The Escape Artist

I am, as Houdini once was, a master of the escape. Wherever I am and whatever I’m doing, I usually have some escapist behavior going on.Can I get back to you? I'm all tied up. When I’m at work, I escape by surfing and blogging. When I work in my yard, I drink too much beer and play loud music on my boom-box. When I’m at home, I escape into the television – a miraculous world of mind-numbing marvelosity. I eat while I’m watching TV. While I drive, I escape into motivational tapes. I do most of my reading in the bathtub and on the toilet.

Maybe it’s time I stopped screwing around all the time and did whatever it is that I’m nominally supposed to be doing?

By the way, on the heels of Arnold’s thowing of the proverbial hat into the proverbial ring, Gary Coleman has announced that he’s also entering the California gubernatorial race, and the comedian Gallagher’s thinking about it, so… I imagine that in the future, the governor of California will be chosen from among a large pool of candidates by the process used on American Idol&#153, and celebrities only need apply.

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