Saturday, May 2, 2009

Miscellaneous News Day

Greetings Jovinuts! I was going to wait until Monday to post again, but then thought ... what the heck? :-)

So, I have really enjoyed reading people's Bon Jovi memories in response to the blog candy giveaway. Please feel free to share details of the contest with others (especially you Backstagers since my thread went poof. I knew I was taking a chance posting it and I respect admin's decision to delete it. Can't change the rules just for one person.)

I have also read all your suggestions, requests and ideas about the blog. Please remember its a blog and not a website -- therefore, the emphasis is on narrative. Sorry ... I won't be starting a repository for photos and videos, but will always continue to post things relevant to the topic of the day. As for more Richie, I'll do my best ... just remember I have loved and respected Jon Bon Jovi for more than half my life. He has inspired me as a musican and as a person. I did, however, really like the idea of a guest blogger and the wheels in my head are spinning about that already.

As for other news ...

THIS is really exciting. Sister Mary of Project H.O.M.E. has been named one of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People." As many of you know, I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Philadelphia Soul last year on a number of different projects.

I have had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times now and she is a force to be reckoned with (probably why I like her so much AND why she's so good at what she does.)

Sure ... she has gotten more visibility since Jon's involvement started, but she has been working hard for many, many years.

Hmmm...what else is new? Oh ... found out that Martin Bibla just signed with a Canadian football team ... the BC Lions. So, all you Jovi fans who have never seen a Soul game, you should check out your local CFL teams because a lot of our guys are popping up all over. :-)

Oh, speaking of Soul ... I did look thru my stash so I can start pulling together the goodie package. I do have some fun Soul stuff ... but, no, my JBJ signed football will NOT be part of the package... LOL. There are a couple of you I know who are asking for that ... sorry, that one goes with me to the grave. I did, however, pull out a couple of issues of the fanzines from the fan club, a tour book (not from Lost Highway ... older ...), and some other cool things so far.

Did you know that today is National Scrapbooking Day? Are any of you out there crafty? (I mean ... do any of you do crafts ... not are any of you sneaky, deceiving, sly, etc. LOL) Well, I am. Actually, I am getting ready to do the online launch of my new Bon Jovi-inspired cards and tour journals. They are super-cool. But anyway, I spent part of the day with some girlfriends working on my scrapbook ... I really need to branch out from just scrapping Bon Jovi. Haha.

Well, I think I'm going to go for now ... wonder if I could get a rush ticket to see the last screening of "When We Were Beautiful" ...?

P.S. I spent over an hour going thru all my CDs of interviews, video clips, webcasts, news pieces, etc. trying to find the 3-part special of Project HOME that was done. I have probably 50 discs of stuff so I finally gave up. If anyone has it handy and could send it to me, that would be swell. Thanks!