Gowan Loves Me

You are not going to believe this, guys!

Gowan's my Facebook friend! I KNOW!!

Who's Gowan, you're asking? Before I tell you, let me just say that I seem to be the only one around here who is the least bit interested in this, which just makes me very, very sad and disillusioned, actually, with the whole family dynamic. When I found Gowan on Facebook, I decided to "friend" him because, in my tiny brain, he is my friend. I actually met him when he was all hot and sweaty after a show at Barrymore's many many moons ago and I think I may have even touched him and gotten a tiny drop of sweat on my left forearm. So, yeah, I am his friend, and he's really famous, so suck it, all you jealous and envious Gowan-wannabes.

No one in the house seemed to care in the least that Gowan friended me back ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. Not only was this guy insanely famous in the 80s and maybe even the 90s, but he's now part of Styx,
This is Styx.

which makes him even more of a somebody, if you ask me.

When I told Mr. Handsome and the kids with a trembling voice what had just occurred, Mr. Handsome was silent, but his right eyebrow raised a tiny bit, so I knew he had heard me. Em said, "Wow, that's great," but I know she didn't really mean it because -- hello! -- she's a teenager, in the midst of her own world of angst and sarcasm. And Dee said, "Who's Gowan, and why do you care?" So, for Dee's benefit, I started a rendition of  "You're a Strange Animal," but then everyone ran out of the room with their hands over their ears. Rude people.

Whatever, guys. I see your ruse, and I rise above it.

You see, they are oh so jealous of me because it's obvious they've tried numerous times to friend Gowan but have been unsuccessful. If you ask them, they'll deny it, but don't let that fool you. Because I know. And I especially know when it comes to both Mr. Handsome and Em because (1) Mr. Handsome has a whole TWO friends on Facebook (he claims that's all he wants, but I know better), and one of them is ME, and (g) Em Facebook-friends anyone who even looks remotely familiar to her (yes you do, Em, don't even try to argue with me about this because YOU WILL LOSE). Dee doesn't have Facebook, and wouldn't know what to do with it if he did, which he doesn't, because he is too young for those kinds of shenanigans.

Seeing as Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I might just send my new friend Gowan some roses, just as a thank you for dripping that sweat on my forearm, because that is more than anyone in my home gave me. I mean, nobody even bowed or genuflected.


Maureen said…
Oooh I remember Gowan! And I love Styx!

I genuflect in your presence.
WarsawMommy said…
Argh! Gowan! Strange Animal! Gah!

Am I showing my age here? Maybe a bit, huh?
ReformingGeek said…
Wow! You are so lucky and yes, your family is jealous.

Your Hubby sounds like mine. He doesn't have many FB friends and hardly ever uses it. He's just not that interested and he is too busy.

Yeah. Yeah.
Scribe said…
I bow down to your greatness Marie!

When I was 12, Styx was my favourite group and remained until the end of my teens, early 20s. And Gowan rocked that synthesizer! Strange Animal indeed!
I just don't understand why you don't have your own column in something somewhere, because I just think you're hysterical. And congratulations on being friended by someone who has a claim to fame!
Sadly I don't know Gowan with me in the UK, but the strange thing is today I reactivated my Facebook account as another follower said she belonged to it.

I enjoyed the write hope Gowan appreciates the roses.

Lynn said…
OMG, SO totally jealous. My younger sister in particular was a massive Gowan fan (she really, really wanted the big gold "G" earring he wore) and we must have watched the Strange Criminal video a hundred times, before the videotape got stretched out and died.

You are SO COOL! :)
Anonymous said…
Poor Mr Handsome, Im going to add him to my facebook friends.

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