The Just Ask Tour rolled into the Cottonwood Restaurant in Houston, TX today to help support one of our biggest supporters, the Pysch Ward Sirens and the Houston Roller Derby!
Today, Reggie and I sampled some of the best chili in the history of Psych Ward Sirens Annual Chili Cook-Off!
It was so great seeing our old friends and meeting new ones! One of the great things about driving around the country promoting awareness of neurofibromatosis is meeting all of the wonderful, compassionate people who come up to just ask us about NF.
The Meyerland Saltgrass has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Houston because they are just great…fun, caring people who are super attentive and go above and beyond in making you feel at home!
Our waitress today was Caitlyn who was just terrific! Thank you, everyone! And the food was outstanding, too!
The guys came over to welcome Reggie back to town after hangin’ with his NF brethren in San Diego and Los Angeles.
It’s always great to see old friends like Mark Sansouci, William Hughes, John Person, Hayden West, Laura Wood, Mina Hughes and Matt Jones.
It’s been a while since we’ve done a Music Night and all agreed, it was long overdue! The boys and Laura were in fine form tonight.
Welcome to JustAskFoundation.org! Well, you got to hand it to Reggie, he knows where all the great parties are with the best food and drink and the best people! He couldn’t have done any better than Sunday Night when he ventured over to his friend’s house, world renowned photographer Greg Gorman’s Hollywood digs! gormanphotography.com I hope they mentioned neurofibromatosis in between all this other stuff! And Rick Moors from The Bonedaddys showed up which is always a fun thing!
As a belated Christmas present, I surprised Reggie W. Bibbs tonite and took him to Hooter’s on the advice of Richard B. Slayton who, apparently, goes there every nite!!!
But I digress.
Reggie and I went to the Hooters Kirby at Kirby and the Southwest Freeway in Houston. The moment we walked through the doors, we were treated like Kings, especially Reggie.
Without going through a lot of detail and mushy stuff, let it be sufficient to say that I have not received that level of service and honest compassion in a very long while. Ronald, the “Hoster”, Janecia, our beautiful wait person and Sean, the manager, made us feel like the most important people in the restaurant!
And it was a very nice feeling!
Reggie was totally blown away by everything. Ronald came up shortly after we were seated and very gently asked if it was ok to ask what had happened to Reggie. That’s all Reggie need to tell Ronald everything there is to know about neurofibromatosis in about two minutes.
Then Sean, the manager, came up and talked with us to make sure everything was good and he told us that he had two cousins named Reggie so I guess Reggie is “family!” And that’s what it felt like, family.
Janecia was very kind when we asked if we could take her photo with Reggie and as you can see, very beautiful as well!
Then, as we were leaving, Ronald and Janecia called all the other wait staff and Sean over for a group photo!
Thank you everyone at Hooter’s on Kirby! You guys rocked the place tonight!
Lou Congelio and Reggie Bibbs
PS – I am going to post this then try to see if I can tag these wonderful people who deserve to be recognized. However, if you know them, please tag away! Thanks!
Just Ask Executive Director, Lou Congelio, visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame today in Cleveland, Ohio, and was given a personal tour of the facility courtesy off former Senior Director of Programming for the Rock Hall, David Spero.
While I wasn’t able to drive the Just Ask World Tour Mobile from Houston to Cleveland, i was able to talk with a few people about neurofibromatosis and pass out a few cards. I believe rock and rollers are some of the world’s most passionate and compassionate people after i explained what neurofibromatosis is and what the Just Ask Foundation is trying to do.
Today, I was creamed by Reggie W. Bibbs after Courtney Willoughby nominated me for cremation. And to think I actually liked Courtney during one, very narrow window of time when i was obviously incapacitated with love by the beauty and charm of her mother, Tracey Willoughby.
But, being that as it may, i went through with the unspeakable miasma of horror only cheap Foodarama whipped cream could provide and did my duty!
However, what wasn’t in the plan was to be dumped on by freezing, ice cold water after the creaming of the face by my former friend, Reggie Bibbs.
Needless to say, somebody is going to die tomorrow and three guesses who it will be!!!
In any event, being the good father that I am, I nominate my daughterElena Congelio to join the fun that is NF Awareness.
Also, for those who would prefer to forego this unique, mind-numbing experience, you can just make a little donation to the Just Ask World Tour Fund and nobody needs to get hurt! Just sayin…
Hot, sweaty roller derby action is back at Kicks and Lou and I are going this Saturday! Sure will miss some of the skaters that retired last year but look forward to meeting the new skaters who are taking their place.
I love Houston Roller Derby! The women who skate are tough on the outside but are the sweetest, most wonderful people on the inside. Every time I go, they make me feel like I’m the most important person in the world!