The End of An Era

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Let’s talk baseball.
I love baseball.  I am a HUGE New York Yankees fan, so I had to share this.  If you are at all into the game then you know about this gentleman, Mr. Derek Jeter.  You also know that this is his final season.  You may or may not know that last night was his final home game.
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I’ve watched this gentleman his entire NYY career and during a time of steroid use and outrageous salaries, he has not ever disappointed.  Always the professional, Mr. November gave us something to look forward to, love, and be proud of.  Even his teammates and peers have had nothing but positive words and respect for this amazing player.  How many other professional athletes, celebrities, or public figures can we say that about today?  Not many.  Not many at all.  Now, I’m not trying to say that he is some sort of angel or God; he is, after all, a man.  We make mistakes and do stupid things, but that I can not think of any such press about Mr. Jeter is exactly the point.  The conduct that he has displayed for his entire career is and will be the standard for others to try to live up to.  What a standard that is!
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He is also known for saying that he only cared about winning.  That was he job, playing to the best of his ability and to win.  Every day he took that field, every charity organization he worked with, every child he spoke to, one thing was clear; winning wasn’t the only thing he cared for.  He cared for his fans.  All of his fans, young and old alike.  With every encounter and camera snap on one of the largest stages with some of the most passionate fans (us New Yorkers can be real fanatics! 😉 ) that you will find anywhere, our beloved DJ showed his love for us by being one the most well respected, classiest, professionals he could be.  He gave us baseball.  We gave him love and respect.  Pure and simple.
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This is truly the end of an era.  Thank you, Derek, for giving us your best.
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Mr. Derek Jeter, this fan wishes you great success with the next stage of your life. You, sir, are one classy gentleman, and will be so incredibly missed as a New York Yankee.
Jeter's Final Home Game

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I would like add, not as a side note but its own relevant point, that I believe this man has turned out to be who he is because that is what his parents taught him.  Props to you, Dr. and Mrs. Jeter.
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Take My Breath Away And Make My Heart Skip A Beat

Strolling around the internet, I came across this completely and utterly inspirational photo.

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Oh, sorry.  I think my heart stopped for a moment.

This photo does something to me.  Something wonderful.  It charges my brain like a battery causing an electric-storm reaction of ideas, feelings, and images that leaves me confused as to which way to run but so excited for all the incredible ideas coming to life behind my eyes…

Was I rambling?  Sorry.  I’ll try to control myself.

This photo is both beautiful and eerie.  I see every childhood fantasy move in there; Movies like Legend, and The NeverEnding Story.  I see all these latest CG, three-hour-long adventure movies in there like Lord of The Rings, and Snow White and the Huntsman.  I see unwritten poems, numerous stories to be told, dreams, themes, and color schemes… fabrics, fibers, textures, techniques; this image brings me back to a younger me.  It reminds me of all the things I envisioned being, and all the things I have yet to see. This beautifully eerie image lets my imagination run free.

You know what I mean?

I was rambling again.  I tried.

Thanks for the company. ☕

 

**** This photo was found as part of this post: http://shylockbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/weekly-novel-writing-inspiration-nature-inspired-photography/ ****

‘Tis The Season Of The Holiday’s

The Holidays are just around the corner! A lot of people become very stressed thinking about it, but not me. I enjoy every last one of them; there’s just something about this time of year that makes me warm inside! I love, love, love it all! My favorite time of year, Autumn, definitely. Which holiday is your favorite? How about which season?

 

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*photo can be found here.

Stroller Bag, All Done!

My Crochet Bag is now officially my Stroller Bag and it is all done!  In truth I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t been able to share it ’til now…  Originally I was thinking I’d put a flap on it, but as I progressed it decided there would be no flap.  So now I’m thinking a beautiful button will do nicely.  Thoughts?  🙂Stroller Bag