Why do I feel compelled to blog when something new and exciting is happening in my Howard life! I Round 2 begins Mund Day (thats Stern world for Monday). Monday morning bright and early will be the beginning of another amazing Howard Stern journey .Starting at the Today Show plaza will be the red carpet extravaganza for the premiere of Americas Got Talent ,Americas Got Howard . If you have never been to a Howard Stern lovefest I suggest you set your alarm clocks to be there .Why because the love for a man who talks to his audience on a daily basis, brings them truth and justice and a ton of laughs is like no other party in the world.Yes we are standing outside to cheer on the King of all Media because over thirty years he has given more to his fans than we could ever give back!!
So if you want to be in a Howard History moment i suggest you join me in cheering on the greatest superstar of our time….to be continued..
Ever since Americas Got Howard/ Talent finished in September, it was more family time,birthdays, hurricane sandy ,the holidaze. So busy , to busy to blog ? shame on me! Well my entire life seems Howard related. I had a guest stay , good friends son displaced by hurricane sandy, turns out the real estate agent Mike form Ben Bay is a Howard fan. Mike gets us a great apartment, friends son=settled.
Joey Kola. well known comedienne, warm up guy for Americas Got Talent over the summer, and The Rachel Ray show warm up guy now invites my family and me to a taping this February. Turns out Rachel Ray is a super Howard fan, introduces me to her audience and could not have treated us any kinder. What a great experience.
The Daily Beast Kevin Fallon finds me on my web page , so gracioulsy done for me by Ring fevers Robert Santa and The Great Mr. C, and the Daily beast does an article and video all about my Howard shrine !!
Did I tell you not only is Robert Santa the Ring fever president he is also a fabulous musician and singer.Who better than Robert to help me create my next Howard project, the Howard Stern song contest.
Do you guys see a Howard theme here, I do .. To be Howard continued
Enjoy the pics..
Happy New Year, Hi friends haven’t blogged in awhile, but Im back !!
My new passion for 2013 is trying to create awareness for Pietrosfight.org, Pietro is a little boy diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 3500 boys are diagnosed a year and leads to early death. We need to raise awareness. I am a true believer in helping your neighbor. I would like you to check out Pietrosfight.org ,please donate and if you can attend El Caribe fund raiser on March 7, 2013 ….
I think starting out the New Year helping someone is a very good start!
Did anyone even notice I was missing??? Oh well I have been busy helping a friend settle from sandy and other sandy stories, mine are minor compare to the loss of life, the destruction and the turmoil some many have been affected by. I hope all are coping as best as possible, their is no guide book after a disaster happens. I saw a tremendous amount of support in my own circle, my husbands running club Team Life went out numerous times to Staten Island to clean up, distribute food, and dog food , so many pets also were in great need The owners from CKO Bay Ridge collected clothes, personal items and food. CKO collected so much that a call to State Senator Marty Golden office was put in and to the rescue he picked up all and made sure it was given to those in need. On my personal note Ben Bay real estate Mike Guagliano helped my friend find the perfect place to resettle.So all who came to the rescue,thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Its weird life goes on no matter what happens, I lost my day 5 years ago right after Thanksgiving, my heart aches and the week before my dad passed its like a movie going on over and over in my head. But we still stand,
With a blink of an eye the hoildaze are here, and when things are so unsettled, its hard to find the spirit. Dig deep and you will find it…
Off to decorate my yard, my trees! my home. Yes if you have read my blogs you know I have a light fetish, my home is my castle . Enjoy your family, your home and do what makes you happy, peace and love I’m back…
Today was a very happy and sad day, I just learned a little boy Pietro was recently diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. That is the very sad news but the happy news is that his parents will do whatever it takes to raise awareness and funds to get treatment for their son and the other young children affected.I am new to this today I met Dayna at my Cko Bayridge class, and its a family and we will do whatever it takes to raise awareness.Please go to PIETROSFIGHT.ORG, all info there and I will keep you posted…..
One of the first traditions my husband and I created together before we were even married, cheering on the New York City marathon .Twenty three years later I will be cheering alone but guess who I will be cheering my husband!! Its been quit a year ,Vincent had a health issue , an i phone and a boss that said marathon last September. Vincent gets app on i phone, couch to k,( you start walking and proceed to jog). Doctor wants him to lose weight.Boss is a twenty year marathon runner, talk about trifecta. One year later my husband has lost 70 pounds, ran 18 miles with his couch Mike Kasper, T & R Endurance Sports and is part of team life, his running group. He will be running in the NYC marathon on November 4 this year.Yes I am very proud even if he wakes me up at 5 am getting ready on a Saturday morning. “Where’s my Yankee Hat”? ME everything’s washed , its there just look!! I will be cheering my husband ,the coach gave him his official name Cousin Vinny.
To all the cheerleaders out in the five boros, feel free to make a sign ” GO COUSIN VINNY”, I will be on fourth ave with mine…. and yes I will post his time and pics with medal,proud wife ? YES YES YES…
I know it seems that all I blog about are my Howard Stern adventures, six degress of Howard Stern. Now that my AGT queen reign is over , I have been very busy with connections I made from the Howard Stern show.
Over the past 2 weeks I did a roast and a video, all friends I made from being a Howard fan.
I met Jerry Castaldo through face book and being a Howard fan.Hes an author, actor and super talented musician .Jerry invited me to be in his video for “When Did You Stop Loving Me” We spent a great day taping in Owls Head park…look for video in December.
I was also very busy attending The Joe Mooski roast, Joe is a Howard fan who runs Sternfacebook superfans .He so kindly put together a roast in honor of Drew Miller.Drew is a super Howard fan who is battling ALS, with strength, dignity, and the love of the Howard Stern show.As a Drew fan I draw inspiration from him, I and amazed at his courage .What better deserving fan to help out in a small way.
Joe Mooski stepped up to be roasted by some very great comediennes, Neil Berliner ,host.
Mike Morse, Anthony J Monte, Geno Bisconte,these are top guys who came out to raise money for Drew.
