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Off Topic VI

March 14, 2006

I don’t know if most people take account of their lives at a certain point, but I have been doing it for the past 7 years. I worry that I’m not living up to my potential. Granted I don’t have the talent to win an Oscar (although you don’t need talent to win one it seems) or find the cure for AIDS I don’t want to find myself at the age of 80 weeping over lost goals.

That’s why it is amazing me that the interests I have in common with other people result in such a different outcome.

Case in point:

Dr. Mae Jemison – Astronaut/Physician/Educator/The First African-American Woman in Space.

She was inspired by Nichelle Nichols’ character of Lt. Cmdr. Uhura on a little TV show called Star Trek. I, on the other hand, loved the costume … and the fact she was a pretty woman of color who wasn’t a maid or a hooker.

Then again I’m not very good on math. Heck, I am pleased that I passed my accounting class. Please believe me when I’m not “hating” on Dr. Jemison. If there must be a first I’m happy it’s her. She worked hard and accomplished so much. I just wish I got as much from Star Trek as she did. How many pastry chefs have you seen on the Enterprise?? Nelix doesn’t count besides he was on Voyager (which sucked). They had replicators for goodness sake!
Dr. Jemison took away the love of science, math, and exploring outer space. I took away the love of science fiction and mini skirts with boots. My fascination with Emmy Jo of the New Zoo Revue further illustrates my point.
For those who don’t know The New Zoo Revue was a pre-muppet type of show that starred an know-it-all owl, a southern belle hippo, and an annoying teenaged frog (whom for some reason wore a heavy woolen sweater, but no pants). That bothered me. To help them learn a lesson every episode there were two humans on the show: Doug and Emmy Jo. Fact: They were married in real life.
Emmy Jo was my favorite because my girl had the coolest mini skirts and go-go boots. Remember it was the 70s! It seems that Ms. Emmy Jo has retired her white go-go boots and is now the VP of a successful production company.
Also Chuck Woolery (Love Connection) played Mr. Dingle on the show. I know Italian Stallion has plenty of jokes for that one. Keep it clean!
This post really doesn’t have a point. Just random ponderings by yours truly.

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  • Reply Harker March 15, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    Who said you could borrow our bat?!

  • Reply Harker March 15, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    It doesn’t surprise me that it bothered you that the teen frog wore no pants on the New Zoo Revue. Considering your mom used to yell at Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street to close his legs.

  • Reply Kitchen_Kitten March 16, 2006 at 3:17 am

    That was so funny.

    Now I yell about things like that too!

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