I may be highly confident, but I'm no actor. Seems like a guy I went to high school with, Johnny Sneed, is. (He's the guy on the left. I always thought he'd be a politician. I guess, really, the two career paths are very similar - as Ronald Reagan himself proved.)
Johnny is in the new Farrely Brothers sitcom on Fox, Unhitched. I don't watch TV much, so I didn't know this. But my best friend from high school called to tell me - as the Class Reunion email list as sent out notice. (They are convinced I am "lost" no matter how many times I try to be "found." I never make the list. Sheesh.)
I saw it advertised during Nascar but didn't think much about it, I told Kat. "Wait. Stop," she said. "Nascar? Since when do you watch Nascar?" Sheesh. I like to watch cars go around fast in a circle and all of a sudden I become suspect. Do you have to give notice to friends if you decide to watch Nascar? Does it somehow change who you are? These are questions I will leave to another post, because this one is about Johnny Sneed and politicians and high school - and the last time I saw Johnny Sneed.
This is what I don't understand about myself. I cannot remember my password to online banking to save my life - but I remember that the last time I saw Johnny Sneed was at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum like two years after high school graduation. I had won tickets to some oldies revival concert. And when "Jeremiah was a Bullfrog" came on the whole crowd started dancing - and Johnny Sneed came up with a girl and said hello. He was tall. She was short. He said hello, gave me a quick hug and danced away.
And now he's on TV. And he probably wouldn't even remember my name, much less the last time he saw me. Yet I can play the whole scene out in my head like it happened yesterday.
He's the actor. I'm the playwright. ;)