Tea & Coffee – #34

Posted: March 27, 2016 in blogging
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Hello, hello, hello.

How are you this fine, hotish day? Gonna be mid 80s again today, I believe. But it’s lovely right now.

I do have to tell you a cool story.

I might have told you about my monthly geek meet up. We usually met at a Starbucks but this time we went to a Denny’s (the same one where the kick-off to NaNoWriMo has been for past few years as matter of fact).

So the meeting went great, had already paid and had gone back to leave the tip. Walking back up to the front, I passed a large family at two tables pushed together. The head of the family called out to me, saying “Miss. Miss.”

Now, for some years now, I have had what I call the ‘pall of customer service’ upon me. By which I mean that I have been in any number of stores and have had people ask me questions cause they think I work there. So when I heard him, I thought that was the case.

But when I turned to him, he asked me about my jacket and the design on the front of it.

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If you are not a baseball fan, that is one of the old logos for the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the year we won the World Series. We are the only team to have won a World Series title in only our fourth year of being in the MLB. As you can see, it was during the 2001 season, against the New York Yankees. The series went a full seven games, with the final win here in Arizona.

I worked in the distribution center for our team stores, sending out official merchandise for the Diamondbacks as well as the Phoenix Suns of the NBA, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

As it turns out, the customer at the Denny’s had been a program seller that season and so had a reason to inquire about my jacket.

Have to say, that was the best gig I ever had. Definitely good times.

Work has given me a new idea for a tat. You can hear the story here.

I did my theme reveal earlier this week for A-Z Challenge. “My Geek Loves.” And lucky thing I scheduled it, cause totally forgot on the day and only remembered when someone liked the post.

Going to see Batman vs Superman with me best mate this week. Rather polarizing movie judging by the fan reviews read. But seems Ben Affleck gave a solid performance so should be interesting. Wonder if DC will be able to get their cinematic universe going off of this.

And a little thing. A shout out to John Rogers (@jonrog1, http://www.kfmonkey.blogspot.com), formerly of the show Leverage, The Librarian movies from TNT and, til this last week, The Librarians show. He decided to no longer be the showrunner for Librarians and is now one of us watching the eps and shouting at the screen.

Do yourself a favor, find the Leverage DVDs and listen to the commentaries. John’s on all of them. And his behind-the-scenes info on Librarians eps on his blog is a delight as well. Welcome to the peanut gallery, my good sir!

Musical interlude:
This would have been on the first day of Spring post if I had done it. But still good, I say. See ya next time.

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Comments
  1. tj6james6 says:

    Waaaa, no likey button :(.
    Cool that the guy asked about your jacket :).

    Like

  2. D.W. Hirsch says:

    What a fun story! I love it when the random minutiae of our lives is met by someone with the same experience. How awesome was that! –Diana

    Like

  3. Nice remembrance of special time in baseball. It is almost time for the first games.

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