Monday, August 10, 2009

"Bee" Open

Life is too short to not try new things. Especially things that maybe we've never been open to in the past. For me, this involves sports. Most of you who know me well know how I feel about organized team sports. Lame. Boring. Pointless. 

But lately I've decided that attitude sucks. Sure, just because I'm not an athlete, doesn't mean that I can't give those who are a chance. Maybe I'd even like it.

So I went to my first Bees game tonight. And you know what? It was really fun. Part of the fun was that we got the royal treatment. We had a suite filled with yummy food and drinks. The seats were great, inside and out. 

But most of the fun was talking with the people around us and cheering for the Bees when they did something well (which was not often, unfortunately. They lost to the Nashville Sounds by a landslide). It was just fun to be part of the crowd, singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the top of our lungs. (Interesting side note: We looked two suites down from us and saw President Monson and his wife also cheering the Bees. This confirmed my theory that it's okay to do fun things on Monday nights for FHE).

So I was reminded that it's important to "bee" open to new things in life. (Of course, within reason-- I'm not suggesting anyone turn their home into a meth lab). I just think we miss out on a lot when we refuse to look beyond our established interests and hobbies. 

Sure, I like to read. But tonight I discovered I like baseball, too.


Kjrstin said...

fabulous, just fabulous. new stuff is always good. of course, i still turn the radio when they play taylor swift (why they say she isn't country is beyond me), but bee-ing open is good. i like it. i'll go try something new today. not sure what, but i'll try. thanks for the good inspiration.

tammyfaye22 said...

I'm so glad you came to the game with me and, more importantly, that you enjoyed yourself! It was a fun night, even though the Bees lost. Hopefully we can do it again sometime.

Kimberlie said...

I am glad that you went to the game. I went on the 24th of July and it was a lot of fun. It makes a huge difference when you are with fun people also. I think once a year is enough for me and baseball but any more than that it might lose the excitement.