I am really looking forward to Christmas. I need to feel some peace and hope in my life. Lately I have felt like I am in one of those movies where the "Spirit of Christmas" will solve everything. We'll be happy, drink hot chocolate, it will start to snow, an angel will get his wings... and everything will be alright.
One thing that does give me hope right now is this CD -
If this CD can make it, anyone can. I have a friend that I thought might hate me, but I wasn't sure. Then, for Luke's birthday, she gave him this CD. I figure she must hate me because why would you give this to a friend? The truth hurts, but not as much as listening to the "Thomas and Friends Singers" sing such hits as "You Can't Judge a Book By its Cover" and "Gone Fishin'!" This (along with Alvin and the Chipmunks) is some of the worst "music" I have ever heard. I mean, I would rather listen to that Hulk Hogan CD I got for my wedding. It's that bad.
Whenever I listen to it, I imagine all these British stage mothers waiting in the wings. They're yelling at their primadona children to enunciate better on the "Thomas Theme." Then a producer with bad teeth (he's British) over-synthesizes their voices with a drum machine on his Casio. A huge record company buys the tracks and sells them to gullible American consumers.
So, forgot about Obama giving you hope. Listen to a Thomas and Friends CD. Anyone can make it big. ANYONE.