Saturday, October 21, 2006

I have a few things to say...

I've taken what I can only call a 'vacation' from blogging.

Real vacation: The first few days you spend relaxing... LOVING the freedom, and enjoying the absence of schedule and pressure. You wonder why you ever worked in the first place. This shit is sweet!

Then, toward the end, you begin looking forward to going home... you start thinking of what you miss about your neighborhood, your friends and your routine.

Then, it's over. At long last, you are home... and you remember why you love where you live and what you do, you anticipate getting back to work, to your routine... to life.

The past ten days have... been nothing like that at all. But it sure sounded good.

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The St. Louis Cardinals have surprised, amazed and dumfounded the experts. As for the fans... I'd love to say we expected it all along, but we're pretty freaking amazed and dumfounded too.

Situation: A few guys that had been thrown onto the scrap heap... several first-year rookies... a couple of geriatric near-retirees... and numerous injured and hurting players... have stunned the world. In a fit of determination and grit, an unlikely group of heroes have dragged the team into the FALL CLASSIC, and nobody has an explanation as to how ANY of it happened.

It just did.

And now, the Cardinals will take their scrappy group of talented but injured, green, left-for-dead guys to the field once again for seven games that promise to be as exciting as Game 7 was against the Mets.

And it will be against another unlikely team. With 119 losses last season, the Detroit Tigers have surprised almost as many experts. I can think of no more deserving team than the Tigers to go to the world series...

... and lose.

But this is what baseball is really about. No 25-million-a-year Yankees, no Bonds-esque assholes, nothing even close to what the experts predicted.

But it's real. It's American. It's baseball. And it's sweeeeet.

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After this week, I will have jumped several hurdles in life and settled back into some sort of routine... almost like coming back from vacation. And, just like vacation, I am tired and broke, but I have all kinds of pictures to show ya!

Just kiddin'.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back.

Anonymous said...

If what Dr. Mike said you were really doing is true, then by all means, keep those pictures to yourself!

Glad you're back.

Fantastagirl said...

Welcome back - we missed your, uhm, wisdom, yeah - that's it!

Glad you are back!

Kimmy said...

As one of your faithful readers, let me share the following: Each day begins and ends with a check on Daveswindow, but alas, day after day after day...squat. So now that you are back and honoring us with your presence.... Welcome back buttwipe!

sista smiff said...

Hey Dave

Glad to see you back.

Mishka said...

Good to see you are back...I am a Chicago Bears fan, have been since I was little and last week, I went to bed as they were being spanked by Arizona...found out yesterday that they ended up winning that game...I can't believe I went to bed...won't do that again...

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Jeez. You could have told me you were back.

It's Me, Maven... said...

Glad to see you're back. Ironic enough, I'm reading this post upon MY return from vacation:)

Lee Ann said...

Good luck Cardinals! My Dad is loving it!
Have a wonderful weekend!
~xo

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good break away. I feel the same way too sometimes about blogging in particular, then I think
"Just check what the honeys are up to in US", and then bang, off again

Michelle O'Neil said...

Buttwipe?

That must be your "secret agent" name. Very clever.

Glad you returned safely from your latest mission.

Ari said...

Mysterious!

MIA said...

BOO! happy Halloween. You are a blog ghost.