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The Dodgers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad week.

I promise I am going to write here more.

What a bad lousy week in baseball. Never take that first place for granted. Only in the NL West can you start monday in 1st place, have your rivals swept a team and then you get swept, so they're no longer in 4th place and you're both tied for 1st. I know it's only April but I'd like to keep the cushion thick from the hated ones.

First let me talk about the good:

My Dad and I planned the drive home from LA to listen to the game. It was typical dodgers. Get the lead. Waste the lead. Bullpen gives up the game and it's the 9th and we're going to lose.

Annnnd then:

Trayce Thompson grounds into a force out, shortstop Trevor Story to second baseman DJ LeMahieu. Yasmani Grandal scores. Howie Kendrick to 3rd. Enrique Hernandez out at 2nd. Trayce Thompson to 1st. 10-8

A. J. Ellis singles on a line drive to center fielder Brandon Barnes. Howie Kendrick scores. Trayce Thompson to 3rd. 10-9

With Chase Utley batting, wild pitch by Jake McGee, Trayce Thompson scores. Charlie Culberson to 2nd. 10-11

Corey Seager doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Brandon Barnes. Chase Utley scores. 10-12


What team is this? WHAT LIE IS THIS? This is not a team that scores five in the 9th. I can assure you the drive home was absolutely perfect. OMG. What happiness. What hope. This team has drive, desire and to see all the players so happy in the dugout. You just don't see that. I mean they're happy all the time but it's more like "Awww shucks, I grounded out. Oh wells." WHICH DRIVES ME INSANE.

Walking into work Sunday on top of the world and then, hell.

I don't take any team for granted. There is this mentality I feel belongs mostly to male fans. We had a discussion the other day on the Dodgers' facing 'boring' teams, they're examples were the Reds, Phillies and Padres. I feel with the way we are (aren't) hitting, we are the boring ones. Right now people are like "lols thank god we face the Padres this weekend, those are easy wins". FANS THAT THINK LIKE THIS ARE STRAIGHT TRASH. I HATE THIS WAY OF THINKING. There is no easy win. Don't take any team for granted. Watch, we are going to go into the SD series and get killed. We didn't win with the top of the rotation and now, we gotta start this weekend with the bottom of it. Please dodger-bats. WAKE UP.

The Miami series was horrible. This is what Miami did all week, I can't hate on awesome plays. They won, We cringe every time Stanton is looming in the batters box and we move on. But the devastating news comes out about Dee Goron and the timing of it all just feels like a stab to the heart.

There are times I see great plays from Dee and sit there and whisper "I miss you Dee", this is a player I highly recommend for the youth to follow because of this energy and speed and now, it's all gone. Cheaters are trash. I can't ever backup, support or cheer for a cheater. Goodbye Dee, thank you for 2014 and for one of my favorite moments from the All Star Game and for the most famous faces of the NLDS a while back.

Tonight I look forward to a new start and will peek over at what's going on in Queens, because I am going to need the Mets' to do work and so far, I like what I see. LOL. 0-12, Mets. AHAHAHAHAH.

IN ONE INNING THE METS SCORED 12 OFF SF.

For those curious:

Granderson draws a walk.
Wright draws a walk.
Conforto RBI-double.
Cespedes 2-run single.
Duda draws a walk.
Walker RBI-double.
Cabrera 2-run double.
Plawecki draws a walk.
Matz K's. Lame.
Granderson RBI-single.
Wright singles.
Conforto RBI-single.
Cespedes grand slam.

My friday night will be happy. See you all later.
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Hot Hot Heat has been the soundtrack to my life the last three months. Absolute spot on lyrics. Haven't listen to them in ages but it helps when music gets you through the awkward stuff. Being insanely private is one thing but it's weird to reach out and ask for someone to listen when you haven't even shared with them the good, it seems unfair to share with them the bad. So I guess, I'll slowly get over it and (hopefully) laugh when I look back at how funny my emotions can be.



