Thursday, November 02, 2006

This is what they mean by "heartbreaker."

me and am

Wow. Amanda, Anna Marie, and I went to the Memphis Grizzlies season opener last night.

What a game!

It ended up going into triple overtime, but we left as the third overtime was beginning - it was after 10:00, and we had a four block walk back to the car and a 45 minute ride home. And a five year old.

am watching

However, we did watch the last of the double overtime on the screens in the lobby when Amanda went into the powder room.

Tell you what - $5 game day tickets rock, especially the part where they let you buy them on the internet now instead of having to go to Memphis, get the tickets, drive home, and then drive back for the game.

high up

The only bad part - we were in Row Y, which is the very, very top of the nosebleeds. We were against the wall, people.

But no matter. Once the game started, it was all good.

am and manda

I have no voice left. Neither does Amanda. Anna Marie was still asleep when I left this morning, so I don't know if she does or not.

And boy, did we splurge. Remember my "no more than $10 on any one item of clothing" rule? I broke it last night. I sprung for an $18 Grizzlies t-shirt. It's pink. It's short sleeved, but I can wear a long-sleeved shirt under it during the winter.

Wanna know why it was $18 instead of $20 like the other shirts? Cause it was a youth size, that's why! It's a nifty trick I learned from Amanda. The youth x-large fits me better than the adult medium did.

And Amanda and I went halfsies on a bear for Anna Marie that she fell in love with. It's wearing a miniature Grizzlies shirt.

And I spent $5.50 on a souvenier cup of Diet Pepsi. That was after Amanda had bought a big cup of hot cocoa for the three of us to share and some doughnut holes. Hey, it WAS the season opener!

So, the three of us watched the game. And we cheered. And they went into triple overtime.

And lo, there was much wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and pulling of hair. And yelling of "Defense!"

And they lost by one point. But they gave those Knicks a run for their money, and I have a feeling this is going to be a good season. The fact that one of our star players (Shane Battier) was traded to Houston over the summer, and our other (Pau Gasol!) is out with an injury, didn't stop us.

As Three Six Mafia sings, "Memphis Grizzlies, stay fly-yyy-yyyyy!"


Jolene George said...

Great pictures Melissa!!!! It looks like so much fun...even in the nosebleed seats. Thanks for sharing the youth XL shirt trick. I'm going to remember that one.
I'm betting Anna Marie slept in this morning. :o)

Melissa said...

She sure did - till about 9 a.m., according to my husband!

Mary said...

Sounds like a great experience - even though it was a loss.

Melissa said...

Anna Marie started crying on the way home when the radio said they'd lost. It's hard to try to get across the idea of "winning isn't most important" to a five year old - especially one who was dog tired to begin with!

It's like my sister said about the cold, soggy carnival we attended last week with our dad - things might not be perfect, but that's the best way to make memories!

Anonymous said...

totally fun...we haven't gone to a Ducks or a Long Beach Dogs game in a million years. Last Ducks game, we were up against the wall too..and clumsygirl here almost tumbled down the stairs after getting a little verdigo looking down the steep stairs.

Melissa said...

Let me tell you - once we got up, it wasn't bad, but it was seriously scary climbing those steps!