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03-28-2016, 11:57 AM   #24901
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Some one tried to explain cricket to me once. Some one also tried to explain to me a scientific experiment that had to do with quarks...quarks are really really small, cricket is a game you play with a ball and bat. I learn quick.
Ten years ago, while standing along Lanchester Avenue I looked over a cricket field and it dawned on me why cricket was invented. It actually has nothing to do with the game out on the field which can only be played while the weather is fine. What it really is is an excuse to go to the pavilion during rain delays to drink pints! Even some of my English friends see some measure of truth in that. Note, only some of them, maybe only those who are not interested in cricket or who like pints.

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That's a different definition from what I've heard.

A friend is one who'll help you move.

A real friend is one who'll help you move a body.

Had to do the last of those once. Very sad, he was younger than me by quite a bit.

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What it really is is an excuse to go to the pavilion during rain delays to drink pints!
Don't get cricket...but I bet a lot of us could learn that part! Some of us could even give lessons!
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Been there done that. Someone new should have the experience.
I'll pass...
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
What it really is is an excuse to go to the pavilion during rain delays to drink pints!
It's the same for baseball, just without waiting for the rain delays...

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Don't get cricket...
The hardest part of understanding cricket is exactly the same as baseball - a century of bored sportswriters coming up with colorful incomprehensible ways to say "one guy threw the ball, the other guy hit it, and another guy tried to catch it". Once you get past all the jargon, it's really not that different from baseball. Scoring is (mostly) based on hitting the ball instead of advancing men around the bases, but the central drama - the duel between thrower and hitter - is the same.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Ten years ago, while standing along Lanchester Avenue I looked over a cricket field and it dawned on me why cricket was invented. It actually has nothing to do with the game out on the field which can only be played while the weather is fine. What it really is is an excuse to go to the pavilion during rain delays to drink pints! Even some of my English friends see some measure of truth in that. Note, only some of them, maybe only those who are not interested in cricket or who like pints.


I don't need a rain delayed cricket match for an excuse to drink beer.


Almost any time is a good time for beer.


Like right now.


Um.


Wait.


I gotta go to work.


Maybe when I get home tonight.


Yeah.


That's the ticket!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Almost any time is a good time for beer.
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I gotta go to work.
in other words:

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Not getting the K... My funds are sort of tied up...
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Now back to watching the "Super-girl"

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Wait. I gotta go to work.
probably not a good idea to drink beer when making wings for ...
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It's the same for baseball, just without waiting for the rain delays...



The hardest part of understanding cricket is exactly the same as baseball - a century of bored sportswriters coming up with colorful incomprehensible ways to say "one guy threw the ball, the other guy hit it, and another guy tried to catch it". Once you get past all the jargon, it's really not that different from baseball. Scoring is (mostly) based on hitting the ball instead of advancing men around the bases, but the central drama - the duel between thrower and hitter - is the same.
But the jargon in cricket is "duel between bat and ball".
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But the jargon in cricket is "duel between bat and ball".
I intentionally used "thrower" and "hitter" to make sure I'd be wrong in both sets of jargon.
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Not getting the K... My funds are sort of tied up...
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When I divorced Mrs. Racer 1.0 she wanted to get lawyers. I asked her why, after all we had no more than when we married, in fact a bit less.


She said she wanted half of what the property I 'owned' before we met.


I told her it wasn't in my name (I had placed it in my mom's name before we wed). When I told her the lawyers would cost money (something she had none of and I had little), and where would she get the funds to hire one. I also pointed out that the property was not in my name and no lawyer in the world would be able to get her a piece of the pie she backed off.


And thank goodness Washington is not a state that has alimony.


That was over 20 years ago.


I am so glad she is out of my life.


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When I divorced Mrs. Racer 1.0 she wanted to get lawyers. I asked her why, after all we had no more than when we married, in fact a bit less.
She said she wanted half of what the property I 'owned' before we met....
I am so glad she is out of my life.
One word: Prenup.
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If any of you guys do some prayers, which may or may not be likely?....say one for my 89 year old Mom. She is having major surgery this morning. Otherwise she is in good health and her heart is strong...but she is 89...90 in August. Any surgery is scary, but when you are 89 it is even scarier.
Being the matriarch of the family, everyone in the family will be there and we will all be praying for a smooth surgery and a fast recovery. Your thoughts/prayers will be appreciated......
I believe everyone can believe what they want or don't want......personally, I believe prayers make a difference or I wouldn't ask.

Regards
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And thank goodness Washington is not a state that has alimony.
South Dakota isn't even a community property state. Here, even if your property had been in your name, she would have had no claim to it.
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