Sunday, August 14, 2005

Okay, now I'm feeling the pressure. I'm still on my chapter and day and doing fine with that. But this weekend proved to be extremely challenging. The Rams had a preseason football game with the Bears. I've been so out of it that I didn't know it was coming. Next thing I know, I got the news on TV and they're showing the tailgaters and talking about the first preseason game of the year. I'm sitting in my apartment, a block away from all of this, hacking out a story.

Not feeling my emotion? Okay, let me try to put it in perspective for you. LOL The only way I was coming home to St. Louis was going to be if I lived downtown. The only way I was going to live downtown is if I was going to be as close to the riverfront as possible and walking distance between Busch Stadium (baseball) and the Edward Jones Dome (football). Okay, I have all three. And I literally daydreamed of walking down the street to drop in on tailgate parties and to walk to see a Cardinals game. Tailgate parties are just so much fun. People grilling up food, all decked out in their Rams gear, eating, drinking, talking about the game, drinking, trash talking, drinking.... Oh, and they do partake in a little drinking every now and then. LOL

But the good thing is, I stuck to my guns. I sat there, and just had it playing on the TV, while I finished typed out my daily chapter on my laptop. And it made me all the more determined. With each face that flashed a smile and then shoved in a hot dog or slathered their face with BBQ sauce; and with each shot of a tall slim Jim who was looking up and trash talking a big beer belly Abe who who held a cup of sloshing beer, I leaned over my laptop, furiously tapping out words at a vicious pace, while clenching my teeth with hair gone wild, and vowed to have this story finished by the beginning of the regular season. Okay, it's happening. I done did it now. I'm officially going mad. LOL

Okay, now that I've painted that oh so lovely picture of tailgate parties, NOW do you feel my pain?

And to make it all the more worse, I can look down and SEE the Edward Jones Dome from my apartment window. Sigh!

1 comments:

Jill Sun Aug 14, 09:56:00 PM EDT  

lol, I did feel your pain!