What am I addicted to?
Fred you started this with your Blogoholics post. It got me thinking about what I am “addicted” to. I guess it would be Houston Astros Baseball! I get all excited early in the year when Spring training starts. Ahhhhh…..baseball starting all over again. I’m not one of those who knows everyones stats, but I know my Astro’s and what they can do. Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Morgan Ensberg (voted this years MVP), Willy Traveras (rookie for the year), Roger Clements, Andie Pettiet, Roy Oswalt. The killer B’s. My husband and I watch every game. If it’s not on TV we listen on the radio. We go to about 3 games a year at Minute Maid Park. My husband buys a small package of the mini upper deck tickets that they offer at $ 2.00 a ticket for about 9 games. He gives these out to friends and business associates and we will use a few of them too.
This year the Astros made it as the NL Wild Card champions on the last day of the season. Today we played the Alanta Braves and beat them 10 to 5. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s game. It would be so awesome if we could actually make it to the World Series this year. Last month our daughter bought her father a ticket to see the Astro’s play the Cubs in Chicago. She paid for his airfare as a birthday present. She was working in Chicago that week and she planned to take him to the game. Well, we had a hurricane instead and he couldn’t go. It nearly killed him not to go. He bought a special Astros jersey to wear to the game. She ended up giving the tickets away and she got her money back on the airfare since the flight was canceled. Now she has bought him tickets to the playoff game on Saturday here in Houston. She will be in California working so I get to go with him. My heart races at the thought.
In my book, it’s a wonderful addiction. My husband and I met at the Astrodome when we were 16 yrs. old. He was the soda boy and I was the popcorn girl. Four years later we married. I am grateful that we share the same addiction. I think this helps keep our marriage exciting because we share some of the same things. We have fun together. I’m not one of those wives who complain about loosing her husband to baseball. I am right there with him. Baseball season is almost over and we will go into detox together…… Now go take a look at what my husband blogged about this morning, It's only a Game.
Fred, blogging has become a close second only to baseball.