Tuesday, June 28, 2005

100 Things: 6-10

Here are items 1-5, if you're interested.

6) When I was 11 years old, I served as a canoe chauffeur for the mayor of Houston. The Citizens' Environmental Coalition hosted a flotilla of canoes that traveled down a section of Buffalo Bayou, and Mayor Kathy Whitmire came along. A reporter and photographer for the Houston Chronicle also came along, so it was decided that it would be a good idea to put the mayor in a canoe with the only kid on hand -- me. I think perhaps some boneheaded handler told the mayor that she would look more leader-like if she was at the front of the boat (the bow, for you nautical buffs), and I was placed in the back (the stern). But if you know anything about canoeing, you know that the person who actually controls the boat always sits in the back.

7) I enjoy putting things in alphabetical order.

8) Hundreds of faiths claim that theirs is the One True Religion. I live in fear that one of them is right.

9) Sometimes I find myself thinking about what it would be like to be a dad. I'm not sure if I do this because I really want kids or because I have some ridiculous and misplaced sense of duty to add more people to the Earth's population. At the same time, I secretly hope that I am sterile, which would then save me from having to decide whether I want kids.

10) One of my great regrets in life is that I have yet to front a band. Preferably a blues band. Unfortunately, that would require some, you know, talent.


OldHorsetailSnake said...

6-7-8-9-10 is NOT alphabetical order. It is something else, I forget what.

Not everybody HAS to be a Dad. This world is getting so full that pretty soon everybody will have to take in strangers so they can have standing room.

Chris Cope said...

I also enjoy putting things in numerical order -- but not as much as alphabetical.

Dave Morris said...

My CDs are all alphabetized. My friends make fun. Fuck them.

There are several bands out there providing glowing examples of how talent isn't necessarily a requirement.

Curly said...

My CD's are also in alphabetical order, it saves literally seconds when trying to locate your favourite bands... seconds you can spend staring out the window while you try to remember what you were going to say in the first place..