October in review

October is one of my favorite months for one simple reason: baseball playoffs! This month saw my favorite New York Yankees win their division but lose the pennant to my hometown Texas Rangers. I love the Bronx Bombers, but once they were bested I had to root for the team that first introduced me to the game during the 1970s. It was a great month for this baseball-loving girl!


If you’re dancing in your car but looking around while flailing your arms, it’s not for love of music but love of being seen. #notimpressed  October 2, 2010, 12:30pm

Best way to spend a sleepless night: audiobook in the dark. #thirteenreasonswhy  October 4, 2010, 8:23am

sitting inside wearing long pants and *still* have to close the window because of the cool air? yeah, baby!  October 4, 2010, 11:46am

Geez… I slept through the end of MLB season? Didn’t even realize my boys made it to the playoffs! Onward, #Yankees! Onward!  October 4, 2010, 2:15pm
  —> @nolatari And it appears the #Yankees slept thru the final months of the season as well!
  —> @HistoryOhMy, Hey, they’re just saving their strength!

40 minutes into #Frozen and I’m seriously about to vomit. Horror is a whole new animal in this thing. ::shudder::  October 4, 2010

Contemplating dogicide on Eldorado in McKinney. Giving you fair warning if yours has been barking for the past 15 mins. #notadorable  October 5, 2010, 5:20pm

Dude in front of me looks like he coulda been in Milli Vanilli.  October 5, 2010, 8:22pm

Tried to teach etiquette lesson to guy who walked up *beside* me in self-check line. I stepped in front to register, only to see different one open. #backfired  October 5, 2010, 8:57pm

There are three things I know on this Wed morn. 1) it’s flippin’ COLD in my parents’ RV in the a.m. 2) with apologies to sensitive ears, the better phrase is ‘frakkin’ cold.’ and 3) I should still be sleeping.  October 6, 2010, 8:16am

Silver lining of current unemployment: post-season games all day long! go #yankees and yeah, at this early stage, go #rangers  October 6, 2010, 1:04pm

How is it possible that time moves so quickly when you have no true schedule to keep?  October 7, 2010

a little #Yankees baseball on tv (take ’em out, Pettite!) and a little high school football… not a bad night in Texas  October 7, 2010, 5:28pm

Suddenly awake at 3:45am (after a brief deep sleep of death)? Not cool, brain. Not cool.  October 8, 2010, 3:46am

Cowbells and airhorns to the beat of a drumline. Must be Friday night football  October 8, 2010, 7:49pm

Let the read-a-thon begin! With a little break for Pee Wee football.  October 9, 2010

Tom Hardy was in adaptation of Wuthering Heights last year? That’s one way to make me rethink the film versions!  October 9, 2010

Headed to a football game at 6:30am? that’s just not right  October 9, 2010, 6:35am

Interesting to see a crowd face an empty flag pole for the national anthem but not one person sang. ???  October 9, 2010, 8:26am

2 cumulative hours toward the #readathon but family activities are now completed. May need a short nap before diving in for the long haul.  October 9, 2010

Way to go, boys! On to win the pennant! #yankees  October 9, 2010, 10:47pm

What a wonderful thing to finally get back online and see a page full of cheer-y comments! Thanks so much! #readathon  October 9, 2010

Doing one more chapter of ‘The Yankee Years’ before switching to something less dense. Love baseball, but stats are killing me. #readathon  October 9, 2010

Is there such a thing as “reader’s elbow”? For the past 2 hours I’ve had the strangest pain in the crook of my left arm! #readathon  October 9, 2010

Congrats to all who participated in the #readathon. And thanks SO MUCH to all the fantastic cheerleaders! My first experience was awesome!  October 10, 2010, 7:05am

Ah… t’so nice to know your team is moving on in the post-season… New York Yankees  October 10, 2010, 5:45pm

Today’s random texts from a boy under the age of 10: all stars — clap — razor sharp. The best part is seeing these come from his grandmother’s phone. LOL  October 10, 2010, 5:49pm

Pretty sure I’ll be hearing the #Braves war chant in my sleep tonight. Oh, oh, ohhhhhhh … oh, oh, ohhhh…  October 10, 2010, 6:22pm

Heading back to bed! #readathon hangover  October 10, 2010, 9:45pm

classic melodramatic death scene in ‘Dial M for Murder’ #awesome  October 14, 2010, 5:53pm

crushed-up Doritos: making Taco Soup even better since 1964  October 14, 2010, 7:58pm

Love when it’s not just me! //RT @trutriciahelfer: ipad is my 1st touch screen. Gonna have to carry screen cleaner; fingermarks make me OCD!  October 14, 2010

For the first time in over 20 seasons, I just deleted Survivor from my DVR recording list. This season is soooo boring. I’m done.  October 14, 2010, 8:08pm