Needless to say the roast was a huge success, we had a great time and tons of laughs. I know its sounds cliche but its true that’s how the Howard fans role.. step up….and party…and help!
Women Over 50 just wanna have fun!!
Now that my AGT/ Howard Stern summer is over. I am catching up on all life. First it started with the house, straighten out summer clothes to fall, when you have a 20 year old that’s a big job. Then backyard clean up and some Halloween decorations.
Now to the best, I have neglected my girlfriends for a couple of months so it was time to get together for all the girls birthdays are life’s greatest joys, the ones you can rag to about all, and they will listen. Friends are the ones to congratulate you first and take your back, do you a favor without thinking. Our get together was awesome, absent makes the heart grow founder.
Anna made the homemade calzones, and tuna ensalada. Me the roast , ham and potatoes. Some cheap wine too!. Since we were celebrating all birthdays, a must Costco chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, a $17.99 super bargain that’s so good. Dont forget the Carvel cake, pistachio with vanilla crunch, some don’t know about it, you must try. Life in the real lane…..enjoy the real
- I would first like to thank Howard Stern, king of all media for picking up the phone that one fine morning, many moons ago. If Howard did not pick up on me, I would have never experienced the incredible Howard Stern journey I have been on. Along this magnificent journey that has made a bad day good and a good day great, I have met many wonderful people along the way and I give my thanks to Gary DellAbate for “making the AGT tickets happen “per Howards orders
Will Murray and Steve Brendano for picking up the phone each and every Howard phone call, the interns for transferring me numerous times in one crazy Mariann morning, Jon Leiberman, Lisa G, Mike Morales, Shuli, Ralph Howard for bringing all the AGT updates the entire summer, Jason Kaplan for greeting me at every AGT, Listening to my AGT pics and taking all my AGTWUS calls, Jason Raff AGT producer for giving me 4 box seats to each and every show, Jason Greaney for checking up on me in the box every AGT night, talking about the show and even listening to MY AGT opinion, asking me if I need a water and even bringing me a diet coke the first night security took it away before I knew the rules!
- I would first like to thank Howard Stern, king of all media for picking up the phone that one fine morning, many moons ago. If Howard did not pick up on me, I would have never experienced the incredible Howard Stern journey I have been on. Along this magnificent journey that has made a bad day good and a good day great, I have met many wonderful people along the way and I give my thanks to Gary DellAbate for “making the AGT tickets happen “per Howards orders
- All the AGT volunteers who knew be by name and chatted
All the security that checked my bags and tore my ticket
Parking lot attendant who told me every night to make sure I locked my doors
Bobo, my fellow Howard friend who accompanied me on many a night from Brooklyn and took the hour drive from Long Island.
- All the AGT volunteers who knew be by name and chatted
- And last but not least for Christine Evey for checking up on me at every AGT show like I was a celebrity and rolling out the red carpet. Christine treated me like I was somebody special, gave me love, hugs and the gift of meeting Howard the last AGT finale night because she knew how much Howard and the show meant to me, if not for Christine Evey that meeting would not have happened, I thank you from the bottom of my heart….thanks for the greatest Howard summer ever!! all “I” need
- p.s. to the greatest fans on the planet, the Howard Stern’s fans for giving me love, love ,love
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP – 9-13-2012
There was never a plan, no agenda, just a Howard Stern fan and obsessed listener. My Howard Stern rule I live by, Howard makes a bad day good and a good day great!
I have had a million great Howard moments Over the past few summer months, I have been living a Howard Sterns fans wildest dream. The summer of luvin Howard has been a blast being his AGT queen in a box for all 18 AGT shows. I have spent my entire summer listening to Howard on the radio and then driving out to NJPAC in Newark to watch all 18 live shows. It was on my Howard bucket list. I called into Howard once I knew he was going to be live in Newark and my mission was to make it happen.
What you don’t know is I had discussed it with my husband, he calls them my Howard brainstorms. Our conversation. me “do you think its possible for me to get 18 tickets and attend all the AGT Howard shows”? , Him”why not”.
Why not is because I’ve never been to Newark, never left my family twice or three times a week, and I am very attached to mommy dog Maxi. So with my husbands encouragement that my daughter is 20, Maxi would survive without me. He would take my daughter out to dinner those AGT Howard nights, I should try and go on the web site to get tickets.
Monday morning I call Howard to tell him how I feel, that I am going out to support him. Remember Mrs.Miller from Merv Griffin, well that was the idea. To my shock, Howard said to his producer Gary Dellabate, make it happen, get Mariann 18 tickets and treat her like a Queen!!!!! That’s what I mean when a good day turns great.
Fast forward, making a plan, take a ride to NJPAC in Newark with my husband, dry run. Do I have enough outfits? I live in jeans .Need to get my hair blown a few times a week, every week manicure, pedicure, keep myself together. Take care of my house, give Maxi extra attention, rework my cko schedule, for Howard and the AGT honor, its all possible!
From the first AGT Howard show I knew I was in Howard heaven. Pulling up to the parking lot and seeing all the fans outside with Howard signs, taking pictures, gathering for the Howard lovefest. This went on all summer for all 18 shows. It was an upbeat Howard party all summer long.
As far as my second home, NJPAC, that’s what I call it now. The entire NJPAC staff from the parking attendant, security, ushers and volunteers all made me feel like a queen.The outpouring of love was amazing. Our conversations, our time together is something I will never forget.
Now to the incredible talent and the AGT crew. Seeing a live show brings it to a whole new level. The work that goes into building a stage and taking it apart in a few minutes, that’s a talent. The talent who needs to get their message across in 90 seconds, that’s a tremendous challenge. The acts did it.
The AGT producers, executives, the check in at VIP, all done with a smile and all took care to visit me in my box each and every night!
Okay to the point, Ms.Christine and every AGT executive made my experience a Howard bucket list moment that I would not have even dared!
