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23 October 2013 @ 07:22 pm
Down And Out, But Eventually Back In The Game.  
So, any of you who even remotely pay attention to sports, have heard by now that my beloved Detroit Tigers are out for the year. Boston took the ALCS and are in the World Series now and we’ve gone home. We were having such a good run, each game being so close, and that last game, I really thought we had it and then the fucking last couple of innings just slammed us. But, that’s the end of the season, so onward to the next. I also have like no interest in the World Series this year. Usually I can say I have a preference for who wins, but not this year. Because Boston just kicked our ass in the ALCS, so I don’t want them to win. But St Louis kicked our ass back in the 2006 Series, so I don’t want them to win. And I can’t even root for an underdog because they have both won 2 Series in the last decade, so it’s not even like, “Oh let’s root for the team that hasn’t taken one in 20 years.” So, whatever, I’m out. On the upside, it’s much easier to keep up with my TV watching now.

I will also say, in a fangirl manner, how squeeful I was when Tori Hunter went over that wall into Boston’s bullpen (well, not that itself, that was bad) and the Red Sox put everything aside to check on him and bring a trainer over to look at him and someone went out and opened the gate to the bullpen so Austin Jackson could get in there and check on his boy. Like, competition aside, this is a human being who just took a major fall and tumble and I was so happy to see them jump on looking out for him like that. But I’m not surprised I enjoyed that - I get a fangirl thrill when the catcher’s mask comes flying off and the dude in the batter’s box for the other team runs over and fetches it for him. Or when someone makes a great diving catch and even the dude who just got called out because of it, has to clap for him because it was such an awesome catch. It’s like watching actors from competing shows joking around with each on red carpets and shit - it makes me happy.

In other news, I am still feeling under the weather. I was sick (and I’m not sure that virus isn’t still lingering) and then I took the trip to Chicago (totally worth it) and then I had my Awesome Time of Month (why is this still necessary?) and now I’m just like, blah. My stamina is way, way down, I think, is the main problem. I can get an hour, maybe two, out of myself each day and that’s about all I have. It comes and goes and I think the worst part is not being able to plan my day because I don’t know how I’ll feel from hour to hour. Decreased stamina happens when I’ve been so ill that I am literally laid up hardcore from it, which I was with that stomach thing. Because laying around for more than one day is really bad for me, I lose my energy levels so quickly. But if it is still going on by like the end of the first week of November, I’m going to get some labwork done, just to be sure.

Anyway, this is only the 6th time I’ve posted this month, which kind of shows where I’m at healthwise, but also, I dunno, the change in weather is kind of bumming me out too, I think. I like Fall, I actually really do, but the rapid change from 80 degrees to the 50s basically overnight must be having an effect on me. I’ve noticed I haven’t been around LJ as much, so if you were wondering, that’s why. Hopefully I’ll be back up in the saddle soon.
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dodger_sister: sickdodger_sister on October 29th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Thanks. I feel slightly mildly better. My sister actually bought me a UV lamp, which should come next week, so maybe that'll help? Maybe I'll get labwork done anyway, just to be sure? (someone freaked me out the other day suggesting I was pre-diabetic, eek!)

I saw your most recent post about your trip and coming home sick and being kind of down and out in the mood department. It just sucks when all that piles on at once. You've been having a rough fucking year, babe, and I am very sorry for it. Gotta hope to hell that 2014 is a better one. (in the meantime, curl up with a mug of tea, a good book and a blanket. That always help, right?).
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Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 24th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm sorry both that your Boys of Summer are out, because you love them so, and that you're still not feeling very well. Boo on that lingering ickyness crap!

I've done some writing - TWD episode commentaries - and a teensy bit on a pre-Thor/SpN crossover (Darcy calls the boys for help with a boyfriend-eating MOW after finding them with her internet-fu). School remains crazy-busy.

And our 13th wedding anniversary is in two weeks! Yay!
dodger_sister: romancedodger_sister on October 29th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
I was bummed about the Tigers getting knocked out, mostly because it was due to several stupid errors. As a fan of the sport, I can say we didn't deserve to win it, but as a fan of my boys, I wanted to stomp those Red Sox! I am feeling slightly possibly minorly better. Idk even know at this point. It's not my liver and it's not my white blood cell count, but I haven't had a proper health panel in three years, so I guess I better do that.

I saw your RL post and I want that Darcy fic like burning! (You knew that I would though, didn't you, you little tease?) Congrats on the anniversary! I agree with you on staying home for the evening being the best way to spend it. Good food, maybe some candles, just the two of you. (In my imaginary mind where I am married to various whoever-of-the-week that strikes my fancy, we would still get dressed up for the anniversary...and then stay home and have dinner and watch like zombie movies all night. But still get dressed up for the occasion. Because I like to wear my dresses and never have an excuse to. But pajamas would also be acceptable!)
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 29th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
*I* want the Darcy fic like burning, too! But it's been a little while since I could write on it. *sadface* But it'll come, eventually.

I LOVE the idea of dressing up to stay in. I bet I could talk TAHtm into that for one of our three nights off together! Yay!
Kate: Charles+Raven-here to hold youceitfianna on October 24th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
*hugs you* I hope you feel better and I'm sorry the Tigers are out of it. It was wonderful to see all the good news when they were doing well.
dodger_sister: sportsdodger_sister on October 29th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks. I feel like I have the October blues or something. It's just not shaking loose as fast as I would like, but I'm pushing myself a little every day to do one more thing, so maybe my stamina will notch back up again.

The Tigers were kicking ass most of the season, but we definitely dropped the ball come October (sometimes literally). We've got to take it all one of these years though.

I've been reading your RL posts and it is so great to see you getting to take a minute for yourself and yes to the fact that even when they are turning you down for a job, people are actually getting in touch with you to say so instead of leaving you hanging, you know?