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"There's no point in being grownup if you can't be childish sometimes." -the 4th Doctor.

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My name is Romanadvoratrelundar, but the Doctor says it's too long, so you can just call me Romana.
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Monday, April 12, 2010


Shhh...what's that I hear? Why, it's the sound of outdoor baseball returning to Minnesota!!!!

Go, Twins!!!


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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

They did it!!!!

They did it!!! The Twins are the AL 2009 Central Division Champions!!!!!!!! The first team to win after being 3 games behind with only 4 left to play. Those are my boys!!!!!! Now, it's off to New York.

Man, that tiebreaker game with the Tigers-12 innings!!! I was jumping up and down-my emotions were all over the place as they were behind, ahead, behind, tied, AHEAD!!!!

The Twins landed in N.Y. at 3:05am-first pitch is less than an hour from now...

It ain't over yet!!!



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September...no, wait, OCTOBER!

Holy smokes! It's the last day of September, and I haven't written anything in this blog all month! Wow, and I thought only 2 posts a month were bad...

I've just been busy, I guess. It's not like I have nothing to write about-I think of entries all the time-just don't have the time to write them all out! I have quite a few things I've starred in my rss-reader that I'd like to write about. *sigh*

Let's see, what has happened this month? Well, St. Rocco's for Italian Band, the Tippit reunion. I actually went to the movies (btw, 9 is pretty awesome!) Worked on cleaning my Dad's telescope (the mirror really needs to be re-silvered-but that's another story that I didn't get to this month...perhaps I'll write more about that later). Hmm...what else? I participated in Case for Community Day again (7 years running!), love my tv shows (well, duh), my flowers on my porch are still blooming-my petunias have taken over my marigolds!! (although it's getting pretty chilly at night.) I'm sure there are other things I'm forgetting...

BTW, the Sarah Jane Adventures starts in 16 days in the UK!!!!! (see? That's another thing-I haven't put any new countdowns in my sidebar...) I wish someone would pick it up here in the US. SciFi rebranded it's self to SyFy (Siffy), and not only did the SJA website on scifi.com disappear, but I haven't heard if they are considering airing it or not. (yeah, I haven't had much time to really dig down into GeekGirl mode to find out, either)...

Okay, okay, okay! Enough about the stuff I haven't had time to write about...

Fall is here! (YAY!) This marks the beginning of my favorite time of year (fall/winter). A couple of weeks ago I took down my summer lights in favor for some autumn decorations. (oooh...pumpkin spice candles!!!) This weekend the goal is to dig my Halloween stuff out of the basement. (oooh! for the first time in 2 years, I'm NOT moving! I get to dig my stuff out of the basement instead of bringing it home from storage...)

OOOH! A (delayed) shout out to my niece, Boo!!! Her MN reading comprehension tests came back-and she's reading a whole grade level ahead!!!! That's my girl!!!

Also, GO TWINS!!! Beat Detroit!!! You can do it!!!!!!

Bring on October!!!!

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Thursday, April 30, 2009


So Sunday, I went to a Twins game...although most people around here would call it an Indians game...go figure!

It's tough being a fan of a non-local team-no hoopla, no fireworks when one of your guys does something totally awesome. No flashy announcements (although it was cool when they used to use the Imperial March to announce the opposing team. Hey, if you gotta have enemy music, at least it's the most awesome enemy music out there! ;)) But something does have to be said for being in enemy territory, and then spotting someone sporting a Joe Mauer jersey just like yours in the crowd. The look of recognition on someone's face when they see a complete stranger, yet we are not complete strangers, since we are rooting for the same team. Yes, we are here, and we'll keep screaming for our team!

Earlier, I ran into my friend Jerm at the Rapid station-he was there with his dad and his fiance, Allison (not to be confused with my lil' sis, Ally!!) After joking about how I was going to a Twins game and everyone else was going to an Indians game, we decided to grab lunch once we hit Tower City. Once at the game, Jerm called me and asked where I was-I told him the lower reserve, near the homerun porch. He spotted me, I waved, but still couldn't find him. After about 5 minutes of trying to figure out where he was (they were in the 400 section, way up in the sky over homeplate), I noticed they had signs for each team member and asked him which one he was by. He said, 'Oh, yeah! That's a good idea!' Once I found him, we waved at each other like over-excited children.

Here was my view:
Twins vs. Indians 4/26/09

That's the third base line-I was inches for away from the homerun porch. A great place for foul balls right? I mean, after all, it seams like when I'm on the other side, I see balls fly over here all the time. So did it happen? Did I get the chance to catch a foul? Of course not!!! Go figure, the balls all went flying on the other side that day!!! :p Sharon's husband managed to catch a foul ball...in the loge!!!

It was a great day for a game-maybe just a tad bit warm for April, but a great day. Too bad the Twins forgot their brooms!!! LOL.

I had a good time-even though I would like to see my team in my home town again. Last year for the Dome! (that's a good thing, although I bet come April 2010, they are gonna be wishing they had sprung for the retractable dome.) ;) Hey, Shan, we are SO going to a game when I come visit this summer!!!

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Because I'm a good sport...

D.W.Q.M.: "You know, I am so constantly outwitting the opposition, I tend to forget the delight and satisfaction of the arts... the gentle art of fisticuffs." -the First Doctor

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(if you can't quite see it, the writing on the cake says 'Sorry about the Twins! Good Luck in 2008).

After the Twins were swept by the Indians twice within 2 weeks, my friend
Mongo thought I could use a cake, 'cause, well, cake makes everything better.

I was sitting on the couch at Taco night next to Jerm when he presented it to me. I sat there, silent, with my arms and legs crossed, and counted to ten while I contemplated laughing, crying, or simply ripping his head off. ;) Mongo said that was the reaction he thought he'd get. In the end, I ended up laughing, 'cause, well, I gotta admit, it was pretty funny (and revenge can be just as sweet, too. lol) ;)

Persephone had the best line-"Let me know when you cut the cake, 'cause I want some of that sweet, sweet agony!"

Here's to tacos, cake, and sports rivals!

(I cross-posted this to my livejournal as well.)

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