A lot of links and pictures to get to today, but let me first start off by talking about the charity event this past Saturday night in Dallas for the CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Center, which formally announced on Saturday they are changing their name to Family Compass. A very fun event all around, and no, I did not have a date. Decided that bringing someone I barely knew probably wasn’t a good idea, so, I went it alone. Which was fine. Also for those curious, Melissa Rycroft, who was supposed to be the honoree, was unable to attend, so I didn’t run into her. I don’t know what reason she gave, but, she did donate two tickets to the DWTS finale to the live auction that ended up going for $7,000, so I’m guessing that all but made up for her not appearing. All in all, a very fun night, and a special shout out to Meredyth Childress who had requested me to be their “celebrity” for their table. It was great meeting her and her husband who were very generous throughout the night. So thank you to Family Compass for putting on another successful event and I hope they ask me back again next year.
By the way, I’ve never seen a full episode of “Big Rich Texas” before but Melissa Poe was also one of the waiters that night and I had the pleasure of talking to her briefly and posing for a picture (shown above). I wish I had seen an episode of her show before so I at least knew more about her, but nonetheless, she was very generous as well. I was surprised at how many people were asking me about Emily’s “Bachelorette” season. Didn’t think that many people cared, but sure enough, people wanted to know what was happening. You know what question I didn’t get asked once all night long? “Why is the driveway always wet?” Thank God. I might’ve had to pour ice water on someone’s lap if I did get asked that. Great event, a lot of money raised, and I even got to mow down on two plates of dinner with my friend, Emily Lites of Emily’s Smile Boxes.