Life can really drag you down sometimes. Whether we feel downtrodden by the poverty and distress we encounter on the street, the anguish of reading about Britney Spears’ spiral out of control, or those MySpace comments you’re really excited to read until you find out they’re just another “OMG guyz I just got a Macy’s giftcard LOL!” hacking attempt, there is no denying that these are trying times in which we live. But before we start to wallow in bitterness and despair, let’s take a moment to reflect on the good things in life. As 2007 draws to an end, I’d like to invite you to join me in looking back on the past year and giving thanks for the many blessings we have received.
- In January, Nancy Pelosi became the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives. Between this and the Spice Girls reunion, 2007 is totally the year of girl power!!!
- In March, the crown prince and princess of Brunei His Royal Highness
Al-Muhtadee Billah and his wife, Her Royal Highness Pengiran Anak Sarah
welcomed into this world a son, Prince Abdul Muntaqim. Ahhhh!
- In October, Lindsay Lohan completed a lengthy stint in rehab, thereby
saving her career and giving us hope for more gems like Herby: Fully
Loaded and I Know Who Killed Me.
- In November, President Bush pardoned the lives of some delicious turkeys so that they could live to waddle confusedly through a Thanksgiving Day parade.
If that wasn’t enough already, I have more good news about 2007! Jonathan Richman, vocalist for The Modern Lovers and prolific solo artist dude, is playing a series of shows for some very lucky Californians in only a matter of days!
Surrender to Jonathan... at these live dates: