This Thursday sometime my husband’s uncle and aunt arrive from Florida for our second annual Chicago Cubs game marathon. We are all typical Cubs fans-diehard & lifelong & most sincere. You know, the forever fans with a touch of Maschoism thrown in for good measure? Who else would be able to endure years of disappointment, pain and heart break, only to come back for more come April? Only true Chicago fans, that’s who. To celebrate our sainthood, we’ve got tickets to 10 or 11 games, and that alone should tell you how crazy we all are. It’s gonna be back and forth to Wrigleyville on the ‘L’ train to see our beloved boys of summer! It’s so worth it!
So it’s time to tidy up and ready the house for guests! I’m going to roll out the Aero bed and pump it full of air, scrub the bathroom from top to bottom and lay out some lovely welcoming items for when they arrive.
I’m looking forward to having them at our house…they’re laid back, fun, helpful and entertaining. They don’t complain-except when the Cubs lose. And hopefully there won’t be any of that going on. It’s time to forget about sweeping the dirt, it’s time to SWEEP SOME SERIES! Go Cubs Go!
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Nice to see that you invoked the catch-phrase “Go, Cubs, Go,” the title of the song by Steve Goodman. He often doesn’t get his due. You might be interested in my 800-page biography, “Steve Goodman: Facing the Music.” The book delves deeply into the genesis of “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request” and its semi-sequel, “Go, Cubs, Go.”
You can find out more at my Internet site (below). Amazingly, the book’s first printing sold out in just eight months, all 5,000 copies, and a second printing of 5,000 is available now. The second printing includes hundreds of little updates and additions, including 30 more photos for a total of 575. It just won a 2008 IPPY (Independent Publishers Association) silver medal for biography: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1231. To order a second-printing copy, see the “online store” page of my site. Just trying to spread word about the book. Feel free to do the same!
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