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June 18, 2004

I Could Waltz Across Texas With You

Reason #52 why my dad is one of the coolest guys I know:

Last night at the Broken Spoke after passing by the old Texas Top Hands tour bus outside, meandering through the front hall, viewing Willie Nelson’s stetson and debating the pros and cons of having a chicken fried steak and a slice of pie at 9:30 at night, we went on back to the dance hall. After paying our cover, my sweet daddy turned to me with a stricken look on his face and asked, “Um, they don’t line dance here, do they?”

“No,” I replied. “It’s mostly just two-stepping or swing dancing, and waltzing and maybe a polka or two.”

“Oh good,” he answered, visibly relieved and went off to get some tequila for himself and his dance partner, and an icy cold Lone Star for me.

Posted by pogo at June 18, 2004 9:14 AM

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i think i would like your dad very much…he seems to be quite wonderfully, how to say, tamaresque! my dad has never danced in his life, i think. luckily, my mom dances well enough for two. but i always felt embarassed about the fact that my very conservative dad doesn’t allow me to drink beer! silly dad! so, in the rare events when he offers me alcool, he goes, “would you like a st-raphael, or maybe some wine..no, not the red, it’s too strong - i have some white wine over there” etc. while my mom rolls her eyes.

Posted by: nathalie on June 18, 2004 11:36 AM

i have read your blog for some time now and have become fascinated with it…i love your writing and your personality. but you havent updated anything in over a month….is everything ok? looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted by: ben on July 25, 2004 5:32 AM