If you have been around the blogosphere very long then you have seen these extended periods of quiet time on a blog. For me and this blog which is over a year old now, this has been the longest period without a post ever. I haven’t written a single post since October 1st. Ouch, that kind of hurt to put in print right in front of me.
I don’t want to just put a bunch of excuses out and vow to do better but I do want to address it a bit here. I still love my sports cards, fellow collectors and fellow bloggers and this great hobby in general. I am not contemplating a departure from collecting or blogging. There is not any one reason why I have been so quiet, it is a combination of several factors that have kept me on the sidelines. Most of which are too boring or not important to waste your time having you read them here.
As for my ongoing Touch’em All project as you might imagine it has been more like ignore them all. Not to worry though during my down time the cards have continued to show up on the shelves and across the internet. Collectors have continued to trade, sell and flat out give stuff away. All of the card manufacturers that were printing cards since my last post are still printing cards. With all of the resources available today I haven’t really missed a thing.
Another great thing about the hobby is that for a couch/computer desk junkie like myself I don’t have to stay in shape to enjoy the hobby. I haven’t touched my cardboard in twenty days but my fingers are still in prime sorting condition. If I were a runner or a golfer twenty days on the sideline would have affected my stamina or swing.
By the way here is my pick for the World Series. Phillies in six, no seven, wait six, ughh seven. I think it is going to boil down to the Phillies bats beating the Rays bullpen. This post season has been very surprising to watch transpire. Going in I really thought it would be the Cubs against either the Angels or Red Sox, boy was I wrong. If I could write the ending for this years World Series I would have Brad Lidge loading the bases in the bottom of the thirteenth inning of Game 7 and then striking out the side.