Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I'd Rather Walk The Plank

"The stress is real."

This is a saying that my students say and repeat quite frequently. Honestly, I don't think they understand what stress is, but in their minds putting off an assignment for a week and busting your hump the five minutes before class to complete it is major stress. #EyeRoll.

For what it's worth, I don't have too much stress in my life and what I do have passes pretty quickly. Unfortunately, a while back I said "yes" to participating in the Prom Fashion Show this coming Friday. It's a thirty minute production, which replaces the daily homeroom, where a group of students promote prom and put on a fashion show in front of the student body. I was experiencing a superior moment of bravery when I committed to the event, which I have now decided was really stupidity.

I'm not a big fan of dressing up, but I did pick up my tuxedo this evening and I guess it looks okay on "not in motion me." The problem is, shortly after I accepted the invitation to participate, I learned I had to dance in the show. Yeah. Uh-huh. We're talking about the guy who didn't even dance at his own wedding. Nothing looks good on "dancing me."  I seriously think that when I'm dancing I am that wreck on the highway that you can't take your eyes off, no matter how bad it is.

Yes, I've been stressing out over dancing in front of the student body for a little more than five weeks now. I think I would rather walk the plank. I'm sure most of you have real adult-like stresses that many would cower at, and this is not one of them, but this is mine. And I own. 

Okay, now that I've put you through my little whining/fretting session let's show off some fine, not in motion, cardboard. Speaking of walking the plank . . .

Matthew, the brains behind Bob Walk The Plank, sent me a surprise bubble mailer the other day and it was fantastic.
Ross caught Arrieta's 2nd No-Hitter and is pictured hugging Jake on this card.

I think this Arrieta card will actually end up in my mini David Ross player collection. Grandpa Rossy is way up the Fan Favorites List in this household!
 This package not only helped cross off a couple more from my Wrigley Field Celebrates 100 Years Set, but my Conlon Collection checklist was attacked as well. Woo-Hoo!  A Babe Ruth!
I just checked and I'm at 84.2% completion. Keep in mind there are 1,430 cards in the Colon Collection, which means I still have some searching to do!

I've seen some beautiful National Treasures cards on Matthew's blog and he was kind enough to send me the above Addison Russell jersey card numbered to 99. National Treasures is a really well done set, even without the MLB license.
Thanks for the great cards, Matthew!  They helped to take my mind off my impending embarassament this Friday . . . at least for a little while.

Thanks for stopping by everybody and may your lives be stress free!


  1. This is bad dancing:

  2. If any student reads this blog and posts a video of Tom dancing at this event, I will buy you a graded 9 Mantle rookie card.

  3. The public deserves to see this!

    Glad you liked the cards. Been having a little trouble finding good Cubs hits lately for obvious reasons. Had to look at your set lists instead.

  4. That Russell is a nice little card!

  5. Matt took care of you! That's how he is! Great cards!