It’s A Dirty Job…Posted: June 23, 2012
But someone’s got to do it.
And today I’m helping!
Sometimes getting to spend time with Billy The Baseball Player means having to do things I may not necessarily choose to do otherwise:
Like drive eight hours in 100 degree heat.
Or sit through hours and hours of baseball in the rain/snow/thunder/wind/blazing sun… alone.
Or wait to eat dinner until 11 or 12pm just to get to do it together.
Or fly across the country for a tournament only to see him mostly from afar the entire time.
Or, in today’s case, help do the laundry of 30+ smelly guys.
Billy’s summer job while he’s here at the Cape is to do the team’s laundry, and today I found out first hand how, well, gross it really is. It’s one thing for me to do Billy’s laundry (I really don’t mind that), but to wash the underwear of 30 sweaty, dirty college guys that I don’t know? No thanks.
Kudos to Billy for getting it done every day on time and with no complaints. And to be honest, I’d help him every day if it meant I’d get to see him more often!
Last night, Billy’s cousin Sarah made a great dinner of burgers, beans, and salad, and I fueled up for a long night of baseball.
They were calling for storms, but it only ended up raining for about 5 minutes the whole night. Billy’s team lost in extra innings, but it was definitely an eventful game.
Today, once the laundry was in the washers, we stopped next door at 7/11 so Billy could fill up his “Big Gulp” cup.
Apparently the players on his team get free refills all summer long after they buy the cup. Free Gatorade all summer long… not a bad deal!
I stuck with a little baby Citrus Slushy, which was plenty for me. I’m really not into sugary drinks all that much (I’d much rather have some chocolate cookies, as you probably already know), but it’s a nice treat on a hot summer day!
After Billy swept out the locker room (the other part of his job), we went back to switch the laundry to the dryers and headed to lunch. There’s a pizza place right next to his home field, and although it sure is greasy, it’s also really good. I could only handle two slices before filling right up.
Billy had to be at his game shortly after lunch, so I headed back to Home Goods to pick up the paintings I scouted out yesterday. There were two huge paintings of flowers, perfectly matched to the color scheme I want in my new bedroom, and they were on clearance. What could be more perfect?! I seriously loved them and could already see them up on the walls.
So after struggling to get them up to the register (they were pretty heavy), I bought them and an employee helped me bring them to my car. And low and behold, wouldn’t you know: they didn’t fit. UGH!! I wanted to cry right there on the spot. Of course that would happen. Of course.
So I returned them
and then sat in my car crying. Haha, no, just kidding. It’s not that big of adeal; I’m sure I’ll find others that will look just as good.
Tonight’s game is about an hour away, at the other end of the Cape, so I’m headed in a bit. They’re calling for rain/thunderstorms again, so let’s just hope I don’t get all the way there only for them to cancel it.
Catch you later!!