Saturday, May 17, 2008

Remember When

Balcony Gal Disclaimer: if you come here for silly or for the basketball-but-not-necessarily-basketball related then you should just avert your eyes. This isn't going to be pretty. And I don't think I have photos for this. At least not yet because that would require an energy I don't have right now due to two sick kids, a house on the market that has to look like we don't have kids, a big work thing that requires a photo shoot of me, work things in general, and a team I'm behind 100% that is confusing the hell out of me.

Remember when, at the beginning of the season, when the Celtics team, all players, came out on fire?

Remember when, part way through the sesaon, when the Celtics team, all players, came out on fire?

Remember when, at the end of the sesaon, when the Celtics team, all players, came out on fire?

Remember when the energy of the team constantly ran high?

Remember when home or away didn't matter?

Remember when Rondo or Pierce could toss the ball toward the basket and KG miraculously appeared to snatch it and put it home?

Remember when Ray Allen wasn't just the calm and consistent but was consistent?

My View From The Celtics Balcony remembers a lot of things. I'm choosing to stop now before I anger the Celtics gods, or front office, or players, or fans who aren't concerned and frustrated by the playoffs. No matter what is happening on the court or in the locker room I'm still going to be a fan. I'm still going to love every minute I sat in my Balcony Seat. I'm still going to be here next season. I'm just saying that my fire has faltered a little because of everything else that is going on in my life and it seems like the Celtics are faltering a bit, too, because of what is going on.

Anyone want to tell me what is going on?


Monday, May 12, 2008

Got Old Milk?

All of the other Celtics blogs are looking ahead and, while I am too, I'd like to take a moment to look back. The Balcony Family is in the process of packing up our house in an attempt to sell it to some lucky family. You can read about the exploits at the blog Balcony Family Exploits which, as you can see if you tried to click on it, only exists in my head.

In the process of packing I came across old newspapers wrapped around glasses we never unpacked when we moved into this house. In 2002. You think I would be smart and purge these beautiful margarita glasses but no, they may come in handy some day. Like in three years when we have a blow out margarita party. You're all invited.

The newspapers included an article from the 2002 NBA Playoffs when the whole world was watching Pierce and his shooting abilities. The fans where watching with hope in their heart because the Celtics had last made the playoffs in 1995, and had made their last Eastern Conference finals appearance in 1987 (thank you Wikipedia).

In this packing and pretending-we're-going-to-purge-anything-we-don't-need process, Balcony Guy came across this photo. This was a Got Milk? ad from 2001. From an issue of Men's Fitness from that year. You'll have to visit that imaginary blog to see why I've been hording issues of that mag for so long (and why it only just NOW occurred to me that we moved that magazine and it's brothers from our apartment to this house. Geesh.).

Want the picture? Leave a comment in the comments section - INSTEAD OF EMAILING ME THAT I'M AN IDIOT FOR NOT TALKING STATS or I'M DISGUSTING FOR POSTING CRUDE MUSIC ONLINE. Don't be a wimp, leave your comment. The comment must tell me what you were doing in May of 2002. And it should be good - perhaps funny or embarrassing or smell a little bit like the eight mile high armpit (shaved?!?) of Zydrunas Ilgauskas - and somehow, anyhow, basketball related. The winner, which will be chosen at random by a number generator (Balcony Princess's favorite number of the day, probably), will win this beautiful piece of back flap from the before mentioned magazine. Yeah, it was probably worth more when it was still attached to the mag but that has been passed on to the recycling gods now. Perhaps this photo will get a better home. Enter as often as you like.