My ex-wife is pretty aware of this, but "back in the day" I had a whole lot more spare time. Spare time is a scarce commodity these days.
I actually had this idea of 12 days of blogs a week or so ago (Side note; The intent was to run for 12 days ending on Christmas Eve, but I never got around to it. But then again, the Twelve Days of Christmas really begins on Christmas Day and ends at the Feast of the Epiphany [that's January 6th to those of you who have but a passing interest in the religious version of Christmas.]) Since I don't want to wait for Christmas to start, I'll split the difference, start now, and go for 12 days.
I don't know what my favorite thing will be tomorrow. I've been thinking about it, but I haven't written anything down. Many longtime readers will know about topics in which I write quite a bit... travel, bowling, adventures in dining, etc. I am sure those will be represented somehow.
Oh, yeah, one last disclaimer. When I list a favorite thing, it is not at the exclusion of anything else. One favorite will be Indoor Soccer, but that being a favorite does not mean I don't like other sports, or the outdoor version, etc. I can like a lot of things, and I am listing 12 of them. So let's get started...
December 19th's Favorite Thing - The Hot Stove League
As I type this, the internet is burning with a rumored trade, with the Brewers getting Zack Greinke, Yuniesky Betancourt and $2,000,000 from the Kansas City Royals for Alcides Escobar Jeremy Jeffress, Jake Odorizzi and Lorenzo Cain. Whether or not that actually goes through, potential trades, free agent moves, hirings, firings, rumors, innuendo allow baseball to be near the front pages of newspapers for those long, cold winter months when there is nothing being played on the field. World Series winners worry about potential free agents that might leave, while the incoming capital allows for other signings. Those teams that had less than stellar seasons (see: Brewers, Milwaukee) plot their course to reverse their fortunes.
Again, whether or not that trade actually occurs, suddenly the Brewers rotation has Gallardo, Greinke, Marcum, Wolf and Narveson. I like that potential rotation, and I really like thinking about it. Thinking about baseball is almost as much fun as watching one.
Tomorrow's favorite thing? I'm not sure, yet.