Depression Day

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Depression Day is my unofficial title for the day when the Cubs stop playing every year. It also doubles as the name of the day after the final game of the World Series.

I was tentatively planning to go to the game today, but I didn't because I went home this weekend and decided to sleep in my bed at home last night and drive back this morning. Of course, like any plans that require me to get out of bed, this one was doomed.

So, I crawled out of bed around 10:40 a.m. and made it up to Calvary and went to church with Mom and Dad. I'm sure they appreciated it, and I didn't want to skip church this morning. So, it would have been nearly impossible to make it up to the field on time for the game, and honestly, the Cubs have been so terrible this year that I didn't want to spend another dollar on tickets this season.

So, despite the day being depressing, it is also a day of hope because there is the slim possibility that we will see major organizational change and the Cubs could be on the path to improvement. But that is a slim possibility.

In the rest of my rather one dimensional life, things are going well, if not swimmingly spectacular. On Friday, I learnt of some majorly awesome news affecting our family... but which I cannot share here yet. This capped a good week that sort of started last Saturday when I spent the afternoon hanging out with Mom, going to IKEA, eating at Olive Garden, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

Mom and I then swapped cars. She was going to try and pay the sales tax on the Civic for me, and fix the sideview mirror. Unfortunately, she was unable to do either of these things, but I was happy for her efforts.

On Wednesday, Mom and Kathy Brown were back in town for lunch and we had fun over soup and sandwiches. Mother was in possession of a certain fact that I would have dearly liked to know, but she kept a secret.

Over the course of the week, I was also a little concerned about where the money was going to come from to pay for the car sales tax and new mirror, so I sold some advertisements for TheCubdom and CubsBlogArmy and ended up with what amounts to almost another paycheck. So, that was extremely good, and provided the money for the tax that I finally got taken care of yesterday. One less constant nagging thing to take care of!

On Friday, I had a phone conversation with an unnamed parent of mine who mentioned that the family insurance policy might need to change... and that innocent observation led to this intrepid reporter discovering an exhilarating secret that will come out eventually.

And so, this depression day is tempered with a fair bit of excitement... did I mention that the Gators beat 'Bama yesterday running their record to 5-0? Also, the Bears play the Seahawks tonight to determine the best team in the NFC. Go Bears!