10 Things I Think
1. This past weekend I went to a tailor and got measured for a suit. It’s for my cousin’s wedding at the end of November. My regular occupation doesn’t exactly warrant the need for such sartorial dress so suffice to say it will be my first complete suit.
But ouch is a fully-custom suit expensive. I obviously knew of the monetary consequence going in, but yeah, it still hurts when the invoice is presented to you. I’m a firm believer that suits and clothing of that nature should absolutely be tailored and fitted to the individual, otherwise it just looks sloppy and in poor taste. I could’ve spend a quarter of what I did at a department store but the results will be vastly unsatisfactory.
I’m going to wear the heck of that suit. Get my money’s worth, you know?
2. There’s no magic like the Giants in the playoffs. Last Tuesday I went to game four of the NLDS against the Nationals, the end of which you can view in the previous blog post. Why did I ask “you do believe in fate?" Because the game wasn’t even suppose to occur: it took numerous obstacles and happenstances for me to even have the opportunity to attend the game (we only ever bought game four tickets).
First, the Giants had to win a do-or-die wild-card game against the Pirates, which they resoundingly did. Then, in a five-game series against the Nationals, games four and five is a “if necessary” scenario. The Giants, inexplicably (and I’m a Giants fan), won the first two games. Naturally, our lot felt confident about a sweep because the third game was to be started by the staff-ace Bumgarner. I was fairly resigned that I wasn’t going to attend my first ever playoff game just yet.