all this talk about bill nye lately has me remembering
bill nye saved my life once
i lived out in rural country when i was a kid. it was in the winter time, when weather got pretty harsh and the roads were bad most of the time, but we had to go into town for shopping etc so it was a necessity.
this day my mom, aunt and little sister were going and i was all set to go with them…
but bill nye was on. and damnit i wanted to watch it. i was uh, obsessed with bill nye and science stuff in general back in those days, always wanted to be a scientist when i grew up even before the show. and yeah, i remember clearly watching that episode and enjoying the crap out of it, all by myself.
then it turns out my family was in a car accident. pretty bad one, but they were all okay aside from scrapes and just being really shaken. they were hit by this logger truck and the side that it hit would have been where i was sitting if i had gone.
in short, i’d be dead if i decided bill nye was less important than family time.
thank you, bill nye. i’d be lost without you.