While the Angels typically struggle with the Bosox, and I know that the upcoming series may frustrate me to no end, I’m really looking forward to these games. It’s that kind of tension that makes the MLB playoffs shine. The Angels have a good chance to win, and they have about the same chances of losing. That’s the game, and that’s what I love about it.
Here’s a story I’m still bitter about: Chris, a few friends, and I were supposed to see these guys open for Sum 41 at The Palladium a few years back, but one of our other friends was running late, as per usual, so we only caught the tail-end of the last song of their set.
File Under: Another slow dance song where I would have to hide my awkward boner.
Nate: Are you having fun? Alexis: The dance is a blast. Nate: Yeah. Alexis: Even if the restaurant you chose didn’t have any vegetarian options. Nate: For the love of Christ, for the millionth time, I really didn’t plan it that way. Alexis: I don’t believe in Christ. Nate: Ugh…(leans in for a kiss) Alexis: What are you doing? Nate: Oh, uhh…nothing, I was starting to doze off, Jesus, it’s late…
At Disneyland, I worked with a large man who probably would have run through the halls singing this song all day if he could. He would prop his leg up on a table and lift his pant leg to tell me my name was tattooed on his leg. I thought that was weird. He would then laugh and say "Just kidding, it’s for my dead brother."
I used to control the house music when I tended bar. I would usually have a lot of singer-songwritery stuff playing, or a lot of hip-hop, depending on the crowd. It was always nice to sneak this song in the middle of it all. I never got a complaint. Sadly, the DJs and other higher ups didn’t really notice that people welcomed this variety.
"Within hours of his death, Mothers Against Drunk Driving issued a news release, trying to seize on the tragedy for leverage in campaigning for tougher punishment for drunk drivers. The Angels focused on supporting Adenhart’s memory, and his family.
One columnist called for a one-game ban on beer sales, a one-night campaign against drunk driving. The Angels focused on supporting Adenhart’s memory, and his family.
So when the Angels included Adenhart in last night’s party, the reaction in some corners was sadly predictable: What were the Angels thinking by pouring beer and champagne over the jersey of a player killed by an alleged drunk driver?
They were celebrating with a friend, partying the way baseball players do.”
I Swear | All-4-One originally by John Michael Montgomery
Yeah, nostalgia and shit…all I can think of is all the middle school slow dances where I was trying to hide the awkward boners and not dancing too close to the girl so that I could “leave some room for Jesus.”