Tonight I hope you can join me and watch my interview, on FOX26 NEWS. It should air around 9:00pm I was happy that FOX26 gave me the air time, so that I can share my story. Damali Keith interviewed me and was very nice. Like I always say, “Make it a Tremendous Day.” I look forward to your comments.
After my first blog on country music a few days ago, I remembered my first Rodeo in Houston. I would like to know… Do you remember your first Rodeo? Write and tell me about the experience. Who did you see ? How many of you remember Casey and the Sunshine Band. That’s the group I saw. They had a popular single at that time. It was in the 70s. My Boogie Shoes. Yes that is right. My Boogie Shoes.
A great time for me. That’s right. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is celebrating its 75 year Anniversary. Alright Houston! The events starts February 27th. If you are going to see George Strait (to name just one of the good performers who will entertain us), start thinking about getting your tickets early. I hope to be one of the lucky souls that will attend. Any of the country performers will work for me. Who’s going to the Rodeo? Who will you see? I know there will be good stories to share.
The ADDY Awards program will be this weekend. I will be there, with crossed fingers. I hope to be one of the recipients of these great awards. Although I have been lucky enough to attend a few years ago, I still feel a little nervous about the big day. If I don’t win this year, it’s OK. I know I will enjoy myself. I look forward to meeting new people, who I know will become new friends to me. Wish me luck, but don’t say “break a leg.” I only have one good leg. k. Any one have ideas on how to get over the nervousness?
FYI. I have been reading and this is what I found on Valentine’s Day. There are many opinons as to who was the original Valentine, with the most popular theory that it was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In any event, in 496 A.D. Pope Gelawius set aside February 14 to honor St. Valentine became a patron saint lovers. In the 1840s, Esther Howland, a native of Massachuestss. is given credit for sending the first Valentine cards. The spitrit of love. continues as valentines are sent with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school. I saw a lot of people buying Roses. Are you one of them? What do you think about this day, what would make Valentine’s Day special for you?
I enjoy country music. As you may have seen from my Website, I have been lucky enough to meet one country music peformer, Kenny Rogers. I treasure the pictures that I have of Kenny Rogers, Gary Morris, and me.
Who would I like to meet? Well, to name a few: Dolly Parton, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Clay Walker.
Today, I would hope to hear from all of you. If you are a country music listener, share with me who you have met and what your experence was when you met him or her.
Make it a tremendous day.
Today my family went to a Memorial Service for my brother Ronald Bibbs who died last September. It was held at Houston’s Odyessy Healthcare, the organization that took care of Ronnie when he was very sick. They did a terrific job in comforting us in that low point in our lives. Today we met a lot of people who lost someone they loved. When I saw all the people, I didn’t feel so alone. I knew then that others are hurting also. I though about a lovely song. CRY OUT TO JESUS. (THIRD DAY). The words in the song gives me comfort. I’m learning it helps to talk to your friends you have in your life now. And start enjoying every moment you have with your friends. One other thing that is helping me is expressing myself in writing. If anyone have tips that can improve writing skills or if you like to write. I would love to hear from you.
Today I had a Terrific Day! I went to Discount Tire. There was a nail in my tire, and I needed to buy a new one or have the old one patched. This is something I must work on: not to expect everyone to have a negative reaction to me. Usually I don’t feel that way. There are times I do not. When someone treats me nicely, it gives me a wonderful feeling. It makes me want to write a letter to the company and tell them about myself, and what great employees are working for the company. I must remember they are doing their job. They are treating me the way I want to be treated (a good customer). Please leave me your thought on this.
Lou Congelio just called me. He is president of STANANDLOU Advertising, the agency that helped me develop this Web site. This site has been nominated for an Addy award and the awards ceremony is on February 17. Lou and I are invited to a dinner and an awards presentation.
I am really excited about the nomination. Winning would be a great honor, not just for me, but for everyone else who has NF. People with NF and other disfiguring conditions find it difficult to do everyday tasks, and this site increases public understanding of the hurdles that we have to overcome.
If we win, I will accept the award on behalf of Ronnie, my brother who had NF and cancer. He died in September of 2006, and I miss him a lot. One of the benefits of this site is to tell everyone that people with NF may be susceptible to developing cancer. NF itself is not life-threatening, but if you have it, you need to be in the care of a physician and alert him or her if anything changes about your condition.
Do you have NF? Do you know of someone who does? If yes, tell me your story. I will be thinking about you at the awards ceremony.