Thanks to Christine, how she did it I have no idea, but she escorted me to my shock to personally meet Howard Stern in his private dressing room minutes before he was about to go on stage!!!!! We spoke, I shook, I sweated, I spoke too much, I cried!! I never sweat!!!! Howard handed me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers and an official AGT honorary member jacket. Christine from AGT pulled the strings to make that happen for me, Christine knew how much Howard and the show has meant to me, yes I must have told her in every conversation we had in the box. For Howard to embrace me in his private dressing room, well he didn’t have to but he did, that’s Howard. The Howard I know and love is the Howard America finally got to know this summer. The kind compassionate, loving giving Howard. Howard is our public king, but he his truly a King in his private life. He has a beautiful loving wife, wonderful parents and children. He’s a great friend from all who tell us and he’s an animal lover.
To sum my AGT Howard journey up , from the first moment to the very last, wow, yes Howard dreams do come true!! Like I said, Good To The Very Last Drop!! Thank you AGT, Thank you Howard Stern for taking the time to do this for me!! All ”i” Need…. You guys get it!!!
Aug 24th 2012
The Power of Howard
John Stamos appeared on the Howard Stern show while he was set to do the Broadway show Bye Bye Birdie.As a daily caller to Howard and a super John Stamos fan I called to tell him I was going to come and see the play. John Stamos invited my family and myself backstage.It was really a dream because my daughter in law, my daughter and I are super John Stamos fans. We went back stage and met John Stamos.John Stamos is the nicest, most sincere,kind man you can ever meet. He treated us like he knew us forever, made us feel very comfortable and took pictures with us.The entire way home all we did was talk about our Stamos adventure.
Fast forward to Johns new play The Best Man. Howard Stern had spoken about what a great show it was , so I checked out Broadway.com and was going to get myself a ticket.That day I was checking my email and was so shocked and surprised to see John Stamos emailed me and invited me to the show. He left 2 tickets at the box office, with my name printed on them. We had the best seats in the house .Pinch me, I almost didn’t believe it at first, but it was true.Last night I took my husband on a date to see the Best Man on Broadway and then backstage to meet The Best man ever, John Stamos. I want the world to know there are very good, kind, generous people on the planet, and to know one is a superstar like John Stamos is the cherry on top. Thank you John Stamos for making my dream come true!
Aug 13th 2012
Now that the Olympics are over, Americas Got Talent resumes at 8 PM, live shows on NBC. The Howard Queen is ready to resume her role and hold Howard Court in her box .Looking forward to the high Howard energy the fans bring .Looking forward to seeing the you tube acts for the first time . Looking forward to the King of all Media to embrace his fans in the usual Howard Stern warm,welcoming way.
The crown is out and polished so here I come NJPAC get ready……..Americas Got Howard , aren’t we lucky!!
Aug 9th 2012
I want you guys to check out this band, I love their style and message.They are not afraid to be who they are in their 20s and do what they love.So my message to you is DO WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT NOW!
As for me I’m still blooming but I am having fun! – http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_on_the_fifty_the_future
Aug 1st 2012
We all know how big comicon is, but I guarantee Howard con will be bigger and better .I cant imagine the awesome costumes, the booths, over thirty years of memories. The Howard fans will come out in droves and make it the best event ever. We know how to party, our imaginations are larger than life, and we have no fear. Just off the top of my head; all wacpac characters, of course that comes first to mind items, Robins booth, Jeffs arm, Howard’s chair, Benjys late pass, the list is 4 ever big draws, Gary Dell abate, Robin, Fred, all roped off that’s VIP, VIP celeb fan booth Mutts booth with a huge roundtable panel
Howard TV does anyone want to go as the video caddy, I doubt it, well u get my Howard con drift
Howard dreams due come true, I should know, to be continued….
Aug 1st 2012
Who knew being Howard’s queen would put me in a state of wanting more live Howard and AGT and all of the Howard fans love for our king .I should have known better.As a super Howard Stern fan wearing the Howard Queen crown has been an honor and privilege I take my job serious. Americas Got Talent is off for 2 weeks while NBC is covering the Olympics .I miss seeing the Howard fans embrace our king with every move he makes. Howard takes special time to address his audience over and over during commercials and breaktime.The fans are overwhelmed. I say Howard’s audience because everyone is cheering for Howard and every word uttered is a Howard slogan, bababooey is the # 1 howardisium.Each and everyone who approaches wants to chat the Howard chat.We discuss all things Howard. I still have Howard live in the morning but making the trip to Newark has been added into my Howard routine. I know I’m gonna keep a stiff Howard lip, see you on August 14, hey now……………………………..
The Queendom continues,The past four weeks have been super busy. I have been Howard Sterns queen and attending Americas Got Talent for the past four weeks. Americas Got Talent will have 2 weeks off due to the Olympic coverage. Its a perfect time for me to catch up. Last night was the last live show before the break. The four acts that were chosen happen to be my favorites, Olate dogs, Joe sand painter, Eric Dittleman and William Close, harp guy (that’s what I call him). First I need to say wow, what amazing talent. I have zero talent , no singing ability, ( if you know me and know my voice, oh well you got it ) no rhythm, cant dance or play an instrument, sports totally uncoordinated =klutz!! The talent on Americas Got Talent brings me to tears. Its very enjoyable to watch people who are passionate about what they love do. Its incredible knowing how much time they sacrifice so they could practice or just create something new. Imagine creating something like the harp, the strings are strung across the entire venue and the music is incredible.The Olate dogs truly amazing, I cant train my dog to stop barking unless I pick him up, I admit it. Dilleman wow is it a trick? is he psychic? I’m so dumb I’m ashamed to admit I don’t know, but I love it. I cant leave Joe sand painter out, creating sands capes in seconds turning one figure into another with a powerful message. Sand for me is digging my toes on the beach of Coney Island. I told you I wasn’t talented. What I do know is that watching a show with people that are passionate is very uplifting. We are living in a very scary, tragic at times society and to be able to divert and see all the acts takes you away and makes you feel good.
