- 5:56 PM, Friday,
February 28th, 2014:
- I'm hiding this
entry at the bottom of a month because I honestly
don't want anyone to see it...
- ...but it has to
be written. Ugh.
- It might seem a
bit dramatic, but I spent the better part of my life
taking care of that foosball table. Through every move
I ever had (I've lived in 12 places in my life),
that foosball table came with me. Every apartment,
everything. When there wasn't room, I kept it in
my trailer. Lovingly piecing it back together and
cleaning it. An original German Foosball table that
was not only as old as I was? But you never saw
another one like it. I would have a house one day and
my kids would play it.
- Except when
I got that house? It had no basement, and this
thing is huge. I kept it in the converted garage
until I started renting that out... and
eventually in my trailer. Then I had to move that
trailer and actually needed to clear it out, so I
built a deck for the table and covered it. As you'll
see in that video, in building that deck to save
foosball? I created GolfKon.
- ...and the
Foosball deck was wasted space on a course that really
could use a few more feet. So it went to my work area
of the backyard and I would find a way to house it
there. And then I unknowingly covered it with a tarp
that had a hole in it. And when I went to clean it two
days ago? I realized it had some rather severe water
damage that wasn't gonna be fixable. Maybe if I found
someone to restore it... but then where would
I put it?!?! (sigh) I made the choice to put
it out front and give it away. Hopefully someone would
find some joy in the restoration.
- And then that
night? It rained. And it rained for 3 fucking days.
Not only did no one take it, I was then able to
rip it apart with my bare hands and put it in the
trash cans up and down the street. I saved some
pieces to make some moratorium of some kind on the
course (without that foosball table, there'd be no
GolfKon)... but the table literally doesn't exist
anymore. It's gone. Even being the documentarian that
I am, I couldn't take video of that process.
Here's the story in video format only because that's
what this freaking vlog is.
- I will never
read this entry again. I will skip over it for the
rest of my life. I am extremely disappointed in myself
for not at least GIVING it to a good home. Just.
Goddamn. The thing was nearly 40 years old. I spent my
entire adult life trekking it around and making sure
it was well kept.
- Wasn't meant to
be. Sorry kids, I suck. Hope you like GolfKon
more than you would've liked foosball.