In my city

Aug. 31st, 2013 02:12 pm
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Giants/Diamondbacks, six innings of shutout ball from Tim, Buster catching him behind the plate. )

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I've been reading a lot of NSYNC fic the last week or so, mainly because so much of it is surprisingly amazing. It doesn't hurt that plenty falls under the beloved "pretty, talented boy gets systematically overwhelmed by the guy who's older, more experienced, and determined to completely take him over" trope. That's not exactly how it goes in my own personal Justin/JC headcanon, but I think, actually, that I like it better—bulletproof kink. etc.

If I'd known all this good fic was out there, I think my fandom trajectory would have been quite different. But my NSYNC days predated my slash days by a couple of years, which in the end is kind of too bad. I have no use for present-day Justin whatsoever, but that boy at 19? Goodness. It makes me think so many thoughts.

No-hitter

Jul. 13th, 2013 11:44 pm
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0 hits, 13 strikeouts, on the 13th of July 2013.

If you don't follow baseball, a no-hitter is essentially one of the most impressive things a pitcher can do—and Tim's had a storied career, but has been a hot mess most of this season, so this was a most unexpected, most amazing night.

I have too many feels, I can't even. All I can do is post the pics. )

My heart. I sobbed.
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I've been a Zito/Lincecum kind of girl for a long time, but watching Tim and Buster in person (coupled with Barry's increasingly baffling right-wing behavior) has started making me think that perhaps Posey/Lincecum is the way to go.

They're amazing to watch together. Buster sliding a hand between his legs, staring Tim down, telling him what to do. The self-conscious curve of Tim's mouth, wide eyes, the way he does what Buster says.

It's becoming a Thing. A Thing that I could watch endlessly.

Also, I met Duane Kuiper at Starbucks this afternoon. I was going to just let him be, but then he went to the barista for a refill and I spun around and told him, "I'm sorry, but I can't listen to you order coffee and not say hello." He appeared momentarily startled by my greeting, but warmed up to me quickly: "That's our hotel over there where we're staying, and that's our bus, and this is my iPad." Direct quote, people. I nodded patiently, because I wasn't sure what the point of all that was, and then he showed me said iPad, and we chatted about the Giants, and we tried to decipher the homemade blow-up doll sculpture on top of a van in a nearby loading zone. It was magical.
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A few months ago, my sister asked me, "If you could do anything in the world for your 30th birthday, what would it be?"

To which I replied, "Watch Lincecum pitch at AT&T Park."

And so, last weekend, we found ourselves in San Francisco. )

I can see why people write songs about this city.

<3
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I had such a good time seeing this on [livejournal.com profile] louiselux's journal, so I figured I'd do the Week in the Life meme as well (sharing random photos of your day for an entire week).

So, Day 1: Tuesday (TW for blood donation—no needles, but plenty of tubing) )
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Because [livejournal.com profile] thorne_scratch asked...

...A few additional pics. )

I'm flying out late tomorrow night, heading to San Francisco for Wednesday's World Series parade. I'm only going to be there for 24 hours because I have to be back at work on Thursday, but it will be worth every chaotic moment. I regretted not going up there in 2010, and I don't think you can realistically count on your team winning the WS every two years, so. Off I go.

I can't wait to see Tim in a shower of ticker tape, in a city that I love, surrounded by other fans in their black and orange. On Halloween! It's so perfect.
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Against the odds, in the rain, with Pence's Bat of God moment...

Wow.

It wasn't the way I would have drawn it up, kids, but what a way to get to the World Series. Don't stop now.

(I had hoped for some Zito/Lincecum celebratory mud-wrestling on that sloppy field, but alas.)

Oh, honey.

May. 20th, 2012 03:26 pm
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Just...no. Covering home plate is not your specialty.

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At least you are still alive, after all that.
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Yesterday was a day. The traffic getting to the game was the worst I'd ever seen. We were still in the car, going nowhere, during the military flyover, and I was having a minor meltdown because we didn't spend all that money to sit in the fucking car aslkfjalskdf. But we managed to fling ourselves into our seats in time for the first pitch, and then Jess brought me a beer, and the situation improved.

And then Tim gave up three runs in the first inning, which was an oops, but at least he looked magnificent, with his hair everywhere and this super-defiant set to his shoulders. He's very thin; curves are gone, but he's got cheekbones for days again.

And Buster was back behind the plate, and it was a beautiful thing, even if the game was not.

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Photos. )

smirking.

