Anyone ever wondered what happens when a baseball nerd and her kid join up with a Star Wars nerd and his kid? The nerdiness, let me shows you it:
Hello, our children don’t know how to look at the camera. (Believe this was the best out of 4 attempts?)
The day started out with lunch. We found our two friends browsing in Borders Books. In the Star Wars isle. He isn’t kidding about that obsession, at all. Any guesses where we ate? Ahhh yes, the ever faithful Dave & Busters. Can you believe they let us back in there after last time? Me neither. Once Jim unloaded Fury’s toys from his cargo shorts and we got a couple Bud Light Limes, we were good to go. We ate, the kids played games, and we gathered up the toys and headed to the ballpark.
Can you believe that neither Busydad or Fury had ever been to Dodger Stadium? A crime against humanity I tell ya! On the way to the stadium, the kids played DJ with our iPods. Sure, there were a few arguments over what was being played. The best part was when Fury recognized the opening notes to Mamma Mia. He wanted to hear that! Have you ever seen a grown man blush? Well, its quite the site. I assured Jim that its perfectly ok that his son loves ABBA. Yea….
We got to the game during the second inning. I’ll take the blame for that one. Beer goes right through me. Jim was kind enough to find me a McDonalds while cruisin in the Dad Mobile and then we were on our way.
The game was good. The kids were having fun. I brought a nice big bag of candy and it was full of sour Crybaby’s. There was much taste testing and commenting going on. Then my son got out the chewy (?) Jolly Ranchers and it was on. Have you ever smelled a Jolly Rancher that smelled like apartment cabinets? Believe me, that may confuse you right now, but the smell of one of the Jolly Ranchers was the exact same as the smell of apartment cabinets. And that isnt exactly a good thing. Yuck.
So I’m thinking that BD and Fury are kind of like good luck charms. Because my boys in blue beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-3. The kids had a blast. I especially enjoyed explaining the foul lines, and the players positions to Fury, with dad’s help of course. Even my son was chiming in, which just put a tear in this momma’s eye.
Let me tell you, those kids can EAT. They ate at D&B’s then ate again at the game. We are talking pretzel’s, churros, nachos, popcorn, candy… and of course Dodger Dogs for the grown ups. And what’s a baseball game without beer? Whats a blogger meet up without alcohol is the question.
And of course a trip to the gift shop. What would a visit to the ballpark be without a proper trip to the gift shop? I got my brand new Manny t-shirt to add to my collection. He won’t be a Dodger forever, but I’ll appreciate him while he’s with us. I still have yet to see him hit a home run though. Two more games for me this season so my fingers are crossed. I’m pretty lucky to say that I’ve seen Manny play in Boston Red and Dodger Blue this year. I knew it was necessary to get Fury in SOME kind of Dodger Blue even if his roots come from Boston. Sorry kid, you live in LA, you gotta love the Dodgers. We don’t want you turning into an Angel fan or something. Bleh.
What can I say? The kid can rock some hats.
So what happens when two nerdy bloggers and their kids meet up?
They have a pretty damn good time.
Jim, Fury – Thanks for coming to the game. We had fun sharing one of our favorite pastimes with both of you! Next time we’ll go to a Star Wars convention or something.