Don’t demand the waffle

I’ve written in the past about my recurring dream, in which I’m trying get somewhere but never make it. It takes on many scenarios, but I’m good for having it at least once a week – and those are merely the ones that I can remember when I wake up.

Last night I had one, though with a bit of a twist in that at one point, I actually was moving fast toward my goal. The fact that my goal in this case was completing the buffet on a cruise ship is probably neither here nor there.

There were two lines, and in a fortuitous stroke, I picked the right one. While the buffet line on the left remained stagnant, the one on the right that I found myself in flew forward, and I was ready to get my food far sooner than the random person I had lined up with.

Unfortunately, things ran aground after that. I believe holding out for a waffle was a key factor, but in any case, I found myself stuck in the line as others flowed past me. When I finally sat down, it was in a bad spot with no friends or family and a sparsely filled plate.

The message is clearly this: If the Dodgers unexpectedly get on a win streak, just enjoy the meal. Asking for the waffle on top of it is probably too much.

Dodgers at Padres, 1:10 p.m.

  • Anonymous

    “Sometimes a waffle is just a waffle” – Sigmund Freud in “Civilization and Its Eggos”

  • Jack Dawkins

    I wish Steve Lyons would eschew the term waffle.

    • Anonymous

      I wish the Dodger broadcasts would eschew Lyons up and spit him out.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Foultip, Here are the links again. The one of Puig has me and my daughter in her pink hat in the foreground just as Hanley was passing. you can see the blurry ball as she is callinghis attention…He backtracked and sign for the 4 kids who were standing by me since there was no one else around or able to enter our area without a ticket.

    http://imgur.com/x73qq26
    http://imgur.com/craDVHk
    http://imgur.com/g8SWQfD

    • Anonymous

      Nice pictures, it’s also great to now put a face to the name :)

    • foul tip

      Thx, KT. Will check ‘em out.

    • foul tip

      Great shots, KT. Great that your kids are into it. Sports weren’t my son’s thing, tho he was more interested in soccer than anything else. Playing, that is. Follow a team? Not so much.

      • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

        That’s only my daughter my son is almost 3…The boy in the photo was one of the two boys I gave a foul ball too. I actually gave him the 1st and the younger brother either 5 or 6 was sitting a couple of seats away by his mom and he started crying because he didn’t get a foul ball. I asked my daughter quietly if she wanted to give up her extra ball and she looked at the boy secretly over her shoulder and decided it was the right thing to do

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    I insist there are fewer games on Prime Ticket this year than in years past. This may not bode well when the new TV deal goes into effect.

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      That’s because they lost their contract and they don’t care about the followers anymore

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      When TWC took over the Lakers this year I didn’t have to buy NBA league pass because they showed I think all but 2 games…I feel the same will happen with the Dodgers if they get their own channel which I know that’s what they were shooting for. They might share their channel with the Lakers though

  • Anonymous

    Dreaming about a buffet? Sounds great, Jon! (As a native Las Vegan, I guess it’s only natural I love them.)
    For me, the waffle would be reaching .500.
    Becoming competitive would be added strawberries and whipped cream.
    Actually making the postseason would be a free seafood buffet.
    OK, now I’m hungry . . .

    • Anonymous

      What is the difference between a vegan and a Las Vegan?

      • Anonymous

        All I know is this Vegan eats meat :) — tho I DO try to go for chicken, fish, and pork.

  • foul tip

    I thought “waffle” was what some Dodger management types did on Mattingly’s job security…before giving reassurance, sort of….

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Way to turn two!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Good inning Cappy!

  • foul tip

    An IP on only 6 pitches….keep anything like that up and he might get more than the 5 IP hoped for.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DP time

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    28 pitches after 2

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Shredder!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Ethier was there but Puig makes a diving catch in front of him

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Turn two guys

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    San Diego feed keeps showing Cappy’s feet…like he’s balking

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Puig!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I can’t believe they gave him an error on that play

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers 24s

    Congratulations to Chris Capuano on career strikeout No. 1,000! #whiff

    It was FYCQ

  • Anonymous

    In the Dodger buffet, Cap has been a delightful side item of late.

    • foul tip

      Kind of like peach cobbler. Except Bob T. won’t agree. ;-])

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nathan Eovaldi is shutting out the Giants at AT&T through 5 innings. But he just gave up a leadoff triple to Tony Abreu.

    • Anonymous

      Sigh.

    • Anonymous

      Abreu showing his wares.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    yes!! fed

  • Anonymous

    I missed something. Why did he take Cap out?

    • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

      3 day rest after 84 pitches on Wednesday

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    They changed the error by headley to a hit…which it should have been

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Gonzo!!

  • Anonymous

    AGON at second shouldn’t count as a RISP.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Juanito!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Uribear!

  • Anonymous

    Sign him up, Ned!

  • Jack Dawkins

    There’s the run! Now for our vaunted bullpen to get to work! (reaches for the booze)

    • Jack Dawkins

      I picked the wrong game to give up (fill in the blank)

    • Anonymous

      Start drinking.

  • Anonymous

    Another nice thing on the buffet has been the Uribe bounce back.

    • foul tip

      Maybe as a self-rising biscuit? Maybe I’d best give it up…

  • Jack Dawkins

    What really irks is that carlos Quentin hit it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Nice Juan

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    GONZO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    AGONE!

  • Jack Dawkins

    See my comment below. League this time right?

    • Anonymous

      League is in the dugout.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    HANLEY!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    Dre!

    • Anonymous

      Ditto!

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Fingers crossed.

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    DRE!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    YES Kenley…1 more

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    I hate defensive indifference

    • Anonymous

      I am indifferent (not really)

  • https://www.facebook.com/kmt59 KT

    BALL GAME!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Good two wins in a row. We split!

    • Anonymous

      and against mlb’s fourth hottest team, according to Bill James.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT