Well, I’m back, at least. I’m not sure the same can be said for your beloved Rangers.
Speaking of which, what in the name of Ron Low is going on around here? I go on vacation for six days and in the meantime, the Rangers decide to go turn-of-the-millenium on us, falling to pieces in rather dramatic fashion over the last few days. Is it me? Was I really missed that much? (Apparently not, given the impressive work of the industrious Josh Thomson in my absence. By my last count, Josh did 33 updates from the Islander game on Tuesday, in addition to his stories for the newspaper. And to think, all this time I didn’t think BU guys even knew the entire alphabet).
Anyway, I could go into great detail about my exciting week watching it NOT snow up in the North Country, but I’m pretty sure it was only exciting to members of my immediate family. For everyone else, let’s just say I had a much better week than the Rangers. Then again, I think the people who clean the toilets at Denny’s had a better week than the Rangers, too.
Speaking of which, a few quick hits:
“If you’re going to write an article and nobody’s going to read it, are you going to be confident about it? Are you going to be happy about it, or are you going to look at what you did wrong?” Jagr said. “Sometimes nobody cares. Then one night you write it good and everybody’s buying and you get confidence and people start reading….Of course you’d ask what you were doing wrong, but you’re not going to find an answer. If you knew, you’d fix it.”
I’m not sure if the metaphor quite works, but I commend the Rangers’ captain on at least trying to feel our pain. And I did have a follow-up: “How did you know no one reads my stories?”
OK, plenty to discuss. It’s good to be back. Let’s talk more later…