I was the kid against the world.
Sometimes I think about Andrew McMahon, and who he is, and what he’s been through, and what he’s done, and how wonderful and inspirational he is, and I get kind of emotional, and goddammit there are tears in my eyes.
I didn’t have very high expectations for The Sound of Music Live and still I had higher expectations.
I pretty much spent a year as a charity case when I was younger. I didn’t know it at the time. So I just want to say, next time you have the opportunity to help out a charity do it. If you can give blood, or raise money for Thanksgiving dinner for a family that can’t afford it, or buy a Christmas gift for a little kid you don’t even know. There is a person that needs that. And I was that person, and I feel selfish that I never really realized it. I know you don’t think you know that person you’re putting money out for, but maybe you do. It could be your friends or classmates or neighbor. Maybe it was you at one point and you didn’t even know because you were to young to be told. So if you are capable, now would be a good time to turn around and help someone else.