The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Some random thoughts for a Sunday:
- I decided, for some reason unknown to me, to go through the entire archive of Questionable Content. Whereas there are a lot of things in the comic that I'm not a fan of - especially the comic he has up at the current time about one of his more loosely-moraled characters - the whole story is an intriguing read, if only to get some sort of insight into the mindset of the under-30 crowd. I know, this is a first for me: Webcomics as a means of social anthropology.
- On a completely unrelated note (but one more on topic for this weblog): It is official. I have started year 32 of my obsession with baseball cards. Two jumbo packs of Topps and one of Upper Deck. The two Topps packs got me a pull of a Johnny Mize "commemorative letter patch" (don't ask), and an Albert Pujols Career Best Authentic Game Worn Jersey (behind a cut-out "1B").
- I am, at the present time, in /ignore mode with the Predators. I just do not have the adequate amount of attention to spend on them, and they seem to do better when I am not actively delving into their daily successes and failures. The Admirals, I'm a little bit more attached - but that's proximity and season tickets talking, I think. (I do have to get the UMAW updated a bit more frequently, though.
- From the "It Never Fails" department: Last weekend I bought a discounted Andrew Bogut swingman jersey at the BC's gift shop (during an Admirals game! Oh the horror!). I got home and discovered it was a youth size jersey. So, I call up the BC, they tell me to just bring it in, exchange it and upgrade to an adult jersey. The day I do that, I find out - huh - Bogut is out indefinitely with a back sprain. Eh, at least I have a Bucks jersey before they leave for Seattle... wait, was I supposed to mention that?*
- Personal revelation time: I'm on the final three chapters of The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren. I've had more trouble getting through these last few chapters than the previous 37. It's not that I have trouble with the Great Commission; it's that I have trouble with rebuilding my Christian walk that, over the last 15 years, has deteriorated worse than Northwestern Avenue between the Milwaukee County line and Highway K in Racine. (Seriously - it's like riding through the GM Proving Ground's suspension test strip.)
- Song of the moment: "Yours" by Steven Curtis Chapman. For some reason, this song reminds me of one of my friends from Nashville, Mark Hollingsworth.
- Seriously - do NOT drive down Highway 38 in Racine if you don't need to do so.