Friday, June 16, 2006
Spent a hot day at Dodger Stadium with friends, sweating in the shade while downing dogs and Diet Coke. The city stole it from the poor immigrants who lived here years ago, but it's a gorgeous cathedral of a place, complete with beautiful hills, blue sky, and palm trees.
Having good friends there to sweat by my side helped make it worthwhile. John Mark wore his Krusty the Clown hat rather than his Yankees hat, since it was a Dodgers-Phillies contest. The heat was astonishing. While standing in line for a Dodger Dog, I thought I was going to keel over. To top that off, the Phillies won, 6-2. Don't know if I'll venture out for a day game again, given my heliophobia.
Mike and Caroline brought along their adorable daughter, Sabrina, who was amazingly good throughout, despite missing her nap. A nice woman in neighboring seats loaned us one of those mini-fans that also squirts water to cool Sabrina down. But that was it -- Sabrina had to have one of her own. But we all ended up taking turns getting squirted, particularly John Mark, whom she seemed to take particular delight in tormenting.