Friday, April 15, 2011

Simon Schama, Drinking Buddy. Younger Amanda, Indignant.

When watching Simon Schama on Charlie Rose, I was first drawn in because Mr. Schama's mannerisms are very much like my boss at the first job I had after college.

The more I watched, the more I just wanted to go out drinking with this guy.  Something I never wanted to do with that boss.

Then there was a knock at the door, it was me from about 20 years ago, I was not given opportunity to greet her, as she started straight in with, "You want to go out drinking with British historian you saw on Charlie Rose?  Really?  Where did I go wrong?"

I could have sat her down and drawn a direct line from her to me.  Instead I just shrugged.  I had to protect her.  Her present needs to be unconcerned with the seemingly inevitable prison of lameness we eventually call home.  There's still time for her to enjoy some of her journey here, even if she can't change the destination.

That said, Simon does seem he'd be an awesome drinking buddy.

Click here to see Simon Schama's 4/14/11 visit to Charlie Rose.