Oct. 9th, 2011 10:09 pm
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Somewhat intriguing Lincecum scandal making the rounds. I'm a bit skeptical that Tim's wholly to blame here—he seems too dorky and laid-back to suddenly freak out and start "injuring" furniture and pillows, and it would make more sense to me if it were Tim's squatter friend(s) making a ruckus while he was off in Arizona for Spring Training—but who the fuck knows? If it turns out that he really is running around trashing rental properties, I'd certainly be interested in knowing that. Worth keeping an eye on.

Meanwhile, a recipe rec. The other day, I was cooking for a friend who's allergic to dairy. So for dessert, I made this vegan chocolate cake, which rocked my world.

First, it's so easy. It literally takes five minutes to mix the batter, and you mix it in the (ungreased!) pan in which you bake the cake.

Second, it's amazing. The photo that accompanies the recipe led me to believe that the end result would be a dense, pound cake sort of texture, but that wasn't the case at all. It was tender and fluffy, with this creamy, rich chocolate flavor that was so much better than I was expecting from a vegan cake. Shows what I know.

I made a raspberry sauce to serve alongside that was even easier: tossed a pint of raspberries in a saucepan with a small handful of sugar and a splash of water, and let it bubble and foam away for a few minutes, then pressed the mixture through a sieve and added a squeeze of lemon juice.

I have a newfound respect for vegan desserts after that meal.

In non-vegan dessert news, I went to the Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake last night, where we ate this:
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And then rode on these. )
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Best part begins at 0:40 in, upper right corner, Tim forcibly yanked from the fray by his pitching coach. He did get back in there later, though. Well, sort of. It was more of an ineffectual hovering around the outskirts.

I find it a bit odd that MLB steadfastly refuses to broadcast footage of fans who run out onto the field, but when it's two teams brawling, we get uninterrupted coverage of the entire thing, from multiple angles. With commentary and lengthy analysis afterwards.

Oh, baseball. I may never understand all of your mysteries.

ETA: Thanks, MLB. Video now here, Tim shenanigans beginning at 0:26.
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Meeting the President. Giving him a signed #44 jersey. And a personalized bat and glove. Like you do, when you're the world champs.

And clearly dressed for the occasion.

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I LOLed when I saw him, I'm sorry.

More. )

Blood donation tomorrow. Also Giants/Phillies. And last ep of Deadliest Catch. It's almost too much excitement to deal with properly.

"So good."

Jul. 23rd, 2011 02:19 pm
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I saw this on tumblr earlier today and fell in love.

All 10 strikeouts from the Game 5 World Series clincher.





I'm fond of the moment where he falls off the mound at 1:14. Will it ever get old? I kind of doubt it.

Happy memories, anyway. Reminds me of how much I miss having Posey back there, however. Not just because I have a thing for how he looks in his catchers mask, but also because everyone had confidence that he could catch Tim's balls. Kiiiiiind of important.

BTW, Typewriters? I miss you guys, and your updates.

ETA: Found this next. Amazing. )
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Zito creeps up from behind and pinches Tim's ass.

For real. )

Tim couldn't have been happier about it, either.
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So the Giants inexplicably scored like a bazillion runs yesterday during the double-header, and then predictably had nothing left for Tim in tonight's game.

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That's a lot of traumadrama for a boy who pitched so magnificently.

But they did manage to get him at the loveliest angle during his postgame interview. )

Tomorrow evening I'm off to Portland for the holiday weekend. Food. Wine. Country fields. City skyscrapers. Tim & Ed. Temps 40 degrees cooler. (We're going to eat outside. And I packed ~sweaters~!)

I can't wait <3

Oh, and. Today I purchased tickets to see Lil Wayne again. August 24th at the newly-christened Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? Anyway, it should be hot and monsoon-ish and we'll be on the lawn this time, so I expect all manner of shenanigans. Can't wait for that either.
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I was already uncomfortable enough as it was, having seen this. )

Aaaand then I saw this. )

Meanwhile, loved seeing Posey in the dugout tonight. Hoodie on. Smiling.

Before we know it, it'll be time for spring training again. These next eight months are gonna just fly by, you'll see.
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June 14th & 15th, 2011. )

It was good to see the team. And to see Tim, even though it was mostly just the back of his head a lot of the time. I never knew I could be so enthralled by the curve of an ear, the pull of fabric across his shoulders.

I took 261 photos over the course of two games wherein Tim did not pitch. I likely need help.

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