Monday, May 12, 2008

The Dentist and #498.

Manny yanked career home run # 498 over the hefty bags that cover the outfield wall at the Metrodome, and I've sent Terry Francona the message; one more on the road, then he sits until I get to Fenway this weekend.

Congratulations to the only dread-locked member of the 500 club I can think of, even though it's not a done deal yet. Face it, it's only a matter of time.

Ciera got her tooth fixed today, and while I'm deciding whether to sell a kidney or a lung to pay for it (Hey: you only need one to get by) I'm beyond thrilled she got it taken care of and won't be humiliated going to school tomorrow. If you read about a flaming paper bag on the doorstep of the head of the UNC Dentistry School tomorrow?

It wasn't me.

Finally, if I ask REALLY nicely, do you think one of the flight attendants on Thursday will sit with me and hold my hand?


Tex said...

why dont you ask them for the kid's pilot's wings. either that or wear a blindfold ;)

Ted D said...

Don't think for a minute I haven't thought about a tour of the cabin with wings.

Don't need a blindfold: I'll be curled in the fetal postion the whole time.

Tree Newt said...

Whatever you do, do not ask to speak to the pilot, nor approach the door to the cockpit. They tend to frown on such things. Also, watch the ending of "Meet the Parents" and make notes. Especially the part about "You said bomb on a plane!"

Glad Ciera is patched up.

And about that flaming bag...

I know nothing.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Ted. Repeat after me: You will be fine. Dawn had flown back & forth across the country a dozen times in the last two years & she is leaving this comment so she's still in one piece. As for Newt's comment about the pilots? Not. True. One of my friends always explains to the flight attendants during boarding that he is a very nervous flyer & that he feels better if he meets the pilots. They tell him their experience & how many flights they have made without incident and then he flies just fine. It's all in how you present yourself.

Tex said...

perhaps you could take Rake's supersoaker with you.

either that or get a scrip of valium

Ted D said...

Newt, you know more than you are willing to admit to.

And thanks, Dawn. I always knew he was full of crap. I think I'll sit toward the back where the flight attendants gather; surely one of them will take pity on me, right?

Tex, I think I'll try the valium; don't think they'll let me on with a super soaker. ;)

Tree Newt said...

Dawn, the reason Ted needs to stay away from pilots is that he's liable to be profiled as a possible terrorist. Especially when they see him shaking uncontrollably.

Ted D said...

Mattie, I'm pretty sure I'll get cavity searched. Between the shaking, sweeating, and crying I'll stand out like a sore thumb.

Not to mention the loud praying. ;)

Redbeard76 said...

Manny will be sitting. Thursday on the day off. So -- One HR only allowed in Baltimore. Then #500 for the Tedmeister. My lips to Pod's ears.

Ted D said...

I like it, Stephen.

How awesome would it be if Manny hit it on Saturday, when the full contingent of SG will be there?

beckperson said...

I vote for that!


Ted D said...

Hey Becks!

It'd be pretty sweet, right?