OMG “”CSI”” is bringing so much creepy this month!  October 14, 2010, 11:21pm

Ugh… let’s call it for Sabathia and get those bats going, #Yankees. Time to pick it up, boys!  October 15, 2010, 8:43pm

“Why do you like that Derek Jett-er, AJ?” Hahaha!  October 15, 2010, 8:54pm

“Hey, D! It’s a tie game!” … “Oh, shush, AJ.” ::snicker::  October 15, 2010, 10:05pm

D: “Those dumb ole Yankees. When are we going to bed, AJ?”  October 15, 2010, 10:31pm

And that’s the way we do it, boys. #Yankees  October 15, 2010, 10:58pm

Reason #789 why I love Derek Jeter: last nite’s run was his 100th in postseason play. Only player to ever achieve that. Yeah, baby. #Yankees  October 16, 2010, 4:15pm

And the biggest reason I love baseball: unpredictability. Back and forth, big innings, comeback rallies. Best. Game. Ever.  October 16, 2010, 4:27pm

I keep waiting for Betty Draper to scream “No wire hangers!!!” #MadMen  October 18, 2010, 12:31am

Well, shoot. I just got into ‘Friday Night Lights’ and now it’s off the air again? Puh-leez. Not cool, ABCFamily. Not cool.  October 18, 2010, 1:42pm

What are the chances of seeing nearly identical Scions within mins? One going my direction, one going the other. Silly little box on wheels.  October 18, 2010, 3:38pm

We-ell… look at the Rangers go. In the big house. If they can take it from my boys, they deserve it all. But it ain’t over yet. #Yankees  October 18, 2010, 10:12pm

Having the hometown team win isn’t a bad consolation prize when your own team can’t pull it out. Much easier than losing to bosox. #Yankees  October 18, 2010, 10:36pm

Although I’m still crackin’ up at the shot of one packed section of loud #Rangers fans among a sea of empty seats. So funny!  October 18, 2010, 10:40pm

2 quarters + 3 dimes + 3 nickels + 7 pennies = Sonic Happy Hour FTW! #awesome  October 19, 2010, 3:55pm

Good grief. We wanna win, but we wanna win fairly. Sheesh. #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 7:40pm

Then again, there wasn’t always replay to review. It was all in the hands of officials and we lived with it. Modern age, schmodern age. 😛  October 19, 2010, 7:44pm

I leave the room for a moment and the Rangers score 2 runs? No more breaks of any kind! [Thanks, Jeet, for setting it right.] #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 8:11pm

The broken lens camera image is the Shot of the Night (in more ways than one)! Awesome! #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 8:50pm

Just heard a cheer and applause from the other side of apartment wall. Rangers fans! Not good. #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 9:35pm

RT @timhutton: Molina yard yes. // My first thought was “What? Seriously, Tim Hutton?” but then I remembered… Boston fan.  October 19, 2010, 9:43pm

Patrick Wilson (7th inning ‘God Bless America’)!!!!! Love him!!!  October 19, 2010, 10:02pm

I have to say, I am lovin’ all the trash talk by my hometown #Rangers fans. You guys are cracking me up. Even my former pastor @Jeff_Warren!  October 19, 2010, 10:05pm

Like I said… Boston fan. LOL // RT @timhutton: go red sox. I mean rangers. I mean yankee opponent.  October 19, 2010, 10:35pm

Ooooo… I love me some sidearm pitching. Don’t even care what team. Nasty.  October 19, 2010, 10:37pm

Oooooo!!!! Love the gold glove work… that was *pretty*… If we’re gonna go down, let’s go down for stuff like that. #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 10:52pm

Umm… can you say M-V-P? Gotta love Josh Hamilton, no matter what team you’re rooting for.  October 19, 2010, 10:56pm

Okay, now I just have to laugh. Ree-donk-u-lous. So reminiscent of past #Yankees years! Nice work.  October 19, 2010, 10:59pm

With the #Rangers, my mind returns to 2004 and the run of Boston. Won’t ever love that franchise but watching fans’ amazement was priceless.  October 19, 2010, 11:07pm

It’s an easier pill to swallow with a hometown team. #Rangers vs. #Yankees  October 19, 2010, 11:08pm

I absolutely LOVE the game of baseball. Unpredictable, energizing, #awesome  October 19, 2010, 11:16pm

I still love my #Yankees but this has to be the best/worst headline yet: “”Texas pain-saw massacre”” hahahahahaha.. sigh  October 20, 2010, 1:48am

Not Done Yet. #Yankees  October 20, 2010, 4:27pm

“Please hold for genius.” Best. Line. Ever. @Vangsness  October 20, 2010, 10:46pm

Woke up in a panic w/ barely any time to shower & take mom to doctor. Grabbed first clothes that might bring color to no makeup face…  October 21, 2010, 1:42pm

blue pants, red shirt. Sitting in waiting room, just realized: I look like a Rangers fan. Not good. #Yankees  October 21, 2010, 1:44pm

