Yesterday I was on Facebook when I got invited to join the fan page of
I looked at it and started to laugh.
I would love for my son to have a friend named Megatron.
I did not join the group, yet saw that over 500,000 people thought it was funny.
When I told my wife, she thought it was the dumbest thing in the world.
“That is dumb. Who would name their baby that. Don’t you get any ideas!”
Of course I would never name a child Megatron. That was not the point. It was funny. It was creative.
But it got me thinking……
It is a bold statement.
Jillian have over 240,000 fans. Fans that adore her. Fans that call her an inspiration.
Yet I think I can catch her.
Even though I have 600 Facebook friends, and 400 of them are people who think I write for Sports Illustrated.
I told my wife if I can do this she needs to buy me a Snuggie.
She does not like Snuggies. She does not see the point.
I love Snuggies for one reason.
Everyone laughed at Snuggies, how ridiculous they looked. How silly they are.
Yet, they are everywhere. they have them for dogs and cats. Secretly, everyone wants one. I want one. That is why they are popular.
Plus, wouldn’t it be cool to walk around the house looking like Obie-Wan Kenobi giving weight loss advice.
“Stay away from the Rocky Road, use the force!”
“It was always in you, young warrior.”
“Hey, where are my keys?”
A lot of people will think this is dumb, and they are right. Some people will think this is self-serving, but the other fan club I was going to do was.
“I NEVER LOST WEIGHT WHILE SALLY JESSE WAS ON THE AIR. NOW OPRAH IS GOING OFF THE AIR AND I LOST 200 POUNDS. AAACK! GET ME ON THAT SHOW!”
So I think if 50 people join, they will tell 50 more and 50 more. I think the title and picture is funny. Plus, I have been a touch serious lately. This is fun.
But I do not mind failing. I did for over 20 years.
Deep down, I am sure one day I will succeed, as long as I try!