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Feb 16, 2010
Fun and Bidness


Dear Y'all,

We had an unbelievably fabulous time at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Reading in Florida last weekend!  You would not believe the company your very own Queen was keeping—OK—I met Mary Higgins Clark—AND Carol Higgins Clark. And Steve Doocy. And Brad Meltzer. And James Bradley. And Derrick Barnes. And Sharon Robinson. And Jeff Engel. And R.L. Stine. I was just agog the whole time.

We auctioned one of my Larry Vrba Crowns—for $8,500—all for the Family Literacy Program. And the winner also wanted MY TRAVEL HAIR! Of course, I gave it to her. So there I was, onstage, in front of hundreds of people and newspaper and TeeVee folks—with my 4 little hairs. I swear, I have no shame and no pride and that’s a lucky thing. Thankfully, Queen Vicki appeared out of nowhere with a can of hairspray and she somehow magically floofed my 4 hairs (right there in the back of the room!) until it looked like I had maybe 12-18 hairs! Martha Jean Alford woulda been sooo jealous.

I also had Mr. Vrba make another—Very Special Crown—as a surprise for Queen Barbara Bush. It was perfect—the stones were “Barbara Bush Blue” to match her eyes—and there were tons of big PEARLS—it was totally HER. (See photographic proof on my Facebook page.) And I am here to tell you, she wore it with a suspiciously NATURAL air. If I had to guess, I’d bet money she’s worn one before and rightly so. If President Bush ever had a prayer of Being the Boss of Her, it’s gone now for sure! She is the Very Queen-est of Queens!

On the plane coming home, we met Kevin Nealon’s parents! They are HYSTERICAL! They did confess they’ve never watched Weeds—said Kevin told ‘em they prolly oughta skip it. But they said if we told anybody we met them, to please say that “they were stoned outta their minds!” BWAHAHAHA! Of course, they were NOT. But you could really see where he gets his spirit and his humor.

OK—now for some bidness:

THIS AFTERNOON, Tuesday, 16 February, at 5:00 PM CENTRAL, I will be LIVE on the air, with my good friend Sid Salter and y’all can listen and call in:  www.supertalk.fm  You have to register to log in and listen online, so you prolly oughta go on and do that now so you’re not fooling with it at air time. You can call in at 888-808-8637—so lemme hear from you!

ONE MORE TIME:  O-fficial SPQ™ Weekend Passes, Bravo! Big Hat Luncheon™ Tickets, and Bathrobe Brunch™ Tickets will NOT be mailed out.


Passes and Brunch Tickets will be in the SPQ™ Store at the Hilton.

DURING THE PARADE—NO STOPPING! There are WAAAAYYY too many of us for anybody to be stopping in front of the Buckethead Judges and performing. If you’ve got a darlin’ dance you’re dying to do—LEARN TO DO IT WHILE MOVING FORWARD!

I want to again thank our SPONSORS:  FireFly® Sweet Tea Vodka, Michelob ULTRA, Comcast, Pepsi, and Clear Channel Radio—be sure and show all these folks BIG LOVE!

Don’t forget to practice up on your Karaoke! If you’re a Comcast customer, you can go to Comcast’s “Movies on Demand” or "VOD," then select “Music” (it’s on the second page), then scroll down to “Karaoke” (also on the second page), once there you can choose your favorite type of music and practice. It’s so much fun but be warned, you WILL get busted if you try this at work!

In a few weeks, I’ll be in CHATTANOOGA, TN—speaking at a fundraiser for the T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital. Yes, there WILL BE A LARRY VRBA CROWN and yes, YOU might win it!

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Convention Center

Friday, 5 March 2010


This will be a LARGE time! Please join TCBITW and me for this FUNdraising/awareness building event benefiting the T. C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. You’ll be helping the chirren AND you’ll have a chance to win one of my BIG-A** Larry Vrba crowns!

For any PARADE-RELATED INFO—check the PARADE page on our website BEFORE you e-mail me with your question…there are soooo many answers on there!

CLICK HERE to get your

O-fficial SPQ™ Weekend Passes and Bathrobe Brunch™ Tickets

REMEMBER—there’s a LATE FEE this year. The last day to purchase online, at the reduced rate will be TUESDAY, MARCH 16—at 5 PM. LATE FEES will apply after that time and those purchases may only be made at the HILTON, beginning MARCH 18. 

Next NEWSLETTER—I’ll tell you what special FUNdraisin' thangs we’re gonna do for our own CHIRREN at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital this year during the Parade Weekend Festivities, 18-21 March 2010! 

Write to me anytime at hrhjill@sweetpotatoqueens.com —with funny stories, GOOD OBITUARIES, and/or Questions about Life Itsownself—I'm often wrong, but NEVER IN DOUBT!

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