Tuesday, I went & got my paycheck, then got a few groceries. Most of the rest of the day, and Wednesday, and Thursday, I stayed at home, working on the computer. I didn’t get much writing done, but I downloaded some books from the internet.
Thursday afternoon, about 20 cops went by my house, from several different agencies, & I followed them in the rain (it rained most of the week, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.) They were all going about four miles west of my apartment, where some guy reportedly fired on cops. They got him, later.
Thursday night, I brought Zane over and we watched two movies — “Office Space” (w/Stephen Root) and “6th Day” (w/Arnold Swarzeneggar).
Friday, I picked Z up after lunch, and we drove to Sulphur. We spent several hours walking through the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, then ate at Taco Mayo. We got to Sulphur’s Bulldog stadium (Agee Field) before 6 p.m., though the game wasn’t scheduled to start until 7:30 p.m. People were already filing into the stands.
There was not nearly enough seating for the home fans, nor for the visitors. After the grandstands on both sides of the field were filled, people lined up all around the fence line, and on the running track inside the fence. By game time, the atmosphere was electric — people shouting, cheerleaders running and cheering, players hopping.
The rain had finally ceased for the week, leaving us in 40-degree weather with a light cool breeze, chilling the bones. The grass was wet, the ground cold.
Not only were the grandstands too small to hold the people that were there, but the bathrooms were small and inadequate, and the loudspeaker was not nearly loud enough. During the game, we almost never heard what the announcer was saying. But that’s okay; the action was on the field.
When the game finally got underway, Seminole came pouring forth with power, striking immediately. With one long pass and one 25-yard run, the Chieftains scored a touchdown. Only 26 seconds had been burned off the clock.
Sulphur, nonplussed, came back fighting, and finally drove their way to a touchdown. It was 7-6 in Sulphur’s favor at the half. In the third quarter, Sulphur managed another TD, making the score 13-6. In the fourth, they added yet another, winning 20-6. It was the lowest scoring game of the year for both teams, and Seminole’s first regular-season loss since 2000, when Roland beat them.
In the car with Zane, on the way back to Seminole, it was a quiet ride.
Dream (this morning): the dream began in an old abandoned theater in a dying town. Some of us were vampires, and I could fly, easily and with total control. The other people in the dream were mostly good-looking, but prudish Christian women. Somehow, though, they were taken with me … At the end, some of the women tried to convince me to become a minister. It all seemed very real, yet ethereal and strange.