One of the nice things about being on IR is that people give you stuff. I've gotten more snail mail in the past couple of weeks than in the past couple of years combined and I love snail mail. Don't get me wrong, I love email too. I met Mark on the internet (DC Comics messageboard to be exact) so I appreciate that electronic communication can be genuine and sincere. Still, there's something about opening your mailbox and getting something the old-fashioned way, something cool about someone taking the time to jot a little note, stamp and address an envelope and send it on its way. There's something nice about the physicality of snail mail as opposed to e-mail.
So imagine my delight when I found a card from Kate in my mailbox today. As all of you know from my never-ending whining, Kate was the recipient of the B. Family Ice Bowl tickets after I went down with the ankle injury. Kate has spent the week or so since I offered them to here thanking me incessantly so I wasn't totally surprised to find a nice little card from her.
Awww, how sweet. But wait! What's all this other writing?
Ronan Tynan! He's getting to be like a Buffalo institution so that's pretty cool!
Get well soon... Drew Stafford! Staffy! Sweet! My husband is going to be so jealous! Oh, wait, there's one more scribble down here in the corner...
RYAN MILLER!!!!!! Holy crap, Ryan Miller signed a get well card for me! I kind of fell in love with Ryan on Ice Bowl day - the AMP commercial and him taking a picture of the media horde before his floppy-haired, I-look-like-I'm-wearing-my-dad's-sport-coat postgame press conference all added up to total adorableness. I'll even overlook the lame shootout goal since Gary Bettman obviously did every voodoo dance he could do to ensure that ending. He was probably sticking pins in a Ryan shaped doll. So anyway, I was totally stoked to see "Get well, Ryan Miller" on a card for ME. Have I mentioned that I love blogging? If Bucky Gleason had been unable to attend the Ice Bowl do you think Jerry Sullivan would've had Ryan Miller sign a card for him? I doubt it! (I know journalists aren't supposed to ask athletes for autographs since they have to be all professional and stuff. Just let me go, people! I'm on a roll!) I love blogging and my fellow Buffalo bloggers so much.
Kate, you rock! Thank you a million times over!