Why the Yankees will never win the World SeriesThe number one question I've been asked, when stopped on the street by people to whom I do not recall ever previously being introduced, is: Where have you been for the past 5+ months?? This is often accompanied by the waiving of arms, honking of horns, and hand-signals that I heretofore believed were related to waiting until the last second to merge lanes on the freeway. After a few months of studying lip-reading, I am quite certain that they are fans of my blog and merely asking me to post an update. One such fan, despondent and desperate, may even have attempted suicide by slashing her knees, in an attempt at my attention.
Now that the elections are over, I can resume semi-regular posting again. Yes, I was a candidate for Mayor of the City of Houston. Unfortunately I lost, but I only lost by less than 89,000 votes. (88,661, but who's counting?) In a city of over 4 million residents, I consider that a victory. Heck, even Bloomberg only beat his closest rival by 50,000 votes and that dude spent over $100M on his campaign. I bought myself some new penny loafers and a windbreaker at the outlet mall last weekend. The victory, however, is a symbolic one, as several security guards at City Hall reminded me over a breakfast of pepper spray with a side of taser. Nevertheless, I am honored to even be mentioned in the same paragraph (even if I'm the one writing it) as Mayor Bloomberg.