I'm Just Here For the Hotdogs

Monday, September 28, 2015

I've said it before and I'll say it again, food tastes better at a sporting event. I'd never eat a tiny red hotdog sitting in a soggy white bread bun at home, but at a baseball game? Give me five.

It's the same with an airport. You can't fight it, so you might as well just give in and binge the hell out of it.

Sunday night Chris and I went to the Cubs game at Wrigley and ate all the treats.

It was a gorgeous night to play on my phone at a baseball stadium, if I do say so myself. I'm kidding. I've actually been making a conscious effort to stay off my gross little iphone all the time. I don't know why I have to remind myself that real life is better than phone life, but I do.

I'm really into my hippy dippy podcasts right now and I've learned some secrets to life that have helped keep me just a little less coo coo as of late. Maybe I'll write a post about it this week.

Tay's Secrets To Living Happier: #1 DOGSSSSSSSSSS. That's not really one of them. But it could be.

Anyway, back to baseball and treats and the blood moon. I remembered last night while sitting at Wrigley that I love baseball games but I think baseball is incredibly boring. Like so so so so soooo boring. And yet I find it very enjoyable to sit outside on a nice fall night with a beer and a hotdog, you know?

I entertained myself during the longest 7th inning ever by replaying the moving A League of Their Own in my head.

We are the members of the All-American League.
We come from cities near and far.
We've got Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes,
We're all for one, we're one for all
We're All-Americans!

What a killer movie that is. Remember when Kit got traded? What a twist! And then she beat Dottie in the end during that heartbreaking scene when she slid into home. But the fame was just too much for Kit to handle so she went on to get really into drugs and held up some liquor stores and stole some cars and ended up in prison on Orange Is The New Black? What a crazy story!

When I was a kid I only played softball because I wanted to be Kit. I was faster than any other kid on the bases, but my hand/eye coordination hadn't quite caught up with the rest of my body so I couldn't catch a ball to save my life. The coach stuck me in the outfield where no ten year old girl could possibly hit it and called the position "rover."

I busied myself by doing cartwheels and making bracelets out of grass. One time I even snuck away to the concessions to buy gummy worms during a game. Nobody noticed.

Here I am holding a hotdog and popcorn in my right hand, and a chicken strip basket and cookie sandwich in my left.

It all turned out okay.

And now I'm going to leave you with the best mashup gif ever of Stilwell Angel and the movie Speed. I've chuckled at it for nearly six minutes now. Mostly because I imagine if I ever have a child someday he will be just like this little devil.

Oh Mondays.


  1. I too love sporting events for the food!! haha. It seriously tastes better at a stadium! i don't know why! You guys looked like you had a lot of fun! Have a great day!

  2. Yessss.... I always think of a League of Their Own when I watch baseball!


    Yet, my dad made it a point to make several of my team mates cry when he was filling in for our coach when I played softball. He wasn't allowed to fill in after that.

  4. There are few things in this world that I love more than a stadium hot dog... and most of them revolve around other food items, and of course alcohol.

    I've only been to a few baseball games in my life, but it just seems like something I can get into even with absolutely no knowledge of what is happening. There's so much side game happening, the outfits, the ass slapping, the men trying to touch each other. It's just all so entertaining. ;)

    Glad you had a good night. I got sucked into staying home and looking at that stupid moon. Mind you, the same moon we always see. Except there were shit tons of clouds and I didn't see a moon at all. So that was great!


  5. This is so true! But why is that? To me, food in general tastes so much better when someone else cooks it for me. :D

  6. So true! Love the food at events because its tied to the entire experience!


  7. That gif has me in tears, too funny! I agree, wholeheartedly to this. It's like how dip & dots are only magical when consumed at a theme park.

  8. I'd love to go to a baseball game! I'm much more into the atmosphere of it than the actual game. haha

    Her Heartland Soul

  9. I have a fun fact that I found out this weekend in Cincinnati. Dottie was a REAL player. She actually played 15 seasons- who knew? And she looks like Dottie's character in the movie. AND i started signing that song.

  10. That gif is awesome!

    I LOVE baseball. It's my favorite sport. To watch. Not to play. Ick. But I love watching baseball. And I'm super excited the Cubs are in the playoffs because now my Back to the Future II dreams have a shot of coming true.

  11. Haha my best friend is the exact same way with sporting event food. For her wedding (couples) shower I rented a legit hot dog machine like they have at the games and made a hot dog bar. She cried.

  12. I don't think I've ever read one single post of yours that hasn't made me smile. You are so funny!

  13. haha that food looks yummy!! I also love your nails!! awesome fall colour!! tell me more about them?

  14. Oh my gosh, if you could put us together, we would have been the best ball player EVER! I could hit the ball but I wasn't very fast. Ha! I love the new ending of the movie - wow, Kit got CRAZY! Ha, ha!

  15. I agree, food always tastes better at the stadium - except for wine, that they need to work on!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  16. It's so true about hot dogs. I would never make hot dogs at home but a baseball game, heck yes!

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