cirque-_logo.jpgCirque Du Soleil will be peformaning at the Sam Houston Race Tract. Amazing talaent group. I have tickets to opening night, which is tonight. I haven’t seen Corteo the show that’s in town now. I’am sure its going to be a nice one. If you know about Cirque Du Soleil, and plan to see the show, post it. I would love to hear fron you. Below is a intrduction on the show. I hope to have pictures posted from the show.

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Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.

intro_corteo.gifThe show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

oreos.jpegMost of you have heard me talk about the deep fried oreos. A friend told me they could get the oreos at the Relient Stadum burning the Live stock Show and Rodeo. I didn’t get to try them durning the Rodeo. Now that I have the recipe. I will fry a bag of cookie and post how they taste. The recipe is listed below. If you try it, post how you like it.

Deep-fried Oreos
1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
3/4 cup ice water
1 quart vegetable oil
14 Oreo cookies
Powdered sugar

Freeze cookies for three hours. In a heavy-gauge 3-quart saucepan heat oil to 350 degrees. While oil is heating, set up a cookie sheet with paper towels for draining. In a medium-sized mixing bowl stir water into buttermilk pancake mix until thoroughly combined. As soon as the batter is smooth, dip each cookie, one at a time, into batter and smooth batter, making a thin coat completely around the cookie. Place coated cookie carefully into hot oil. Repeat for each cookie. Fry on both sides, turning over once until golden brown.
Remove fried cookie from hot oil with metal tongs and drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar.
Let cool slightly (about two minutes) before serving.
Note: Success depends on the batter, which insulates the Oreo from direct contact with the oil. If the battering of the cookie is done right, it will become a delicious, edible shell and protect the melted cookie.

The Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo has come to an end.

images2.jpegThis year was the 75 year anniversary.

This year was TERRIFIC! . I was luck enough to attend two events. I’ m thankful for that. I am looking forward to next year, just like all of you. How many of you went to the Rodeo this year.

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WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THE PHOTO TO THE RIGHT WITH ANYTHING HAVING TO DO WITH THE RODEO!!!

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Wow! I just have to say to Houston. I’am Houston Proud! I went to the Rodeo tonight. ZZ Top was the main attraction. What a blast. I had a wonderful time. I don’t mean to brag on our home town. but how can I not do so. We have wonderful people here. I never felt so a part as I did tonight. I just wanted to come home and cry. So many people came to me and JUST ASK! Some ask for autographs and photos to be taken with me. Can you imagian how that made me feel? I am thankful I was able to go to the Rodeo a second time. It was wonderful. Thank all of you who saw me at the rodeo. You made it a plesent time for me. HATS OFF TO HOUSTON 🙂

reggie-e-6.jpgHere’s a photo of me with my biggest fan!

Elena and her Dad Lou came by the house today to say hi. I was happy to see “E” wearing her Just Ask tshirt. I think it goes well with her orange tshirt underneath.

Elena how do you think the photo came out? I’m so happy I didn’t have to take one with your Dad. You’re much nicer!!!


Today was the best weather we had in almost a week.   Now, this doesn’t happen very ofter, I thought it would be nice to talk about.  You might wonder why this in in the Rodeo category.   The weather was so nice, I washed my car in the drive way.  I  hope it doesn’t change the nice  are having.

The Rodeo part comes in, like this. I was told I drive my Impala like I was riding in a Rodeo. Or in one on the Munster truck shows. I don’t drive that bad.  How can you drive like you are in a Rodeo?

I made a special category called a message from Reggie. In this section I like to write daily experiences.

Believe me, when I say this. I wasn’t hurt by it, and I will still to go to the gas station where this happened. I went to get gas, and I saw a lady that saw me on the news. She spoke to me very nice. She told me she was proud of me. She also told me she remembered me as a young child. She said keep up the good work.

When I went to pay for my gas, the attendant asked me, My god! did someone fight with you? I told him no, I was born with neurofibromatosis. He then said God bless you. I ‘m so sorry. He seemed very apologetic. He just seemed sorry. After I finished at the pump. I went back in and gave him my card and told him to go to my site. He thanked me and said he will visit. This is not an attack on the guy, or the station. I will go back. He was nice. It’s up to us to make sure nf is better known.

Now the point I’m making is that we must get more exposure via NET, TV News segments, and PSA’S. When people get a chance to see and hear about nf, it will not be something new to them. This is why I’am happy to let people know what my problem is. I can still say it was a Tremendous day.

16a1.jpgIt happened!. Yes I went to the rodeo last night. Toby Keith’s performance last night was Terrific! There were lots of fireworks and lights. He has lots of energy and so did all of his fans. If you like country music, then the Reliant Center in Houston was the place to be last night. 19a1.jpg

My sister, Lisa,  and I enjoyed the music, as well as the food.

Smoked Turkey leg. mmmm. Couldn’t find the Deep fried Oreos. I would like to know who went to the Toby Keith concert? If you went to the concert post it here. I would love to hear about it. And if you know where I can find the deep fried Oreo I would love to hear that as-well. I will post a few of the pictures from the concert soon. Please stop in again. HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?

toby-keith.jpgWell, I am ready for the big night tomorrow! I’m going to see Toby Keith Tuesday at the rodeo. I’ve only been to three rodeos in my lifetime. I know this is going to be a terrific one being that it’s country music. I just got my cowboy bling belt buckle. It you see a good-looking guy in black most likely it will be me. Feel free to say hello. And I will post my experience. I would love to hear from any of you that might attend the Toby Keith concert.

My message this morning includes all my friends, that have a concern with both types of nf. We can support one another. I received a very nice message that prompt me to post this note. this person, has nf2. I was so happy to read the email. The concern was that he has nf2 He may have felt left out. I hope not. Please know, I would like to hear from anyone who has both types of nf, concerned family members, and friends. Lets start posting. I would like to know you are there. Your post may very well help some one. All of you are teling me what a help I have been. Well all of your emails and comments have really made me want to do more. Thank you for supporting me.

Make it a tremendous day

Reggie