Monday, October 31, 2011

There are times when cards and card bloggers just really give me a pick up.

Good Monday evening to all, hope that you all survived the Halloween beggars throwing eggs at your windows/vehicles (yes, it happens in my neighborhood).  The last few days for me have been kind of crappy professionally, and to be honest I believe that it has come out in my writing.  The blast from the past post yesterday was kind of hastily put together, and truly not some of my best writing.  Today, I found a couple of things worth writing about.

All of you guys (and gals) know I'm nuts.  Plain and simple.  For me, the insanity (and the humor) keeps me young.  But I also believe that there are people out there that are contributing to the insanity.  Actually, I know of two that have already contributed.

First, Brian at Play at the Plate sent me quite a few serial numbered cards for the other blog.  Varying colors, chromes and numbers made me a happy camper!!  I am saving the viewing of these cards for the serial #'d blog; needless to say Brian is going to have a few days worth of posts over there.   Brian is also running a contest tonight, so if you haven't entered yet, do so now or forever hold your peace!!  Brian, thank you for the cards, I've already started a Rangers pile (small that it is) for you.

Second, I received an envelope with more cards, from a location that I didn't recognize.  Mind you I have a few trades/eBay purchases happening, so I thought it might be one of those.  Wrong!!  It was another pack of serial numbered cards from Erik @ Sandlot cards.   What impressed me about this envelope (besides the cards of course) was the letter inside.  Love the formality!!   Called me Mr. Mitchell and everything.  Erik also mentioned my lament regarding the lack of singles at my local LCS that I posted on the habit a few days back.  Turns out Erik runs an online singles store on the net as well.  I'll try it out and let you all know what I think.  Thank you Erik!

Sometimes, there are blog posts that just literally speak to you.  G_Moses over at the Basketball (and Hockey) card blog posted today about November being National Novel Writing Month.  I had to look it up for myself to see if that was the case, needless to say my skepticism was proved wrong (like always).  But, he had a great idea, that naturally I decided to put my foot in my mouth and take up the challenge, mainly because of my freaky obsession with anything numbers related.  The challenge is to write 15000 words on the blog during the month of November.  500 words a day.  As you can see by this post, I'm very long winded (or you've read it in the past on other posts...take your pick), so I took up the challenge!!  I will post the number of words of each post on a daily basis, along with a running total as well.  It will be exclusive to the habit, the words on serial #'d insanity will not count.  Works out good for me, because I've had a series that I was waiting to post, and now I can add this as another reason. 

Here's hoping this guy comes back in '12 healthy and dominant, ...just because the game needs someone to jump start it again

Oh, by the way, I feel much better now, thanks to the hobby

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Hey should be fun. Maybe it only starts out with a couple of us, but things tend to grow year in and year out. Good luck on hitting 15000 words.

  2. 15000 total comes out to about 60 formatted manuscript pages. Not quite a novel but definitely in novella range. It's a good challenge. Go for it. As for me, I have to write about 500 words for my work every day, and then I'm writing for myself, too. So, I will strive to write 50 word blog posts this month, just to spite novel month :)

  3. You're welcome! That challenge sounds fun, but a bit much for me to commit to right now! Good luck.

  4. Anytime! I look forward to following your insanity set. Thanks for the mention (and the order). I appreciate it.