In true Achiever Card Blog fashion I am here to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a merry new year...on Jan6th. You know, after all of that has long since passed. Despite all evidence to the contrary I plan to continue this blog for the foreseeable future. There may be some changes. I'll try to describe some of them here. There also may be some changes that I have yet to think about and, therefore, would be unable to describe at this juncture.
I haven't been around much lately and unlike my other many hiatuses, this is not due to laziness. Well, not mostly due to laziness. As many of you know, I'm a dentist. At the end of the year there are many people who show up in the last 2 weeks and expect you to do all of the work that they should have been getting done the entire year. There isn't a lot of time to dick around on the computer.
Also at the end of this year, my wife, who is a prosthodontist (a dentist who specializes in really difficult and complex cases) is buying her own practice. Which means that I'm buying a practice (along with working at my regular office). This stuff takes up a lot more time than you'd think. All of this during Christmas which as you all know is normally a very relaxing and laid back time of the year.
Then, there was the 2 days I lost to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I'm not saying that I spent 2 days reading it. I'm saying that after I read it I spent 2 days in a darkened corner of my basement weeping softly while curled into the fetal position. It is without a doubt the bleakest thing I've ever read.
It is awesome. I definitely recommend it. It's one of those books that you will find yourself thinking about constantly.
Without giving anything important away, it is about a man and his son trying to survive in the most terrifying post-apocalyptic world I've ever imagined. Seriously, John Connor would long for the robots and Mad Max would just off himself. Thunderdome is like Space Mountain compared to this.
A few things to expect are these:
- Not all posts will be about baseball cards. Because it's hard to post at work about cards for me, I might just throw up some random thoughts that have nothing to do with anything because they are hilarious. At least that's what my wife says. "Oh motherscratcher, you're so funny. can you clean the garage?" "Jeez that's great! You're a genius. Why don't you run to the store and pick up the things on this list." "I can't believe how lucky I am to be married to such a funny guy. Can you get up and feed Grady so I can sleep in a little longer funny man?"
- I plan on a contest or 2
- I might try a group break
- I have a plan for a custom set. I've been thinking about it a lot. My photoshop skills aren't good enough so I might throw myself on the mercy of the Beardy for a little help.
- Other great stuff I haven't thought of yet.
And also, I plan to try to leave more comments on all of your blogs because...well...who doesn't love comments?
We'll see how it goes.