Well...Well....Well, I never thought the day would come and now Im convinced that miracles happen. Boston has GOOD weather. Its been bright and sunny and not cold for a few days (consecutively!!!). Since the weather started to look up my buddy Josh McCabe and I decided to take a trp to Downtown Crossing. I havent really been around Boston too much since Ive been here, primarily because its always been cold and depressing and not really he kind of weather you want to walk around in. (Unless you're going to a party of course, then it cant be helped). Downtown crossing is quite a nice place. It has a lot of shops and resteraunts. Its right by the Suffolk University dorms so there were a lot of students and hippies around. The purpose of our visit was to buy tennis balls to play criket with. We purchased the said items at a place called city sports which is by far the biggest sports store Ive seen in my life. Then we went back to campus.
Once I got back to campus I tried to teach some of my frineds to play cricket its was absolutely hilarious. I wish I could have videotaped it just to show it to everyone back home. Some of them were playing pretty well though, i mean for people who are playing for the first time. They could atleast chuck the ball overarm and make it reach the batsman. Most of them batted like they were playing golf, without any foot movement, I was just cracking up watching them. My friend Phuc Tran though was quite good with the bat and got in a few good hits. It was an entertaining experience overall even though people kept trying to make sense of the rules in a baseball context and then it didnt make sense to them.(Of course it wouldnt make sense, baseball was invented for people who sucked at cricket or who were'nt bright enough to understand the rules!!!).
Continuing with baseball, the red sox lost their first two games to the yankees (goddamn the yankees), showing pretty much the same spirit as the Indian Cricket team. Actually it would be quite interesting to watch a game featuring the aforementioned teams as they share many common characterisics:
1) They both consistently snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
2) Both consistently let down crazed fans
3) Both make sure to embaress themselves when losing to arch rivals (ie. the New York Yankees or the Pakistan cricket team)
4) Both are supported by the author of this post (who is very disillusioned at this point of time)
Moving on from sports, I wanted to mention a very interesting concept Ive come across here in Boston called Daylight Savings time. Basically people turn their clocks 1 hour back at the beginning of winter so that the days to follow have an extra hour of sunlight. A couple of days back daylight savings time ended and we all had to turn our clocks ahead by an hour. I find it fascinating that people could think up of such a concept of manupulating time.
Please excuse me for any typing errors on this post beacuse of 2 reasons:
1) Becasue the keyboard im typing on is all messed up
2) Rich is playingsome stupid, annoying rap music, which has "nigga" as every 3rd word(and "bit**" as every second word). Not only is he listening to this sad excuse for music but he is playing it realy loud and it is giving me a headache.!!!