Rip open your skin.
Cover the field with blood.
It's for America.
Well, my heart got in the way of my sense of self-preservation last night. I was on third base and a grounder was hit up to the pitcher. I had a choice: I could stay on third and watch the pitcher run throw out the runner, or I could draw the pitcher's attention towards home. I chose the latter. As the ball came to the catcher, I slid. I felt the scabs from the game two weeks ago tear back open. My knee lit up in a bright shooting pain. The ump called me safe.
As I stood up and walked back to the bench, feeling my sock grow damp and red, I decided it was worth it.
And then I fainted.
In the end, the Skirt Turtles won 13-14. It was a glorious, hard-fought victory. I just wish I was conscious enough to witness it.
In other news, it's been just over two weeks of writing on blogspot as opposed to MySpace. It seems as though the number of daily readers has dropped a bit, and I've heard a complaint or two about not being able to comment unless you have a Google account (which is easy to get, if you're so interested). Other than that, what are your thoughts on the switch? Like it? Hate it? Have you stopped reading the daily missives? If so, why are you reading this one? Post below (or on MySpace) and let me know!
I'd like to take a moment today to interest you in a little show this coming Sunday. It's Improv A Go Go's 6th anniversary. Ferrari McSpeedy is scheduled to perform, along with three other kick-butt improv groups. You should attend. It's promises to be outstanding in every way possible.
I should be off. Today requires that I hobble around both Minneapolis and St. Paul with my bloody knee, and I must therefore allow myself a little extra time to get from hither to thither. Before I depart, here's Today's Joke:
McCain Differs With Bush on Climate Change
Senator John McCain sought to distance himself from President Bush on Monday as he called for a mandatory limit on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States to combat climate change.
Mr. McCain, in a speech at a wind power company, also pledged to work with the European Union to diplomatically engage China and India, two of the world’s biggest polluters, if they refuse to participate in an international agreement to slow global warming.
“I will not shirk the mantle of leadership that the United States bears,” Mr. McCain said pointedly. “I will not permit eight long years to pass without serious action on serious challenges.”
"If we can reverse the effects of global warming and keep the earth from plummeting into chaos, then we must do everything we can to make sure that happens. I mean, I was there for the Little Ice Age, and I saw the devastation first-hand of a changing climate. You don't know what kind of trouble we're getting into with this climate change stuff."