Friday, April 13, 2012

4.13 Triskaidekaphobia

Are you superstitious? Then you may have been a little on edge today, wondering what treacherous thing might happen. I was fortunate to not encounter anything bad, but then again, I'm not superstitious about the number 13, or black cats crossing my path, or walking under ladders. You might catch me knocking on wood, but only as a gesture or saying, not because I hope it'll bring me more luck or safety.

Today was the San Francisco Giants home opener. We live just a few blocks from the stadium, so I decided to walk over and enjoy the excitement. Admittedly, I'm not a huge sports fan but living so close to the ballpark, I can't help but get caught up in the fever.

I understand that baseball players are often very superstitious. But playing their home opener on Friday the 13th didn't seem to effect our Giants. They won 5-0.

I didn't have a ticket, but I managed to watch the first and second home runs in the 1st inning though the fence by McCovey cove.

Homeruns that are hit out of the right field of the ballpark splash into McCovey Cove. Boats and kayakers hang out here to listen or watch the game on their radio or tv, party and hope to catch a ball that ends up in the 'splash zone'.

Btw, so very grateful for the weather. It was only in the mid 50s, but look at that sky! Yesterday and the day before were cold, windy and raining. We had quite a thunder and lightning storm last night, too. So if anything, this Friday the 13th ended up being a beautiful day in San Francisco, especially with that Giants win.

This was a funny little sight. All of the trees in front of the ballpark were "yarn bombed". Do you know what yarn bombing is?
"It's a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. (They) are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously. While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places. It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run."
Kinda fun, yes?


Anonymous said...

I really like the yarn bombs - I wish it would catch on over here instead of all the defacing of buildings with spray paint. McCovey Cove looks a great place to visit - congrats to the San Francisco Giants.

Ginnie said...

I would call that a tree hugger, Mad, and would hope they could get away with it! :)