I know you are very busy this time of year. Bouncing from house to house, bringing lots of Christmas cheer. You, your elves, and your reindeer have lots of work in store for the holiday season. You have to determine who is naughty and who is nice. You make your list, and then check it twice. You are very busy making gift, for all of the good girls and boys. Then you bring them clothes, shoes, and toys.
I guess my thinking was actually confused with one specific girlfriend or mate, like the expression, “Happiness can’t be picked from someone else’s garden.” But I truly believe that having people in our lives…close family members, and the whole gamut from mere acquaintances to really good friends…actually does enhance our quality of life.
Trade ‘likes’. This probably seems obvious, but I see very few people do it. My music has some distinctive influences, and I’ve got online musician friends who share those influences. Beyond that, I’ve got people who make music videos, who make t-shirts, who make websites…I tell my audience about these people and encourage them to ‘like’ my talented friends, and I request the same in return. In fact, I’ll offer you the same here: stop by my Facebook fan page (below), click ‘Like’ (and enjoy the free stuff) and I’ll absolutely check your page out and return the favor. If I like it enough, I’ll whole-heartedly endorse you to my audience! See? How hard was that?!
Halloween is just around the corner and you have no idea what you want to dress up as this year. Well, if you have another two friends who are game for some bootylicious action, why not go in a Salt N Pepa costume as a trio. For those of you too young to know, Salt N Pepa broke many barriers as a group of three girls singing, rapping and bopping their way across the Best 80′s Songs charts. Gleeks would remember that Salt N Pepa’s Push It was in one of the episodes. And if you think they are too old school to be cool, remember that fashion has definitely come one full circle. The 80s – albeit a little tamer than before – has suddenly become hot again!
We Built This City – Starship: This song has become the popular pick for most “worst song lists,” so its inclusion makes it less intriguing and more obligatory. Frankly, I would like to keep it off the list, but it’s really bad. No, it’s not the worst song ever; it’s not even the worst of 1985. Still, it’s over 4:30 minutes of my life I will never get back, four and a half minutes I could have spent doing something more enjoyable than listening to this, something like sitting on a toilet with a stomach flu while vomiting in a waste basket.
No matter where you find yourself this Thanksgiving, be safe, be happy, eat well, be thankful, and rest up for Black Friday. You’ll need that energy at 6 am when you’re batting an experienced haggler for a half price laptop. In fact, while I’m suggesting things, maybe you should pack a turkey sandwich or two.