Sleep schedule been out of whack, but it doesn't help that I've stayed up till 1am almost every day last week due to the games, late dinners and reddit friends. It feels so good to reconnect with the group and I am so glad baseball is back and you get to share all your hopes and dreams and rage and fears and how the bases can be loaded and Posey is up to bat and you scream 'WHY HAVE DREAMS?' and then your heart wants to burst when they leave everyone on base. OH GOD. MESS. You also want to run to the field and love Chase Utley after he catches everything and is able to work those sweet, sweet DP's. I really, really, really need to share my thoughts before the season started, I had like 50% written up but feel like such an asshole if I post it now because so far, everything has been better than expected. I try so hard to stay optimistic and I am the 'conservative' fan of the group who is always positive but very hard on the team for the smallest things. Biggest joy, when a pitchers retires the side. Biggest rage, LOB city man... You see people of other teams cry when they leave a man on base, I tell them we perfected it. LOB city all day, every day.



Jackie Robinson Day couldn't have been any better. What a dream come true. I was very nervous because baseball is cruel and of course the dreadful Madbum vs Kershaw match up where everything goes work. Ohoho, but little do we know it would be Kiké Hernández night with two, TWO homeruns off Bumgarner and had a double and 4 rbi's that night. Absolute beast. As Bumgarner left the game, the jumbo screens had the highlight segment of Kiké being Kiké, hitting bombs, robbing runs and being that flamboyant club house presence of licking his lips, shaking his hips, cheering like a fangirl and showing off his rear. It's always fun to see someone not familiar with the player and ask, wait did he really do what I just saw. Yes, just go with it. Whatever works. Kershaw goes 7. I couldn't be more pleased.


♥️♥️♥️ --> So I am going to Disneyland this weekend! I'll be with my sister, her husband and their kids. It will be a not-so-easy trip, because you know, Charlie is a baby. But honestly I've done everything I need to do at Disneyland and I am mostly into the food, people watching and shows these days. Lines and rides don't hold much interest (except Space Mountain. Always Space Mountain and Star Tour, and Big Thunder and, oh hell. I love the rides!!) but I am mostly there to take the 453958473364547 pics needed. We have a character meal reservation and Briar is doing the freakin' almost 200.00 princess package. She's doing the Castle package, it's for her birthday and lols at boys only costing like 20.00 omg. Go look at the Frozen packages and LAUGH, what a rip off. Frozen, that's enough from you.
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Opening Week!



I am exhausted. Opening Week has got me beat. 5 games in a row can take a toll on you. Just glad to be home and able to sleep in my own bed. Sorry the video of snaps are all over the place, I try to get it in order but eh, it isn't too big of a deal.

Opening week was fun.

Lots to see. Lots to buy. Lots of friends to reconnect with and lots of baseball eats. Throw in a ridiculous Madbum beat down, an opening day lost, our flamboyant puerto rican hitting two homeruns in a game, far too many giveaways (what team gives out a jersey, hoodie and a hat in the first week! LA is too generous!), sitting in loge, reserve, top deck and in the nosebleeds is always fun, seeing online friends and making new ones, attending Jackie Robinson day and filling in endless score cards. A+ trip. I am exhausted and hope to do it all again next month!
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Voicemail

When you play with your phone and stumble across old voicemails from your grandpa asking if the dodgers won.

Sorry grandpa, not tonight.

Not even 6 months and it feels like forever. I miss you so much.

Check your voicemails. Don't ever delete them.

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Last month's snapchat. Go watch if you're into that sort of thing and follow me BECAUSE BASEBALL IS BACK!!

Real quick:

ミ★ Intentional Talk finally has a new theme song and *gasp* MLB Network is finally throwing some love for LA. How nice of them. It'd take some getting use to but it's 'nice'...If it gets casual viewers to tune in, I am all for it.

ミ★ What a game last night! What a blessing for an opening day. I live for singles and doubles. Last year the Dodgers lead the national league in homeruns for the longest time but homeruns are fun but there have been SO many games where we leave everyone on base. So for every_single_starter to get a hit was so much fun. I don't think we'll see that to often so I will enjoy it and pray for some hits this upcoming thurs-sun because we'll need it.

ミ★ I still need to purchase my tickets for next week. I have truly put it off for the last possible minute and while there are more than enough seats available and prices are slowly going up, I know getting a seat won't be hard but I really want to splurge and get a field seat if I don't go to opening day in SF. Let's not even discuss prices at AT&T park...

