Gut Rumbles

September 28, 2010

Sunday stumpers

Originally published September 29, 2002

1) Is there a big goal left unattained in your life? What is it?

I want to write a novel and see it become a best-seller.

2) Are you doing (career-wise) what you imagined you'd be doing 10, 15, 20 years ago?

I am doing the very last thing in the universe that I thought I would be doing 25 years ago. As of next month, I've been doing it for 23 years. Life is strange. Go figure.

3) When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a professional football player or an astronaut. Those careers never worked out, so I just never grew up.

4) Do you frequently adjust your dreams and goals as you go along?

No. I still want to be a professional football player or an astronaut. Whatta dumb question. OF COURSE I frequently adjust my dreams and goals, sometimes hourly anymore. I would tell you what my dreams and goals are, but they're liable to change before I could write them down.

5) What was your favorite TV show as a kid? Did that have any bearing on what you wanted to be when you grew up?

Howdy-Doody and Captain Kangaroo. Both shows influenced me greatly. I never wanted strings tied to me, but I wanted to grow up to carry a lot of keys. I have achieved both goals.

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