I do want to thank my parents, my brother, and a few people from work for remembering and reaching out to make contact. Hearing their voices and seeing their faces made the day a little brighter. Spending time with them - y'know, real human interaction - was nice instead of an impersonal text message. I don't need to see emojis of birthday cakes or presents.
I'm not writing this to be a downer. I really do appreciate everyone who has contributed to this blog, made an impact on my life, and been a part of something real away from the electronic gadgets. I really do. But occasionally, I find myself wanting more. Wanting some human interaction where I can hear emotion in a person's voice. Wanting to see a smile from someone who truly appreciates spending some time together. Wanting just to hear the smallest of courtesies in a "happy birthday".
Yet I didn't. And another year passed by quietly for me.
On a secondary note, after having moved to my new locale, I finally have some time to get the remaining HBIC Playoff Pool prizes out. They were buried in a box, and I have located them. Mike and Ryan, expect them shortly. Mail goes out today.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!