Update: So far I'm surprised and thrilled with the group that's already starting to form. People from Seattle, Texas, California and France came out of the woodwork and mapped themselves--what a Christmas present for me! Obviously participation in this is voluntary, but I'd LOVE it if as many people as possible would put their pin in the map. I'd love to see how far this can go!
Also, if you click on Group Photos, I've opened up the archives of my "Right Click, Save" collection of Internet Curiosities, Sports Wing. Feel free to add your own miscellaneous Sox / Patriots photos if you join the group. Propaganda from any other opposing teams, or content judged not in keeping with the spirit of the group, will be summarily deleted.
Otherwise, I've survived the attemps by not one but two families to feed me to death. Best sports related gift I got yesterday: Red Sox floor mats for my car. Most terrifying sports-related gift I saw yesterday: my FH's cousin, who is a Yankees fan, got a women's babydoll T that says "JETER GIRL. ENOUGH SAID." And it was PINK. I actually did try to hide my reaction and be polite about it, but just about everyone pointed and laughed at the involuntary face I made. Meanwhile another member of this same branch of the FH's family also got a Yankees Santa Claus figurine; they already have a Derek Jeter ornament on their tree. It did make me question for a moment if I really could marry into this family, but most of the rest of them are Red Sox fans--and the branch that are Yankees fans actually used to be Red Sox, but the father of the family told me he left the Red Sox bandwagon in 1980 after they had let Carlton Fisk and Fred Lynn go. Which strikes me as a sad, rather than outrageous story. And a little bit weird, because I was born in the summer of 1980, into Red Sox fandom, and so no matter how many Sox fans leave the fold in protest, a new sucker's being born every minute--almost literally--to take their place.
I will be spending the day and possibly the week hibernating. I may even watch March of the Penguins--that's how slow I'm taking stuff. Of course, every time I say I won't be blogging on my day / weekend / week off, I end up getting bloggerhea, but at the moment, anyway, I don't forsee updating every day this week. Just FYI.
For those of you lost without Red Sox blog content, I recommend Sam's Eight Days of Red Sox Chaunukah series. The first installment is here.