As you might have noticed, our blog entries have been a little slow this past week or so.  I can provide a really great reason…

So there Barry and I are, minding our own business while on the 2010 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer,  all we really wanted was to enjoy the warm sun and a great book (I only got the book on this trip) and what happens to us… ?  We bump into another group of people and made some new BFF’s.  But really, can anyone imagine Barry not talking to strangers  on a cruise ship with around 2000 people, when he wasn’t eating himself sick with the unlimited food 24/7? 

Meet Jessy, Jonathan, Brandon, and Kasey. 

Ok, ok, what is so special about meeting these hip young individuals you ask?  Well, Jonathan and Brandon just signed a major recording contract with The Vallory Music Co which is part of Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift‘s Label). Check out JB Rocket! and listen for their first single/album release later this summer.  You might have seen them as the runner’s up on  CMT ‘s “Can You Duet?”  These incredibly talented young guys happened to be part of the entertainment on our sweet little four-day cruise.  Jessy and Kasey are the amazing ladies with style and class keeping it all running smoothly for their guys.

We were spoiled with a show on the ship as well as the ever popular “Sloppy Joe’s” in Key West.  It was a blast and JB Rocket had the packed place rocking!

But, as you know Barry,  he had to find a way to join in the fun with his new guy pals.  So, he talked the boys into allowing the duo to temporarily being a trio on a little song called “Beat It” on the ship’s  Karaoke Night.  I have never been to karaoke but couldn’t stop laughing at the boys (my husband especially) getting in there and entertaining the ships nite club crowd.  In my mind, I could imagine our sons telling, pleading, yelling to their dad to “Stop Singing, DAD!”

Hopefully, JB Rocket will remember the little people when they make it to the BIG TIME, and now knowing them, they will.  Everyone really needs to go check these guys out. True Talent.  And of course, one last shot of Barry with the gang.  No surprise that you don’t see me in any shots:  I don’t really show up on film or anything that creates imagery… I wonder if that has anything to do with my latest book about vampires?  Hmmm….

We were honored to be apart of the amazing benefit that supported the Stephanie Spielman fund for Breast Cancer Research.  So many wonderful people took part on this cruise for a very important cause.  How lucky were we to come home with some great memories and new friendships as well?