Okay so the crown is back in the box and I look forward to seeing more talent after the 2 week break .What am I going to do with myself, maybe take piano lessons?I Nah I tried that at 7 and I just couldn’t get through chopstick. But I am thinking, I will keep you posted…
The Queendom continues, Yes , I am honored and lucky to be in a “Box” Agt provided for me after the king of all media heard my Howard bucket list request.Each night I travel to NJPAC in Newark , New Jersey to attend the live performances .Not only is it very exciting to see the show live ,its the energy and interaction with all the fans before and after the show .Thanks Howard fans for showing me love, more love than I could have imagined! I will post daily pics on my web… see u at AGT!
The Queendom continues ,as the super Howard fan that I am , I take my job very seriously. Not only do I want to meet and greet every Howard fan, I look forward to it everynight.I cannot thank the Howard Stern fans enough for the outpouring of love they have shown me over the last 3 AGT weeks. I could write a book about the demands on my box! I want all the fans I am enjoying every minute. Since Ring fever is about the fans, you guys should know where I am coming from. You guys are passionate fans and you show it, you know what’s it about.We have the fan fever. Howard Stern has given me more joy over the years than I could have ever imagined in my wildest Howard dreams. I am living a dream now representing all Stern fans and I want to thank you guys.We are Howard’s extended family! Thanks to Howard Stern,all the super fans and Americas Got Talent for rolling out the red carpet. I will see all tonight… more Howard love to come… all i need…
We don’t know at any moment what our life will bring.We plan ,we schedule but really its not in our control.Last night I had all the arrangements made to meet up with Joey boots and a friend to go to AGT live. I happen to be sitting in my car and was ready to tweet out that we were on on way. I saw a tweet that Howard and Beth beloved Bianca had passed.How sad and shocking and to know Howard would have to do a live show, and I thought Beth is alone without Howard .My heart was aching because Bianca has been such a big part of all the Howard and Beth fans lives.We had seen her on many shows with Beth and I had the chance to meet her in the city one day when she was just a couple of years old,Beth could not have been more gracious and kind, I bent down to snuggle with the beautiful white coat, immaculate dog and so sweet.Beth must have said another wacky Howard fan but she didn’t ,her and Bianca made me feel like I knew them forever! I can write about how great Agt was last night and the acts but I would rather tell you how courageous Howard was to do his job while the entire time he had his beloved Blanca and Beth in is heart and still got up to acknowledge his fans at every break and makes us laugh.We were all sad about Bianca, fans were shouting rest in peace , we love you Howard,and Bianca.Thats the Howard his fans know and love, truly compassionate loving guy.For me I have lost a pet, I have a pet, I feel Howard and Beths pain.Thank you Bianca for making your owners so happy, for being in the fans lives and for always putting a big smile on my face wether I saw you in person or on a TV show with Beth.God Bless you Blanca, rest in heavanly peace..
Need to update you guys on the Howard lovefest at AGT this past Tuesday. All the cool guys were out Tuesday night, it was a night to name drop.Whos Who on the Howard Stern VIP list. King of All Blacks, Sal Governale and his beautiful wife Christine and their 3 boys, The Amazing Pet Lady and her son, Gay Rich , Howard T.V. The usual VIP HighPitch Erik with a ton of great gals.My guest was Luree , the Stern fans face book moderator, super Howard fan, great wife,mom and friend!
Arriving at the NJPAC their is a buzz in the air, the Howard buzz, the fans are so excited to see Howard live on the AGT stage as a judge.When Howard comes out the crowd goes wild, yes their is love for Howie Mandel and Sharon,but not like the Howard love. You may think I am bias, I’m not, its true.There is something about the power of Howard Stern and the love he shows his fans and his fans to him. At every chance he gets Howard makes a reference to his wacpac, all his fans and reaches out like no other.
Americas Got Talent is a great show , and with a judge like Howard and the chemistry with Howie and Sharon , well its just so much better. Joey Kola is the MC and audience warm up guy, talk about energy, talk about being a Howard fan, wow, he’s got it down! We need to bottle Joey’s energy, we can call it “Joey Cola” lol !!
I cannot forget Nick Cannon, the host with the most, not only does he show love to the audience, he knows when an act is hurting and feeling bad, gives them time and a hug. I have seen him do that live for the past 4 live shows that I have been at.
I urge all to go to AGT web and get tickets, come to Newark and feel the Howard Love!!
Day 3 of Howard Sterns queen keeps getting better and better. Getting ready is fun because I pick out my outfits, something I don’t do on an ordinary Mariann day, usually schlepping around in a t shirt and 10 year old sweat pants. Coordinate times for who will be guest in the AGT box. Snacks and diet coke for the ride home, cant eat all day, too nervous!Arriving to NJPAC and seeing that wonderful venue is like a kid going to Disney, really even the third time.
Upon arrival there is tremendous outpouring of love and picture taking from all the great Howard Stern superfans.Wish I could bottle this stuff and sprinkle the world with it ( and the ”world would be a better place”). Its hard to describe the Howard Stern energy,but I will try. Wether you were at AGT for the first night or third , its like a fireworks explosion in the sky and when you look up you are oohhing and aahhhinng ! That continues all night through the live performances and the judges comments.The theatre makes it feel like you are home in you living room with 3000 fans, cozy but so loud, so good.
The Agt experience is one I wish all can have .I want to thank Agt for rolling out the red carpet, each and every night and treating me like a queen. Thanks to Jason, Christine,Sophia and all who have made this journey one I will never forget! Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
Last but not least, my AGT pics, Tom Cotter, Tim Hockenberry, and Turf!!!!
Howards Queen, AGT LIVE night # 3
Getting ready to meet all the great Howard Stern fans at the
NJPAC in Newark where AGT goes live at 8 pm.Looking foward to the usual Howardstock, love fest.Dont be shy, lats make this another great Howard fan night! You cant miss me, Ill be the one with the crown on!
My Howard Summer Is A Dream Come True and Its Only Day Two!
