Okay, first of all, THANK YOU for reading Tynan.net. My impulse in every post I write is to express my gratitude to you as a reader, but I don't because I think it would become annoying and probably not seem as genuine is it really is. So here's my yearly thank you.
Whether you've just started reading, you subscribe to every different feed I have, or even if you're one of the very few people who only write nasty comments, I'm really glad to have you as a reader. It's easy to get caught up in subscriber numbers and pageviews and all that, but I never forget that each number represents a real person who cares enough about what I have to say to take time out of their days and visit. I'm flattered and humbled to have every single person read. Thank you.
I had tea with my friend Joey the Cat today. He's the number one ranked skeeball player in the US and has a small skeeball empire of his own, refurbishing machines, and then renting them out or reselling them. He told me about a skeeball trailer he made-- two skeeball lanes that you can pull behind a car and bring anywhere you want.
On the surface, this isn't that big of a deal. It's a trailer and there are a couple skeeball machines on it. If it passed you on the highway you'd notice it and maybe comment on it, but it probably wouldn't have much significance to you. And really, the actual construction of the trailer wasn't that big of a deal. Some measuring, some screws, and some bolts, and you're done.
So why am I writing about it?