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MaryDSinTX

ABOUT ME

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Member name: 
MaryDSinTX
About Me: 
I now I have my healthy SNC a cappella addiction. I managed to get to 3 live shows within 2 months of discovering SNC, and am hooked for life. What a blessing to hear really good music and singing, and have so much fun! #BlameFaceBookforfindingSNC. Love the NEW album, Under The Influence. *BREAKING NEWS* STRAIGHT NO CHASER, the Movie?? Yessiree! Dreamworks, a great studio, is teaming up with Craig Kallman of Atlantic Records to make a movie about my Favorite 10+ Guys and band in the world (Add Dan, Ryan,and Mike Itkoff to the 10 current men). I am beside myself about this. Can't wait to see them on tour this Fall in Dallas and Tulsa. Maybe, I will see you there? Gotta love a man who can sing... or 10 of them for that matter.
City: 
DFW
State: 
TEXAS
Hobbies: 
Horseback riding, singing and dancing around the house (when nobody is around). Helping guide young ladies in crisis pregnancies, through an organization with my Church. Reading. Working out/running. Working on the flower beds, going to play at the lake - anything outside of 4 walls. Hanging with other Chasers on Twitter...
Favorite Bands: 
Straight No Chaser :) Jesse Cook,.Chanticleer, Street Corner Symphony, Committed, Beatles, Josh Groban, Josh Turner, , James Taylor, Nickel Creek, Norah Jones, Rockapella, Santana, Stevie Wonder, George Strait, Five For Fighting, The Doobie Bros, Dave Mathews Band, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens
Country: 
United States
Name: 
Mary Smelser
Twitter Name: 
mdsmelser
Birth Name: 
Mary
Nickname: 
'Cuda - only a few very close friends know this. Now Everyone does.
Birthday: 
Feb. 20 - same as Seggie, so I won't forget to send him wishes...
Birth Sign: 
Pisces ?? who cares about this??
Height: 
5-7"
Eyes: 
heather Blue
Currently Living In: 
Dallas, Texas
Hometown: 
Dallas
Relationship Status: 
Single
Trademark: 
Big smile, lately.
Favorite SNC College Memory: 
?? They went to college??
Musical Influences: 
Eclectic mix: Country to Classical - mostly the classic or older Country songs or #basslove Josh Turner, Flamenco Rumba like Jesse Cook, Folk like James Taylor, Paul Simon, Carly Simon. Pop like Elton John. Jazz like Norah Jones. Gregorian Chant (don't laugh!), Classical like Mozart and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina,Pedro Vargas (the Bing Crosby of Mexico in the 40's),I have always liked polyphony and Gregorian Chant, but never thought about a'cappella. Then I heard SNC and fell hard. What can I say? So, what's new? Now, I like Street Corner Symphony, Committed, Naturally7, OnTheRocks, and many others I am finding.
Favorite Songs to Perform Live: 
Pedro Vargas oldies (in Spanish, of course), Carly Simon, James Taylor, and Norah Jones, Carole King.
Favorite Place You've Traveled: 
Spain, then Mexico
Favorite Things in General: 
God, Catholicism - I am a zealous convert! Time spent with Kiddos, Grandbabies - I now have ten, 8 boys, 2 girls. Good friends. Horses and western horse events like Ranch Rodeos and sorting. Reading, listening to music - beauty and truth in the arts - it leads us to God. Babies and children rock my world.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
This Rock, Gilbert!,NOR, Lots of online stuff - why wait for the mail?
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods: 
All 5 were cooked by somebody other than me.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
Bible RSV-Catholic Edition, Orthodoxy by Chesterton, Mother Angelica by Arroyo - Audio version is best, Divine Comedy by Dante, (wishing there was an audio by him, but circa 1200 - plus I don't speak Italian, oh, well,), too many more ...
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies: 
It's a Wonderful Life, A Man For All Seasons, Bella, Casablanca, Spiderman
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Bands/Artists: 
Straight No Chaser, Jesse Cook, Norah Jones, Pedro Vargas (RIP), James Taylor, Beatles, Carly Simon, wait - that's over 5! Oh, well..
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Songs: 
Changes all the time, but SNC's are all up there right now.
Comments: 

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DottieK's picture

Gosh, I miss your face!

Also, your voice, your laugh, your smile.... :)

Kaffy©'s picture

Thanks, Mary!! It was so good seeing you on the cruise!

DottieK's picture

Hey, Sweetie! It's been awhile, so I wanted to stop by & give you some love! :)

Claire Troote UK's picture

Hi Mary

Thanks for the nice comments. I will pass on the message to the boys that you guys are missing them. but i'm really hoping that you are going to have to learn to share them with us over here a lot more often.

Claire x

DottieK's picture

Loved your post on Randy's Love Thread!!

Marcaich's picture

Thanks Mary! hope to see you in the next year sometime!!

DottieK's picture

Mary, you are too kind. Thank you. I am so blessed to know you!!! (((big hug)))

DottieK's picture

Mary! I love your new profile picture! You look beautiful!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

Hey Mary! Just wanted to stop by to say thanks for all of the love of my 'too close up' videos!!! :) You're such a sweetheart!!! :)

KristinC's picture

Oh no! What's going on with the tickets???

KristinC's picture

Really can't wait to finally meet you in a few weeks! YAAAY!!

MaryDSinTX's picture

In honor of Nat'l Under-rated Basses Week, Randy and Charlie are my profile pic.

Patrick_2's picture

Never replied to your post from early in the baseball season. Sorry about that. I suppose Game 7 is my final opportunity this year. So here goes: Thanks for the post to my profile. I am still a huge Reds fan. But I can say comfortably that I, too, want the Rangers to win tonight. Go Rangers!

