obligatory Valentine's post

dollar store Valentines
Originally uploaded by mod as hell
Well, I missed a sports-themed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, etc. so why bother with this? Just to actually post twice in the span of one week again. And I don't THINK I used this photo last year, though I did use of close-up of these hearts. Didn't feel like going out and finding/buying anything new, either.

The less I say about actual Valentine's, the better. (Or I'll be saying in an ill-advised personal piece on my other blog.) Hope any readers I still have had a good day. At any rate, half-price candy TOMORROW!

Happy...uh...February 2011

So I missed the whole blog-every-day-in-November thing, I missed noting any of the winter holidays including the New Year. And um, I've missed reading all your blogs, aside from links through Twitter. I'm still not "back" though, as I've gotten my Mac overhauled/fixed just to discover I had external drive issues and it's still a mess and I still have thousands of photos I haven't been able to upload yet and...I'm tired of discussing that. More importantly, there's been a lot of personal stuff outside the scope of what I'd try to discuss on a relatively lighthearted sports blog. But maybe on the other blog (City of Destiny) I've neglected!

Chicago sports have been a little less than inspiring recently, what with what happened to the Bears (2010-11 was the first time I ever followed the NFL somewhat regularly. Hey, I should have blogged that! I even went to a game), and the Blackhawks' struggles, and even junior hockey's Chicago Steel, who yesterday dropped their 22nd straight game (no wins since Nov. 20). Same day as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost their 25th straight (no wins since Dec. 18), setting a new NBA record. As lousy as some things have been for me recently, at least I haven't done THAT.

It's clear I'm not cut out, at least this hockey season, to do a daily or otherwise frequent sports blog covering the season of any specific team or league. I've relied on Twitter in its original concept as a microblogging site, especially since I finally got a smartphone as a Christmas gift and can at last post during my adventures. But I hope to be back here with random collectibles, photoessays of my sports trips (which have continued this year), goofy screenshots, and the occasional rant.

Oh, this photo--did you hear Chicago got a lot of snow last week? At least my bike is in a safer place than this one...