Maint guy said “I see your #Yankees cap there.” As I braced for derision he said, “I’m from New York!” #dodgedabullet  October 21, 2010, 3:39pm

Just saw a sign that said “”Always Choose”” I read: Always CHEESE and started looking for the pizza guy.  October 21, 2010, 3:41pm

Rascal Flatts on one preset, Taylor Swift on another. Nowhere to run! #trapped  October 21, 2010, 3:55pm

Am I awake? Asleep? Brain and body can’t seem to get in sync. Thankfully, cloudy weather helps me lie still until something is decided.  October 22, 2010, 9:53am

Song phrase in my head since first waking: “”redneck rodeo.”” Is it any wonder why I like to keep TV playing in the background all the time?  October 22, 2010, 10:41am

Congrats to the #Rangers! Well-deserved! Time to retire my NYY cap for a couple weeks and cheer the hometown team. World Series bound!  October 22, 2010, 10:18pm

Be cautious of the “”stripping.”” http://twitpic.com/301lr1 #spellcheck  October 23, 2010, 3:39am

Loading my Christmas playlist while reading blog posts on #DecDaily ideas. Too soon? I think not! Especially with Lady A’s new album. LOVE  October 24, 2010, 8:42pm

My favorite thing about fall weather? Electric bill for flat, down from $106 to $68, even while using a/c a few days during the month.  October 24, 2010, 9:25pm

Spent the last hour searching for a recipe to use freezer stash and ended up with one from TexasBowHunter.com. What has my life come to?  October 25, 2010, 4:42pm

My favorite thing about commentators: voice leveling. “THAT IS DOWN IN THE CORNER… foul…” LOL  October 27, 2010, 8:35pm

I have a feeling all of my celeb tweets are about to blow up. #worldseries  October 27, 2010, 10:05pm

Loved seeing Frederick Weller on ‘The Good Wife’. But no matter how nasty he comes across, he’s still just Marshal Marshall Mann.  October 28, 2010, 1:27am

Is it odd that a bank found only in Texoma uses a British voice for their ATM?  October 28, 2010, 6:49pm

Would it help if I started rooting against you again, Rangers? #nomojo  October 28, 2010, 10:25pm

Three layers at the football game and now inside the flat I need socks on my feet. Fall is #greatness!  October 29, 2010, 12:30am

oh my goodness… CSI rocks! @kateesackhoff and life-size dinosaurs… #greatness Pure. Greatness.  October 29, 2010, 12:50am

unexpected side effect of Thursday Night Lights… up all night sneezing and sneezing and sneezing. Seriously… I’m over it. Make it stop.  October 29, 2010, 9:23am

One danger of banking entire TV series for later viewing is having the “big idea” spoiled by a random ad moment. I think I get The Event before I even start watching. If so, not what I expected.  October 29, 2010, 9:36am

next door neighbor seems to be cleaning house to jazz recordings. hope it helps… it’s certainly resonating through my own flat!  October 29, 2010, 1:35pm

Woke up chanting ‘Beat. the Jackets. Bee-eat. the Jackets.’ Just one of the perils of sitting next to Cheermeister Dylan at football games.  October 30, 2010, 7:39am

Gee… what a terrific contest for me: “You could win 4days/5nights in NORTH TEXAS!” Includes round trip airfare, too! LOL  October 31, 2010, 5:45pm

Fave moment of the World Series so far: seeing Barbara Bush take a photo of her husband and son (Presidents!) with Nolan Ryan. Awesome!  October 31, 2010, 7:16pm

Seriously, DVR. When I say “skip” I mean “skip!” Don’t keep trying to interrupt the #Rangers game! And I mean it! >:-[  October 31, 2010, 8:06pm

Finally! ‘The Pacific’ on DVD this week. There’s always room for more Badge Dale. 🙂  October 31, 2010, 8:12pm

I’m happy for some answers (finally) in #Rubicon, but man, I am still so confused! Got to the last ep & I’m still not sure what it’s about!  November 1, 2010, 1:43pm

Need a book recommendation for expiring audiobook credit. Anyone? Wanted a fiction title that’s better in audio than in print. Ideas? Has to be tonight. No saccharine.  November 1, 2010, 4:46pm

I’m beginning to think (or rather, concede) that this just wasn’t my year for baseball. Where’s Captain Clutch? #Rangers need him!!  November 1, 2010, 9:22pm

Ya know, no matter who you root for… it’s always fun to watch the on-field celebration. Those guys work pretty hard to get there. #Giants  November 1, 2010, 9:34pm

It was the National League’s year all around. (blech) So now, rest up and bring on spring training! #Yankees  November 1, 2010, 9:39pm


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