Tina Gaston's picture

That's because birds of a feather flock together

Tina Gaston's picture

2 Days Mare Bear!

S.J.'s picture

e!

S.J.'s picture

...till what?

;)

MaryDSinTX's picture

5 days. Not that I am counting or anything.

S.J.'s picture

Mare; just got an e-mail saying they sent my Tulsa tickets. I should have them by this weekend. Have you still not heard anything from the Dallas show?

S.J.'s picture

I miss you, but am STOKED I get to see you soon! =) Can't wait to tear it up in D-Town!

Tara Marie Ahn's picture

MARY!!! You are just...TOO KIND FOR WORDS!!! I don't even know what to say other than the most heartfelt and sincere THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :) I don't deserve all of the wonderful things that you said about me, but I truly appreciate every single word. :) You are too sweet!

I'm so glad that Marna and I got to spend some time with you (and Lynnette) when you were in AC. I hope we can meet up again soon! :)

KarenPNWChaser's picture

We'll see! I become like Elmer Fudd when I even THINK about trying to ask him if I can have my photo taken with him. "B-dee b-dee b-dee, that's all folks!!!"

DottieK's picture

Thank you, Mary! I was certainly beside myself with happiness! Randy's just good at smiling in general. :)

KarenPNWChaser's picture

Thank you Mary! I would be even happier if I had a profile picture like you and Dottie! I can dream the impossible dream! :)

Sasycdb's picture

Mary, I just read a note you wrote me abt a yr ago. Are you going to the Tulsa concert in Oct2011? Perhaps we could meet there after the show at the Meet N Greet or something? I'd love to hear your stories! Thanks!
Carol

racer8and9's picture

Mary, It was great hanging out with you in AC last week! And we couldn't have asked for a better seat partner on Monday! See you soon!

Lynnette Holle's picture

AC was amazing!! You are a huge reason why the trip will always hold a special place in my heart. I can't even begin to count the ways you helped me during our five days together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words cannot express my gratitude. I'm anxious to see all the pictures from your camera. I will gladly pay for all copies you wish to send me. I'm going to put together a scrapbook to remember our trip. I'm also writing a journal entry so I don't forget any second of this trip of a lifetime. I look forward to our future SNC roadtrips. God's blessings to you, my friend. I love you lots. Take care.

Terry_4's picture

LOL Mary - a rainbow of socks?? You are such a hoot. Just love you!

DottieK's picture

I am looking forward to Raleigh and maybe St Louis if that works out! So great seeing you this week! You are such an amazing woman and I am so blessed to know you!!!

DottieK's picture

Mary..........I freaking LOVE YOU.

Valerie's picture

Hi Mary, thanks for the nice comments hope I don't disappoint ! I think I speak proper English - not the Cheryl Cole variety - if you know who that is - X factor? Wish I could be there Saturday but I don't land at Newark until 7.20pm so unless you send a helicopter to pick me up I'll have to resort to Plan B and get the train Sunday am ! But be sure I'll be thinking of you as I get thru' Customs & Immigration ! Still can't believe I'll be there - now in PANIC mode !

iwnttht's picture

Hi Mary, so you really meant july 12 or 13 for meeting up before a show, yes? If the date is the 12th or 13th then maybe my sister and I would be up for that. Pls e-mail me, I really don't like navigationg this site. j.keslar@att.net

Denise_7's picture

OMGEEEEEEE! *jumps around like school girl*
My tickets came in the mail today!!!!!!!!
I'm SOOOOOOO excited!!!!!!!!!!

DottieK's picture

Um. Mary. Working on it. lol

Lori_6's picture

Mary...Thanks for enjoying the pictures! My husband and I went to the June 28 concert and had requested the best available seats and ended up front row...not my usual preference. So we are watching the terrific performance when other people started taking pics. ...so I said why not. The meet and greet was fun! All the guys were comfortable chatting. I made a point to meet up with Stacy to send the pics to her as well!....

DottieK's picture

Aww, no Mary, I didn't. :( I will be like...8 rows back. But I WILL BE THERE. (yay!) I miss you so much! When will we see each other again? Will it be in November in VA???? How can I wait that long??

DottieK's picture

Thank you, Mary! You really give me too much credit! :) SNC & the chasers are so easy to love & support, how could I not??

DottieK's picture

How about the brazen list? lol

DottieK's picture

Did I make the crazy list? ;-)

DottieK's picture

So....what list am I on? Your #NoFavorites list? ;-)
Love you, Mary!!

Lisa N.'s picture

Thanks Mary - I look forward to meeting you too. I am bringing 5 of my friends with me for a girls weekend away. We definitely need more Chasers in TX so the guys will come here more!

Natasha_2's picture

Thank you for taking the time to write on my page. SNC were fab in the O2 arena in London (I was watching Barry Manillow with my mum!)

Tina Gaston's picture

I'm a cheesy enchilada and honey buns girl myself. Bred of the same flesh you and I are...

Tina Gaston's picture

I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

DottieK's picture

Mary... I LOVE your post on Walt's thread!! You are flipping brilliant!!!

KristinC's picture

Mary, my tix for Raleigh on 12/17 (late) are A 100-112. My birthday is the following week, so it will be a Happy Early Birthday to me!

Lisa N.'s picture

Thanks Mary! I replied to your welcome message a few weeks ago, but replied on my own profile, geesh! Thanks to Dottie for pointing me in the right direction and thanks to you for welcoming me to this group. I saw you are going to Tulsa show - I will be there too!

DottieK's picture

*gasp* I plan to be at Raleigh too!! OMG!!! #squeee

KristinC's picture

Obviously didn't see your post on my profile first, lol. Where are your seats?

KristinC's picture

I'll be at one of the Raleigh shows, too! YAAAAY!!

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