ay caramba, what a series
so the Yankees blew a 3-0 lead to lose the ALCS, and the Red Sox are going on to the World Series, where they'll face either the Cardinals or the Astros, depending on the outcome of Game Seven of the NLSC. i'm rooting for the Cardinals, partly because (a) they have little red birdies as their symbol, and (b) the Astros not only have a stupid name, but also have a symbol on their caps that much resembles a mutilated starfish, which makes me unhappy. however, i will support whoever wins and goes to play against the Red Sox, because they cannot be allowed to win a World Series. that would make the Cubbies sole occupiers of a very lonely low step labelled 'haven't won a World Series in living memory'.
we flipped madly this evening between West Wing, the Yankees-Sox game (though after the first inning or two it was pretty clear who was going to win), and America's Next Top Model. but yes, the new season of West Wing premiered tonight, and we have been promised eight all new episodes in a row (yay NBC!) which will take us all the way to the end of the quarter and then some! so i am excited. heehee. it was a cracking good episode too, though it didn't quite tie up ALL the loose ends of last season's finale. talk about starting the new season with a bang! looks like a lot of shakeups are going to ensue, not sure whether this is good or bad...
but i am very happy to have President Bartlett, Josh and CJ and all the others back again, and am waiting with semi-bated breath to see what happens. (oh, and CSI tomorrow night, with Sarah still in it -i wonder what happened there? not that i am complaining, but i could have watched so many more episodes...)