Each Friday on this blog I enjoy highlighting some of the cool things my friends do in their personal and professional lives.
This year's winner of the Today Show's Biggest Fan Contest is my friend Kathy Mayer and her twin daughters Sarah and Natalie. The three submitted a video with a song they wrote and performed about why they should be selected as the winners. They were chosen and flown to New York City to appear on the Today Show and see the One Direction concert (with VIP seats and a chance to meet the band) in Rockefeller Center Plaza.
A record crowd of over 18,000 fans (mostly screaming teenage girls) crowded the streets around the NBC studio to view the concert. I saw on Facebook that they were in New York to be on the Today Show, but was not sure why, so I tuned in to find out. Wow, that was really cool. Their family did a great job of representing all of Austin (and I am sure all the girl's friends were jealous seeing them hug the guys from One Direction just before the group took the stage).
People often roll their eyes at the thought of entering contests, thinking they have no chance of wining. But Kathy and her kids are a great example that someone will win.... thus, you might as well give it a try. If you want something in this world you are better off trying than sitting on the sidelines.
This is cool.
Have A Great Day.