As I sit in my office, I am overlooking my front yard property. We have an upcoming Happy House Poker tournament and I can totally envision about 100 kids on my lawn, sliding down the inflated “slippy slide,” making fun hats and crafts and dancing to one of several live bands that we have. And all this going on in the front yard because the backyard is covered with tables and poker players all gaming to raise more money for my character-building program—”Good Choices.” Since last year we have opened up 3 more chapters; Seattle, Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks. We now have an estimated 218 kids who have successfully gone through this program and are now doing better in life because of it. Your help is always appreciated.
On a completely different note, I have had the great fun of working with a number of celebs on The Simpsons and you will get to hear/see some of their wonderful work in upcoming episodes. Writer Neil Gaman plays a pretty wicked self-portrayal which is pretty cool because he is such a sweet guy. Some other celeb/artists who will be our guests are Russell Brand, Cheech and Chong and Andy Garcia. Both Cheech and Andy were at the grand opening of Cal State Northridge’s new Valley Performing Arts Center. It was extraordinary and they were both amazing! (How many of you knew that Andy Garcia plays some pretty mean bongos!?)
Hope to see you at our fundraiser, May 28th!
Meanwhile, as this isn’t enough, I am working on several other personal projects including one that involves a blender, a wig and a Southern accent…stay tuned.