Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A Strange Sale

OK. Things are still weird. There's still no baseball. You're still staying home as much as humanly possible. You're still doing the right thing. But, now it's even weirder! The Section 36 Store is having a quick three-day sale today through Friday. And then, next week? Doing that again! Then two weeks later? Doing it again! How strange!

No matter how it's scheduled, don't miss this opportunity! 

So, head over right now and select something that you like. But, don't delay. Remember, the sale only runs through Friday! Only a few days before prices go back to their regular levels.

Click Here Now!

And, as always, when you do get an item, send me a picture wearing it for me to share with the world! The blogFacebook, and even Instagram! Not only would it be a great way to show the world your amazing outfit, but if you have a business or cause that needs promotion, it's an easy way to get a mention on Section 36!

Like the amazing singer Sabrina did!

This Tank Top is on Sale!

Or like the talented photographer Kelsey did!

This Tee is on sale!

Or like another wonderful singer, Lyssa, did!

This tank top is on sale!

Or like Lauren did!

This Tank Top is on Sale!

Like Bridget did! (With some help from K. Garcia Productions)

This sweatshirt is on sale!

Or, like travel agent Bernadette did to show off how amazing this tank top looks on her in Fiji.

This tank top is on sale!

Or Phil did

This tank is also on sale!

Or Holly did with her cozy new hoodie.

This hoodie is on sale!

Or Nicolette did with her great t-shirt!

This t-shirt is on sale!

Or like Allison did!

This t-shirt is on sale!

Or, like Sierra did!

This t-shirt is on sale!

But, first you need to buy something you like. There's a lot to choose from. There are even a couple new designs to choose from!

What will you get?

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

1975 Topps Page by Page: Page 16 (136-144)

I'm sure that you all remember that I finally completed my 1975 Topps set. 

Now that it's done I thought it would be fun to look through the set and talk about it. Going page by page seemed like a good way to go about it. Hopefully you find it interesting to read what I have to say.

How about we continue with page 16?

Red Sox Cards on the Page:  0. Can't have one on every page.

Cards that make the 1975 Topps set cool: While none of the cards on the set match the coolness categories that got me interested in the 1975 Topps set in the first place, it's always fun seeing older uniforms that aren't in use anymore. In that case, the card of Terry Forster is certainly cool. How can you not love those White Sox uniforms?

My favorite card on the page: Have to go with the Steve Garvey right in the middle. It has the glorious All-Star star in the corner, and he is by far the best player on the page.

What would your answers to those last two categories be?

Friday, April 3, 2020

Dana Harrison Visits Section 36!

Section 36 has another visitor! Dana Harrison is passionate about the arts, a talented stage performer, and the current Miss San Fernando Valley. I was thrilled she visited us to discuss those topics, and a few more!

So, let's see what happens when Dana Harrison visits Section 36!

How did you celebrate winning the Miss San Fernando Valley crown?
Well first, like any pageant girl, I cried tears of joy! Prior to last year when I won my first local title, I had competed persistently for over half a decade, never winning a title, and sometimes not even placing. So I knew when my name was called, I was so fortunate! I was also so surprised and excited because this will now be my second time being a titleholder, and being exposed to so many incredible opportunities! I was also blessed to celebrate this with some of my best friends!

What part of the upcoming Miss California competition are you most nervous about?
To be honest, I don't think I am nervous about the Miss California competition, I am just so excited to have the opportunity that not many women get to have-a chance to compete for my dream job of being Miss California! On the other hand, with everything regarding the COVID-19, and even seeing some of the final competitions be postponed, it does make me a bit apprehensive-will our state competition get pushed back now? As of now, I am unsure, but I believe that what ever happens will happen for a reason with the ultimate best interest for all of us candidates.

