*coffee in hand, good to go*
Every morning my routine is pretty much the same. I get up, grab my glasses, make a quick bathroom trip and head to the coffee maker for my first cup of fresh brew. Once that first cup is in hand, I sit, catch up on Twitter/Facebook then it's either to the computer I go to be here with you guys or off to start the day depending on what time I have left.
Today is Sunday, a day off, so here I am.
*half way through first cup, yeah, one of those mornings*
Usually half way through my second cup I am looking for a breakfast pairing to go along with my coffee. What that pairing may be, depends on the day and what I have in the house.
Some days, it's a muffin (I prefer berry ones or pistachio).
Some days, it's an English muffin (only with butter on it).
Some days, it's a piece of cheesecake.
Some days, it's a cookie (or multiple ones)
But most days, it's a bagel. My perfect pairing.
My tastes have changed for both food and the hobby over time.
Another perfect pairing that I feel got better over time, was Upper Deck getting chromed with its card line of UD Ionix.
I didn't quite fall in love with the product back in 1999, but since then, I have traded for quite a few singles and felt it was time I re-opened a pack of the cards to see how I felt about it now.
*first cup down, next one up. Also half way through my bagel*
Let's see if this pack had anything worthwhile in it. My one fear with opening up older product is the cards sticking together, fortunately, I didn't have any issue with these and I think it's because of the technology.
And the final card....what's this...an insert?!
It's a win/win for me.
That was a lot of fun to open and was exactly what I had hoped for.
*finishes up bagel and second cup of coffee*
Just like my bagel and coffee this morning, Upper Deck having its own line of chromed cards really pairs up well. I may have to grab another pack or two just to open another and maybe keep one sealed for a rainy day. It's just too bad Upper Deck didn't have more to offer me nowadays since it only has a hockey license and I am not a hockey guy.
Someday I hope they will dominate again.
Before I close today's post, I wanted to let you know of another perfect pair I hope you already experience, cards and coffee. And no, that's not my subtle way of promoting this blog more. Well, maybe.