quote of the game: "some situation call for a little metallica." katie l., on hearing "enter sandman" in the 4th quarter
tonight i went to the warriors-wizards game with some friends. we met for burgers beforehand; i heard the exciting news that one of my friends is preggers - i've already volunteered to babysit. then to our nosebleed seats, 5 rows from the top of the arena. it was 2 for 1 tickets for teacher appreciation night, most of my friends are teachers here. it was an exciting game, the warriors could make the playoffs this year for the first time in a long time. i'm still under the weather, and contented myself with explaining what a charging foul is and such to my friends, rather than do my usual heckling. good times, though. the requisite rock anthems, thunder sticks, and entertaining drunk people all were part and parcel of the evening.
sometimes when i am happiest is when i am doing seemingly mundane things with friends. like after church last week, a few of us walked to top dog for some good cheap grub in the bright daylight savings evening. walking down the street in our little gang, which included a 1 1/2 year old enjoying a piggy back ride, i felt part of a community (which is hard to come by in this big wide world).