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Hi. Remember me?
I know I have been unusually quiet this off season here on BadGroove. Honestly I needed a blogging break. I just took a bit longer one than I had meant to take. I could blame it on my laptop and it wouldn’t be a complete lie- my laptop is not the most reliable beast as of late.
But that isn’t the reason I didn’t come back after Champion’s week right away. I can’t explain it completely but part of it was that I was still trying to digest Tony’s retirement announcement. After witnessing all the Jeff Gordon love at Homestead Miami in Florida and then again at Champion’s Week, and then there was of course Jeff’s very emotional banquet speech. I was left introspective to the point of introversion. What would this season be like for us Tony fans? What kind of season would he have? Would he make the chase? Would he be at champions week? And what about BadGroove? Is there a BadGroove without a Tony Stewart in NASCAR?
What if, what if, what if, my brain was chocked full of what ifs and all those questions pinging around in my brain and all that thinking made my fingers very very quiet. Then work got busy as heck and the next thing I know it’s the preseason media week and I am too busy at the job that pays all the bills for this little website to even think about paying attention as it happened.
What brought me back to center? A simple picture posted by NASCAR on Instagram:
Tony Stewart as posted by NASCAR on Instagram
This one little instagrammed photo says it all to me: He’s focused. He’s back. For one last season (in NASCAR). It’s almost go time. And I am ready. Kind of.