Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Things that make you go "Hmmmmm..."

1) A grey Nissan Sentra with "This is why I'm hot!" written in the back window.

Driving through the deathtrap that is the intersection of New Road and Franklin in Waco, I saw the above-described car being piloted by a subdued and overweight woman. Why the message? I have two theories: (1) The most attractive thing about her, sadly, is her ownership of a 1987 Nissan Sentra, or (2) Her Sentra is lacking air conditioning, so she is really hot in there and it is the car's fault.

2) Misconceptions regarding what cowboys do.

Recently I complimented a little boy (not related to me) on his very nice cowboy outfit. "When I grow up, I'm going to be a cowboy with a gun and sword, and kill you!" he responded. A little taken aback, I didn't really react to this announcement. However, this kid has some real misconceptions. First of all, the tyke seems not to understand the basic job responsibilities of a cowboy-- that is, to watch cows. I'm not sure how killing law professors is going to fit in with this task. Second, why would a cowboy carry a sword? A knife, sure, but even I carry a knife. Maybe it is a Sikh cowboy?

Maybe she was hot in 1987.
Maybe the car was hot in 1987.
Maybe the boy is thinking more of the Indiana Jones version of a cowboy--you know the scene in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" where he's facing a huge guy with a gigantic sword and he just shoots him!
But Indiana Jones wasn't a cowboy-- he was an Anthropology Professor, right? So, as a prof, I can do that stuff...
Wait a minute...

Why do you carry a knife? Its not like you have to skin rattlers for food or anything.

Med -- That car was never hot, not even in 1987.
SG I TOTALLY thought of that scene in that movei!!!!
I carry it to skin rattlers for food. That, and fishing. It is a very nice Laguiole knife, though.
What's a Laguiole and why would you need to knife one?

Or is that the french spelling of the word "Lego"?
Its a knife from France that has like a corkscrew wine bottle opener thingy on it.
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