Why do you bother?

mikapiazza.jpgSays my wife as we are sitting reading the paper tonight. (I was reading the Fry’s Electronics ad so I thought she was talking about that). She throws the local section to me and points to the lead story, “Mapmaker’s work outdated by time it’s printed”. I said I’m a Geographer, I work with maps because I love them. I started to explain to her about how time is a big factor in mapping, but she drifted back to reading how Mike Piazza did last night. She said he didn’t play again. “He’s getting old for a catcher”, she says. I reply, “Why does he bother?” and a pillow flies toward me.

I might as well spend the rest of the night on the couch. I wonder if Martin Waldseemüller ever slept on his couch.

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