Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day, Michael Jordan style

First off, happy Valentine's Day from your good friend, The Hawg. Here's hoping you've got something special planned with a loved one and will have a great day.

Yes, Valentine's Day may have started as little more than a scam from greeting card companies, but it's turned into something -- a legitimate excuse to eat a bunch of candy and get presents. Who doesn't love presents and candy?

Second, let me relate a little story about Michael Jordan and Valentine's Day that's sure to please. Back around 1993, I was still toiling away at the University of Arkansas and earning that piece of worthless junk I call a law degree (yes, I did practice for four years and hated every minute of it, so hush). Now, law school isn't a very cheerful place. No, it's a place full of dread and bad vibes as you've got a bunch of unhappy, overworked students being tormented by unhappy, overworked law professors.

I, The Hawg, took it upon myself to bring a little cheer to the dreadful scene on Valentine's Day with a batch of what has to be one of the greatest byproducts of he holiday -- Michael Jordan Valentine's Day cards.

Who wouldn't be cheered up by that? Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive a card featuring Michael Jordan in a groovy sweater and affirming their coolness. Who wouldn't be happy to get a card featuring Michael Jordan going up for a patented dunk with slogans and buzzwords such as "cool" and "have a high flying day" plastered all over it?

Those Michael Jordan cards were, indeed, truly great. I offered to buy my 11-year-old daughter a box of them off of eBay so that she could hand them out to students and spread joy throughout the fifth grade, but she refused my offer.

Kids. Go figure.


Rose said...

Haha love it! I grew up in the Chicago area and was in HS when the Bulls won their final championship with Jordan. There will always be a certain nostalgia.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Jordan was the greatest. Period. Frankly, I've not kept up with the NBA since he retired from the Bulls. There will never be another one like him.

And I even enjoyed Space Jam. Yeah!

Sandee said...

Jordon was the greatest indeed. I guess not everyone feels the same and your daughter isn't in that mix is she. No, I think not.

Loved this post.

Have a terrific day. :)

The Natural State Hawg said...

Sandee -- she isn't in that mix at all. She only knows Jordan as "that guy from 'Space Jam.'" Sad.