This is the first year in about 38 of mine on the planet that I didn’t get a new dress for my birthday. My momma used to always take me shopping for a new dress for my birthday every year when I was growing up. The official day is tomorrow and I am not celebrating it. I honestly just want it to go away. I usually make a HUGE deal about my birthday, force people to give me a party, make them take me to Ihop and buy me the NY cheesecake pancakes with whipped cream, wear a tiara all week, make my friends dress up in theme related outfits, give out goodie bags and make sure everyone that knows me or even knows anyone that knows me KNOWS it is my birthday.
Not this year.
I’m just not feeling it.
Honestly, it is usually a lot of work and has become a hassle. Maybe I am maturing or maybe I am just a party pooping fuddy duddy.
This year I am going to take all of the money I would have blown on an outfit, getting my hair done, buying party favors, etc etc and donating it all to the Boot Campaign. Is there anyone in or around Austin THIS Friday that wants to NOT celebrate my birthday with me?
JOIN the BOOT Crew as we head to Austin to see Blue Edmondson perform on Sept. 14, 2012 for a concert benefitting the Boot Campaign and our wounded military!
Bleu Edmondson is donating the proceeds of his September 14th concert at Midnight Rodeo in Austin to the Boot Campaign, an organization that cultivates awareness of the challenges many military men and women face upon return, and raises funds to help support some of the programs designed to meet these physical and emotional needs.
The relationship between the Texas red dirt rocker and the military support organization grew out of the message in his latest single, Black and White, a poignant story about one young man’s struggle to find work and his decision to join the military in effort to help his poverty-stricken family. The anthemic tune first appeared on the Boot Campaign’s fundraising compilation CD, When They Come Back, released on Carved Records in 2010.
“When the Boot Campaign asked if they could include ‘Black and White’ on their CD, I didn’t even have to think about. If it could benefit our troops, even in some small way, I was in!” declared the raspy voiced singer. The song, which recently broke into the top 20 on the Texas radio chart, is available for download from Edmondson’s site (bleuedmondson.com), with those monies also earmarked for the organization.
The fundraising event will be held at one of Austin’s premiere night spots, Midnight Rodeo, known as the best place in town for live country music. Talent buyer, Mark Easterling, who has been more than accommodating, stated “We are glad Bleu chose our venue to host this fundraiser, and we will do whatever we can to help make this a successful event for the Boot Campaign.”
Doors open 7pm and Bleu takes the stage at 10pm. Tickets to the event are $8 in advance and $10 day of show, and can be purchased by visiting the Midnight Rodeo website.
We will be there NOT celebrating my birthday, but if you want to come to the show…I might let you bring me a present, if you REALLY want to…or better yet, we can all go out afterwards for pancakes!
I’ll be the one in the boots!