Rainy Days and Cloudy Skies

Rainy days and cloudy skies

Are some of my closest friends

Rarely do I feel so alive

When I feel the rain on my skin

It purifies, and takes away my pain

A better touch I haven’t felt

The rain’s gentle caress

It feels so good that I could melt

I don’t need the sun to shine

To feel good inside

The cloudy skies protect my eyes

From the sun’s harsh rays

Hide me out from brighter days

Afraid to embrace the warmth

I’m so used to the somber greys

Should I change my ways

Is it already too late

To let go of my self-hate

It’s lonely but peaceful standing out here

Embracing my friend the rain

Is this how I’m supposed to feel

Standing under the cloudy skies

Is this the only way I can feel alive

… Wow, that was really amazingly bad.  Oh well.

Baseball Card Zen #1

I picked up a 10 pack lot of 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X on ebay a few months ago, back when I delusionally had desogns on completing that monster of a base set (1025 cards at 1-2 per pack ha! x_x).  They arrived shortly before I sent out my end of a trade with Steve from the awesome White Sox Cards blog.  I should have sent it out well before then, but as luck would have it, I pulled a green parallel of Rob Mackowiak.  I thought it would be pretty dang cool to throw it in with the rest, so I did.  Turns out ol’ boy Steve went to school with him and shared a really cool memory.  It started me down a path… of enlightenment.  Well, something like that.

This is… insanely late, and I never scanned the cards, but I do have to say thanks, and mention that he completely put my lot to shame with the Cubbies he sent me.  As soon as I figure out how, I’m totally putting him on me blogroll.  Oh he’s good.

Anyway, I think the point of this post was something to the effect of: Timing is a beautiful thing, no?