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May
29
2008

Long Days, Pleasant Nights

farewell-poster-c12183202.jpegWow......this is really here. The end came about rather quickly didn't it? However, I can't honestly say I didn't see it coming. Life changes, priorities change, it's the way it is. I must say that even if the site was going to continue my contribution was sure to dwindle more and more until it became non-existent at some point. I am sure that any of you that have paid attention to my posts noticed this the past few months as my posting began to be less and less. There are a few reasons, with work being the main culprit. You see, in the past I would write the majority of my posts at work when I could find 20 minutes here or there or during lunch. I never was a big fan of writing a post while at home. There were other things that I would rather be doing than typing in front of the computer to be honest. I sit at a computer most the day at work, so I choose not to sit behind one that much while I'm at home. Since my workload has been that of 2 or 3 people over the past year, my ability to write at work has became increasingly less possible and will be about impossible with my recent change in positions.

I'm not the only one going through a change of positions in the Brigade family as everybody seems to be on the move. Jack and Bruce literally moved to different states following the call to be with the women in their respective lives. Capt. Morgan has set his roots in the Northeast and dug in deep on his way to becoming a very successful Podiatrist. We all had fun while we were at it, but life beckoned and we must follow its lovely call. 

Not only is it weird that the site is shutting down, but now everyone in the crew lives in different a state. Just a short time ago we had 3/4ths of the Brigade within 30 minutes of each other. Weird how things turn out eh? When Jack first mentioned that the site was probably going to go down I didn't have much of a reaction. He asked if we wanted to go on without him and I said no without hesitation. Jack has always been the lifeblood of the site and it would be folly to try and go it alone. I actually think I felt a bit of a relief that we were ending things because as I said earlier my time to contribute had become limited. I have to admit that I have felt some nostalgia for this ole girl in the past week. I'm actually going to miss it.

I never thought I was much of a writer and still don't to be honest. I can fumble somewhat coherent sentences together, but most the time the whole lacked.....eloquence? relevance? coherence? I dunno, you tell me. Despite my lack of journalistic abilities I came to Jack's aid back in the day when he asked me to fill in some space on the old 3 Man Lift site.  After the schism of that site he asked if I would be willing to take on a more "involved" role in the shiny new Cobra Brigade. I still remember when Jack and I were trying to figure out a name for the site. We knew one thing for sure.....Cobra was going to be in the name. We then started thinking of cool names for some type of group since we knew we were going to add a couple other people on the site. Names like triumvirate, clan, cartel, etc came too mind, but we finally decided on Cobra Brigade and then we were off.  After posting for a small amount of time I found that I actually enjoyed writing about my favorite teams and topics. I enjoyed hearing your responses to my writing, positive and negative. I thank you all for reading my posts and commenting where you saw fit. All in all this has been a very positive experience for all of us and I think it was also for the majority of you, our readers. I've also met a lot of people I wouldn't have met had I not joined this great group of people and I am thankful for that.

Best of luck to my cohorts. Capt., continued success to you and I still think we need a trip to NY to bid adieu to Yankee Stadium. Bruce, gonna miss the eloquent, deep and sincere posts. And yes folks that is how he talks. He wasn't lying. Bruce knows much information. I'm convinced he would rival Ken Jennings in the Jeopardy world. Jack, kudos for doing a great job. You kept us all fairly motivated and you always put out quality content. Good luck with the new house, new job, soon to be new fiance/wife and so on and so forth. I'll hold down the fort at JXQR. It's going to be weird not having someone to bitch about co-workers with. I'll be running that bitch before you know it.

If at some point you find yourself missing the Brigade, just remember this quote and all will be right with the world:
"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend. "

Thanks for supporting us and stopping by. May you all enjoy long days and pleasant nights!
  
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6 Comments
Jack Cobra said

This one got to me. Nice work Buck.

Bruce Paine said

I'm a little vaclemped. Talk amongst yourself. I'll give you a topic.

Jordi said

This is like the last episode of Cheers followed by the Seinfeld finale. Tomorrow I guess we get the final MASH, then the curtain drops.

Great job, Buck.

Cpt Morgan said

Well done Buck...NYC awaits!

Redhead said

I have to concur, that was pretty good. Good luck with the cougers in the future dude.

Extra P said

Speaking of MASH, you guys want to borrow my goodbye image from Extrapolater? It's from the last ep of the show.


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