Friday, February 16, 2007

My Two Year Anniversary


Yes, I've gone two years without a job. Practically retired. Well, I did cheat a little bit and do a couple of free-lance things last summer. But that's it.

So far no disaster. I do worry about not having any health insurance, but having the house and car paid off are real pluses. I know getting the house paid off really chapped some of my former co-workers. But they were typical white-flight suburbanites, determined to get as far away from the city as possible, no matter the cost.

They imagine that living in Dallas is like "Night of the Living Dead" with zombies scratching at your windows all night.

That just isn't true; the zombies usually give up around 1 a.m.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

He's Cured!


Ted Haggard is now "completely heterosexual" according to his counselors. I feel safer now.
I have to admit that when this story first broke last year, I was sure it was hoax. Some sort of left-wing smear, perhaps. The details just didn't ring true. I mean... who hires a 40-something male hooker?
I dare you to go to any internet dating site and look at the self-pics of 45 year old men. It's neither pretty nor exciting. Unless you like beached whales.
But he admitted it was all true. Hard to picture it. I have visions of the sketch Dan Akroyd did on SNL in the 70's: "Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute"... a middle aged male hooker with arthritis and nagging back trouble.
NPR interview with Dan Akroyd that mentions his Fred Garvin character.