Never Doubt Me…

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover…

Most of the time that is definitely not true. I have peepdar from all my years as a publicist. I’m not right 100% of the time, but let’s just say I rarely misjudge.

The first day of college, my daughter’s across the hall neighbor was a lovely, outgoing, beautiful freshman.

I told Courtny that Stephanie was going to be a friend for life. As most 18 year-old’s would do, she scoffed at the idea, gave me the look and then questioned if anyone could ever be that nice.

Being the honest yet confrontational realist that I am I approached Stephanie’s mother, Kath, and bluntly inquired, “Is your daughter genuine…inquiring minds want to know!”

Kath vouched for her daughter as most loyal, subjective parental units would and that was that.

I reported the conversation to Courtny who naturally chided me for my honesty, gave me a lovely verbal spanky and we moved on.

Fast forward a few months later and guess who Courtny’s best friend at college and to this day is…the wondrous Stephanie…see, I am never wrong.

Stephanie, David, Bob, Kathy
Stephanie, David, Bob, Kath

This tale is being told because Friday night we met up with the infamous Stephanie and her ageless and charming parents, Kath and Bob.

Our play date was long overdue. The last time we partied was at Stephanie’s wedding which we were honored to be a part of.

We had a joyous reunion at the ever reliable Taboon, dining under the stars, gabbing and laughing for hours.

Good people never change. The Ricciardi family are grounded, honest, kind people and they love to have a good time.

Stephanie is like a second daughter to be and I am glad that my peepdar never wavered…she is that nice.

I toast the rock solid people of the world…nothing like the genuine article.

By the way, I am a bit shocked that I like the Ricciardi family so much since they are diehard New England Patriot (easier to stomach because the NY Giants defeated the Patriots in two Super Bowls) and Boston Red Sox fans…go figure!

The Helmet Catch
The Helmet Catch

The Helmet Catch was a play involving NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver David Tyree in the final two minutes of  Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008. The Helmet Catch was instrumental in the Giants’ 17–14 upset victory over the Patriots, who were on the verge of becoming the first NFL team to finish a season undefeated since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

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