So, I start work down at the South Boston courthouse on Monday. So far as I know, there is no way I'll be able to get there on my own via the T (plus, God, five bucks or more a day for fares? Damn money-grubbing MBTA), so Mom and I are going to make a dry run tomorrow. Luckily the route's pretty straightforward (hop onto Dot Ave, then onto Dot St., then finally turn onto East Broadway), but knowing Boston traffic, I'm going to have to leave early each day to make sure I get there by 9.
Bloody hell, why couldn't I have been assigned to the John Adams Courthouse or Suffolk Superior Court? Interesting things happen there! For all I know the only thing of interest that goes on at the Southie courthouse is arguing with the judge about parking tickets. *makes a disgusted noise* Ah, well, I'll see what I'm getting into on Monday.
So! Random stuff to go over because I've been lazy in updating.
June 9: Belmont Stakes won by Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the race in 102 years, and only the third overall to do so! (Funny enough, the first horse to win the Belmont was a filly.) She stumbled coming out of the gate, but she game back to have a homestretch duel with Preakness winner Curlin before pulling away to win. Absolutely spectacular race to watch, and that stretch run was gut-wrenching to watch. Rags to Riches is a gorgeous chestnut filly (and she looks even prettier wearing that blanket of carnations!), and a phenomenal racer; I'd like to see her run against the colts again in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga next month.
(Yes, I'm a closet Thoroughbred racing fan, and have been since at least fifth grade.)
June 27: Finished The Kite Runner
for summer reading. Fantastic book! The ending made me cry, but in a good way. :) Currently I'm trying to get through Medea (it's only thirty-six freaking pages!), but it's a drag. I should not have read the most interesting book on my summer reading list first. *sighs* Damned AP Lit.
Also, beat the Elite Four in Pokemon Diamond, which made me jump up and down happily. (I'm a geek, of course I'm sharing this information.) Since then, I have been obsessively trying to complete the National Dex, and working on breeding a Feebas with a nature that likes dry-flavored poffin so I can up its beauty, evolve it into a Milotic, and then compete in Super Contests. (Super Contests, btw, annoy the crap out of me. I HATE the "dancing" portion, hate it I say!)
*coughs* Um, moving on...
Now: The Yankees lost 2-1 to the Angels in thirteen innings, and right now the Sox are winning 2-0 against the Tigers in the bottom of the fifth. And guess what? The Yankees are eleven and a half games behind the Sox in third place! *does the happy dance*
And we've got SIX players going to the All-Star Game in San Francisco this year! Six! The Yankees have only three! And our boys are:
Josh Beckett (Pitcher)
Mike Lowell (Third base)
Hideki Okajima (Relief pitcher; and this is his first year playing in the US!)
David Ortiz (First base; normally the DH, but they'll be playing by National League rules)
Jonathan Papelbon (Closing pitcher; you'd better be watching the All-Star game this year, predikit
Manny Ramirez (Outfielder)
Big Papi isn't doing too hot with hitting home runs this season (at least, not yet), so I don't know if he'll be taking part in the Home Run Derby; Manny could be, but who knows?
And I think I've run out of things to say. I'm gonna go catch up on my manga now. *toddles off*