If you follow me on Twitter, are friends with me on Facebook or stalk me in a red Mini Cooper or whatever, you know I’ve had an interesting 24 hours. I chopped off my ponytail and went all pixie and then I spiked it up in a thousand directions and now am sorely tempted to put toothpaste in it to get the spikes to stick and then maybe streak it pink. (Mom and Dad, if you’re reading this: I am completely kidding.)
The pixie, in a slightly more proper state.
I missed the Giants game because it was at a ridiculous time and also, I was in the hair salon. Chopping that much hair takes a long time, guys. From what I hear, though, it wasn’t pretty. Madison Bumgarner wasn’t having the whole Chicago thing at all and San Francisco lost by a final of 6-4. Yeah, not pretty. Still, they finish the month of August a round 4.0 games in front of the Dodgers and September means – you guessed it – September call-ups! Also, It’s September Inside and Maybe Not Outside, but that’s beside the point. September call-ups are actually one of my favorite parts of the season and not just because they signify Starbucks starts selling pumpkin lattes. Okay, maybe a little bit because of that. But mostly, especially when the team is making a playoff run, it’s a lot of fun to see things mixed up a bit. Six new players will be joining the team tomorrow as the Giants play another unreasonably timed game in Chicago tomorrow.
10am on a Saturday? Get outta here. If I do manage to wake up, it’s Lincecum pitching, so it should be interesting. I hate describing Lincecum starts as “interesting”, but the alternatives are even worse, if slightly more colorful. Anyhows, I’m just pretending that this August is like That August We Are Not Going to Talk About and Lincecum is going to snap out of it in, oh, two hours and fifty-three minutes. (When September starts, in case you’re feeling slow or my attempt at humor is falling flat.)
I have to go. My hair is short and the toothpaste is waiting.
p.s. The Cubs gave away lip balm at today’s game. Why on earth am I not a Cubs fan? Alternately, why don’t the Giants do awesome giveaways like that? Because I’m not all the tempted to become a Cubs fan seeing as, y’know, they’re cursed and stuff.