Another big Howard Stern night at Americas Got Talent. As you know Howard gave me a box seat for all 18 Americas Got Talent Shows in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.Last night day 2, I had the pleasure of being in Mayor Corey Bookers private box. Americas Got talent is treating me like Howard royalty. The fans are so incredible to me, meeting all the great Howard fans is the highlight of this dream come true.When I arrive at AGT I enter a fantasy world of pure Howard love .I hope I am conveying how welcoming the fans are to me, they are the heart and soul of my adventure.The Howard fans are making my Howard Dream even more spectacular.
Inside peek into show , New Jersey Performing Arts Center is a spectacular venue.The Americas Got Talent stage is an incredible bright lights & magical place. You cannot take your eyes off of it .The judges give the audience much love at every chance they get. I know you think I’m saying this because I am a super Howard fan, well the crowd goes wild with every move Howard makes. Howard addresses the audience with much love and thanks. The Howard energy in that room is an experience of a lifetime !
Day 2 show was elimination, I must admit its hard to see acts go,it can be emotional but at the same time you are cheering on the winners. Its a great night of awesome entertainment. I guess from someone like me with zero talent, I cant play a kazoo, I get goose bumps and chills from all the performances. Last night we got to see Will I Am and Cirque De Soliel. Imagine all this under one roof !! To be continued……..Thanks Howard,with out you none of this would be possible ! xo
Howard Sterns Queen for a Day , No 18
If you know me you know that I am a super Howard Stern fan. I am a wife, mother and Maltese dog mom, and take all my jobs very serious, I am a Stern fan and I take my Howard job very serious. I wake up at 5:30 every morning,( no alarm clock) to be ready for Howard’s live shows,I try and attend all functions Howard will be at. I join every Howard contest and lose. I have met a tremendous amount of fellow loyal Howard Stern friends and I could not imagine my life without them. I also started a Howard bucket list, on that list was getting a Howard tattoo, achieved! On my list was to attend all 18 live shows for what I call “Americas Got Howard“(Talent) .The show is being taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. I said to my husband I would love to attend all 18 shows, but I am always thinking about what will my family do without me 2 nights a week? I worry about my dog being lonely. My husband says they will survive , go for it.So I put my name on the wait list, called Howard in my usual fashion and mentioned that was my goal.To my amazement and shock, Howard granted me my wish, a box seat at all 18 live Americas Got Talent shows. Howard called me his queen.
Yesterday was day 1 of my royal Howard duties, Howard TV came out to watch me get ready, hair by Maggie, make-up by Allessandra (all Brooklyn girls). I heard there would be a red carpet for me to walk down, broke out my one and only favorite gown from my sons wedding(how cool I found a place to wear it again).This queen drives herself to Newark and is greeted by the greatest Howard fans on the planet.The Howard fans treated me like royalty. I get to strut my Brooklyn stuff on the Red Carpet (hey I could get used to this!). Howard Stern arrives and Newark erupts into wild chants and screams of love for the one and only King of all Media, goose bump stuff. Howard approaches the crowd and to top off all the love I have already gotten I get a Howard fist bump. Wow and the show didn’t even start yet, I’m in my Howard glory!! Americas Got Talent gave me the best box seat in the house, with my own escort to “my box”. I was introduced by Joey Kola , and he came up to “my box” to interview me.The Howard fans showed me big love, cause that’s just how we are!
Stay tuned for my royal Howard duties, I will keep you posted!!!This is what fans dreams are made of…;)
My journey as a super Howard Stern fan has been a very joyful experience.Did I ever expect all the wonderful things that have happened to me over the years, no .I was a Howard fan and just listening to Howard on air was my pleasure.Fast forward to today and as usual as a frequent caller, obsessed Howard Stern fan I have a Howard bucket list, in my own Howard mind! As you all know Howard Stern is the new judge in town on Americas Got Talent, as I call it Americas Got Howard.The show will be live over the summer for 18 days from July until September, finale. I was on a journey to get tickets and make all 18 shows, I mentioned to the King of All Media about my bucket list.To my super surprise Howard granted me my bucket wish list and today I find out on air I will be sitting in a box like the Queen, like the Mrs. Miller from the Merv Griffin show.What an honor! Am I excited ? Yes! Yes ! Yes! Am I nervous? Yes! Yes ! Yes ! Did I ever expected it? No! No! No!….
My message to all fans out there , wether a Howard Stern fan, be passionate, love for the sake of just loving and enjoy the fan ride , because there is nothing like having something to love!
P.S. Come back for me to blog daily about my Americas Got Howard super fan experience!
6-7-2012 – Could my Howard life get any better, well it just did with the bonus show episode of my Howard tattoo.Howard TV has a segment that is called the bonus show. The bonus show features behind the scenes that take place in the Howard Stern world .I was very fortunate to be a part of this very special programming.How did it all come about, well as you know I am a Howard Stern super fan,on my Howard bucket list was to get a tattoo. I decided it was time and called Howard to tell him, he wanted to make sure what I was getting myself into, and I assured him I was.To my surprise the phone rings and its Howard TV calling to ask me if they could come and tape me getting my Howard tattoo.So if you know me you know I never ever say no to Howard TV, how cool to get my tattoo being taped.
The Howard tattoo day has arrived and Rob and Patrick, great Howard TV crew come to my home, I feel like they are good friends.They could not have been nicer, kinder young men accompanying a 53 year old neurotic, super Howard fan (they are used to that part) to cover the creating of the All “i” need Howard tattoo.
‘Story behind my tattoo idea, I wrote a song parody All I Need, for a contest, never won but it became my staple at the end of all my Howard calls .Whenever I meet Howard fans they scream out All I Need my signature line, as for the crow well if you know my voice its crow like , and of course the letter H fist.That makes for a perfect Howard tattoo for me. I hope you guys will watch the Howard TV bonus show # 19, and enjoy it because this is what super fans dreams are made of! Thanks to Keith , the behind the scene producer,Doug Goodstein and all who work at Howard TV.The biggest thanks goes to Howard Stern for picking up the phone that one fine day! Love you Howard ,All I Need…..
P.S.Love my Nicolee girl Thanks Kaves and Howie ,the best Tattoo shop in the world! Brooklyn Made!
