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Clay Walker at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 3/14/08

2334667510_e3fa1648da_b.jpgWow! Tonight I was invited to the Rodeo once again. It was a more then Terrific night. The music was the best I’ve heard so far. Clay Walker sang all of my favorite songs and encouraged everyone to join in. Pretty cool. It was cool to see him ride a horse to the stage. A real Texan.2334669090_750680bb56_b.jpg

A big thank you to Laurie Selzer, from MNI (Media Networks Inc) for allowing me to join them in the Verizon West VIP suite. The food was terrific. I wish I knew everyones name I would love to say thank you for the wonderful treatment.

Here are a bunch of photos I took tonight. I hope to add everyone’s names to these when Lou gets them from Laurie!

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Friends of NF, Fun, houston livestock show and rodeo, Just Ask!, Laurie Selzer-MNI, neurofibromatosis, Photos, RODEO | , , , | 115 Comments

What a great day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Barbeque Cook-Off!


OMG That was a blast last night. I Love CLEAR CHANNEL. The Best Team, and treated me very well. Thank you Rusty and the rest if you. I will never forget you. Cool seeing you There Dr. Marshall It’s too late to write a post but you can check out the photos from today at Flickr!

March 2, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, Awareness, Community, Friends, neurofibromatosis, RODEO | , , , , | 218 Comments

35th Annual 2008 World Championship Bar-B-Que Cookoff

wcbbqc_wide.jpgWell, tomorrow, Feb. 28, 2008, kicks off the 35th Annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo with the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and I’m going to be there enjoying my fair share!

Yes, I plan to be there eating all the que I can stand. I hope to get lots of photos to share on my blog and flickr page. It’s going to be a fun night.

Anyone else going to the cook off or Rodeo? Continue reading

February 27, 2008 Posted by | A MESSAGE FROM REGGIE, Awareness, Friends with NF, Just Ask!, Music, neurofibromatosis, nf, NF1, NF2, RODEO | , , , , , , | 117 Comments

2008 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

06_95_imgp1439.jpgHouston, It’s almost time to Rodeo!

Cowboy Up, America! When a cowboy’s in a pinch, he just tightens up the cinch, spurs his horse and rides right through it, cause that’s the way the Duke would do it. He’d Cowboy Up.

This year it’s going to be another terrific year for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Just as I did last year, I will be there enjoying all activities for the 2008 show.

This year I plan to see more of the livestock show then I did last year. As for music, there are several performers I want to see this year. There are two I have in mind now, that I want to see Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw I will see more then one, I hope. All that to look forward too, and I haven’t even started on the great food.

How many of you are planning to go the the Rodeo, and who will you see? It would be a great idea if any of you go, to take pictures and send me a photo and I will make a section for our photos for this year on the blog and Flickr.

January 12, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Friends with NF, Fun, Music, neurofibromatosis, NF1, Photos, RODEO, Texas NF Foundation | , , , , , | 250 Comments


beltbuckle1a.jpgbuckle2b.jpgWell we all know the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo has come to an end. But, as you know I am a fan of country music, and I still have my bling belt buckle. Yes I will still wear it with my JUST ASK -shirt. I have a picture of my belt buckle. Let’s have a guessing game just for fun. I would like to know how many will get this one right. Which belt buckle do you think I have? The beltbucket on the left or the right?

March 26, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | , , , | 2 Comments


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.




March 19, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | , , , | 7 Comments



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 🙂

March 18, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | , , , , | 3 Comments


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?

March 17, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | 6 Comments


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?

March 14, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | 13 Comments


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.

March 12, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | 10 Comments


images.jpegYou’ll never guess what happened to me today so I had better tell you. I went to my favorite Western store, Cavender’s. I was shopping for a buckle for my belt. I noticed someone in the store noticing me. He came over and spoke to me and asked how my day was going. I told him like I always say when asked. Terrific! with a smile.

After my purchase, I looked around for the gentlemen that I just spoken to. I saw him and he could see I wanted to talk to him. He came over. Because he was so nice to me, I couldn’t leave without letting him know how happy he made me feel. I explained to him about my disorder and my website. As I talked to him I could see his eyes filling with tears. He was a very big guy yet he was very sensitive to how I felt and what my life is like. He seemed very happy that I didn’t mind talking about what happened to me. I gave him one of my business cards. He said it was a good way for me to get the word out. He thanked me. I am the one who should be thanking him. I can say for sure I will shop at Cavender’s more often.

March 5, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | 8 Comments


secondfamily_web.jpgToday I went to Cavender’s to buy Western gear. I always shop at the S. loop store # 23. I love that particular store. I bought a nice looking belt. Want to be ready just in case I get to go to the Rodeo, or I have the opportunity to meet ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. If not, I will have the western clothing for “Go Western” day at our Church Sunday.

March 2, 2007 Posted by | Photos, RODEO | 10 Comments



For all of our fans of Rodeo Houston, are excited about opening night for the 75 year of The Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo in Houston. Well for all of the fans of George Strait fans, I think we are out of luck. I hear tickets are sold out. But of course it would be, it’s George Strait.

All of the George Strait fans, say yee haw . Let us know how great the show turned out. Anyone who loves country music will enjoy the show with out a doubt.

Did I mention I was a George Strait fan?!! Let’s rodeo!!! Continue reading

February 27, 2007 Posted by | Music, RODEO | , , , , | 6 Comments


The Rodeo Houston Parade is going on now. I’am not able to be there this time. Thank goodness its on Television. I can enjoy it just as well. It seems to be going very well, and I can see everyone there is having a enjoyable time. Lots of smiling faces. WOW! Really looks fun. I wonder how many of my friends are there having fun. I know as least one of my personal friends will tell me all about it. I would love to hear from all of you that attend the Parade today.

February 24, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | 2 Comments


Hello Friends, I was one of the lucky Texans, who saw the trail riders come to town. It was a great sight. Everything western. The weather wasn’t the best, but it was good for the trail ride. All of the riders seem to be happy. Did any one else see the riders enter town. Post about it? I would love to hear from you.

On another note, Please let me know If you have not received a reply from me. All of the email has made a difference in mylife. I am learning so much from all of you.

February 23, 2007 Posted by | RODEO | , , , | 6 Comments