Wayback Wednesday: Freezing at the Ballgame

Tomorrow is opening day for the Washington Nationals, and for the second year in a row, I have tickets. (And, I once again also have hockey tickets in the evening, so I have the option for another two-sport double-header.) Unfortunately, unlike last year, when I got a sunburn waiting to go through the POTUS-induced security line, the weather forecast is wretched. It’s looking like cold and rainy at best, with a possible chance of some snow. To be honest, there’s a better-than-reasonable chance I’ll end up exercising my STH season ticket holder option and trade the tickets in for another game.

And so, rather than hearkening back to last year’s lovely afternoon, today’s Wayback Wednesday post goes a few years farther back, to 2007, when the Nats still played at RFK Stadium. My former roommate Heidi was in town for a visit and I had tickets for the game. The weather wasn’t good, a fact we knew in advance, yet – as this picture makes clear – only one of us wasn’t in denial about the situation. I did acquiesce to a warmish coat, but didn’t bring much else. I don’t remember a whole lot about the game other than I was really, really cold. I think Heidi was, too, but since she’s got a scarf in this photo, I’m telling myself she was nice and cozy – at least compared to me.

Freezing at RFK, April 2007
Freezing at RFK, April 2007

I really need to remember it’s never a good idea for me to long-arm a photo. I invariably come out looking awful.


Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!

7 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: Freezing at the Ballgame

  1. Eileen March 30, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Dude, you’ve got to be 12 to consider 2007 “wayback”! But a cute photo nonetheless. And thats a pretty good long arm shot, IMHO. Btw, you’re really turning into a fan with all your alphabet soup lingo…STH took me a while to decipher. 😉

  2. Common Loon March 30, 2011 / 11:02 pm

    I don’t think you look awful in your long-arm. I actually think you look thin – how is that a negative?

  3. susan March 31, 2011 / 6:48 am

    I need help with STH…

    • Sarah March 31, 2011 / 8:51 am

      STH = season ticket holder

      I fixed it above. I didn’t even realize I’d abbreviated it. Whoops.

  4. Mom March 31, 2011 / 7:15 am

    Right on, Ladies! It looks like a lot of people exercised the option even then to exchange their tics. (Eh, yeah, words please S&E). 

  5. Common Loon March 31, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Sarah, I like the abbreviations, as I feel some odd sense of “intelligence” (totally wrong word, but it’s what I’ve got at present) when I can figure them out, despite lacking Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter / etc. accounts or any of the i-technology of which I dream.

  6. susan March 31, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    Thanks. 🙂

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