I was going to post about my camping trip this weekend today, but I just can't now.
This morning came the news that Farrah Fawcett died. Yes, it was sad news, but not unexpected because of her on going fight with cancer. I must admit I'm only really familiar with her work on Charlie's Angels. Okay, so maybe not the best she did, but I enjoyed the show and her work on the first season.
But now comes news that Michael Jackson has died as well. I am at a complete loss as to what to say.
Maybe I should start by pointing out I have never been a fan. In fact, I don't know if I have heard any of his songs all the way through. I could name a couple songs, but that's about it.
But I grew up in the 80's. I may not know his songs (or know I know them), but my childhood was full of references to him. I followed his career with at least a passing interest as a result.
And I was always jealous of the Disney attractions he built at his house. On the other hand, I think Captain EO is the only attraction that was at Disneyland when I was going that I never actually saw.
Obviously the last few years haven't been good to him. Honestly, I've felt sorry for him, whether or not the charges were true. Either A) he needed serious help or B) people were trying to take advantage of him.
It's a funny feeling I always get when a celebrity dies. Whether I knew them or not, followed their career or not, I feel saddened. Michael Jackson especially bothers me because he has always been a huge presence in my life.
I know their families will be much more affected by all this than I am. And my thoughts and prayers go out to them.
But for me, now, this is still a sad day.