So I picked up a gardening book last night and in one of the pictures it was showing how to mark off spacing for where to drop the seeds. So I was showing it to Chris and commenting, for this one you mark if off by using “hook ‘em horns.” He was so proud of me that a) I knew what hook ‘em horns were, and b) that I demonstrated them as I was showing him this picture. He did comment that my horns were upside down, but I explained that I knew this, but that you have to have your horns upside down to mark the dirt.
However, I think I then lost points when he asked me what school they were and I mistakenly guessed A&M. Hey, I had a 50-50 shot of guessing it right. And yes, I knew that A&M are Aggies, but I didn’t know what an “Aggie” was (now I know it’s short for Agricultural) and I didn’t know that Aggies can’t have horns.
But anyway, back to my point, I actually impressed Chris with my pseudo-sports knowledge! For those who don't know, this is actually quite a feat as I know next to nothing about sports. We go to Red Sox games and I complain that I have trouble telling who's on which teams as the grey and white uniforms are too similar in color. He keeps trying to explain this one to me, but I don't see why we can't have more of a distinctive color. I also have a hard time knowing when the game has actually started. How am I supposed to know what's a warm-up pitch and what's a real one? They need to have some kind of signal or noise or something that means, "we've started now". And base coaches also confuse me. They look like regular players. And that's just baseball, which I understand much more than football. I have no idea about what happens in a football game. Have I embarrased myself enough yet with my lack of sports knowledge?