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By now, the entire world has heard about the Mayan Calendar. You are probably sick up to "here" listening to everyone talking about how the world will be ending tomorrow. I'm a little tired of it myself and personally don't believe anyone, except one person, knows when the world will actually go up in a fireball.
Having said all that...
I decided just in case, I would like to list the "7 Things I Wish Wouldn't Have Happened In My Life". Make sure you read the disclaimer at the end of the list.
Thanks...and I hope to see you on the other side...
(1) In 1971, while still trying to find my way as a young 3rd grader at Fort Gibson Elementary, I made a classmate named (classmates name redacted due to legal reasons) cry by telling her that even if every other girl in the school were to die and it was just down to her and I, there would still be no chance we would ever make out. As I said, I was still trying to find my way.
(2) While serving as the Student Council president at Fort Gibson High School, I was approached by a group of students asking me to call for a school-wide walkout to protest the raising of lunch prices. I felt a sense of pride in my school and decided that maybe the extra revenue could actually help turn the tide and create an economic boom that would eventually lead to having a building on the campus named after me. The walkout didn't occur, prices went up, many buildings have been constructed since then, and not one have my name on them. Would love to schedule that walkout now.
(3) In 1998 after sitting through what I thought was a particulary week episode of Seinfeld I said "I wish they would just take this thing off". Later that year, they did. I still blame myself
(4) While hanging out at the hotel bar during a radio convention in 1988, a friend said "Hey, let's go to this club tonight and see Roy Orbison." I said "I'll have a bunch of times to see him when he gets old and will be begging for people to come to his shows". Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack four months later. Would like to take that back.
(5) January 31, 1993. While attending the Cowboys-Bills Superbowl Game, a friend of mine who was with me in the record company suite asked if I wanted to go with him to the beer stand to help carry back. I said no because at the time, I felt I was make a little "progress" with the young lady sitting behind me. When my friend came back, he had the most joyous look on his face. When I asked what was going on, he showed me his camera, which included a picture of him with both Garth and Michael Jackson, who both performed at the game that year. Wish that hadn't have happened, especially since the young lady ended up walking away a few minutes later with Tony Danza.
(6) November 14th, 1992. It was the first drawing of the Texas Lottery and I knew I had the winning numbers, because all I had to do was use a combination of my birthday and phone number and I would be rolling in the dough. I would have, except for the fact that I picked one number as "20". Problem is, I was born on the 21st. Wish I had known my own birthday.
(7) In 1996 I had a friend ask me if I wanted to buy his '66 Mustang convertible for $7,500. Really wanted to go on a trip to Costa Rica instead, so I passed and used the money I had saved for that. A month before my trip, Costa Rica, which never gets Hurricanes, was trashed by Hurricane Cesar. The worst disaster ever in that country. No biggie right? I'll just call him back, get the car, take the trip to paradise another time. SOLD...just two days earlier. Never found the perfect '66 since.
Granted...my life has been amazing...and if this is the last day, these things will not take away from any of the joy I have experienced. If the Mayans are wrong, and tomorrow it doesn't all come to an end, I'm really gonna be hacked that I paid off all my credit cards today.