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October 2012! I finally meet Pete Townshend!!!
In October 2012 I travelled to New York City to attend the book release and signing events for Pete Townshend's autobiography. My friend Eileen we met at the Super Bowl met me there and we attended the events together. We first met Pete at the New York Public Library signing on the official night of the book release, Pete talked for over an hour and a half and then signed books for all the attendees. Then on the following day we attended the taping of the Jimmy Fallon show with Pete Townshend and Christopher Walken as guests. I had never attended a tv show taping and it was very enjoyable. That night we barely made it to the New York Barnes and Noble signing in time to get our books signed and again meet Pete after we left Rockefeller Plaza. The next day we travelled to Philadelphia for the third book signing and then we both went home to await the start of the Quadrophenia tour starting in November. It was an amazing experience to meet Pete Townshend, he was extremely nice and talked to me at the signings, joking about me having attended multiple signings and admiring my Who tattoo. It was a fantastic trip, I really enjoyed New York City much more than I thought I would. I wish I could have spent longer in Philadelphia, but unfortunately all I got to see of that city was the hotel, the book signing, and the view from the taxi to the airport.
These are the photos I managed to take with my phone during these events.
Poor Mocha, do I really need to say anything else?
June of 2011 we have our first parrots. Pee Wee the green parrot is an Alexandrine, Ringo the blue is an Indian Ringneck Parakeet. Pee Wee is already learning to talk.
In March 2011 we spent a week in London, England to see Roger Daltrey performing The Who's Rock Opera Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity. While we were there we spent time visiting Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, the Roman Baths, and the city of London.
In March 2010 I was able to travel to London, England for the 2nd time. I went to see my favorite band The Who and traveled with our friend Eileen that we met while working as volunteers at the Super Bowl. We spent a couple of days enjoying the sights and then attended the Who's concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. They performed the album Quadrophenia. We also visited the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the original Hard Rock Cafe, and Pete Townshend's house The Wick.
In January/February 2010 we traveled to Miami, Florida for two weeks to work as volunteers for the Super Bowl Halftime show featuring my favorite band The Who. It was the experience of a lifetime not just for the event, but also to finally meet some of my longtime Who friends the Starcke brothers Mike and Marc, and some new Who friends as well. While in Florida we also took some vacation time and visited the beautiful Coral Castle, everglades, Miccosukee Indian Reservation, Miami Zoo, and South Beach. Several hundred people gathered to help put together the largest ever Super Bowl stage.
Me with the crew of Radial 10 on the Super Bowl Halftime stage. I'm in the front row 3rd from right wearing The Who shirt with our Who friend Rob.
Roger Daltrey of the Who and me, I've loved Roger Daltrey since I was 10 years old and finally after 15 years I got to meet him in Thackerville, Oklahoma before one of his solo concerts on October 22, 2009!!!! It was perfect, he signed 3 records and a photograph and I was able to get right in front of the stage leaning on the stage in front of him and 3 guitar picks! One with his name, two with the guitarist Frank Simes' name. The concert was amazing and this was the best day of my life by far!
A few random green anole pictures from this summer.
Here are a few pictures I took today. I have several exotic
lizards, some live outside, and some live inside. The native green anoles like
to hang out on the lizard cages. I think I love my green anoles just as much as
my exotic lizards, there aren't too many lizards more fun to watch than a male
green anole running around like a little Napoleon trying to prove he is the
baddest thing in the neighborhood. I see this guy basically every day, I call
him Fernando, he loves to show off for us.
This is my green iguana Pete. I'm not sure what gender Pete is
yet, but we'll just assume for now that Pete is a he. I've had Pete for several
years, part of the success to having an iguana live so long is in the diet. Pet
stores usually tell people an iguana can live on lettuce, but that is FALSE.
They will eventually starve to death on a diet of just lettuce because it has
basically no nutritional value. You have to give iguanas a more balanced diet of
various fruits and greens such as mustard, turnip, or collared greens. That's
just the basics, they need proper lighting and supplements as well.
Here are some more random photos that I've taken.
These are my free range green anoles and skinks, I'm a little addicted to lizards and taking pictures of them. It's probably a good thing there aren't too many varieties of wild lizards in East Texas.
These are my 4 imitation Siamese cats. Mocha, Espresso, Latte, and Cool Whip. I've had Mocha for about a year longer than the other 3, who are full siblings. Mocha turns 2 in May 08, the rest turn 1 in August 08. From left to right in the top picture below they are Mocha, Cool Whip, Latte, and Espresso. Mocha is the dark male, Cool Whip is the fluffy male, Latte is the dark female, and Espresso is the light female.