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Featured, Food, Ohio

Best. Frosting. Ever. (Columbus)

September 10, 2019

When Mr. Baseball Fan was first planning this trip, he casually commented that I probably wasn’t interested in going to Columbus, and I might or might not have shrieked, “THERE’S A HUGE CHIHULY EXHIBIT IN COLUMBUS AND YOU CAN’T KEEP ME FROM GOING!”

Ahem.  I’ve been a big fan of Dale Chihuly’s astonishing glass work ever since we went to his gallery in Seattle a few years ago (L.A. Angels annihilated the Mariners 10 -3, but the younger kid’s exuberant dancing got the whole family on the JumboTron), and I’m always on the lookout for more of it. So I was more than a little excited to go to the Franklin Park Conservatory.

But before that, we headed over to German Village for lunch at a traditional German restaurant, Schmidt’s. My online searching described the area as a charming, original neighborhood, with close-built houses.  They weren’t kidding. The houses were packed in with scant feet between many of them, and I saw few garages.

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Featured, Food, Indiana

Indiana Once More, With Feeling (South Bend)

August 30, 2019

A few weeks after our previous Indiana trip, I was having lunch with a friend when Mr. Baseball Fan called.

“Hey, babe, what’s up?”

“Do you want to go to South Bend for a game Sunday?”

(thinking) . . . Seriously? Another one? Already? In four days?

“Uh, do you need an answer NOW?”

This time it was his turn to pause. I could tell that he really would have liked an answer rightthissecond, but he also wanted the answer to be “yes.” Mr. BF is very aware that when I’m pushed for snap decisions, the chances of me saying “yes” diminish drastically.

“No, I can wait, but can you let me know SOON?”


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Featured, Food, Indiana

Indiana Part 2:  Timing is Everything (Fort Wayne)

August 27, 2019

Since the Tin Caps (the Single A team for the San Diego Padres) game started at 1, and we didn’t leave Indianapolis until after breakfast, we decided to forgo the frosting on this cupcake.  If we’d had more time and it hadn’t still been so ungodly hot, I probably would have suggested that we check out Castle Gallery or Brookside Mansion–I’m a sucker for classic architecture. 

Just what is a Tin Cap, anyway?  You might think it’s about a certain heartless character from the Wizard of Oz, but it’s actually a reference to John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Yes, he was a real person who wandered around the Midwest, planting apple trees. It’s unlikely that he wore a cooking pot as a hat, but it does make for a cute logo, right? 

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Baseball, Featured

Becoming Mrs. Baseball Fan

August 17, 2019

So how exactly did I become Mrs. Baseball Fan?

It didn’t start in childhood. My Dad followed our hometown team, but I don’t remember going to any games. I grew up with a vague knowledge of baseball, and I knew the basics, but the game seemed slow and not that interesting to me. 

Fast forward twenty years. 

I met a guy. Well, not just a guy; THE guy.  At the time, I didn’t realize that he was also Mr. Baseball Fan. I thought he was just a regular awesome guy. Which was true, then and now:  he is a regular awesome guy. But there’s more. There’s Baseball.

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