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If I’m Here, It Must Be Today #11

"Down And Out" from Kelly Pettit's "FUEL"


Today I needed a few Border Collie sheep dog to round up my thoughts.


It's a note, but not one of those "Cole" ones.

subtitle:    ”Down And Out”  … sounds like a football/baseball fusion sport thing.


I’ll try to do one of these a day, until I run out of  Kelly Pettit  song titles! He’s got 4 CDs, so it should take a while.

“Down And Out” from Kelly Pettit’s  ”FUEL”.






I think my dinner plates are “tectonic plates” because they always chip along the edges when next to each other.

From all the chips on the edges of them, there have been a lot of “earthenware quakes” recently.

note: My bowls have recently become “dust-bowls” because I don’t use them that often.

double note: Why isn’t “home plate” in baseball round? (this is a rhetorical question)

triple note: to paraphrase Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor in Superman, “We all have our faults, mine happen to be the San Andreas.”




When I’m out in the rain without an umbrella, I like to walk normally and pretend it’s not raining.

While others do the “panicky hunched over in a half-run” maneuver, I calmly walk upright as if the rain has no affect on me.

I feel a bit more dignified doing this.

I also get completely soaked; but dignity has its price.


note: anything that can stop a baseball game is fine with me.

double note: planetross is not anti-pro-baseball.

triple note: the above festival goer in Tokyo is trash.



Random “Ball Sport” Questions


1. Were the rules, playing fields, and spectator areas for sports with slightly expensive balls designed to  keep the fans from stealing them?      (soccer, football, rugby, basketball, and even Aussie rules)
Every time that net gets hoisted behind the uprights in football, it is saying “We do not trust you“.

2. Are baseball and cricket the only sports where the best thing to happen is for the ball to go out of play?
            Home Run!  Yeah!              A 6!  Hoorah! Bully!

 3. Are volleyball and tennis the only ball sports where the ball going in to the net is a bad thing?

4. Is golf the only ball sport where the ball is never out of play?
    This sounds like “empty lot kids’ ball game rules” to me.
    Golf balls are cheap too! Who invented this game?


note: planetross prefers ball sports with pucks and rocks.


Field of Vision


As I watched the object slowly appear to get larger and larger; I stood transfixed, mesmerized, and lost in thought about how “depth perception” was an amazing process of eye and brain working together in perfect unison.

How long did it take humans to develop such an incredible ability?

I was pondering this question searching for the answer …

And then it hit me!


Fuckin’ baseball.


note: never play baseball with an eye patch.

double note: photo taken at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

triple note: I’m not that small really … it’s your depth perception messing with you.