November 23, 2006

Today I'm Thankful For...

-1988 Topps and the stacks upon stacks of them collecting dust in my closet in my parents' house. Today this set has allowed me to wonder if Albert Hall's nickname was 'Royal' and if John Cameron Mitchell of Hedwig and sexually-explicit Shortbus fame is the same guy as #207 John Mitchell of the New York Mets...because that would be hilarious were it true...

-My parents' old iMac, humming along with new Comcast service despite running on fumes (and system 8.6). For the next few days, it's the best I've got.

-My Applecare protection on my own iMac that I splurged on when I purchased my computer last year. Just before I left for the holidays, my computer started whirring and clicking and nearly 15 years experience with Macs has told me that anytime your computer starts clicking, it's on its way out. So as soon as I get back to NYC I'll be down the Apple Store waving good-bye to my old hard drive (and a year's worth of baseball card-related writing). Which brings me to my main point: I'm thankful that I've been able to write about cards over the past year because, as I've mentioned many times before, it's a therapeutic and enjoyable exercise. Over the past two months it's been especially fun, as I've tried to update the site daily. That's why it pains me that my computer has to be taken out of commission for a week or two. Hopefully it doesn't mean a break in posting, but it may mean fewer scans of cards...which is a shame, because I found an early-Nineties card of Isiah Thomas that perfectly sums up his systematic implosion of the Knicks. Oh, and that reminds me of the other thing I'm most thankful for this year...

-Isiah Thomas' systematic implosion of the Knicks. As a Celtics fan, even your wildest dreams don't turn out this good, so I'll stop here. Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Ruben said...

Have enjoyed reading your posts over the last couple of months.
Hope you are not down too long.