From “Agincourt and After” (1975) by Roger Angell.
He writes about baseball, specifically Carlton Fisk’s curving, twisting, home run in Game 6 of the World Series, but he could be speaking of all fans in every corner of fandom.
I seriously cannot wait for the day when I can be curled up in my bed, going over my case files from work and you come straggling in, throw off your clothes and put on my college sweatshirt, put your hair up, put your glasses on, and snuggle up into my side smelling like our child’s shampoo.
She looks her best in my old t-shirt, a messy ponytail, and her glasses. Our kids’ shampoo smells like watermelon bubblicious.
You’re so mean to me, Lucy!
1. Write your URL in some writing that you thought were super cool when you were younger. Eg, bubble letters, digital clock letters, letters with lots of embellishments, or letters with smiley faces in them.
I basically used to think I was a professional artist because I could do bubble letters. With shading. If you find any scrap of paper that ever crossed my path in any of my school-aged years, you’ll find bubble letters. In fact, you’ll probably find some in my grown-up work notebook, too.
5. Name three things you like about yourself.
(I hope you can read that…)
I hate doing this and Lucy knows I hate doing this which is why she picked it. She’s like a self-confidence bully. Trying to force me to be all nice about myself.
19. Write an autograph version of your URL.
Ooo I like this! I might legally change my name.
FYI, in case you missed it: These are my answers for the Handwritten Post meme.
I knew you had been a bubble letter kid (which is why I asked)! Now I have proof.
This is officially the best thing I have ever done on the internet. I can die happy.