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Our Date With Richard Simmons at the Casino !!!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

On Friday the 8th of January, my DD Gayleski and I ( along with 350 + other persons )
attended an affair at the Mt. Airy Casino to see the one and only Richard Simmons. It
included a heart healthy dinner, talk and book signing. Well, the minute Richard came in the
room, the whole place just seemed to come to life. Many of us were in awe, just seemingly
watching his every move, as he went from table to table.....talking to different people from
every table, it seemed - 36 in all ! Conversing with folks as if he'd known them all his life.....
what a personable human being ! Such charisma he has ! He had everyone smiling and
laughing just by hearing his wonderful comments. One table at a time was brought to the
stage to have a group picture with Richard, which will be ready at a later date.....along with
an autographed picture. At the same time, other tables were being served the healthy heart
dinner which consisted of : a veggie salad, baked lemon chicken, potatoes, steamed
broccoli, strawberry shortcake, and coffee/tea......but only after Richard said "grace" !
Everything was great, including the stuffed mushrooms and chips with dip, that were served
in the lobby as we waited to enter the dining room. Richard then got more serious.....by
telling all that exercise is absolutely needed to lose weight, and keep it off; along with the
right portions of nutritional foods and loving yourself attitude. He told us that the first thing
he does each morning is count all the blessings in his life, and then became very emotional
as he continued. He most certainly wears his heart on his sleeve ! Of course, he had a
sparkly tank top and shorts on....but you know what I mean ! He ended up by telling us that
he was so honored to have so many people come to see him ! By this time many people
were wiping their own eyes....yours truly included ! lol What compassion he has! And
devotion ! Everyone also received his last book, so people who were not able to come back
today for his workout program.....could get their book autographed last night. That's what
we had to do this time. But, he is planning on returning in 6 months.....so workout, here we
come ! The best part was the hugs and kisses we both got from Richard, and gave him
back ! LOL A great time was had by all......and I do mean all !!! Just awesome !
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  • 2BFREE2LIVE
    How the heck did I miss this Blog? I just now noticed it on your page you should let me know about things like this, so I could have been green with envy!! Lucky you, getting to meet Richard. My heart would stop I think. Sandy
    3898 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4172926
    What a neat story. :-)
    3906 days ago
  • VICIOUS421
    How awesome!!!! Richard is so great, he is a real person, so thoughtful and kind! You are so lucky to have got to meet him and I am so happy you had a great time!
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    3939 days ago
  • -COURT-
    He does have a bubbly personality. I wished I could have been there too. Sounds like a great time.
    3940 days ago
  • LOWTIDE
    Am I green yet?? That is so awesome. So good to hear you had a great time. Hugs!!
    3945 days ago
  • PJSTIME
    Oh what a wonderful time you had. I would love to see Richard. He seems so genuinely concerned about everyone and enthusiastic. A little green with envy I am. Will be waiting to see your pictures. PJ
    3945 days ago
  • GRANNY1972
    I am so jealous that you got to meet Richard!! I would love to! I have watched him on many shows and he is so inspiring just listening to him. I can just imagine how much more compelling he is in person. He has saved millions of lives with his compassion and his zest for life and all the videos and dvd's he has produced for us. He really makes us believe in ourselves. I can't wait to see your pictures!!

    ~Jannie~
    3945 days ago
  • LOVETOPLAY2
    I met Richard years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. Even got an autograph. He is a very special person who will leave a fantastic mark in this world. I'll never forget that day. Gosh wish I could of been there at that casino! I would love to see him again. You are so lucky to be there!
    3946 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    Wow! He sounds like such an amazing person. It also sounds like you had a wonderful time. That is great! He may dress cheesy but he is very inspiring to so many people :)
    3946 days ago
  • SMYLEERED
    Ohhh thank you soooo very much Joani for giving us a blow by blow description of your visit with the one and only Richard Simmons. I have tears in my eyes just reading what you wrote.
    How lucky you are to have seen him. He IS a wonderful human being, so loving and caring....how could anyone not admire him for all the help he has given to millions of people who want to get healthy. In six months, you'll be there again going through the motions eh? You're going to share the picture they took of your table aren't you? How many at a table? Gosh I wish I was there. You did get to hug and kiss him I see, awwww.
    Lucky you!
    3946 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6340063
    Wow, that's amazing!! I would love to see him soo much. I just don't believe it can ever happen. Did anyone tell him about this group. I think he is phenomenal. Sometimes, he is all that keeps me going when I'm exercising to his videos. I'll be about to give up, and there he is telling me I can do it. You are fortunate and I'm glad you had fun!
    3946 days ago
  • CALENSARIEL
    That is sooooooooooooo totally awesome! I still have his Sweatin' to the Oldies downstairs! He really is a very sensitive and personable human being, isn't he... It's as if he can look through all the crap right into the heart of who you are and is totally accepting of what he finds there. I believe that's a real gift he has. We should ALL be that way. Can we learn to relate like that, do you think?

    I'm so excited for you! And maybe just a little bit jealous! I hope you'll post your picture when you get it!!! How fun!

    Love & Hugs,
    Calen~ emoticon
    3946 days ago
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