Geez it's been a month since I posted (I knew I wouldn't be very good at this). My husband and I were enjoying one of those rare moments alone the other morning after the kids left for school and before either of us actually dragged our asses outta the house to go to work (okay he actually works in an office downstairs, but he hadn't dragged his ass down the stairs yet) ~ so we were enjoying this moment together, okay I was sitting at the computer reading the news and smoking and he was clear across the room surfing morning news shows and eating Fruit Loops, but we were alone in the house together ~ one of the morning news shows (Good Morning America?) had a story on about a woman who had been awarded her husband's entire collection of baseball memorabilia in her divorce and she is selling it on ebay. They interviewed this woman, and she was making herself out to be this enormous victim, how he spent all their money on baseball stuff and how he even hid it and stole from her, poor poor pitiful her... I'm just saying because you don't marry a guy and THEN find out he's obsessed with baseball. Those of us who are obsessed with baseball do have a few telltale signs that even strangers can generally pick up on. She really is accountable on some level, for marrying him in the first place, and then for being a nasty anti-baseball bitch and not supporting his hobby a little so that she had some control over encouraging some compromise "you can buy the Micky Mantle rookie card, but not the bat because we need to eat between now and next pay day". So I'm sorta talking back to the television during this piece and stating my opinion about how ridiculous the whole thing is, when she puts the icing on the cake. She stated that he sold his car to go to Cooperstown, and that was the final straw and she had to divorce him. I turned to look at my husband (we went to Cooperstown last summer, yes I was overwhelmed with emotion and cried), and I said "so?". My darling has been going around telling everyone he knows that his wife fully approves of selling the family car to go to Cooperstown. Personally, I think the guy is better off without her, too damn bad about his collection though -- I hope he gets to bid on some of it on ebay and get it back. I for one have a few rookie cards and other treasures, and I would NEVER sell them to anyone ever, because it's not about the value, it's about the love and passion and determination that went into acquiring them.
p.s. I can even understand selling the car to go to Canton, but only if you were going for the induction of someone incredible like "sweetness".