Normally, when siding a house, there is a plywood decking attached to the studs and the siding is attached to the decking. With our house, the previous owner just attached the siding directly to the studs, so we had the contractor go back and install the decking and a vapor barrier. This added about $3000 to the project, so I am feeling a bit of a pinch.
I ended up skipping the big regional show down in Dallas in late April and have only dipped my toes in the shallow (cheap) end of the hobby pool since. I got a couple new Antonelli player collection items and have made a few small steps towards completing my 1968 and 1970 sets, but it hasn't actually risen to the level of being noteworthy.
So, what is with the title? Isn't the whole idea of collecting sports trading cards about reclaiming some pure about your youth? Well, yes. But I did have one fun auction win at Kevin Savage Cards a couple weeks back which adds a whole 'nuther level to it. See for yourself:
I always rather enjoyed Pee Wee Herman's act. To this day, I firmly believe that "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" is the second best bicycling movie of all time, behind only Jorgen Leth's "A Sunday in Hell" which, to be fair, is one of the greatest sports films ever made. (Note that you can watch the entire movie at the Youtube link. If you don't watch it all, I would suggest you watch for a few minutes starting at 55:10) Anyways, even though it was on TV during my college years, I always enjoyed the Saturday morning show "Pee Wee's Playhouse," a show ostensibly for children but containing enough subtlely subversive humor to keep an adult watching.
There are 36 packs in the box, each containing (as can be seen) a sheet of tattoos, 3 picture cards, a sticker, a wiggle toy, and an activity card. I have not yet busted the box yet. I will probably start opening packs later in the week after I get home from a business trip. I am currently sitting in a hotel room in Watford City, North Dakota. I am up here for a work thing on Monday and decided to come in a day early and do some sightseeing. So, I will shortly head out to go hiking on the Caprock Coulee trail in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Stay tuned for what is inside!
What I am listening to: Feed the Tree by Belly