May 21, 2005

Some advice on how not to win converts

It's one thing to stand on a street corner and try to hand people religious literature. Or to preach about Jesus using a mic and amp that can be heard from four blocks away. These things, both of which I see on a regular basis near my office, are annoying and intrusive at best, offensive at worst, and, in my completely baseless opinion, probably not very effective.

But if you really want to perform an exercise in futility? Shout Bible verses at people in the middle of a city that is most decidedly NOT Pittsburgh, while wearing a fucking STEELERS JERSEY.

Speaking of football, tickets around these parts are not the easiest things to get (at least, if you don't have, or aren't willing to spend, obscene amounts of money). The few tickets that do get sold to the public sell out within minutes of going on sale. So I am quite pleased to report that, through the efforts of a small army of family members this morning, we were able to get tickets to two games. Granted, they're standing room only, but still, a ticket's a ticket. Envy me.*

*Okay, fine, I do realize that, with the exception of only one person who may be reading this, you not only are not a fan my team, you probably dislike my team quite emphatically. And I don't think anyone reading this (that I know of) is a fan of either of the teams they're playing. So you probably don't envy me. But still, FOOTBALL tickets. Woohooooo!

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On 7/30/2005 6:05 PM, Anonymous Wheezy said:

I am seething with envious envy for you.

05.21.05 - 3:39 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:06 PM, Anonymous Dweeze said:

I? Could not be less envious.

I may get to go to new Soldier Field to see the Bears/Packers this year.

05.21.05 - 5:03 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:07 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Be careful, Dweeze. We want you to come back to us alive!

I once watched an episode of that show with Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith (who will forever in my mind be Harry Hamlin's Laker Girl girlfriend from L.A. Law). According To Jim, I think it's called.

The dad was a huge Bears fan (or could have been a Packers fan, and the story would be reversed, but I think he was a Bears fan). Somehow his kid got ahold of a little Packers souvenir football, and got so attached to it that whenever anyone tried to take it away from him, he screamed bloody murder, even when they tried to give him a Bears football to replace it. The mom wanted to kid to keep the Packers football because she didn't want the kid screaming, of course, but the Bears fan dad was, obviously, quite unhappy.

At first I couldn't remember how the resolved it, but I think they ended up letting the kid keep it, but the dad wrote "suck" underneath the Packers logo.

The show might suck (this is the only episode I've ever seen), but I actually thought this was a pretty cute premise.

05.21.05 - 9:41 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:07 PM, Anonymous Dweeze said:

Are you calling my premise cute? Cute?

05.21.05 - 10:52 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:08 PM, Anonymous Pam said:

WTG Jolene! Lucky for me, I signed away my soul, and a couple thousand bucks for PSLs when my Rams came to town. I must admit that I've been *gasp* known to give away a ticket or several. Still, there's nothing like a great tailgate party and being there in person. Enjoy your games, I hope the weather isn't awful for you.

05.22.05 - 10:52 am

On 7/30/2005 6:09 PM, Anonymous babyBlue said:

Seriously, I am so not envious.

However tell me you got tickets to the Champions League final on Wednesday in Istanbul, and I will sacrifice both my offspring to a God of your choice, if only you would....

Blue goes Green

05.22.05 - 12:09 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:10 PM, Anonymous Baby Blue said:

oh, yeah....and 'she ain't no good for you'?

A double negative....whut?

Reminds me of my fave bit of graffito (in a ladies restroom, too)

'You're too good for him, baby.'

(Rather don't ask, or I'd have to lie to you, BTW.)

05.22.05 - 12:12 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:11 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Dweeze, of course everything about you is cute. Especially your premise.

Pam - That is awesome. And you've got it good, too, with the dome. I'm such a wimp - I hope I don't freeze to death.

Unfortunately, if you didn't have season tickets way back when they sucked hugely, there's no way you could get them now. The waiting list is something like 50,000! i went to my first game three years ago (somehow we were actually able to get them back then), and I accidentlly wore the other team's colors to the game (wore a purple-and-black ski jacket when they were playing the Vikings). Oops!

And Blue, yes, you are preobably right - but it's from a song. So I'm not responsible! :)

05.22.05 - 4:58 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:11 PM, Anonymous Dweeze said:

Why do I have the urge to put some mud on my nose, jump in the air and fly, and say "She dinks I'm cude!"?

05.22.05 - 10:35 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:12 PM, Anonymous Pam said:

Yes, the dome has its advantages, but it really is like being in a theater, kinda takes some of the fun out of it on those nice fall days. It rocks when it's raining though.

I had to endure several hideous seasons before the big payoff, and if you add those Cardinal (football) years, I was way overdue.

05.22.05 - 11:12 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:13 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

Dweeze, I have no idea...

05.23.05 - 11:39 am

On 7/30/2005 6:14 PM, Anonymous Iggy said:

Yay! Yay! I'm jealous. I like your team! And not ONLY because of the cute quarterback, but he helps.

05.23.05 - 3:49 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:15 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

He is indeed a babe.

And I guess I was wrong about there being only one person - I see there are two! But the other one seems to be AWOL (with good reason, I know).

05.23.05 - 4:14 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:16 PM, Anonymous Dweeze said:

This blog post is stale!

05.24.05 - 4:36 pm

On 7/30/2005 6:16 PM, Blogger Jolene said:

This is the discount blog post store. Our merchandise may be stale, but it's half-off, so I think that's still a good deal. If you want fresh posts, you'll have to go to the blog down the street. But you also better be prepared to pay full price.

05.25.05 - 12:02 am

On 7/30/2005 6:17 PM, Anonymous Pam said:

lol@discount blog. I love a good bargain.

05.25.05 - 8:51 am

On 7/30/2005 6:18 PM, Anonymous Gothmog said:

I'm running a stale blog myself, so I can't complain. I've let people think it's because I'm busy, so don't tell them that it's because I've run out of things to say.

05.25.05 - 12:29 pm


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