A launch to remember…

…not that I watched any of it anyway.


My job kept me at work from nine AM to eight PM.  I work in a gift shop at a popular attraction that also happens to be free on New Year’s Day.  I spent about nine hours at the cash register and the other two hours cleaning up.  I can’t stand how lazy people are.  Most customers will pick something up and look at it and at least attempt to put it back where they got it.  Some people will just drop things.  At the bottom of one of our revolving stands there was a pile of merchandise that people were too lazy to put on the hook.  It made me think twice about putting the Diet Rite box in upside down at Kroger, because even something like that has to be fixed.  Keeping up appearances, you know.

It also appears that I’m going to lose my last high school spring break.  If I don’t work every day during spring break, I get fired.  Simple as that.  I can only hope that my spring break isn’t they same as the one they have to deal with.

Anyway, I originally opened this post to talk about MLB Network.  So here we go.

MLB Network.

I can’t really talk about it much because I haven’t watched much.  I saw the documentary they ran about… themselves on Wednesday.  It was interesting.  I’ve always been fascinated by the technology behind broadcasting, and this inside look at the newest addition to my cable roster made me excited about launch–so excited that I forgot about work.

I also saw “Epic Moments,” which was… epic.  I loved seeing all those quick pieces of some of the most important moments of our sport, most of which I hadn’t seen before.  And as I already noted, I saw the 2005 World Series review.  Interesting, if not frustrating.

I wonder what I have to do to get this MLB high-def that everyone keeps talking about.  Comcast rips us off on HD–we don’t get any Discovery HD channels, for example.  A lot of stuff we could get with satellite if it didn’t rain all the time here.

I’ve got today off, so I’m going to try to enjoy it.  Never in my life have I so looked forward to the end of my Christmas break and the beginning of school.


  1. Jane Heller

    Sorry you had to work on the day of the MLB Network launch. If it makes you feel any better, authors almost never take a day off. Writing books is the job that never ends. Stephen King famously said he only takes off on his birthday and Christmas day. Same here. We’re obsessive maniacs, plus there’s that annoying thing called a deadline. Anyhow, I hope you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the network, HD or not. There’s plenty of baseball, so enjoy!


  2. Elizabeth D

    Sorry you might have to miss your last high school Spring Break, were you planning anything big?
    MLB Network has some great specials, I missed the first day launch as well 😦 I was in Canada without American cable!

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