Thursday, May 14, 2009

All Good Things...

Ah, last day of our Fishing Opener Weekend. Some people already left this morning and the rest of us head out tomorrow morning. But we couldn't simply waste the day so we did what we had to do.

Play Pull Tabs


Ah yes, I know, it is somewhat pathetic. Particularly so if I told you how much we didn't win.

Cubby The Ringleader, Jon The Instigator


We blamed our losses on Bruce, who kind of was looking like the Evil Emperor in Star Wars. They may have been seperated at birth. Bruce's only super-power seemed to be his ability to affect the pull-tabs.

Bruce


Evil Emperor


Then we made the mistake of asking the bartender to turn on the television and put on the Twins game. They were up 2 - 0 going into the 7th at that time, but things were soon to go to hell in a handbasket.

When Ken Griffey Jr. hit a two run homer we were forced to take drastic steps.

Now This Is Really Stupid


The Homer Hankys Were Bad Enough


And Waving The Hats Too


But you have to admit, turning your cap upside down really takes the cake. And after all of this the Mariners still managed to score two more runs in the eighth and another one in the ninth. How the hell, couldn't they see what we were doing?

Jon got really excited in the bottom of the ninth, though, when Mauer singled in Punto.

Hey, Hey, We Are On Our Way


Alas, that was the end of the rally and the Twins went down, 5 to 3.

After an emotionally draining afternoon we were glad to be able to recharge out batteries a bit in the little sunlight we did get this weekend.

Solar Powered


And so another fun-filled Fishing Opener drew to a close. But there will be another one next year. There is always another one next year.

I apologize if the pictures look somewhat distorted. For some reason the editing feature of Blogger seems to be hosed up. It no longer tells you the size of the picture when you adjust it using the compose feature, and when you pull a corner it doesn't maintain the height and width ratio like it used to, and like most editing features do. Also, blogger's compose feature doesn't really show you what the finished product will look like. I hope this is just a temporary glitch and not a permanent "fix."