I just saw via Twitter that Topps has decided to push back the release date of 2014 Heritage to March 14, which is next Friday. That's the second year in a row that they've pushed the release date of Heritage back at least a week.
That doesn't make me happy.
I honestly get the feeling that a bunch of mid-20's party boys run Topps nowadays. Just a set a date, dude, we can always push it back later. Even though we spend days at a time on Twitter teasing the cards and typing BOOM! when someone flashes a pic of a Miguel Montero jersey card.
That also doesn't make me happy.
Oh well, life goes on...
A week or so ago, I sent P-Town Tom of the Waiting 'til Next Year blog a single card. It was a card I had no particular attachment to, and I certainly don't expect anything in return for sending one silly card inside a white envelope. But, Tom's a good soul, and he sent me an envelope in return that had four Mets cards inside.
That does make me happy. Or, should I say, it happifies me.
Cos "happify" was the word Tom concocted in the note he included. As in, "I hope these cards happify you in return." It makes total sense to me. A perfect marriage of 'happy' and 'satisfy' I would surmise.
And even though Tom admits to making up the word, I say Merriam-Webster wises up and gets this thing in their next update. Hey, if we can have texting lingo in there, why not this?
But, it's one thing to claim to be happified, it's another to live it; to be comfortable in one's own skin and cast away the shackles of self-consciousness. And just be yourself...
I rest my case.
Thank you for the cards, Tom! And for making me forget my gripes with Topps.