5-21-2012 – After hearing the Ravi verdict in the Tyler Clementi case I am outraged that the judge sentenced Ravi to 30 days in jail and some community service and a fine.To me that sends a very bad message that bully’s can get away with murder.Ravi is an adult who knew exactly what he was doing.Video taping Tyler and tweeting it out. The death of a young man and another gets off scott free.Where is the justice.For me its a very sad day.This may sound very cliche but I taught my children to treat people the way they want to be treated, and it worked.We have all encounter a bully at some time in our life, but for a college student to put another’s student personal information should not be tolerated and there should be a much stiffer penalty. A sad day when Tyler committed suicide and a sadder day today Ravi gets away with murder…
5-19-2012 – As a long time superfan of Howard Stern, I have the great opportunity to have some extraordinary experiences.Today was one of those days. I went up to studio 69 to tape a bonus show segment for Howard t.v, yes me!! You never know who you will meet up st Sirius radio, the lobby is the place where all others come to do their business.Its like being a fly on the wall.For me just seeing all the Howard crew, Keith, Rob, Jim McClure, Jason ,Shuli,Mike Morales, Lisa G, Scott, the interns just to name a few is the highlight of my day.These are the guys behind the King of All Media who operate Howard 100, 101 and Howard tv like a Swiss watch !
While waiting in the lobby a beautiful girl walks in and we start talking, she turns out to be Sarah Shahi, from a show called Fairly Legal USA. Sarah could not have been nicer, so humble and so incredibly beautiful, we spoke about my love for the Howard Stern show, she said her mom was a fan going back 20 years, spoke about our tattoos and her show which I told her I would tune into.I told Sarah I’m so into all things Howard sometimes I need to step out of the box! So much fun to meet someone so special!
So you think I’m gonna stop there , behind curtain # 2, well the fishbowl as they call it, who appears , the one and only Artie Lange. Walked over to Artie and I did have apprehension, I was not sure if he wanted to be approached by me, we have had a love – hate relationship in the past and I wasn’t sure.Artie could not have been nicer, we hugged and spoke for a few, he said he expected to see me in some Howard garb!lol I told him I was wearing my red, white and blue Americas Got Howard garb.He laughed. I had a lump in my throat,it was emotional for me. It was like homecoming everyone from the Howard team came out to give Artie big love. Shuli interviewed Artie, Richard Christy was there and Artie asked about the Ronnie/Richard thing, seems like Artie didn’t skip a beat about the show. Nick DiPalo was there with Dave Attel, they were great and we took a ton of pics.Nick said I smelled great, I told him its Clinique Aromatics, wearing it since 1975!
Every time I am invited to go up to the Howard Stern compound I am delighted and of course it is my pleasure. I am honored to be asked and I cant believe it could possibly get any better and it does.I wanted to share my Howard day with you. I want to say that this experience can only happen to a Howard Stern fan,why you ask, ?Howard Stern has a daily connection to his audience like no other celebrity, icon ever.We are included and are part of the most unique radio show ever and now what I and millions of others get to experience will reach millions more form Howards new venture Americas Got Talent.Cant wait for you to get the fever, like I said its a Howard love fest like no other, there is no cure, so be prepared for the greatest time of your life..
5-11-2012 – I hope you have something in your life you love, a hobby, a sports team. We have family, friends,pets all loves of our lives, but there is something about an outside interest that takes you away.For me as most of you know is the one and only King of All Media,Howard Stern.Yesterday I did one of my most favorite things, meeting up with all my Howard fan/friends just to cheer Howard Stern on.Well actually it started Wednesday, off to The Jimmy Fallon show to be in the audience to see Howard live. It starts with getting signs ready .meeting time and place with all the other super Howard fans, its like a reunion every time we get together. we line up ,get wristbands and when we enter and are seated we hope that Howard could see that we are there for him.The applause is crazy when Howard enters,each and every event is Howardmania. That is our way of thanking Howard for all the great years of entertainment and including his fans on a daily basis through his radio show. When all is done we are talking about the appearance and tivo it, dvr , for me I stay awake and must watch it,even though I must be up at 3 am to shower and meet Bobo
another SuperStern fan at Penn station to pick him up to head over to the next day Howard’s Today show appearance.
Day 2 Howardfest, For me I have a family and a dog and my children are older, I still like to have all in place .I have a dog ,who’s a mamas boy, he expects me to be there in the morning to let him out the back door, doggie slobber and play with the pumpkie toy.I give my husband strict instructions about Max because I am leaving the house at 4 am when all are sleeping. All my clothes and sign are downstairs in the kitchen so I don’t wake anyone up and shower and get ready to go out. No coffee and I love my coffee but I know I will be out for many hours , my coffee will have to wait, no port a potty’s for me! Oh no its poring rain, now a rain jacket and plastic garbage bag for my sign.Okay checklist, phone, money, id, camera, signs , lip gloss , check! Phone rings while I am leaving Bobos train will be late, so I have a few extra minutes, go to basement get my daughters sketch pad and markers ,head out anyway and sit by Penn waiting for Bobo to arrive and make some extra Howard signs.Now its pouring and of course my phone is ringing off the hook, its HighPitch Erik calling to tell me he’s walking over with more Stern fans, and Mooski is there , the only one so far holding down the Today show fort.This is all true!
Arrive at Penn listening to the Chatter replay and making signs, Bobo arrives and we head to Rockefeller Center.We all meet give big Howard hugs (Bobo ,Ann, Stephanie,Mooski, Highpitch, JR) Its dark and pouring rain but we don’t care 4 hours until Howard will be on air and we will be front and center to let him know we are there.Time passes LisaG arrives ,of course does a Howard 100 news story with us. Christina Palumbo superfan arrives.More fans start to arrive, pics are taken, we are talking about Howard’s Fallons appearance the night before.We are in our Howard glory, just starts getting light out and security tells us we can go to the Today show gate at 6 thirty, We are wet and cold and we are on a Howard high! Finally we can line up to get a glimpse of Howard and visa versa because the most important thing to us is letting Howard know we are there. Today show interview over and now off to The View to see if we can get standby, its a shot in the dark but we are on a Howard mission.But before that we know Howard has to leave the Today Show, by all the Howard powers that be, we are lucky enough to get a glimpse of Howard who rolled down his window and fist bumped us!! really !! We now are walking through the streets of New York when all are getting ready to go to work. We are wet, ratty looking and carrying Howard signs.We get odd looks, great hey nows, picture taking ,its Howardstock.
