Sunday, May 13, 2012

Act III, Scene I

Last night, I made a promise.

I promised a small handful of people I know that if the New York Rangers, a team that has disappointed me since I was a young, but not so small, child could advance to the NHL Conference Finals, I would once again begin posting on the Couchwarmers. Little did they know that this was an empty promise. You see, win or lose, I was planning on a Couchwarmers one-month reunion tour. But now that the Rangers have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, at least I'm significantly happier than I would have been otherwise. Plus, now I come off as being trustworthy. All of you are sheep.

Last week, I finished my final semester of grad school classroom work. In about a month from now, I head up to Maine for my summer counselor job. Between now and then, I head to California on a ten-day road trip. If there was ever a time to fire this thing back up, it's now. So to reward all of you still-loyal readers, the Couchwarmers is back for a one-month run. Or maybe are back. Is this thing still plural? Whatever. We're back. Rejoice. Go riot in the streets.

So why are we back? Is it to alert all of you as to what an augbesian is? Well, yes. But I'd like to think that we have other reasons as well. And those reasons revolve around what started the Couchwarmers in the first place: lots and lots of free time.

For the next two weeks, I literally have nothing to do. So here's my attempt to fill that downtime. After that, I travel to California, where I will go to five baseball stadiums and eat a lot of food. I've already written about a lot about of both of those, and hope to do so again. Then I get back to New York and have a week and a half before I leave civilization for eight weeks. But between now and then, expect to be entertained.

Furthermore, if any of my former associates would like to contribute over the next month, we would be more than glad to have you write. If you have any sort of inane rants that you feel that you need to share with seven billion people, go right on ahead. I know for a fact that Little George has kept a list on his phone of topics that he could write about. Having read through it, I can tell you that this list is completely ridiculous, mildly racist, and occasionally needlessly pornographic -- and might be full of some of the greatest ideas I've heard in a long time.

So that's it. There won't be any regular sort of posting schedule. No more Friday links. No more weekend recaps. I'll just post whenever I feel like it. And really, isn't that what the Couchwarmers should be about anyway? With no structure and no restrictions, just doing what you want, when you want to do it. The group that includes students on break and the 8.2% is full of honey badgers.

So get excited, loyal readers. And if you're reading this, thanks for sticking with us through our 16-month hibernation. We're excited to be back.


  1. woohoo! good to see you again

  2. No such thing as needlessly pornographic.

  3. Congrats on having the second best team in the playoffs.

  4. For further clarification on the whole "augbesian" thing: