November 3, 2009

Game 5


My husband's company gave him two tickets to Game 5 of the World Series, which was played last night in Philadelphia.

I like the Phillies, but I liked the idea of having $5,000 in my pocket a whole lot more. That is how much our seats were going for on the Black Market.

"Selling the tickets is tacky," my husband reminded me. "Plus, this will be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life."

I told him that a trip to Hawaii would be equally memorable, and could be experienced without long underwear and ear muffs.

After I finished mourning the loss of what might have been, I had a great time. My family loves sports and the experience of being at a World Series game was nothing short of incredible. It was way better, in fact, than paying off our student loans or a week-long vacation to a tropical island in the dead of winter. Way.

29 comments

Anonymous said...

Paying off student loans before age 50 is highly overrated anyway. :-)
Jen

Mary said...

Going to a warm sunny tropical vacation is to way overrated as well...glad you enjoyed the game!

Melissa said...

Student loans won't go away. They are just like taxes you have to pay them and it stinks (sometimes) So glad the Phillies won last night although a vacation would be nice!

Jen Lee said...

At least they won.

Jill said...

Husbands have such different priorities..

The Mommy said...

Is that just a TOUCH of sarcasm? :)

Chalk it up to life experience, I guess.

Stina said...

i would want 5k. at least you have a nice memory. take care. go yankees!

CountessLaurie said...

Hawaii or World Series? Fruity umbrella drinks or beer? Fresh grilled seafood with macadamia nuts or sausage sandwich?

Um... lucky you?

Angee said...

Someone in Utah is jealous. I'm hoping for a game 7. Go Phils!

Michelle said...

That is very cool!

Sants said...

I still vote for Hawaii, although I am sure you had a good time.

Karen said...

I would have gone to the game. We got free tickets to the Patriots game in the snow a couple weeks ago and I loved it. GO RED SOX!

Chief said...

I am so ok with tacky when it come to cold hard cash

Heidi said...

That game was a nail-biter! How awesome that you were there!!!

Too Many Hats said...

Who needs warm sunny beaches when you can sit on a cold metal chair? Glad you had fun.

Sara A Broers said...

Sometimes the "simpler" things in life are the way to go! Glad you did enjoy yourself. Although, I do agree, those Hawaiian beaches are enticing!

Lydia Story said...

You are such a good sport.

brittany said...

I'm so glad my husband hates sports (lacrosse and soccer aside). We'd have sold the tickets and enjoyed Christmas in Ireland. Or put it towards a down payment on a car.

The Novelist said...

You are a good sport (and a lucky one too)! I would have loved to sell them as well to sneak off somewhere exciting!

Lynn said...

I agree with the World Series is much more important and fun then any other option!

I am a huge Indians fan and because of that I am cheering for the Phillies!

WILLIAM said...

You can always go to Hawaii but it may be another 20 years before the home team goes to the series.

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Anonymous said...

Booo Phillies! Go Dodgers! I don't like the Yankees but I hope they win!

Anonymous said...

Years ago, I turned down box seats for the "Subway Series" games. Why?!? Not interested in baseball! But, in retrospect, I should have taken them.

There's nothing like being with a great crowd- especially on a winning night!

No regrets ever! One of a kind experience = priceless.

Amalie said...

oh MAN that would have been awesome if you sold your tickets. Oh well I bet the game was not too bad.

Malea said...

OUCH, I am feeling your pain right now. WAY.

Kira said...

LIES! A vacation would be better! lol. But in my defense, Im not into sports.

Raych the brain Stangle said...

yeah sitting on a cold hard bench freezing to death watching a bunch of guys run around is Waaaaay better than getting out of debut or having a tropical vacation! boys are SOOOOO much smarter.

Ann said...

I agree 100% with both of you, a vacate would have been WAY better, but you can't sell them and expect to show your face around work again. ;(