This is a big journal update. WARNING! This is a long journal. This is a fair warning.
Giants beat the D-Backs, 9-6. I was able to see the 20th Anniversary room underneath the Coors Light Strike Zone. It's pretty great. The 2001 World Series vault is rather small, but all the goods are still there. I visited a new concession stand; Gonzo's Grill. It's a chicken stand that's based on Arizona's favorite OF, sponsored by Tyson Chicken. The D-Backs hit their first HR during a game Dad, and I visited. (The team installed a humidor to increased the humidity for the baseballs before the start of the season. ESPN.com tracks stats for ballparks during the season. If the stats are to believed, Chase Field is more a pitcher/neutral park instead of a bandbox (an extreme hitter's park) than in most seasons).
I saw a lot of movies. You know what's coming:
"Black Panther" was excellent. It was an excellent job for the leader of Wakanda. I love the soundtrack (even though I'm not a big rap fan.) The visuals are fantastic, and the characters are fantastic. Marvel should be proud.
"Avengers: Infinity War" (part 1)
is a worthy follow-up. All this time, all the movies were leading up to this. And I am delighted with the outcome. I got my money's worth with this movie. I'm a bit disappointed that the "Avengers theme" wasn't used as much, but that's a minor nitpick.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" works for me. I know the recent Star Wars movies have been hit & miss, but this movie works. The characters are exceptional, all actors do a fantastic job, and the visuals are just what you expect from the brand. Star Wars might overtake my beloved Star Trek in the number of movies released. Who would have thought that would have happened?
"Incredibles 2" lived up to the named. 14 years and they made the movie better than the original. All the cast did A+ performances. Yes, some scenes will cause problems with those with epilepsy, seizures, and other similar issues. I will recommend caution for those with those symptoms.
I want to watch "Antman & The Wasp" next weekend when my sister comes up. I WILL watch "Wreck-it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet." "Christopher Robin" has potential.
I will go to ANOTHER baseball game this Friday. Why? Nancy has tickets, but she's coming up from Tucson that same day. She won't be able to attend the game. She'll mail the cards this week. I'll ride the ValleyMetro Light Rail to meet up with Dad at Chase Field. Wish me luck.
My eyes had fun. When I checked in for my annual, the doctor noticed swelling in my right eye, the bad eye. She adviced getting injections. Dad sent me to a new doctor. We tried a standard medicine for the first two injections. That didn't do the trick. For the third, the doctor used a steroid. It worked, although the right eye had unusually high pressure. After the steroid injection, my primary doctor permitted for us to get glasses. So, yesterday, Dad and I went to Target Optical to get new glasses. We got some better glasses that hopefully will not get streaky and dirty. It will come around 1-2 weeks from yesterday.
Everybody got that?
I'll try to post more deviation and get back to my fave self-starting today.