Rock Star

And that's another reason why I love country music - the music of America, the music that is not rap, the music where you can understand the words, the music with good singers and the music that ruins your makeup on the way to work because you are boo hooing to a schmaltzy lyric expressly made to pull fake emotion out of you:

(Gee, that could easily have evolved into a top ten list, but I digress...)

Probably three of the last five times Naomi and I have gotten into the car together, this song is playing:

She's Somebody's Hero - sung and maybe written by Jamie O'Neal

She's never pulled anyone from a burning building
She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name
She's never hit a shot to win the game
She's never left her footprints on the moon
She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world,
No, she's just your everyday average girl

(but)She's somebody's hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She's somebody's hero

The song continues on... but really that's about all I need to hear. Actually, I just pretty much stop listening after "She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans, screaming out her name". At that point, I like to point to Naomi and tell her "yet."

What happened to my plans of being a rock star? That was why, growing up, I never paid attention to learning how to clean house. I always assumed my entourage would hire someone to take care of that.

Top Ten Reasons Joann is not a Rock Star

10. Downloading is taking a big bite out of recording contracts/salaries.
9. Extra weight left over from four pregnancies.
8. Touring schedule is difficult for a working mom.
7. Can't wear the scary clothing (see "Mrs. Priest":
6. Forgot to be a rock star at the age of 22, which is the proper age.
5. I don't like the small planes and buses, which often crash.
4. Current last name is not a good stage name.
3. Don't want to shoot smack, take crack, or do anything else ending in ack.
2. Lack of talent, a small deterrent.
1. Papparazzi is annoying.