Opening Up (to new things)
Posted June 26, 2015on:
I went to my first ever baseball game last night, opening night for the TriCity Valley Cats, and… I did it under duress. Not that I knew I’d have a bad time, or that I didn’t appreciate the skill of the players or any of a number of things… I don’t hate baseball. I actually find a lot of things about the sport interesting (though none enough so to make me a fan).
It was just… well, I wasn’t kidding when I said I have been super busy in yesterday’s post. And all I could do was think of the multitude of things that needed to be done yesterday and how far behind on things I was….
Still, we went. We had tickets, and we’d promised the Boodle that we’d go to at least one game this year (and this game came with a bunch of fanfare and fireworks so it made for a very full, intense evening). It was fun. The lines were insanely long at the concession stands (the register computers were acting up, so people often got their food while being stuck standing in line several minutes more just to pay), but the between inning antics were amusing, and the Boodle made a friend.
On a side note: I also think I’m finally perfecting my ability to take fireworks photos in manual mode. I’m not quite there yet (I just downloaded the photos, and yeah… not quite there yet). It’s hard on this old camera–probably would help if I reduced the quality of the shots from CameraRAW images to JPEGs; just the time the camera takes to write to the Compact Flash card (yes, compact flash; yes, the camera is that old). Thing is… I’m trying to figure this out. And maybe I’ll get there eventually.
And on that note… I know what I’ll be doing for next week’s First Friday Photo! The linky is now active (part of the change I decided on this week so we can actually get our photos in by the First Friday). Don’t worry… it’ll be open over next weekend end too for people who want to post holiday images.
Come on and join in the fun!