Texan in a Shoe Box

By way of an update: Goodness Gracious!

Not sure what got into my head last night while penning this post, but please let me assure you and endeavor to clarify: It was all in good fun. Some of the comments I received made me feel as if my sentiments were not properly taken in the spirit they were (so carefully?) thought out and given: My fault of course due to my lack of communication skills. My point here is simply this: I do not judge folks and in fact, I do love all of humanity. I have always been pro-Every-Thing–just as long as your ‘ever’ thang’ don’t impose on my ever’ thang’. Or instill in me a desire to smack you with a dead fish.

I am pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-black, pro-white, pro-red, pro-yellow, pro-brown, pro-albino, pro-short, pro-tall, pro-rich, (good for y’all), pro-North, pro-South, pro-poor, pro-homeless, pro-McMansion-ite, pro-freedom, pro-hippy, pro-military, pro-redneck, pro-freedom, pro-Texan, pro-Human.

Pretty much, as a species, I like us. (The occasional mass wars and genocide notewithstanding)

‘Live and let live’ That has always been me.

See, there I go again. Tripping over my…. Well, I do hope y’all understand. (Now I feel somewhat better. Hope it lasts.)

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About Last Night:

Searching for something poignant to blog, blather about.

Fail

My Muse is having a coffee…

Damn Muses! Caint trust ‘em. Caint shoot ‘em.

Caint kill ’em.

Anyway…

Pondering my life of last:

I swerved unto an idea:

“Post some more show tunes, Schmuck!”

Why not?

Okay. Here is mine for today:

I am not gay

Yet, I can do some ‘gay’ things. I have done what some would consider gay things. I have exhibited what some in my close circle would perceive as ‘gayness’.

Mostly having to do with my fondness of Musicals.

Yep. I said it: Musicals.

Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Love them all.

Your Humble Servant: Capt. Von Trapp, circa, 1975

Lance as Capt. Von Trapp,  1974

Also love Bob Fosse.

Was he gay? Probably not.

Point is:

I am not gay, not saying I harbor any animosity to the LGBT community; it is just that by watching and loving ‘Gay Things” I don’ wanna be lumped in with you.

But I do admire your courage.

Sincerely, I do.

You… rock on!

Power to ya!

Just leave me out.

My axes are my axes and for me, bigger to grind.

Cheers,

Lancers

P.S. I am putting my Texan Citizenship on the line here…

But, I stand by me: I love humanity. All shapes, sizes, sexual preferences. All of us we call ‘human’.

We have thumbs, don’t we?

Let’s use them.

“Y’all: just sweeze on-shan-tay”

(Je parle français très bien, n’est-ce pas?)

Yep!

Post Post Script:

Joel Grey!

I do think the Oscars were invented for him.

27 thoughts on “Texan in a Shoe Box

    • Some of my best moments have been experienced in the middle of shit storms. “There was that time once, back in Oh Five, (Or was it ’77?) … We had just left that bar in Baghdad, or was it Cairo? and them Gomers….Well, they were pissed.”

      Teela, I should be laughing, right?
      You always make me smile.

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      • Well Lance, when you say “more later” and then, “yes, yes, I know, more later”
        I kinda expect …..you know……more later. 🙂

        I doubt not that it will be an enlightening experience.

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      • I think it is an old tactic.
        Poorly played today by me:
        A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury…signifying nothing.”
        –Shakespeare
        My Friend Teela, I am working it.

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      • I know, and I’m raggin’ ya. It’s my Southern born birthright.

        I was watching your Doc Holiday. Val Kilmer did it best. My favorite line from the entire movie.
        “I’ll be your daisy”, not in the endearing way.
        My kids want to try me…….first words outta my mouth is that and they scatter.

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      • Val stole the show. I have watched his scenes (via YouTube) a thousand times.
        I wanna grow up to be Doc Holiday. Peanut was Doc Holiday, by the way.
        Hey! that almost rhymed…

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      • We live in an increasing metrosexual society. Back in the 90’s for instance one may have thought my sweet spot for Bergman romantic comedies was a little shall we say, ‘gayish’, but because men are becoming more like women and vice versa such stereotyping faded probably soon after George Constanza said, ‘My father’s gay’. Besides all that I thought your post was hilarious. Cheers.

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      • Matthew, I was not satisfied with what came across. I have a horrible propensity to write something and just ‘get it out there.”
        There is an apocryphal saying out there attributed to E. Hemingway: “Write Drunk; Edit sober.”
        I do know your comment was in just in jest, but I was not happy with some of the ambiguities in my post. That pretty much is it. I am passionate about my writing and I hate getting facts wrong, even if no one knows what is in my head.
        Wow! To much info.
        Thank you for responding.

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      • Thanks for clarifying. Regarding Mr Hemmingway, what is your favourite book of his? I really enjoyed ‘The Sun Also Rises’ and I have a ‘Moveable Feast’ to read. Cheers.

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      • I put this here, because my WP ‘Theme’ makes reading responses to comments… untenable.

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        Matthew, I was not satisfied with what came across. I have a horrible propensity to write something and just ‘get it out there.”
        There is an apocryphal saying out there attributed to E. Hemingway: “Write Drunk; Edit sober.”
        I do know your comment was in just in jest, but I was not happy with some of the ambiguities in my post. That pretty much is it. I am passionate about my writing and I hate getting facts wrong, even if no one knows what is in my head.
        Wow! To much info.
        Thank you for responding.

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  1. I’m pretty sure things can’t be gay, and don’t knock being “lumped in” with the LGBT community. They are a fun crowd, in my experience. (I don’t play for that team either, not that it matters.)

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  2. I dig musicals, and I listen to Bette Midler with my wife, too. Can’t really stand Liza Minnelli, though, so I guess I’m not a latent homeboy-sexual. Not that it’s ever been a question, but I’d hate to find out after getting old and missing out on so many opportunities.

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