ミ★ BUT VACATION NEXT WEEK. UGH. JUST TO GO BACK 'HOME' AND BE AT THE BEST PLACE TO WATCH A GAME.
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Opening Day tomorrow!



Tomorrow is the day! (Ok, opening day was TODAY but my team plays tomorrow and the season doesn't official start until I hear Vin.)

The grind beings! 162 games! I am already exhausted and it hasn't even started yet. But I am eager and happy and nervous and worried but hopeful.

I wish I had time to sit and share my thoughts here, but after talking on reddit/forums/wordpress, I feel like I'd just be regurgitating my thoughts and dreams. Sorry about' that.
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Arizona post 1???



This is going to be a long post. Maybe cut up in 3 parts? I don't know. I haven't written up any dodger stuff that has been going on like fanfest, player signings and the upcoming opening day/opening night.

I am utterly fascinated by Arizona's love for baseball. There is baseball EVERYWHERE. I don't know if it is a genuine love for the game or the fact that the Cactus league brings in ridiculous amount of tourist to the state.

The minute I got to Arizona there was baseball EVERYWHERE. It was on every tv in restaurants, bars had signs and flags promoting their loyalty and you see people wearing jerseys. I loved it.

One thing I noticed was the license plates. Everyone is was visiting or either the retirement is strong in Arizona. We would call out any plates we saw, Texas, California, Illinois, Utah, Washington, and so many more.

The heat in Arizona isn't as severe as I thought it would be. Yes it was 90 the whole time and humid but you never really noticed it unless at a game where you're sitting in one spot and the sun is directly on you. I believe I got a whole months worth of sun in these four days.

Everything seems cheaper when it comes to eating out in Arizona but food wise there was nothing impressive. Had a mix of sushi-mexican which EVERYONE raved about and it was so blah. Lots of those fusion places in AZ.

I would visit again in a heartbeat mostly because the access to the players, the layout of all the stadiums and the scheduling make it so easy to enjoy baseball. Parking is free. Tickets are cheap and you can easily catch a day and night game if you're up to battle the sun. I hope next year to come back and to not only attend the games again but to get there early to watch the team work outs and see the rest of the facilities.
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feels good to have actual free time.



Dan Haren recently did a podcast and it's an absolute gem. This self-deprecating man has my total heart. Everything I read about him, hear from him and just watching him play is totally perfect. I love positive, passionate and yet realistic ballplayers. Someone that doesn't have an ego and it able to make fun of himself is so rare to see. I looked forward to his starts and was happy to see of one of his last ones which was a win against SF in May for Miami.



Plus you know, I could go on and on and on about what this man does to me at night. But that's way to TMI. I guess I have a type. Thought it was the Cubans' but eh, guess it's this 6'5 black haired, blue eyed half-Mexican who is so painfully humble, smart and sassy.

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baseball talk.

Almost a month since a real actual post. I will try to break it down:



Every night I think about the team. Every night I read endless stupid Vegas odds (Cubs going to win it all), Bay Area beat writers (LA is at #15, lol what lies is this.), Doc being upbeat and positive (breaking news he FINALLY spoke to Puig) and everyone's opinion on the state of the team, the division and the dreadful even-year-talk. There is no reason why we aren't going to win the division. The rotation does have alot of question marks and everything built around Kershaw, but with a young core, a whole ton of depth we are going to be ok.

Joc's 23, Puig's 25, Seager's 21, and Grandal's 26. Kershaw and Jansen are 27, and Urias is 18. That's one hell of a core. The talent IS there. Have faith and believe.

Three things I hope for this upcoming season is: (1) A healthy Grandal, amazing behind the plate already but that hot bat would be useful. Grandal struggled so much during the last half of the season, we wouldn't know until after the post season that he had issue with his shoulder. So Grandal healthy would be massive! (2) Puig comes back. The talent is there. I want to see this again. I will never forget that first week. I only had radio at the time but Dad would rush home and gush about this character. I couldn't believe it when we went on that record of 42-8. I always believe to this day that 2013 was our year. If Hanley didn't break his ribs, we would have went to the World Series. It still hurts. It will always hurt. (3) Joc gets his groove back. I need that kid to hit the ball. To finally have an actual force in center field with his power and skill is a treat to see everyday but that swing needs to improve.

