decor with team insignias, and the occasional “debate,” but overall, baseball has been a good thing for our relationship.  When our teams play each other, it’s a test of patience, will and love… and if we can get through baseball season, we can get through anything!


PS This amazing cake photo is from courtneyscakes’ photostream on flickr!

PPS I don’t want to discuss the score of last night’s game…

Love The One You’re With… Even If It’s A Different Color Than You Expected

July 14, 2011 at 10:15 am | Posted in Around Boston, Home Ownership | 2 Comments
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My hubs is obsessed with all things New York.  Especially evil sports teams.  Ptoo, ptoo.  So when we were picking paint colors for our new construction site, errrr, I mean house, he may have been swayed by Behr’s creative naming practices.

This is NOT, I repeat, NOT what home improvement is like!

We wanted to paint our bedroom walls gray – with white wood furniture, black bedding and a pop of red accent accessories, we thought it would look really contemporary and cool – so when we stumbled upon “Manhattan Mist,” he was sold!

Did I point out that painting our room the self-professed color of smog might be a bad idea? No.  Because I don’t like to rain on his parades.  And I’m being very careful about picking my battles these days. And because I thought the color was pretty slick, too.

So we painted our room Manhattan Mist, and we were SUPER excited about it!  We knew that once we finished painting, it would be the only room in the whole gourd-forsaken place that would be finished before move-in day!  FTW!

As you can guess, it didn’t work out as planned.  In the afternoon and evening light, our slick gray color looks lavender.  Really, really, unmistakably lavender.  We have purple walls.  Purple!

And we are completely, utterly and unequivocally exhausted.  So, rather than taking the time and effort (neither of which we have enough of) to repaint the rhymes-with-trucking walls, we’re learning to love the lavender.


Photo Phriday: Wedding Bells

October 8, 2010 at 10:26 am | Posted in Photo Phriday | 7 Comments
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Dear Reader(s), in just a few more days, my bloggier half will go from swinging single to happily ever after.  And I could not be more excited!  I love Sarah & Andrew.  Look how cute they are!


Love despite a hatred for the other's team.

Even though she’s a diehard Red Sox fan and he lives for pinstripes, they’ve found a way to make it work.  I’m proud of them.  Personally, I don’t know how they do it.  I mean, just a couple weeks ago at Schmalex’s birthday dinner I may or may not have threatened to torch another guest’s car simply because he’s a Michigan fan and I happen to be partial to the Buckeyes.


Hoodles, enough about my alleged criminal acts.  Wedding bells are set to chime on Sunday.  So I”m offering up an early congratulations to my dear Sarah & Andrew.  I’m so happy for you both!!!


PS If anyone has any last-minute advice for the soon-to-be-newlyweds, now’s the time…

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