April 9, 2010 | By: Tracy

My Life Away From Writing

For starters : Thank you sooooo much to everyone for your thoughts & such awesome encouragement on my query pitch yesterday. You don't know how relieved I am to hear good reviews -- that sucker has been driving me crazy for WEEKS!  (And for those of you who asked, YES it is very different than my first try over at Nathan's)  So again, I thank you all so much. Kisses and hugs for everyone!

Okay. So, in case you haven't noticed by now (or I haven't mentioned it ad nauseam) I'm a huuuuge fan of baseball. Most particularly the Baltimore Orioles. When I say I'm a huge fan, I mean it!  As in, I have tickets to 81 games this season -- and I use them all (it's one of the few upsides to being single & childless).

I fancy myself as a sort of Stephen King type (even got him on my twitter quiz last night), since we're both writers and big time baseball fanatics. Sure, he's a Red Sox fan (ugh) and I bleed orange & black, but otherwise we're the same. Okay, there's also the age & gender differences. Crap, there's also the fact he's a famous NYT bestseller and I'm . . . so, maybe I should say the one thing Stephen King and I share in common is a love of baseball.

ANYWAY -- Today is the Oriole's Home Opener, which means I'm kinda like a kid on Christmas morning! I've got my baseball bag all packed and ready to go. 

Think I'm joking?

I'd post a picture of me in my jersey, but that will have to wait until later. I have to take a shower and do something with this mass of curls that looks like I slept the night on them, because . . . well, I did.

So for all my people that I regularly follow (and those new peeps I still need to check out) and to everyone I owe a comment -- bear with me, I'll get to it all later tonight. I promise.

Wish us luck! (Yes, I'm one of those people who refers to her team as "we") 

Happy Friday All!

8 witty remarks:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

LOL. I can't stand sport. But I love being a fanatic fan bystander! It's quite entertaining.

Terry Towery said...

Newbie follower here. Man, I hear you! I'm a huge baseball fan (and a Cubs fan). But I've always had a soft spot for the Orioles, believe it or not.

A few months ago, we were in Baltimore on business and stayed in that new hotel that overlooks Camden Yards. It was so cool that I could run on the treadmill in the hotel gym while looking down into Orioles Stadium! Totally awesome to this baseball fan.

I hope our teams, neiter of which has much of a track record of late, can do something this year. It looks to me that the Orioles have a good young team, but are stuck in a very tough division,

Hang in there! :)

Matthew Rush said...

No worries Tracy, we'll wait. Enjoy the game!

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Shannon said...


Awww...I miss living in Baltimore. I actually had season tickets when Cal was playing. Loads of fun.

Have a great time!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

You go, girl! You're living the dream. Montana isn't close enough for season tickets, but we have the MLB Package and tivo the games. Last year I only missed 12 games of the entire season! :-)

Shelley Sly said...

I thought of you today, because I substituted for a teacher today who left early to go to the Orioles game. She was all decked out in orange and black too. It was awesome. :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

When I lived in DC, I caught several games. It was such a blast, and that stadium is fab. Now, we take the kids to Braves games. It's fun, even if I'm not a serious fan :P

Have fun today! If you get the chance, pop over to my blog. I left you a little something there!

Guinevere said...

I'm a Sox fan, so I'll wish you luck on the games when the Orioles aren't playing the Sox. Went to a fun Orioles/Sox game last year, although we lost, which was sad (for us).

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