Sunday, June 18, 2017

All Excited Again! or Texas Stars!

Yesterday was a great day, even though sweet Wilma was returned to us, because the couple that had adopted her, almost four years ago, bought a house and are moving where they can't have dogs. Wilma is approximately six-years-old, house broken, great with other dogs and great with children. And seems happy to be back at the rescue ranch.

Tony put Wilma, in the big ally that separates Blue's and Gretchen Wilson's pens, to see which one will get to have her as a fun roommate. And so far it is a toss-up, because she is already become best friends with both of her neighbors.

Wilma is a really super, great dog, so if any of y'all know of someone who might be interested in adopting her, please ask them to give me a call at (830)589-7544.

I have some great, exciting news to finally tell y'all. Our dear friend aka the mystery musician who will be performing next Saturday night the 24th, at the Medina Highpoint Resort, is the one and only Chet O'Keefe! And it is amazing how it all came about. 

Over a week ago, Chet had contacted Tony, on Facebook, telling him that he and his friend, Liz, might be coming to visit us this weekend. We got all excited about it until last Thursday night when Chet called me to tell me that something had come up and they had to cancel.

Then he and I had a long, fun visit and caught up with each others news. But before Chet and I adios-ed each other, he asked me if it would be alright if they came to visit us next weekend. And of course I said, "Yes!" Then Tony and I got all excited again.

So now fast forward to this past Friday afternoon, at the Medina Highpoint Resort, when we ate a delicious lunch with our good friend Jim M. 

Right after I had placed Tony's and my identical order, Craig, their great, friendly General Manager, at the Medina Highpoint Resort, walked up to greet me and in no-time-flat I was talking to him about Chet coming to visit us and what a fabulous, talented singer/songwriter/musician he is and before I knew it—Craig had asked me to please get a hold of Chet to see he wanted to play, Saturday the 24th, at their weekly All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Night.

And after I told Tony about Craig wanting to book Chet to play there, Tony and I got all excited, again.

So as soon as we got back to the rescue ranch I sent Chet an e-mail and then I called him, but got his machine. As y'all already know, I have no trouble talking to people and I also have no trouble talking to a machine. So I left Chet an earful telling him (his machine) all about what had just happened earlier, at the Koyote Grill. And I talked so much Chet's machine hung up on me. Which I am also used to.

Friday evening Chet called me back when he finally got cell service, in Terlingua, because he knows me well enough to know that I'd be calling him back again with another one of my long-winded, one-sided conversations with his answering machine. Which I've gotten to know well. And, that is why I could not reveal Chet's name, Friday night, because Craig and I wanted to make sure that Chet would be available to play.

So now that it is set in stone that Chet O'Keefe will be playing, Saturday the 24th, at the Medina Highpoint Resort, I'm hoping that all of y'all can come out to eat their all-you-can-eat, tasty pizzas, out on their beautiful, huge patio, that has a gorgeous, scenic view of the Texas Hill Country, while you sit back and enjoy listening to some of the best music that you've ever heard, under the Texas stars.

As you can tell I am all excited again about Chet performing next weekend and I'll keep y'all posted as the date nears.

And before I finish writing this I do want you to know that Friday night I stayed up until 2:00, in the morning, binge-watching Netflix's Season 3 of The Ranch. I totally loved Season 3 as much as I did watching Season 1 and Season 2. It is as great as the last two Seasons combined and it is just as funny too. But when one of my all-time-favorite actors suddenly appeared in it—my jaw dropped to the floor and I sat up straight, in my chair, because I could not believe my eyes. It was a total surprise and came out of nowhere.

But on second thought, now that I think about it. My jaw may have hit the floor that night, because my jaw was sore from all of my one-sided conversations with Chet O'Keefe's answering machine. 

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing.

P.S. Here are just a few other links to check out Chet O'Keefe and his music: 

Longmire—Texas Style video spoof

Ode to Cousin Nancy—Chet wrote this song for me and first performed it at our house concert for him on ranch.

The Apple Store in Medina—Chet plays his "Chet Pak" and entertains our volunteers.

Chet opened for our rescue ranch benefit, at the Cailloux Theater, in Kerrville


Fay said...

That is just so neat that Chet will be performing up the road from Utopia Ranch! Everyone who goes is in for a treat, he is an amazing singer, songwriter and performer. That will be a show no one should miss! I am officially jealous.
Have a great week Everybody!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Fay! I know that you are a huge fan of Chet, too. So why don't you hop a plane down here, so you can go with us to see Chet?

Carol V said...

Yeah Fay! Come on down!

cousin nancy said...

Okay, Fay! You're out-numbered here. I'm with Carol, too—"Come on down!"

Mari of the NoMads said...

Beware, Fay! Please don't fall for these '"come into my parlor" said the spider to the fly' comments.

I am reminded of the witch trying to lure Hansel and Gretel into her hot oven!

If any Canadian were to arrive in this sun-scorched, Hades-like area right now, that Canadian will surely turn into a crispy critter in no time at all!

Of course there is the fact that the last sounds that Canadian will hear before become toasted/roasted beyond all recognition would be the talented music of Chet, so, well, maybe you should come after all. Just disregard what I said above in my warning, okay?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time will definitely be had by everyone- I wish we were nearer and didn't have a road trip already planned in a different direction- We would sure love to hear Chet. Hope that you all will take pics of the concert...

cousin nancy said...

Hi Mari and Anon! Mari, I am proud to report that the stars lined up for Chet's great show. The weather was perfect and thank goodness that no one got roasted or toasted. And I am glad that you gave Fay the warning advice, because the weather here could have turned out different and been hotter than you-know-what. And then I would have felt that it was all my fault for Fay having a meltdown.

Anon, you missed a great evening, but no worries, because Chet will definitely be returning, this Fall, to play again @ the Medina Highpoint Resort. So don't go filling up your calendar.