Weekend + What I Learned Today
Well, this weekend was quite exciting.
For one thing, Derek Jeter got his 3000th hit (and then some) on Saturday. And not only was it a hit, it was a home run. Props to you, Jeter; you did it with style. And so, though I’m a pretty steady Mets fan but a New Yorker all the same, I simply had to witness this moment in history for myself. I mean, this was probably something my kids will ask me about one day: where were you when Derek Jeter got his 3000th hit? My pretty awesome answer: in my living room, humming Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night” and jumping up and down in excitement (but truthfully I was jumping up and down just to enjoy how bouncy my hair was after a fresh new haircut).
And little did I know this whole Derek Jeter thing would open the doors to a more expanded vocabulary!
What I learned today: In baseball, when a player hits for the cycle, he hits a single, double, triple and home run in a single game. See, Derek Jeter almost hit for the cycle in this famous game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He had a home run, a single and a double—all he needed was a triple.
On Sunday, among the many things we did, we made a visit to my future college to check out my dorm building! Having done a year and a half of college visiting, I know that all campuses are pretty in their own ways, so suffice it to say I felt very content walking along the tree-lined paths and greens and admiring the beautiful architecture (when college visiting, I also learned early on that all colleges “look like Hogwarts!” so need I really mention it?).
And what college visit is complete without another bagful of university paraphernalia? A lanyard, two car stickers and a t-shirt were among my loot. :)