Freezing Day At Wrigley Field
It’s been a long exhausting day. I went to work but left around noon to head to Wrigley Field where I was to meet my sister promptly at 1:15pm. I got there at 12:30pm. She showed up at 2pm. So I missed the first 3 innings of the first ever opening season game I’ve been to. I was so peeved. Luckily I was able to watch at a nearby bar until she arrived. Once she did, we headed into the stadium which was not even halfway filled. I’m assuming that many people who had tickets for yesterday, simply couldn’t get another day off. Plus, it was wicked cold today. Temperature at game time was 32 degrees. So despite the fact that I was wearing a hat with three layers of clothing with a blanket thrown over me, I was still freezing. It really felt like I was at a football game. But unlike my experience being in Michigan’s Big House with 107,000+ screaming Wolverines, the wind factor in a almost empty Wrigley Field made things almost unbearable. So instead of drinking beer, I was guzzling hot chocolate. That didn’t do much though. So after the 7 inning stretch with Cubs leading Montreal Expos 6 to 1, we left. But it was good to sing, God Bless America and Take Me Out To The Ballgame with 29, 000 baseball fans. So with Wrigley Field less than a mile from my house, I know I’ll be back for a few more games during warmer weather this season.
Following the game, I went to visit my sister’s new apartment. It’s huge but since she’s such a packrat, the apartment already looks cluttered about less than a month of living there. I tried to encourage her to get rid of things (mostly clothing), but everything has sentimental value. I suppose it’s like me holding on to a TV/VCR combo that my mom purchased for me in 10th grade. It doesn’t work anymore but I can’t bear to get rid of it. So it sits in my office taking up valuable space. After the apartment tour, we went shopping for groceries and household supplies. Didn’t get home until 9pm. I’m exhausted. I really thought today was going to be relaxing, but sitting in the cold for hours zapped all the energy out of me.