What has surprised you the most about your time as Miss San Fernando Valley?
I think what's surprised me most of all is the support I have already received from the community of San Fernando Valley! While I am not a resident, nor am I from the area (although I do have family in the San Fernando Valley), I have been welcomed with open arms to this community! I plan to spend my spring break and various weekends without my reign doing as much as I can for this community. When I competed for this title, I told my judges that while I currently live in Sacramento, my heard would be with San Fernando Valley this year because it would mean so much to me push myself out of my comfort zone, and expand to new horizons! San Fernando Valley, I am ready to make an impact!

How did you select your social impact initiative, “Enriching People’s Lives Through the Performing Arts”?
Photo by Image Society
I have been involved in the performing arts since I was five years old, and I have also volunteered and taught musical theatre to kids of all ages. With that being said, I know for a fact that my confidence would not be as strong, and I can say the same for my students, if we hadn't been exposed to the performing arts. The performing arts provides opportunities for anyone to grow, challenge themselves, and most importantly, express themselves in a way that is truly beautiful, and is free of ridicule and judgement. Also, in the long run, the performing arts increases and improves academic attendance, discipline, and motivation!

What do you enjoy most about performing on stage?
There is so much I love about performing on stage! I don't even get nervous anymore, because any stage I perform on is my comfort zone! Above all, I think the opportunities performing can bring you are endless, and for an optimistic person like myself, that is so much fun! I get to be creative, entertaining, but most importantly, I get to make people smile, and feel a special type of way, and that is initially one of my favorite aspects of social impact, as well as just performing in general. 

If you could be a Disney character for a week, who would you choose? Why?
Ooohh, I love this! Well although I am known for performing Ursula's solo, "Poor Unfortunate Souls", and she is a favorite, but if I could be a Disney character for a week, I would pick Rapunzel! She has also been a favorite of mine because of her determination, her creativity, her hair, and her love for wanting to meet new people, and explore new opportunities!

As a Giants fan, who is your favorite Red Sox player? Why?
Well, when I think of the Red Sox, I think of an ultimate baseball legend who happened to play for the Red Sox-Babe Ruth! I think a team to have an icon like that in their history is incredible! While many admired The Babe for his skill, I think I truly admired how respectful he was of others!

If you had an extra ticket to a Giants-A’s game, who would you bring with you? Why?
I think I would bring my long-time MAO mentor and friend, Tony Moises! Like myself, Tony is a huge Giants fan, and being able to share an experience like this would be a way to treat him, and thank him for all he's done for me in the nearly eight years he's known and helped me!

Is there a feature or activity at a Giants game that you’d especially like to experience?
I have been to many Giants games in my past, and they are so much fun! But, I would love to one day either sing the national anthem, or throw out the first pitch! Being able to share my passion of singing while honoring America for my favorite team would be a memory so near and dear to my heart! 


Those would be wonderful things to be able to do!

As usual, I want to thank Dana for visiting and for sending along the fantastic pictures that accompany the interview. They make the whole thing so much better.

As Dana continues her time as Miss San Fernando Valley, I encourage you to check out her official Instagram. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything she’ll have going on.

I also want to wish her the best of luck when she competes for the Miss California title. It would be wonderful to have the first Section 36 visitor to wear that crown!

Thanks again Dana, and good luck!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

It Should Have Been Today

That's right. Today was supposed to be the Red Sox home opener. Instead we're all keeping our distance while waiting for brighter days ahead.

Without baseball to talk about, I need to figure out some topics to write about. I wish I had scrapbooks like The Phillies Room to allow me to report on games from the past. But, I don't. I could use old box scores, but that seems boring. I'll come up with something, though, to give us all our baseball fix. (Ideas or requests are certainly welcome.)

Until then, here are some picture's from last year's home opener. I hope you enjoy looking back to better times!

Be safe, and stay home!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Kristina Ayanian Visits Section 36!

Photo by
Stephanie Vegliante Photography

Section 36 has another visitor! Kristina Ayanian is passionate about thinking globally, a talented pianist, and the current Miss Boston. I was thrilled to be able to visit with her to discuss those topics, and more!

So, let's see what happens when Kristina Ayanian
visits Section 36!

