Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Luckiest Boy In The World

I'm still in the midst of my final final final mile of a big project. Yes, I will finish it before the sand runs out of the hourglass! I appreciate you guys reading and for all the support. Clearly, not a lot of love for high school -- ha! I understand. High school is about surviving a kind of existential horror show played out in cafeterias. At any rate, today I'm going to quote the end of the Playboy interview with Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman. I think it's really insightful. Opinions?

Playboy: At the end of your stage show Pee-wee Herman proclaims in song that he feels like the luckiest boy in the whole wide world. How about you?

Reubens: Ummm. Does the length of that pause tell you anything? No, I don't know. I don't feel like the "iest" of anything. I'm not the best or the worst. I grew up never realizing there was this gray area of life. Everything was black-and-white, right and wrong, whatever. Well, I like the gray area. I don't have to be the luckiest anymore. But I will be, I bet, every night on Broadway when I'm singing the song. I believe it at that moment when I'm singing that Pee-wee Herman is the luckiest boy in the world. He does learn to fly after all.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers

Cocktail Hour
Interview suggestion: Paul Reubens in Playboy this month. Read the whole thing. Yes, Heff, Playboy does have words! You won't regret it.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Thursday!


the walking man said...

Wander this way home after that final, final, final---last mile will ya?

What good are the words in Playboy when the pictures are so much easier to read?

Charles Gramlich said...

MOst of the time these days I feel very very lucky.

jodi said...

Hey Hon, When Dane was little, we watched and loved the Pee! And yes, I am verrry lucky and blessed. With love and friends, what else is there? xoxxo to u, Friend that I love!

Dave said...

Now why would Michelle be a Pee-Wee fan?

Oh yeah!--

[after Pee Wee passes out]

Texan: What's your name?
Pee-wee: I don't remember.
Texan: Where are you from?
Pee-wee: I don't remember.
Texan: Do you remember anything?
Pee-wee: I remember... the Alamo.

[Texans cheer]

[Dottie answers the phone]

Dottie: Hello?
Pee-wee: Hi, Dottie, it's Pee-wee!
Dottie: Pee-wee? Where are you calling from?
Pee-wee: Texas!
Dottie: Huh?
Pee-wee: Honest! I'll prove it!
Pee-wee: The stars at night are big and bright...

Passersby: [singing and clapping] ... deep in the heart of Texas!

You can take the girl out of Texas, but...

Anonymous said...

wish you would sing Drifter on stage

Lana Gramlich said...

I feel lucky these days, too. I feel better than I have in a while & at my age, that's pretty darned lucky.

Lana Gramlich said...

I feel lucky these days, too. I feel better than I have in a while & at my age, that's pretty darned lucky.