Birthday Season swung into high gear today, D-Day, as it were: cookies at work (some of them were portioned out to the rest of the office, the rest I ate by about 4:30), then a preview screening of Moneyball (thanks, Danielle!) -- the perfect starter to our weekend in COOPERSTOWN!
Oh, did we not mention that we're taking a long weekend upstate to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame? Because that's totally happening. It's a combined birthday-anniversary gift from my awesome wife (the first anniversary being the "paper" one, I got a couple of tickets to the Hall back in May). When I went 22 years ago with my family we spent a solid 3 hours in the museum and I was ready to go back in for more. We'll see if it holds up this time. I'm guessing yes. Yvonne is on photo duty. She's thrilled.
A word about Moneyball. Continuing with the tradition that was established in Bull Durham, the town of Visalia once again gets much love in a baseball movie. Not only does Brad Pitt's character mention our town by name (with the correct pronunciation even -- thanks, Brad!), but some real-game Oaks footage plays a prominent role....and that's all I'm going to say about that.
Hooray for birthdays!