Friday, January 22, 2016

"Time" for a rebuttal

Have you ever seen a speaker, read an article or heard a sermon where you thought the speaker or writer was talking directly to you?  It happens to me from time to time.  I've been mulling over the idea for this post since December 17th. That's when I read a post entitled "Time" by the one and only Night Owl.   As with almost all Night Owl posts, it was on point and well written.

As I usually do with his posts, I read through it a few times.  I read this one even more because at the conclusion of my first time through, I thought "he's talking about me".  I really felt the weight of his words on me.  The more I read it, the more I felt that way, but understood he was probably referring to a number of people.

I also thought he didn't know what he was talking about. I am busy.  I don't have time to blog.  I DO want to blog.  Then I really started thinking about it.  Maybe I am busy, but I could find 10 minutes in the day to write a post.  Maybe I just don't have the same desire to blog that I use to have.  Maybe the time thing really is just an excuse.

I'm going to make a concerted effort to post more often in 2016.  Well, not so much for the first three weeks of 2016, but you know, all the other weeks.

Speaking of the Owl, he sent over some goodies so let's see some of them.

I've never seen anything like this before so it's a really cool oddball of Gabe Kapler.  This is a Leaf Corporate Exhibitor badge from the 2012 National Convention.  I put the sparkly Delino Jr. next to it so you could see the size difference.

I love minis and historical minis are the best.  This is a 2010 Topps 206 First Short Flight card.  Such a nice plane on such a small card.

There is nothing small about Nolan Ryan and this 2015 Stadium Club Legends die cut card is awesome.  The pic has been used repeatedly, but I'm down for anything with Nolan on it.

How about some True Colors Stadium Club?  I have opened maybe two of these packs and didn't see anything as nice as this Joe Mauer.  Is it possible to collect a "rainbow" all in one card?

So this must be the best 2015 card right?  I'm sure someone has done a comparison already and I may have actually read one or two of those posts, but I love this pic.

Not much of a rebuttal post, mostly because I agree with what Greg said.  So with 9 days left in the month, let's see how many posts I can write.

And maybe, a February contest for old-time's sake?  We'll see if anyone reads this post first.


  1. About. Damn. Time. Glad to see you writing again. I'm dropping something in the mail to you next week, by the way.

    1. It's about damn time you did. HA! Just kidding. Thanks bud!

  2. Hey, it worked!

    And I read it.

    At your own speed, of course, bud. I don't have the time to read someone's ramblings everyday. ;)

    1. You sir are a manipulative... I mean thanks. :)

  3. You and I were in the same boat at the end of 2015, posting wise. Hopefully we can get our asses back in gear and contribute to a better 2016 for all.

  4. i'm ready to read whenever you are ready to write.