Arrived at the View ,the sun is out we are drying up and get standby and told don’t count on it ,once word got out about Howard being on well you no,not a seat in the house but we tried.The View audience goes in and well we are waiting outside only to put our Howard brains together to see if we can show Howard we are there.By the Howard powers that be, we get to see the limo pull in and cheer Howard on. , we wait for the View to be over just to say thanks again Howard.While waiting we talk, take pictures, fans stop by, people ask who are we waiting for, that’s New York.
Now there is a press conference and we look at each other and we say no we are not Howard stalkers , we are Howard fans…..Howard has had enough of us, and a long day, we walk back for pizza and a few more laughs, I pile all into my car, drop them off at Penn.Mooski and me back to Brooklyn. We talk HOWARD HOWARD HOWARD….. say our goodbyes until the next great Stern event and home to Maxi and tons of doggie slobbers.
I didn’t cook, called for Chinese, and well today I caught up on all my laundry I neglected for the past 2 days, back to realty.. Thanks Howard!!!!All We Need…
5-8-2-12 – Busy getting ready to be a Howard cheerleader for the next few days.What does it entail, networking with other fans,getting tickets, sign making, oh and I usually bake brownies for the Stern fans , we need our energy. I never cheered in high school, super uncoordinated, brunette not blond,no boobs, this raspy combo shrill voice,I think that covers it.But its never to late to be passionate about someone or something and get wild and crazy and shout from the top of your lungs. I think with age someone like me sheds their insecurities and complex and realizes life is too short to be a wallflower and not find something you love.My Howard journey began about 20 years ago, the channel 9 show and even though I am a late bloomer, I’m glad I bloomed. For me its Howard Stern, for you what ever pleases you, makes you happy, lets your heart race and puts a big ass smile on your face cause its now or never.The next few days I will be very Howard busy,Howard will be on Jimmy Fallon May 9, The Today Show and The View May 10,The Talk May 14 and the big Americas Got Talent premiere May 14. I call it Americas Got Howard because all of America will fall in love with the Howard Stern all his fans have known for the past 35 years. I hope my Howard pleasure becomes yours…
5-6-2012 – Its better than chocolate cake, better than a Gucci bag, better than Loboutins, better than winning $20 bucks on a scratch off, better than coffee, better than a suntan,better than cko kickboxing, better than okay you twisted my arm, sex ,cause sex only last a few and listening to Howard last a lot longer so with that..
Tomorrow Howard Stern back live after a week in Vegas for Americas got Talent , to premiere Monday May 14, at 8PM on NBC. Am I excited ? of course I am.Its going to be a full Howard Stern week.Howard will be live Monday on his Howard 100 channel. Wednesday is Howard’s Fallon appearance, Thursday the Today Show and The View, double Howard.
What does Howard mean to me?
Howard means laughs..
makes you think about life issues, morals, politics, values
means valuable Sternfan friendships I have made over the years
incredible fun experiences, meeting Howard and the gang for the first time in studio
I could go on and on but I want you to experience it for yourself
reminder Americas Got Talent May 14 ,8 PM = Americas Got Howard
Don’t worry I’m not the type to say I told you so…
5-5-2012 – I love watching the Kentucky Derby, how did I get into it,my neighbors were crazy horse racing fans and they turned me on to it.Cheapo me gave them $5 to bet on over 20 years ago .So today I pick my fav,Daddy Nose Best and I have no way of betting, no more OTB in Brooklyn, so I try on the computer, unsuccessful, dont know how, you need a special Visa . No luck, I give up. Okay race is on, my pic loses and I have my $5.It was fun trying and one of the days,on my bucket list ,I want to go to the Derby with my $5…
5-1-2012 – Have not blogged for a few days because my mind is in a funk and my heart is filled with saddness.Two years ago a fifty year old mother lost a long hard battle with cancer. Two years later her husband and 2 teenage children were on the road to picking up the pieces, until last week their dad had a massive heart attack.There are no answers as to why someone who has everything to live for is taken away to a family who has been through so much. I wish I had a answer, I wish I had some magic way of taking away all the pain and hurt. So I guess my message is with me on top of the list is to enjoy every breathing single moment. Find a passion, go for it…………
4-26-2012 – im a computer loser, heres todays blog
My hands are freezing and I just raised the heat and its spring so what’s the next best thing, go garden shopping.Another hobby is my green thumb, I am the only one in my family that has it. Growing up I picked the plants and planted them.So today to get myself in the green thumb mood, I checked out the Carnasie Market, Home Depot in Coney Island and a few small Brooklyn shops to see what’s out there.I got my standard bright pink geraniums,and that’s it for today, way too cold to plant them,but they were the color I wanted and who knows if they will be there next week.Due to the frosty weather they will be sleeping in my garage for the next few days. I love digging and planting,its not that I have acres but a backyard in Brooklyn is a plus and looking out the kitchen window, the plants make me feel good.Do I get obsessive when its 100 degrees and water them twice a day and move the umbrella to give them some shade relief, yes , call me crazy,talk to them ,you decide.Okay so its a gray , chilly day in Brooklyn and I got a small jump start on my greener days to come… I will keep you posted …..
4-25-2012 – You guys already know that I am a super Howard Stern fan ,its my passion, my hobby, my love. Guess what I have a family and a full life, and Howard enhances it all. I have made incredible friendships, had awesome experiences just from being a fan.I have entered every Howard contest and lost, but had a great time trying, Howard picked me to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the WWE wrestling Cabby Angry Black fight and Michael Buffer announced me!
