Despite being a lazy, worthless hobby blogger, I still manage to keep about 30 people amused each day. Yes those are my unique hits every day. Despite new content since the summer. I'm still getting about 225-300 page views a week. It's crazy. I'm guessing it's because of my finely tuned blog roll over there on the left.
I should really start blogging again. It was therapeutic and helped relieve stress, which I have much of. For those wondering where I have been, and for those that haven't, here's a recap...
====I got married last week...October 24th to be exact. Those "new" relationships take a lot of work sometimes but mine just happens naturally. It helps that she has almost the same affinity for small pieces of cardboard. I got to marry my best friend and quite possibly my soul mate. I never thought I would ever get married again. Life just happens this way sometimes.
====This is the first year I have bailed 100% completely on fantasy sports (unless you count Topps Bunt). I just wasn't into it this year. I thought that I could be a better fan and watch for the joy not because I had some vested interest in the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the Miami Dolphins. But alas, I miss it. I miss stats. I miss caring about players I hate. I miss the trash talking. And it's going to hurt at the end of the season when I don't get my $250-$400 that I have won for the last 10 years.
So I'm looking for a jumpstart. Something to unearth the beast that slumbers inside me. So far, the hockey releases have been less than what I expected. MVP disappointed me (what a shock). I wanted something more from Artifacts. I still haven't bought any O-Pee-Chee and I'm hoping the Upper Deck flagship brings me out of my funk. There is a show coming up in November in Chicago that I usually attend every year. Maybe that will release the Kraken? Maybe.
====Along the same lines as the last comment, I haven't even touched much by the way of cards. I have had no reason to. But I actually just responded to 3 Zistle trades last night, which is a good start I guess. The more interactive I am with all the blogs and card sites I have used, the more active I will get back into my collection. As for selling stuff, I really wish my Collector's Revolution inventory would move better but I just can't figure out how to master the art of social media (which seems to be the catalyst for the larger volume sellers). I still do pretty good on COMC though considering I have yet to invest a dime.
6ix 5ive 9ine has been playing out a lot more frequently the last few months and the response from the crowds has been great. It will be interesting to see what 2015 brings for us. My wedding, that I mentioned earlier, even took place at one of our gigs. It was epic.
On weekends I am not spending with my kids, there is usually something planned. Whether it is a gig, practice time, or rehearsal, being in the band and making things work takes up a lot of time. But is definitely worth it (of course not financially since I'm no where near quitting my day job). We have toiled around for a long time and to finally get to play for people over the last few years is a blessing. I love my band mates (which is good since I married one of them).
That's about it. Boredom, laziness, being busy...you know, the usual distractions from card collecting have kept me from the blog. But I'm still not going anywhere. I'm not closed for business and the blog will still be here for all you faithful that, if nothing else, use this as a jump point to read the great stuff from all the non-lazy, non-bored, bloggers out there in the world.