Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Thanks to the ill-timed illness, I spent New Year's Eve at home, reading about Europe and dancing with Mr. Robitussin. My second straight lameish New Year's (last year was spent drinking for 12 hours and then passing out at about 12:02, as I recall), but hey, if 2008 is a good year, then I'll barely even think about being a dull old man on December 31st, right? RIGHT? Plus, I still have five days off, so I should be able to have some fun, provided I stop coughing up lung parts.

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Quick best of 2007:

Best book read -- "Against the Day" by Thomas Pynchon. Yeah, it's got a lot of bits that would have been edited out of other authors' novels, but damn did I have a blast reading it.

Best album -- uh, I think I bought two albums that actually were released in 2007 (Jesu's "Conqueror" and the new Modest Mouse). Of those two, the Jesu wins, but I'm obviously getting pretty lousy about buying new music.

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Like I said -- new year, new Klouček jerseys.

I'm at that stage (this is number six) where the collection seems less amusing and more borderline actionable, but at the same time, it's a blow to my honor if I don't buy every TK jersey I can.

This is his jersey from 2006-07 training camp and preseason, with the Columbus Blue Jackets. It's not heavily worn, because he was sent down right before the regular season. A bad move, of course -- the Blue Jackets went on to not win the Stanley Cup, which has happened to every single team that ditched Klouček. (look it up!)

You'd think this would be the end, right? You'd be wrong, of course. Just wait 'til his Zlín jersey comes available.

Happy New Year!


Brushback said...

Awesome-looking jersey...

gsdgsd13 said...

One of the things I meant to mention, but didn't -- just how cool the numbers look close-up. I've never really paid much attention to the Jackets' jerseys, but the numbers/letters are unique and classy at the same time (i.e. they don't have claw marks on them or anything). They do (or did - I haven't really looked at the Reebok jerseys) a good job.

Nanuk of the North said...

Happy New Year, Chad!