Like a kid in a candy store

23 Jun


Salutations. I hope you were ready to see something that beautiful. Didn’t catch it? Well, here it is again X-MO style:


Can you spell #SWAGG? That’s right.

It’s time for a story. I was hanging out at a bar with a friend (for clarity’s sake: not a sports bar) and wearing my usual uniform. That’s right — my uniform. I somewhat consider myself a character. To be specific: a cartoon character, whom you can easily identify by their wardrobe. Because you asked, (didn’t you?) it’s a name-branding strategy. I read it in the entrepreneur’s handbook. #getwithit

So there I was in this girly bar clad in my button-down shirt, jean shorts, mocassins, and the pièce de résistance: my Jays cap. Trust me, it always ties the outfit together, without fail. No day is complete without the 59FIFTY Jays cap. (No snap-backs here.) It’s become my trademark, and it’s a particularly effective one in Manhattan, where Toronto fans are few and far between. (BTW, if you’re out there, I’m still looking for you.)

I was rockin’ the cap — backwards, forwards, off to the right — as the night wore on. This chicka foolishly stepped up to the plate #badpuns and asked me about baseball. BASEBALL. Ask me about baseball, I swear it on Joey’s bat, you better have plans to meet someone later, because I’m not going to stop talking. Surprisingly, she actually listened to my self-indulgent monologue, and jokes aside, I became this kid:


After maybe half an hour or so, I totally baffled her. She released the beast inside me, and clearly had no idea what she was getting herself into. She wanted to pull the reins a little, so finally, she interjected. She asked me, (as if my previous soliloquy wasn’t enough):

“So…. what do you like about baseball?”

“The way it makes me feel.” 


3 Responses to “Like a kid in a candy store”

  1. Andrew Leon June 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Watching what the Dodgers have “become” makes me cry a single tear.
    We’re talking status…

    • Elise Myers June 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      Oh man, that’s heartbreaking. I advise you to keep looking(/listening) straight at Mr. Scully, and hang in there. Hopefully you’ll be back to feeling like this: in no time.

  2. Andrew Leon June 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    It’s tiiiimme for Dodger Baseball….
    Le Sigh….

    Stupid McCourts….

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