Been trying to figure out April. I see myself attending 2 opening days at two diff. stadiums within a week and then throw in a disneyland trip, it will be busy. I will be in SF for their opening day (they play the Dodgers) with a group of 7. That game is on a Thursday. I then figure I'll work on friday and after work drive up to see the game that night and then either give up my shift for Saturday to see the Saturday game or call in. I very rarely call in, but I can't request that weekend off due to Disneyland trip and I'll take a couple of week days off the following week for opening day in LA (against Arizona). I really wanted to attend Jackie Robinson day but unfortunately LA is playing SF, and I don't want to see SF anymore than I have to. So I may have to skip that series.
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short post.



Today after noticing my phone didn't have space, I decided to back it up to my HD. OH WOW. All those pics! I can't even imagine the task of selecting and sorting what will be developed. *__*



Some of the snapchats of this month. I wish I need how to rotate a video once it gets on my desktop.
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I need to post more.

I need to sit and upload and share my pics.

I need to finish my valentine cards.

Life is busy but so good. I am ready and hyped for fanfest, I love the early valentines gift I got and I have 96 hours on my paycheck. I love overtime!

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random.



Sometimes you forget that baseball players almost ALWAYS read the stuff you put out there. So stay positive! There is a ton of negative tweets out there so you can imagine they love reading the good stuff. I am just thankful I just kept it PG, because there are two baseball players that are full blown studs and Eric's one of them.

Been watching youtube and I loved this clip:



Alec Guiness' reaction in the original is so powerful and add in the newer footage, it makes up the hot mess that was episode 1,2 and 3. There was a great comment in the section: Alec Guiness' facial expressions in this scene are just astounding. You can just see that subtle pain and regret. Even though he had no idea about the story between Obi-wan and Anikan/Vader, he knew that something really awful and tragic must have gone down in the past and was able to use that intuition to give this performance so much more weight.

Today I babysat for the very first time. It was only for a 3 hours since my sister and husband went to the movies and then came straight home but it was amusing to just LOOK AT HIM as he slept and then hold him and he continues to sleep and lie with him and he STILL sleeps. This is the easy part, I don't remember Briar sleeping this much but it's nice.
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SMAP breaking up?

Lydia just told me, seems fitting since we both are old school SMAP fans.

There is so much rumors, gossip and alot of weird stuff online right now. What i am reading with Goro, Tsuyoshi, Nakai and Shingo are leaving but Takuya is staying? That is NOT SMAP. NO WAY.

I feel a bit sad right now. A big huge part of my childhood was filled with SMAP vcds, audio rips, magazine cut outs and anything else I could get in the mid 90's. The struggle was real, would trade online with friends on forums any live clips we could collect. Made friends from all over the world, to Lydia, Yanie, Megumi and all the SMAPPIES from all over, I love you guys! We were young and such idiots over this band, those were such fun days. I am truly grateful Lydia pushed me to go see SMAP in Japan. I don't want to say I saw them in their prime but damnnnnn the pop-up-era was SO GOOD. (Sample Bang was the epic-A+-goodness).

This weekend I will be going over the records and watching my favorite live of all time (SU) and if they are breaking up, I wish Goro all the happiness in the world, go and get married and have kids and rock that curly hair! You deserve it!
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THE NAEGA THING IS SO TRUE. If I have friends who don't listen to kpop and when they over hear it, they're like, WHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTT DID THEY JUST SAY?!? It can be awkward as hell. Some songs are such hits and friends would be like 'it was airight....'. NAH. Don't lie to yourself, embrace it and love it.

The baby is home and I wake up as early as I can in hopes to hold him. He sleeps all day. Sounds like a puppy and my elbow is very sore. Because of holding the baby on hours on end, I have binged watched both Hotel Impossible and the first season of American Crime. BOTH great seasons!



