The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

I feel like a winner


Yeah, so, I have a lot of random stories today to let’s just get right to it.

I did not win the MLB Honorary Bat Girl Contest. I know, right? WTF?! I thought I had a great shot at winning. I had a lot of people voting for me, and I think my essay was pretty good – if I don’t say so myself. (You can see all the winners here.)

I want to give a huge shout-out to everyone who voted for me and shared my story on all the social media channels. I was absolutely overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. I think the MLB made a huge mistake not choosing me. I would have looked amazing out on the field in my orange wig. Of course, I’m planning to enter every year until I win, so better luck next year, right?

Let’s talk about something else. My good  buddy Jess knitted me an amazing hat that I can’t stop wearing.


It’s important to look stylish while receiving acupuncture.

You are probably going to see a lot of photos of me in this hat. I really love it. I have a wig that doesn’t look so great on top, so I’ve been wearing it with hats, and this hat is perfect. Also, it’s the best color: Orange.

Speaking of wigs, I have been missing my red-red hair, so I ordered this cheapy red wine-colored wig on Amazon. It was created for people into cosplay. I’m not sure what character people are dressing up as when they wear this wig, but it looks A LOT like my old hair.


This is not an old photo of my old hair. This is a wig.

My old hair with Darth Vader, because why not?

My old hair with Darth Vader, because why not?

The wig and my old hair are pretty similar, right? I won’t lie. I got a little teary when I put it on, because for the first time in months I looked like me again. My other wigs are very cute, but they don’t look like me. This silly, cheap wig looks like me. Of course, it really looks like a wig, so I’m not sure I’m confident enough to wear it in public. It might be more of an around-the-house wig? But maybe my old hair looked like a wig, too? I think all my wigs look like wigs, but of course they would look like wigs to me. Mighty, mighty good man David insists they do not look like wigs, and I trust his opinion.

Oh, hey, I guess summer is coming, because the pool is open at my sister’s condo complex. Calvin got to do a little swimming this weekend. He is so happy when he’s in the pool.


And he’s starting to get really brave. We are going to have to watch him every single second he is near a pool. He is tall enough that he can walk around in the shallow end easily. His head is well above the water line, but he has put his head underwater a few times. He will jump off the edge into someone’s arms, and he’s starting to feel confident enough to slide into the water from the edge, which I caught on video.

He’s going to be swimming in no time. He’s really not a baby anymore. He’s not even a toddler. He’s a little boy. Sigh.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

5 thoughts on “I feel like a winner

  1. Maybe it’s a very good picture of the wig, but… I don’t think it looks like a wig! (Remember, this is coming from the woman who had cotton-candy pink hair for 6 months, so color is never the determining factor for me in deciding if it’s a wig.) Also, it looks great on you; if I saw you at the grocery store I’d be jealous of your hair color. 🙂

    • Pink hair is totally in fashion right now. I see all kinds of girls with pink hair. You were ahead of your time. Maybe I should just wear it in public. Why should I care what people think anyway? Yes. It’s s wig. So what? I like it.

  2. I think the wigs look quite natural! I also really like your writing, and I admire your strength during this trying time.

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