1. Monday, October 13, 2003

    on october 22, a long long time ago 

    i was born.

    when i was three my family moved to hanover park, illinois and very soon after that i became a chicago cubs fan.

    the relationship i have had with that particular sports team has been equal parts love equal parts heartbreak.

    on october 22 of this year, my beloved cubs will be playing in the fourth game of the world series (as long as either mark prior can beat the marlins tomorrow night, or kerry wood can beat them wednesday night).

    if the cubs go into the fourth game of the world series winning 3 games to 0, that would mean that the cubs could win the world series at wrigley field On my damn birthday.

    this is too much for me to fathom.

    whats also incredible, is the fact that eBay has a listing for a pair of bleacher seats four rows from the ivy on october 22, my birthday, when the cubs will be playing in the world series.

    this is where you come in.

    i need your help, busbloggers.

    many of you have written in to ask what you can get me for my birthday. what i need is for everyone who can, to flow whatever you can to my paypal account within the next three days.

    if the donations are enough to win the auction then i will fly to chicago, take pictures, blog, and be indebted to all of you forever and ever and ever. if the donations are not enough, or if the cubs somehow drop the next two games, ALL of your flowage will be returned in full.

    who will i take with me?

    if the red sox can make it, i will take karisa, who is just as loyal to her sox as i am to my cubbies.

    if the yankees make it, i will take my mom, the best person in the world.

    i know that i said a long time ago when i started the get-me-a-car fund that i wouldnt ask for anything else from you this year, but i suppose there should be an underlying caveat to anything that i promise along the lines of “…unless the cubs are playing in the world series at wrigley on my birthday.”

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