How did you celebrate winning the Miss Boston crown?
I was so overwhelmed by the support from my family and friends who were waving their hands and cheering for me every time I stepped on stage. They showered me in hugs and flowers after I was crowned. I returned home to pack my bags for a work conference in New York bright and early the next morning! Always on the grind and I’m loving every minute of it!

Is there a specific goal you’d like to accomplish during your time as Miss Boston?
I hope to lead by example. My goal is to help at least one person to find their personal passion project and share their message to the world. I am currently in the process of organizing a Freedom Walk on the Freedom Trail. I aim to unite our community and facilitate social interaction about topics that impact each individual. We unite by sharing our differences and are more alike than we think. By sharing our stories, we will create a ripple effect in communities across Massachusetts, and beyond, to take action in their communities.

As a former Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding teen, do you think that experience will help you at the Miss Massachusetts competition?
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Version 2.0 Productions
My experience competing in the Miss America Organization since I was 15 has helped me in every chapter in my life. Competing and holding a teen title has given me the confidence to live every day with an imaginary crown on my head – from college to the real world and everything in between. I am so excited to compete for the state title in June!

How did you select your social impact initiative, “Global Citizenship”?
From a young age, my mom has taught me the value and importance of giving back to our community. I was shocked to learn that our national volunteer rate is currently at a two-decade low. At the heart and soul of my social impact initiative is recognizing that we all play a vital role in creating a culture of humanity and keeping our world sustainable for future generations. Global citizenship starts at the local level – turning the water off while we’re brushing our teeth, making recycling into a habit, holding the door open for the elderly, and using our voice to spread recognition about issues we are passionate about. These are all examples of small steps we can take every day to create a domino effect that will grow to a national then global level. I created the #GlobalCitizenshipPledge and the @CommittedGlobalCitizens Instagram and Facebook page, where I share quotes and stories from global citizens and hope to inspire others to take action. Follow me to take the pledge!

As a talented pianist, what do you like most about performing on stage?
My favorite part about performing is making people happy. When I see a piano in hotel lobbies, in shopping centers, in homes, or on stages I naturally gravitate towards it and start playing. I can’t help myself! Music helps me unwind and mastering new pieces brings a smile to my face. I like bringing that smile to others when I perform.

What is your personal fitness routine?
First and foremost I eat healthy and avoid processed foods.
Photo by
Stephanie Vegliante Photography
change my fitness routine every gym session, especially for cardio. I rotate between running, jump rope, biking, and the elliptical. I enjoy lifting weights, but since I’ve been dancing from 2 years old, my legs are my strongest muscles and I pride myself on leg days.

Who’s your favorite Red Sox player? Why?
David Ortiz has been an iconic figure in my life since I was a little girl. I grew to admire him even more as I became older because he was more than a legendary baseball player; he was a Boston hero. He brought everyone together during a time when the city needed it most and that resonates with everyone – not just sports fans.

If you had an extra ticket to a Red Sox game at Fenway, who would you bring with you? Why?
My mom’s company has season tickets, and every year when it’s our turn to go to a game, we bring someone who has never seen the Sox live. Nothing compares to seeing the smile on people’s face, both old and young, when they walk into Fenway Park for the first time. I’ll continue to do the same any time I have an extra ticket.

Is there a feature or activity at a game at Fenway that you’d especially like to experience?
I’d love to sing our National Anthem in our historic park or throw a first pitch!


Those would be wonderful opportunities!

As usual, I want to thank Kristina for visiting and for sending along the fantastic pictures that accompany the interview. They make the post so much better.

As Kristina continues her time as Miss Boston, I encourage you to check out her officia
l Instagram account and Facebook page, as well as her personal Instagram account. It’s the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on everything she’ll have going on. You should also check out her Committed Global Citizens Instagram and Facebook pages to see all the amazing things happening there.

I also want to wish her the best of luck when she competes for the Miss Massachusetts title. It would be wonderful to have another Section 36 visitor wear that crown!

Thanks again Kristina, and good luck!

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