PunkRockPaint is now a safe refuge where cards of Bip Roberts can live in peace.
Why the change? Some say - once a Bipper, always a Bipper. Things have definitely changed for me. A conversation I had recently with the love of my life was the motivating factor in the move toward neutrality. The words still ring in my head many days later:
Me: Baby, I am gonna collect Bip Roberts cards!
Her: Whatever... Idiot. You're just doing it 'cause Thorzul made 'em cool.
Me: No! I have always loved Bip! I have an autographed baseball AND an 8x10 photo!
Her: I've never seen them. Are they in those boxes in the garage? Because nothing says love like stuffing something in a box in the garage...
Me: I just haven't found the right place to display them...
Her: That hasn't stopped you from (finger quotes) displaying (finger unquotes) all this other crap.
Me: I love you...
Her: You're not gonna stuff me in a box in the garage are you?
We eventually came to an mutual agreement. I would clear some additional space in our closet for her clothes, and I could create a Bip sanctuary on top of my bookshelf! I also had to solemnly swear not to stuff her in a box in the garage...
I can understand that many would be leery of sending their Bips to a far off place, with no guarentee for their safety and comfort. I ask that you wait and see the plans for Bipperland before rushing to judgement.
I will keep my loyal readers informed as the project moves forward... (and those of you that stumbled across this blog can check it out too.)
It all starts with a single Bip.