Monthly recap: November & December 2007
Monthly recap: December 2007 autographs
First of all thank you for checking back into my blog. I want to take this time to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and the best New Year ever! Now onto business. I was beginning to think I wouldn't score a success at all this month, but luck helped me out.
I have to tell you how much fun I've been having updating & working on my blog again. Maybe that will re motivate me to start back up in sending out requests. In the mean time, here's a In Person success from this afternoon.
To some Christopher Knight will only be "Peter
Today's success is dedicated to the staff of my old post office. I have long since moved and they still made sure this autograph found it's way to me. They are great folks who I miss seeing as frequently as I used to.
Happy Halloween! Here's a summary of how the last 3 months have been for my autograph collection.
How many people can say "Oh I met Elton John this weekend"? We'll I can! I still can't believe it.
Sorry for the delay in updating my blog. I haven't been sending out much recently so I'm not getting a whole lot back. Don't give up on this blog though, we have lots of good stuff still to come.
I have to admit between the two successes I received from Richard Burgi, I like this one better. Personalization will win every time with me!
Even though I'm still on a major "high" from meeting Lynda Carter, I want to take a moment out to pay tribute to a great actress that we just recently lost. Alice Ghostley passed away last Friday, September 21st. She was an incredibly funny woman who entertained and made me laugh so many times in my life from the work she did on "Bewitched", "Grease" & "Designing Women" (among other numerous shows). I tried many times to get her autograph and succeeded once. (See my September 12, 2005 posting). It's an autograph I treasured then and treasure even more now. RIP Alice Ghostley 1926-2007.
Richard Burgi - Sent: 11/1/07 Received: 9/28/07. I almost didn't recognize this when it first came in, but it's Richard Burgi from "Desperate Housewives". (He plays "Karl Mayer" on the show). I wasn't sure either if it was an auto pen or pre-print but after further examination, I'm pretty sure it's authentic. Wish it was personalized though.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
You can read more about this special evening and see other photos of Lynda and I together by clicking here.
Even though I haven't been sending out requests, it still makes me smile to go downstairs and see a new success waiting for me like the one I received today.
I remember Thursday nights as being popcorn night in front of the TV watching "Knots Landing" with my mom. Today's success comes from one of the stars of that series.
Here's an autograph that was obtained last month, but didn't arrive at my door step until today. (It will be credited in my August recap).
Things have slowed down since I haven't had time to send out new requests. Here's how the last two months stacked up for me:
A nearby county fair had a good country music concert Friday night that I attended.
Even though I haven't been sending out, it's still nice to see successes show up, especially successes like the one I received today.
A side note before I continue onto today's post, I will be combining the June & July monthly recaps at the end of this month. OK, now on to business. I went to a country music show last night at a county fair and gained two new autographs for my collection.
Anyone who knows anything about my autograph collecting knows I started it to get Lynda Carter's autograph. She was the first autograph I ever wanted in my life. I remember back as a little kid wanting a signed photo of her in the 'Wonder Woman' costume. I've had success three times through the mail but now I have a bunch of stuff that I dream of having signed. These are items too rare or big to take a chance on mailing to her and not ever getting them back. Now thanks to my awesome friend Joey, I have an In-Person success of her on one of these type of items.
Lynda Carter - In Person: 6/22/07. Lynda is doing a series of cabaret style concerts. My friend Joey has seen her twice already, including this past Friday when she performed in LA. I sent him this incredibly rare Japanese photo guidebook of the TV show 'Wonder Woman' and he was able to get Lynda to sign it for me! This was the type of item that if I sent it to her and it got lost it in the mail or was never returned, I could probably never find it again to replace (or be able to afford to replace it). He even sent me a photo of her signing it. Thank you so much Joey. You have no idea what it meant to me that you did this for me.
I mentioned "Star Spangled Celebration" on Friday's post. I went back to the three day country music event on Saturday and scored some more autographs.
I should add in that Ronnie Milsap performed at the festival too (he was awesome). Very friendly and did an outstanding show. I met him backstage before his show. He did not sign autographs during the meet & greet though. Billy Currington performed a very disappointing short show before walking out halfway (due to an "medical emergency"). He managed to tell off the crowd and cancel his meet & greet before leaving the venue. So had that not happened, I would have had his autograph for my collection as well.
I didn't attend the festival on Friday but some co workers went and got these two items signed for me.
Jason Aldean - In Person: 6/22/07. Jason just released his second album which contains his current hit titled "Johnny Cash". His previous hits include "Hicktown", "Why" (his first #1) & "Amarillo Sky". He signed the "Relentless" CD insert for me (the new album I mentioned). I thought it was a good idea to get his autograph now while he's a rising artist. He's going places!
It's always exciting when a big name lands in the mailbox. Just like what I found in the mailbox this morning.
There is a great 3 day country music festival near where I live called 'Star Spangled Celebration'. I attended last night and scored some new autographs for my collection.
With a staple of country music classics like "Forever & Ever, Amen", "Diggin' Up Bones", "1982" "Three Wooden Crosses" and "On The Other Hand" Randy Travis has been a bona fide country music superstar for over twenty years now.
With Canadian postage on the return envelope, I scored another success from 'Smallville" today in the mail.
Here's how the month shaked out for me.
I wrote this request at a time when I was having difficulty finding people to write too. (No disrespect to Mr. Roeper).
I went to a great country music concert last night and was able to meet all the acts who performed.
Grab your cowboy hats and boots. Here's the first of two 'country music' themed posts.
FLASHBACK: TOM POSTON
Watch for a Flashback (and tribute) post to the late Tom Poston coming soon. In the mean time here's the April monthly recap:
Here's an autograph I wanted for awhile that I achieved just by sending an e-mail.
Sorry for the delay in posting this. It came in on Thursday, which was my birthday. Being busy with several birthday activities delayed me having the time to post it. With the lack of sending out I've done I feel lucky to have received anything back, especially on my birthday.
Being a huge fan of the "comic book" movies and TV shows, I was happy to add another comic character to my collection. Today's comes from a terrific newer actor who I think will have a bright future.
Yesterday marked the 2 year anniversary of the start of this blog. Happy Birthday Blog!
I couldn't resist naming this post what I did, not only because it's one of Donna's hits but because of my last posting on the fake Michelle Pfeiffer autograph that I received.