Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Year's Eve

Back in the fall,  a few of us read that KC and the Sunshine Band were going to be at Choctaw Casino, event center for a concert.  FUN TIMES, cheap tickets, NYE!!!! So we bought those cheap tickets and made our plans.

We got there in plenty of time to gamble a little, eat some dinner and then head over to the event center.  It started out with a group of local kids dancing.  They were really entertaining and having a great time.

Then it was concert time..... Yes, KC's hayday was the late 70's.  This became very evident about 10 minutes into the show.  KC's voice was very unsteady but he was belting out the tunes.  He did dance steps, kicked some kicks, talked about songs he had written, talked about shows he had done, talked about himself....and talked about himself.... it was not good. None of it.

Then he did some pirouettes... yes... all the way across the stage,  at which point hubby turnes to me and says...."it's not going to get any better."
We headed back out to the casino and had a great time gambling.

The memory of 1977 was much better than reliving it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A good cause

Every February my friend Laura does a special thing.  She feeds countless people at Dallas Life  This organization helps reintroduce homeless folks back into working life, life with a home, life with a purpose.

She does this on Valentines day every year to honor the memory of her son Austin.  You see, Austin died of a drug overdose and Laura's birthday is on Valentines day.  So, instead of feeling sad every year, Laura decided to do something nice.  She gets all food, gifts for men, women and children donated.  The residents at Dallas Life don't normally get fresh food.... However.  It's all canned or frozen. But on Valentines day this year they had salad, fresh fruit, jambalaya from friends at Shuck and Jive, wings from Hooters, cake and cupcakes and Bai  waters.  The response is a little overwhelming.  The residents are so very grateful and appreciative.

Before the event there are a couple of fundraisers.  One of them was a painting party at Southside on Lamar.  What a cool place that is. 

View from the roof

My Coworkers joined in to help