Saturday, September 17, 2005

Friday night baseball

So I went out with NewMSWStudent last night. We stopped by her new place for me to check it out, then headed over to Berkeley to Pyramid Brew Pub for dinner and beer. Just an FYI for anyone planning to drive from the East Bay to SF sometime in the next several years - don't! Traffic last night around 7:30 was already backed up to the MacArthur Maze, which slowed our progress to Berkeley.

But I digress...We had a great conversation, then good beer and food. Since we were in a bar, and there was a television, a neighboring table was quite excited to watch the baseball we got to talking baseball: how I hate it, how she enjoys going to live games to people watch...and then she utters this absolutely brilliant observation, "We're so concerned about our baseball players using steroids, but no one's concerned about how our football players got to be so f*cking huge!" Absolutely! (Without padding, some of these guys are like buildings. How does that happen?)

On a slight tangent, I'm in the midst of deciding if I can afford some travel this spring, and I was hoping to solicite opinions about the weather in London in April.


red one said...

The weather in London in April is unreliable. I wouldn't make it the basis of your decision. I'm not saying you won't get some nice spring days, but there's just as much chance it will rain the whole time.

I seem to recall that this April had some nice days that I spent in the park looking at the blossomy trees, but if you are heading this way, you should make precautionary indoor plans too. There are lots of art, theatre, cinema, exhibition, pub, caff, restaurant, museum etc options though...


Flash said...

Who cares what the weather's like, just come on over!

And baseball?

P'tit-Loup said...

AHH! good old Pyramid Brew! I have not been there in so long. London in the spring sounds wonderful. If it rains tons, I'm sure you will find something to do. I traveled in July this year and out of 15 days, about nine were cold and rainy. We found plenty to do!
The security word this time is particularly interesting: "hvpuncs"

Lord Bargain said...

come to London! sod the weather!!

and baseball is great (although you won't get to see much of that in London in the spring...)

Fred said...

London weather in April is bearable, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s. We never found the rain to be that much of a problem when living there, but either way - go! It's one of the best cities on the planet and you'll have a terrific time.

AntToeKnee said...

Move to Manchester. The rain is continual and you don't get the sun popping out for 10 minutes bringing false hope like you do in southern parts of the UK