Recently I've thought about setting up a new tab under the masthead entitled, About Me. You would see it alongside the other three tabs already in place. In the new tab I would include a detailed explanation of the events that led me to become "Laredo's Most Imposing Blogger." But in thinking of pouring out my life's story to my adoring fans, it dawned on me that the practice would only serve to bore mankind. You see, readers, my life is pretty humdrum and not the glamorous life that one thinks it to be.
Take last night, for instance. I was in no mood to visit my mother even though she benefits from company. (Who wouldn't benefit from Keyrose's company?) I was lacking in energy, and all I wanted to do was go home to do nothing and think nothing. But my intuitive wife didn't give in to my lethargy so quickly. She proposed bringing my mother over for dinner, that way we could spend time together while I lazed around like a shifty bum. Inspiration struck and the dinner table would have an extra place mat this school night.
Having the good fortune of having more than the adequate number of cable channels at my disposal, I settled on the movie, "The Way We Were," on TCM. I know what you're thinking: this is a chick flick that no man should have to sit through. But as part host, I thought it would be a nice gesture towards the female contingent of my dinner party. I didn't really care what was on anyway. Like Rob on "High Fidelity" said, "I just want something I can ignore." And yesterday was Barbra Streisand's 70th birthday, so it all made sense.
So there we are, chatting up the day's events in between scenes and waiting for the evening's main course. Overall it was a soothing night in the barrio. The only defeat was knowing in my heart of hearts that I would never have a nice enough haircut as Robert Redford's. Alas, some things are unattainable.
This is only a brief glimpse into my life. While others are attending token Laredo Heat games, or stumbling upon peculiar public happenings, I'm nestled safe in my comfort zone, classic Streisand movie viewing notwithstanding. I really hope this doesn't make you think less of me. I'm a blogger, but I'm a person first. The only thing we can all do is get on with our lives the best way we can.
If there's anything I want you to take away from this is that you should 'talk it out before you walk it out.'