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TOYS AND GAMES: No Nuts at Nordstrom

While shopping at Nordstrom with Patti, I spotted another man also shopping with his wife. Our eyes met, but words were not spoken since we were thinking the same thing: “You got your nuts cut off, too, huh?”

Always loved Carl Crawford when he played for the Rays. He could do anything on the field, and he could make you smile off it. Take the time Crawford talked about a Cajun restaurant he’d gone to, telling me about all the good food he ate there. Delmon Young had been listening in on our conversation leading to the following exchange:

Delmon: “So is it all you can eat?”

C.C.: “It is if you pay for it.”

A friend told Patti and me how he’d recently screwed up by asking asking a woman if she was pregnant when she wasn’t. Obviously, it’s never a good idea to ask a woman if she’s pregnant because there’s always the chance she is not. Patti knows this fact all to well. If you look at the back of her baseball card, it says she has four career AIP (acronym for asks if pregnant, just like RBI for runs batted in) when the woman wasn’t pregnant. Each AIP came with just a little bit of awkwardness.

Buddy and Bill Sunglasses My brother, Buddy, on the left, and me. Too cool for school.

Seeing kids in sunglasses always cracks me up. I guess it’s the way they think they are so cool to be wearing shades.

Finally, if you’re looking for something good to read, you might want to try All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr’s novel came highly recommended and exceeded my lofty expectations.

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