I have sat in the green room at the David Letterman show hand picked outside the line by the one and only king of all media! I had a letter campaign and had fans send me letters “What Howard Means to Me” and had the honor of presenting Howard with the fan book in studio 69 in a hazmat suit! I walked the red carpet with High Pitch Erik as my date for the Howard Stern film festival. Had the pleasure of doing many super fan round tables plus extreme super fans, did my letter campaign on the super fan reading all fan letters. I had two radio shows and will be trying for a third .I have gone out at 2 am in pouring rain to be at the rally, last day at K-rock to march to the Hard Rock to celebrate Howard’s move to Sirius radio. Wrote a Lets get Sirius song parody , wrote my famous All I Need song parody. Camped outside of K-Rock when the FCC fined Howard and peacefully protested .I try to go to all Howard Letterman’s ,Fallon, Stewart appearances just to cheer the king and show him my appreciation. Oh so many Howard memories, these are just a few but this years most incredible honor of being a Howard Stern fan, Howard and Beth Stern called me on New Years eve to wish me a Happy New Year! Would I have expected such an honor from such a great man, who’s is busy with his own family, but Howard took the time to reach out to me. I am officially in Howard heaven. So to all the Ring Fever fans, live your fan dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. I wouldn’t trade my Howard memories for anything in this world!!Thanks Howard for all the love and laughs you give your fans everyday!
4-24-2012 – Welcome back friends, now my web is up and running,thanks to my friends at ring fever.Todays topic, my love for the Howard Stern show.Now that Howard is a judge on Americas Got Talent ( I call it Americas Got Howard), the Howard fever is higher than ever.The Howard fans are in a frenzy excited for the show to start and let all of America see what the king of all media is about , people who may not get Howard will finally catch on.The month of May will be a Howardfest, all the fans are preparing to attend or just stand outside and cheer for a glimpse of the king of all
media, maybe even get a fist bump!!
Mays Howard’s events will include appearance on Jimmy Fallon, May 9, the Today show with Matt Lauer on May 10, the View May 10 and an appearance on the Talk May 14 which is also the premiere of Americas Got Talent on May 14, 15. at 8 pm , NBC, 2 hour premiere shows each night.
Be prepared America there is no cure for Howard fever and that’s a good thing! All we need..
4-23-2012 – As you know my web has been down due to bad choices and me being trust worthy.My web is back up , my old friend Robert Santa and his talented people got my web back up and even better. The third times the charm!!! Ill be blogging daily all about my Howard life, my life and soon will focus on Marianns minutes which will be your life! Please visit me everyday !
Tributes To Mariann From Brooklyn
The Queen With The King
Posted by sternsuperfan1
Mariann and Howard from AGT. Mariann was invited by Howard to his dressing room, where he gave her a dozen white roses and a jacket that said Honorary Member 4 Life …Mariann is the BEST and defines the word SUPERFAN!
Thanks for posting the AGT video on my wall…It was great! You ladies look gorgeous! Love that Howard song. Stern fans for life!!
Hi Mariann , darren from Boston how are you , was just listening to Wednesday show heard you calling in , your the best . U got tickets to the Kimble show huh lucky . Well if ya got got an extra one your biggest fan and Italian from Boston would love to come up and see the show lol luv ya keep up the dedication mariann .
More Tributes To Mariann From Brooklyn
Your Name: Doug Roberts
Subject: Fig Trees on twitter
Message: Mariann, I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that your tweet about covering fig trees has me crying like a baby I’m 38 now and I can remember being 5 or 6 years old and my grandfather taking me out when a frost came to cover the fig trees. You have touched a soul hundreds of miles away today. I live down south in Mobile Al and although we don’t have much frost here, I remember that memory like it was yesterday! Thank you so much for a good memory cry today
Best Regards, Doug Roberts…
September 15, 2012 at 7:38 am
So happy for Mariann!! She has worked her way to meeting Howard and this is well deserved!! And she never forgets to include her friends and those around her! She is a sweetie! Enjoy!!!
Steve Viesti says:
September 15, 2012 at 6:20 am
Mariann is a wonderful and beautiful person, and she looks so happy in the picture with Howard.
September 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Mariann – I am so happy for you – the recognition, the fun, the accolades – all well deserved and hard earned. Kim
AC Butch says:
September 15, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Mariann is for real, she is everything said above and more. We at Ring Fever have seen first hand that not only is she a sweet lovable caring person but also a real talent on top of it, a total natural…
Stephanie From Commack says:
I absolutely love this. I’m so so so so thrilled for my Mariann. She spends half of her time making sure EVERYONE is happy and taken care of, and the other half on hold for our King showing her devotion. She makes me proud to be a superfan and even prouder to call her my friend.
Love you so much
Your Name: Rick Subject: Just to Say Hi Message: Mariann… I just wanted to say hello and let you know I think you are wonderful on Howard’s show. I think he’s a lucky guy to have fans as devoted as you are. I too am a BIG Howard fan and had the privlege to see him once at Radio City Music Hall when he appeared on stage to talk about Transcendental Meditation during the concert promoted by David Lynch. I was in awe although my seats were way up in the balcony. I had FINALLY seen the man who makes me laugh hysterically every morning. I’ve emailed Richard Christy a few times and he’s always nice enough to respond as did Sal when I emailed him once and have seen Artie’s show a couple of times (the last one he gave me a high five which made my day) and was the only Stern fan who recognized Ass Napkin Ed at the first Artie show I went too. Ed was cool and talked a few minutes with me and my son. Other than that, except for saying hello to Will Murray on the phone when I called in once (Howard never takes my calls…but he has millions to choose from so I understand), that’s been about it for meeting Stern Show guys. But I always enjoy your calls and was really glad you were able to get your own box for AGT. I am so glad Howard renewed for next year too. My girlfriend and I are HUGE fans of the show and I promised her if they keep it in Newark or NYC, that I would drive her out for us to see it live (I live near Buffalo). So if that happens, I’m hoping to say hello to you and any other Stern Show regulars who might be at the show.
Anyway…take care and stay cool!!!