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By Bob Abooey (Tue May 20, 2008 at 09:26:46 AM EST) (all tags)

Weathering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune since 1978...

Thursday morn last my good pal Marty Spazzerolinia calls me and says something to the effect of this "Bob - my wife's company has club seats for todays Indians game (a 12:05 day game) and the people who were supposed to go can't so they're looking for someone to use them. Since you're unemployed I thought you might want to go to the game."

As suchly did I go to the Tribe game. As suchly did I sit in the (great seats!!) lower level 7th row in shallow right field. As suchly did a screaming foul ball come directly towards me in the 3d inning. As suchly am I now in possesion of a genuine major league baseball whacked by future hall of famer Kelly Shoppach!!!

I'd like to tell you how much it hurt when I caught it but the truth is it smacked the dude just behind me and bounced under my seat where I used my cat-like reflexes to pounce on it!!!

Since NG had a three day weekend we decided to venture out in the wilderness of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a long-arsed 10 mile hike yesterday.

At about the three mile mark you ascend to the top of the valley and are treated to a wonderfull view of the trees in valley. Sadly my (non wide angle) pocket camera doesn't do the view justice.

The hike alternated between a rather thick forest:

And lots of hills going through the valley:

When you get to the bottom of the valley you are treated to lots of very scenic streams and such.

We pretty much had the whole forest to ourselves. We ran into 3 people during the 4.5 hour journey. Some of the scenery reminds me of when I was in the jungles of VietNam fighting the VC back in the 60's...

It wasn't a hike for beginners. We had to forge across raging rivers several times. Here's NG risking her life in one such river crossing.

Of course after she made it across I would venture along the same path - trusting my new boots to take me safely out of harms way!

At about 6 miles into it we came to the Blue Hen Falls. Not a very big one (maybe 30 or 40 feet???) but very scenic nonetheless. We broke for lunch here - sitting atop some rocks watching the water rush headlong oer the stones.

We took an access path down towards Buttermilk Falls - more great scenery.

About a half mile from the Blue Hen Falls we came across the top of Buttermilk Falls. These were much bigger but sadly there was no good angle to photograph it.

At about 8 miles into it we were greeted with some built-in steps leading out of the valley. At this point I was pretty happy to see the stairs as i was feeling pretty sore and we still had a two mile walk (along a flat bike path thanks be to God) to get back to the car.

It was certainly a demanding hike. My feets and legs were feeling rather sore last night but today I feel much better. The only thing we neglected to bring was caffeinated beverages as we had plenty of water and food but could have used a jolt of caffeine to help with the final leg.

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Bob you're just in time.. by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue May 20, 2008 at 09:35:55 AM EST
Farvel dfa the Demigoddess...

You and the invisible Archon of Tyr and the guardian Angel of Tyr
went to your reward with 7674183 points,

 You made the top ten list!
  No  Points     Name                                                   Hp [max]
   1    7674183  dfa-Val-Hum-Fem-Law (Poly-Art) ascended to
                 demigoddess-hood.                                     140 [343]

(I always save a copy of my game on the final altar for such replay value).. Done not 20 minutes ago... Now just how to remove that extra entry from the record/logfile..

I believe the (poly-art) means I didn't polymorph anything, nor wish for any objects..

And all you've been doing is playing in the streams and getting muddy.. Uhhuh. How's the weiner ?

Given the title... by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue May 20, 2008 at 01:03:53 PM EST
I'd say that's a silly question.

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No job yet? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue May 20, 2008 at 10:33:51 AM EST

Aye by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue May 20, 2008 at 10:49:44 AM EST
Truth be told I really haven't been looking much.

I'm going to begin making a decided effort after I get back from a trip I'm taking in at the end of this month.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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The Dems will be hiring in the fall by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue May 20, 2008 at 11:00:33 AM EST
how many dead grandparent votes can you swing?

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*gasp* by duxup (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue May 20, 2008 at 11:26:19 PM EST
I'd kill for a foul ball. 
Aye by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed May 21, 2008 at 03:46:22 AM EST
I owe it all to the bloke behind me who tried to catch it. It was a real missile and there was no way I was going to risk breaking my hand by trying to make a bare-handed catch - I was moving to get out of the way.

Just dumb luck that it bounced under my seat!

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

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That's how you get them by duxup (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed May 21, 2008 at 11:57:10 AM EST
I swear most foul balls or even HRs are caught buy some dude in the vicinity, but not where the ball first hits.
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Bob, I meant to add by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed May 21, 2008 at 04:06:39 AM EST
you could be a campaign adviser for oh-Bam-ah. His retort to Busch's talk about acquiescing to terrorists was full of "we can have that debate any time you'd like."

Made me think he was pulling pages from the ol'e Bob Abooey playbook there.

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