Lawn Fawn has the cutest pizza stmap. I don't know if it's an older release but you can get it for free shipping and at 12.00 on ebay. It will be fun to make pizza valentine cards for my coworkers. I am kinda annoyed that Michaels still either barely has their valentine days stuff out and it isn't on sale.
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He's home!



After a busy week, two trips to the nicu and a ton of scares, he is home!

HOME. HOME. HOME.

I just wanna stare and look at him forever.

My sister gave birth on tuesday. Came out at 21 inches and weighing 8 lbs 10oz.

Beautiful! I can't wait to teach him and yet learn so much from him.

Briar is waaay too excited and wants the whole world to know that, that's her baby.
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I'll be giving up my paid account status.

I'll be giving up my paid account status. It just doesn't benefit me anymore. I only go on livejournal for ontd and my friends-list. I rarely post here anymore and honestly the only perk I used was the icons. Not worth the 25~ish a month when I don't even SEE the icons when I use lj 99.99999% on my phone. That doesn't mean I won't post here anymore, far from it, I will just be posting at other places:

I am going to REALLY try to update more on my wordpress but honestly it'd all be baseball stuff.
It's here: https://thegirltype.wordpress.com/ and you can add me on tumblr (which I really need to figure out to use at http://girltype.tumblr.com/)
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My top 9 photos on instagram for 2015.

It's always awkward on new year's day. Everyone is like "2016 is going to be better than 2015!!!" I don't get it. Don't sell 2015 short, I don't know about any of you, but 2015 was a damn great year. Lots of travel. Lots of friends. Lots of fun times. Lots of baseball. Even managed to save some money as well. I feel January 1st is basically just another day. You shouldn't wait for the new year to make change or hope for better things. Live life now and do everything and anything you want.

In other news, Valentine's Day stuff is coming out! I absolutely love all things paper crafting for valentines day. I love all the color schemes, embellishments and making all my coworkers cards for them to give out to their daughters. Today I went and picked up 4 paper pads, the color scheme's were GORGEOUS and ugh, I can't wait to sit and play.

The crew got together and saw Star Wars again! I've seen it 4 times, C saw it 3 times, E saw it twice and it was R's first time. We were terrible and talked through out the whole film, omg. But there was no one in front or behind us. I can't wait for the novelization to come out. I don't think I'll watch the film again for a LONG time but I got the soundtrack on loop at work and I will read the book when it comes out next week. There are already so many spoilers out in tumblr on all the extra details. I do love all the renew interest and all the videos coming out on youtube.



I love dark!luke. It's my favorite genre in the fandom.
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Took the kids to see Star Wars



Took the kids to go see Star Wars! It is a mission to take two kids along with their parents to the movies. Since it is so crowded you really have to get there early. I enjoy going to the large AMC theater in Saratoga, great venue that is always clean, has the hottest popcorn and huge seats. Plus the first showing is only 6.09! We got there an hour and 20 mina before showtime and waited, they had a wrap around line in the lobby. We had a plan to spilt up, two will save seats while 3 will gather the popcorn and icees.

I didn't want my niece in the theater waiting too long so we spent time in the bathroom, her favorite thing to do is wash her hands and look at herself in the mirror. They had a small arcade so we wasted more time before heading in. The previews are ridic, showing all the big ones. As the film started we always sit by the railing and in the side so if I have to leave with her, I can dash out. She stood up the whole time but did watch the majority of it. She asked a ton of questions and when I would answer she would "shhh" me. We did sit on the sidelines on the floor for the last 30 minutes because she was getting restless. My nephew loved EVERYTHING Rey did. No spoilers but honestly all the Rey hyped loved up to it. For a 8 year old boy to talk about everything she did and barely mention Kylo Ren or Poe or Finn, showed how amazing Rey was and dare I say, even iconic?

Afterwards we went to Popeye's for lunch. The used bookstore where I take them every time I am in Saratoga and to visit their Cousin Cameron who is 2. Went to Party City so they could pick out candy. Psh, everyone goes to those candy places that price by the pound but the kids always pick prepackaged stuff so at Party City it's 15 pieces for a 1.00. We had Boba and bao's for dinner which came with a games to play. We played a very mess round of Jenga and then drove home.

Here are my snapchats for the day. I am exhausted. Zzzzz...

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