Saturday, October 16, 2010


As you know yesterdays entry was about Kelly of Karmina. Today so I don't make her feel left out, it's Kamille's turn. There is a lot of nice things about Kamille.Kamille is one great person who I like. One thing I remember is when I first met Kelly and Kamille in person, Kamille came right up to me and looked up with a great big smile. I thought she was going to say " Wow you're tall."But she didn't. She gave me a nice warm hug. When I saw Kelly and Kamille in June, they made a birthday wish video for my niece and nephew. When my nephew saw it, he went "She called me Bubba" with a smile. The she was Kamille.The same day I saw them in June, Kamille told me that I was one of the most important things to do in NY. I sat next to Kamille at breakfast in June. I gave her and Kelly two great things I made, a photo cube, and a photo of them and I. She also held my stuffed elephant, Elmer. She got a great big smile on her face. I enjoy talking to both girls on both Twitter, and Facebook and in the streaming chats. Like Kelly, Kamille can cheer someone up just by walking into the room. In one of the videos the girls made, it was Kamille's birthday, and she wished me a happy birthday. I will always love talking to both Kelly and Kamille. They are like the younger sisters I never had.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Now as you know I am a leader of Karmina's NY Street team. Right now I would like to take the time to tell about Kelly of Karmina. Kelly is one great friend. She and Kamille (who will be tomorrow's subject) are very nice. Kelly and I get along well. She and I like to share ideas. I remember the day I first met her and Kamille in person. I was walking next to Kelly down the street to get my train home. I did some voices for her. She burst out laughing. She is very caring too. She told me to email her to let her know that I got home safe. I care about my friends whether they are hurt or sick and even upset. As someone told me, if Kelly goes into a room and she sees someone upset, she'll walk up to them and put a smile on their face. I also sent Kelly a bear for her birthday. I sent both girls some great stuff. I don't know where I'd be without Kelly or Kamille. They're like Guardian Angels to me.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My trip to Florida

It all started On June 23 two big things happened. My mom, my oldest nephew arrived from Florida. They both came up for my youngest nephew on my brother's family christening. They weren't the only ones to come to NY. Karmina came back! June 24, I got an email from Kelly. She asked me if I would like to come to breakfast with her and Kamille. I was excited. I told her that would be great. So we worked out a plan to have breakfast together the following Friday, June 25. The The 25, came and I brought my friend Frank down with me to meet the girls. Frank was in the hospital not that long before with blood clots in his lungs and leg. Anyway, I took the train and met Frank at Grand Central Station. From their we took the shuttle to Times Square and the train to 84th St. Around 9, Kelly and Kamille came. We had a great time at breakfast. The girls then made a movie for me wishing my oldest niece, and youngest nephew in my sister's family a happy birthday. We also took some pictures. Then the girls had to go to rehearsal for the Tommy Awards for which one of their songs was nominated. So Frank and I went back to Grand Central and I came home. When I got home, I went and called my mom on her cell phone and told her I was home. She said to wait because she was out with my sister and when she would leave, she'd call me and come by. When we were at breakfast, the girls told me something that made me feel good. Kamille told me that I was one of the most important things to do in NY. Kelly told me that they wouldn't have come back to NY if not for me. Kelly also told me to expect a package from them. When I got home, there was a package at the door. In it was a nice shirt from the girls and a bunch of goodies for fans. Later that day, I got together with my mom and went grocery shopping, then came home. The 30th, my mom, nephew, and I went to the airport to go back to Florida. My reason to go to FL was for the dentist and my youngest nephew wanted me there for his birthday. I had a good time in FL. The dental hygienist said I had no cavities. I also went to this great place called Giraffe Farm. The man who owns it, Lex Salsbury used to run the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. It was a cool place. My mom, dad, and I really enjoyed it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

How Kelly and Kamille are wonderful to me

Have I ever told you how wonderful Kelly and Kamille are. They are so great to me. Even though we aren't related, I consider them like sisters to me. They have helped me a lot. Most recently with a good friend of mine named Erin H. Erin has a daughter who has a disease called Chiari or something like it. It required Erin's daughter to undergo a major operation. When people I know who have kids who are sick like that tell me about their kids, it makes me feel sad. So I talked to Kelly and she and I arranged for something to be done. I got Erin's address and sent it to Kelly. Kelly and Kamille sent Erin something. I also talked to Kelly about seeing if she and Kamille would like to help me celebrate Janine's birthday early since I will be away for Janine's birthday. We agreed that we would works something out. Since Karmina has been very helpful to me, and changed my life. I decided to do something for them. This weekend, I sent the Rachael Ray show a nice letter. Here it goes

I used to be an unemployed Sales Associate from FAO Schwarz in White Plains, NY until one day when I watched this great show on Disney Channel called Two Hour tour. It was like American Idol but better This great band named Karmina back then they were Kelly and Kamille. They had won it though. So the night after I googled them and it took me to their website. I contacted the person in charge and she got right back to me. A week or two later I even got to chat with Kelly and Kamille themselves in a chat room. Early this year I heard they were coming to NY. So I emailed the person and she asked if I'd like to be on their street team. So I said yes. and emailed her back. An hour later I got an email back saying that she would forward my email to Kelly. What do you think happened next. A half hour later Kelly herself emailed me and asked if I would like to meet them in person. So I said you bet. So on Jan 31, I went down to NYC and I met and had lunch with the girls. The Person who contacted me first was none other than their Mom/manager Robin Rudisill

Karmina's music is great. This one song, Light's On makes me want to dance. It's all about New York. It's on their just released sophomore CD called Rewriting Chapter 2. Kelly and Kamille write their own songs and perform them also. They were up for being nominated to go perform at Lilith Fair which is one of their wishes. The girls are very sweet and they have done a lot for me and other fans. It's time we gave them something back.

As for me, I am a former Special Olympian, I won golds in swimming, bowling, basketball, volleyball, and track and field. I even received a nice plaque from the former mayor of White Plains for all of my hard work.

So I hope it works that they get on her show. It would be good for them.

Friday, May 21, 2010

good friends reunited: Laura and Edward

Yesterday, i had a great day. Two weeks ago I got a nice email from my good friend Laura. She works at Build a Bear Workshop. I have not seen her in a while. So I found out her email and I got in touch with her. I was supposed to see my friend Frank but he ended up in the hospital due to blood clots. So I said to myself, if I can't see Frank, nothing will stop me from seeing Laura. So I took the train down to NYC. I had a great time and Laura gave me a VIP tour of her store. It's nice. I hope to go back again. Maybe when Karmina is in town.javascript:void(0)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wrestlers and Karmina's gift

yesterday, I went to Stepinac High School. They had a Pro Wrestling Fan Fest. It was fun but expensive. I met a bunch of great wrestlers and a boxer too. Here are pics of me with them, They are in order, Virgil, Tito Santana, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Shelly Martinez, Butterbean, The Godfather, and Ron Simmons. Ron Simmons is the only one without me in it. Karmina sent me a gift to send to my mom, it was a harmonized Mother's day song the ydid

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Katie McKay, one great manager and FAO people

There is one person who I haven't mentioned yet in my blogs since I started. Since it's her birthday tomorrow. I will mention her now. Her name is Katie McKay. Katie is my first manager that I had when I started at FAO Schwarz. She's one of the nicest people I ever worked with. If not for Katie and FAO, I wouldn't have met Sharon, and Janine. Katie is the one who hired me. She was so much fun. We did stuff together after work like go for happy hour, celebrate birthdays, Rye Playland, and even go to the movies. Katie and another former manager, Deana came to my old home one year. It was fun.