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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

17 Days to Greg!

Seems impossible. 100 days ago Strider surprised the hell outta me and bought our tickets. Thereafter- 93 days ago- I started eating to lose weight. I've lost weight. Not as much as I'd hoped but enough to feel good and look better than I have in years. And here we are, April 4th, and in a couple weeks I'll be sweating bullets when I meet the guy I've been wanting to meet for almost 40 years.

A few weeks back the whole thing receded from view. It stayed in the background, not out of mind but not right in front of me. This morning Strider and I emailed back and forth a bit and with a rush it came back. The dry mouth, sweaty palms, butterfly stomach, racy heart, burping, jaw clenching, butt squinching panic. I'm going to meet Greg! I'm going to meet Greg! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!

Okay. Getting a grip now.

This has been months in prep. Much thought, much effort. The dress and jacket are hanging in the closet, the shoes are in the mail as I write, the new cosmetics in the makeup bag ready to go. Overnight bag ready to be packed. New indelible non-toxic Scriptos in pocketbook. I've experimented with hairdos and my nails are growing out. So much more girly than I usually am, all this fuss. But this may be a once in a lifetime deal. I'm as ready as I'd ever be. And I'm knock-kneed petrified.

Please don't let me be a fool. Please don't let me faint. And please don't let any of the nightmares I've had about it come true.

Workers Center meeting; they've just pulled up. Back to the here and now...

Greg will be on
tonight at 11:30 EDSFT. From his own website:
Fans are encouraged to speak with Greg by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to This broadcast will be available for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the day following the show.


Anonymous said...

You are going to knock him off his feet. I can just hear him now: "Where have you been all my life?".'ll be fine.

Austan said...

Oh Lawless. your keyboard to gods' ears! (You're a great morale booster!)

Allyson said...

and i won't let any of the bad things happen mama. i'm enough of a doofus to keep you laughing all the way there. the only seconds of panic will be the walk from the car into the hall, maybe. i've been watching a lot of old steve martin and working on my physical schtick. i'll save the premiere for the walk. weeeeeeee!!!

Austan said...

thankful i have you, my darling girl. if anyone can hold Hell back, it's you.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Hmmmm. I vaguely remember another post from you last year when you were planning to see Greg the Divine...what happened then?

Anyway don't worry, it'll be fine. Just remember, he's just a guy like other guys. He puts on his trousers one leg at a time...on second thoughts, perhaps you thinking of Greg the Divine with his trousers off isn't such a good idea.

Austan said...

That would be the same plan, from December. Still going, about to come to fruition.

Haha! Yeah, that's a fainter, right there!

The Elephant's Child said...

It will all work out. And become a memory to cherish.

Austan said...

EC- You're right. I'm even cherishing the panic! :D