Last night, Jo Ann and I were watching TV, catching up on a show from last season. It's the first time since Pablo's passing that we've sat in our TV room and turned our brains off in this special American way. In fact, Pablo himself spent plenty of time in this room throughout the 13 months of his treatment, watching 'Sponge Bob' and 'Scooby Doo' and tons of movies. We love it in here.
While we were watching the show, I remembered a thought I'd had Sunday morning: to check the June 27 2008 entry on the Pablog. I wanted to see what we had done exactly a year before Pablo's death. So I picked up my laptop and typed in the date in the search bar on the blog. I nearly jumped out of my seat when I saw what we'd been up to on that date. It was the night we went to the Dodger game with Francine and our friends Alix and David and sat in their amazing season seats. The night Pablo got to go onto the field and get his ball signed. In his super ginormous Dodger tee shirt. The night they put his image up on all the flat panel screens in the stadium with a 'Welcome to Dodger Stadium, Pablo!' message. That night was so amazing. It was crazy. If you want to go down memory lane, click here for the pics and post I put up the next day.
What's even crazier is this: This morning, I received an email from Felicia Glover, the marketing person from Nike who has been working with us on the Livestrong commercial. (The spot with Pablo and I—and still pictures of Jo Ann and Grady—premieres this Friday!) Felicia's email said that someone from the Nike / Livestrong team in Portland would be contacting us today to see if we'd be up to throw the first pitch at an upcoming Dodger game. The symmetry is powerful, huh? A couple hours later, my assistant Acacia called to say that person had contacted her, and the game is this Saturday night. We have a call with the dude at Nike later today. Will fill you in on the details when we know.
One thing we are sure of: we're going to ask them to put Pablo's face on all the HD screens in the stadium again. One other thing Jo Ann is sure of: Jimmy and Grady need to teach me how to throw a baseball lol! I am going to stop right here and say one thing: PABLO IS ALL AROUND. The feeling I had about checking the blog to remember our activities exactly one year before Pablo's death was so clear and powerful. It was a special feeling. Not about trivia. Something higher than that. The kind of thing I just knew I had to do.
LA is filled with billboards proclaiming that our fine city is Dodgertown. On Saturday night, they're gonna have to change it to Pablotown.