Joey Ramone, the greatest front man from the greatest American band, died 10 years ago today. I can still feel the hole in my heart created by his absence. He was the first person to show me that being “ugly”, “weird” and “awkward” (the qualities that were getting me thrown in trash cans and beaten up at school) were actually BEAUTIFUL qualities to possess. I am forever indebted to him for helping me down the path I am still on. If it weren’t for discovering Ramones Mania in 4th grade I may very well have been wearing Dockers with a cell phone attached to a holster on my belt while I slaved my life away at the office. LUV U 4 EVA!!!