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verona, "AWAKE" tour, part one, josh and sweeney.

on March 21, 2008 - 11:28pm

a magical trip, for sure. i got josh and sweeney and jack and lindy all on the same trip.
got to my hotel room. turned on the TV. what was on, the hand of josh, JOSHie! his song on one of the soaps. someone told me, after i told them this story, what it was, how he was on, my phone started ringing..."margie! get over here,(the turning stone).Josh and the groband are staying here." i hopped into to casino. i stepped into total JOSHland at casino. posters of him all over and him on the hotel muzak. grobies all over! i found my friend and we vixited with others for a bit. then we decided to split up and walk around. we were on JOSHie and groband alert, but we weren't stalking! i swear. we turned down a long hallway. all of a sudden, a large group of people whooshed around, past us! my friend, grabbing my arm,i'm still dreaming about her grabbing my arm,"MARGIE! was that sweeney?" me,"it looks like the kind of dog sweeney is." my friend, loudly,"MARGIE! WAS THAT JOSH!" omj! be still my poor JOSHed heart, yes! it waa josh. scruffy, glasses, baseball cap! and he had brushed my ARM! when josh heard my friend say, "was that JOSH?" he stopped, scooped up sweeney, half turned to us, josh, "on my way to rehearsal!" put sweeney back down and was outta there! someone down the hallway heard us all and asked, "how does sweeney like the snow?" josh, "loves it!" my friend and i slapping each other, "OMJ! did THAT just happen? josh and sweeney!" josh so funny. i can only imagine when he an entourage turned down that hallway and saw grobies! they must've thought, "rats! grobies!" but i behaved. i didn't scream at or touch josh or sweeney! one of my JOSHie goals was to get close enough to him, when he was standing, to figure out how actually tall he is. well, could i tell? no, too josh brained. all i could tell is he's taller than me!
one of my JOSHed vows, at the start of all my JOSHing i vowed if i ever saw him running around out of a concert setting, i'd give him a pinkie wave so he'd know i knew who he was, because one celeb said once, "when fans stop recognizing you, you're dead!", but i vowed to not talk to him! or impede him, outside of a concert setting. i held true to that. do you all like really long posts? or should i break them up? 'cuz THIS day has lots of parts that could be one gigantic post.

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--signing my CJ

on March 21, 2008 - 3:10am

have you had the chance to get josh to sign something? i hope all grobies do. my friends laugh at the stuff i've gotten him to sign. when you get something unique signed, it garnishes more convo from josh. what matters more? back and forth convo or his siggy? the CONVO! i'm telling you!
first of all my CJ! there is a pic, that was taken in paris by a photog you all know. josh is reaching right to me. how do i know right to me? i know where i was and where the photog was. one of my JOSHie sisters made me a little cj out of that pic. i had the cj on my desk at work.
where he signed it? i can't recall. i do remember it was outside, daylight. i handed josh my cj. i had the exact same convo with josh that i've had with EVERY single other person who's seen that cj, word for word. josh, "oh! that's interesting...and scary!" me, "nooo!" josh, "let's see...i would be looking at YOU, right?" me,"yeees! guess the venue? i'll give you a hint, not america." josh,"pfft! i've been all over the world!" me, "i know honey, paris!" josh, "you went aaall the way to paris just to see me?" me, "yeees! i wasn't the only american there,you talked to us all night long." i'm standing in this convo, not believing it is happening. josh,with a naughty grin on his face, "should i sign the front or the BACK side?" me,"i don't know honey! both sides are yummy!" josh,"haha! ok, i'll sign the front. that way when you see me reaching to you, you'll see my siggy too!" i'm so dying. he leaned over, signed it and whispered to me, "thanks!" that's it, i couldn't take one more word. back and forth killer convo. i didn't cry that time. i've only cried a couple times and not in front of him.

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JOSHed in my regular life, all the time.

on March 20, 2008 - 4:00am

one of the funniest messages, i ever got..."you must be the most JOSHed person on the planet!" i have gotten around him and his family pretty darn closely, more than i ever dreamed from the first sight of him, but i gotta tell you, it's how he is all around me in my regular life that takes my breath away too. especially, just when i feel he's slipping away, something happens, someone will talk to me about him, out of the blue, lots of different things. it's as if he's slipping his hand in mine and whispering, "i'm not gone. i'm right here in your heart."
i walked into my sister's apartment for the first time. she has not one, but two prints of van Gogh's "starry night" painting hanging up.
did i tell you...i'll never remember what i wrote already, the beauty of writing, you all can stop reading if you have read something before, i saw the real painting in NYC. it is in the MoMA. how i found that out and why rachel ray is so double-JOSHed to me, is a story too.
here is that story...
i was watching rachel ray's "tasty travels" show. she was running around manhattan. she talked about something, maybe the MoMA in general, while standing in front of a window with the "starry night" painting in the background. i knew i was going to NYC for the "AWAKE" debut, and i vowed to see that painting. on the last day of trip, i was the only one left in my room, i went to that museum. i found it and the painting, all by myself. i must've had my nyc look on good, because tourists asked ME for directions. the painting hangs in a big gallery room. there is its "twin" painting next to it. it's weird, nearly the same scene, but it's in opposite colors. where "starry night" is yellow, it's blue!
i walked up to painting. i couldn't believe it! i thought of aaall the feet that had stood on that spot of floor. i thought of all the eyes that had gazed upon it. i thought of josh, jolanda van Gogh, aaalll the grobanites. here's a question..."how big is it?" it's very small.
i am going to ask josh if he's seen it too! i keep on forgetting that. i always have had something else, that seems more pertinent at the moment, when i've talked to him.

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JOSHed in regular life.

on March 18, 2008 - 2:17pm

i worked at a school. i was walking thru the halls and a grade of kids had painted pics of stars and moons. they looked sooo much like the "starry night" painting of van Gogh's that "vincent" is the subject of. i walked into the classroom,"you all know the singer i love?" them, "oh yes!" me, "i know a song that he sings that your pics remind me of. do you want to hear it?" them, "oh! yes!" so i sang "vincent". it's too bad i didn't have my glowlight! i found a site with that painting on it. i showed the teacher. her, "the kids' pics DO look like that."
josh sang "vincent" at tanglewood. this is MY version of that performance. other grobies were there too. john williams, "i'm not sure why it was requested that we try to include this next selection in tonight's program,... " me, "molli!(DOG), quick, the glowlights, "vincent!" john williams, "but we did some research and found that it WAS performed in TWO films so, it is quite appropriately included here... don mc lean's "vincent". at that moment AAALLL the grobies in the audience raised their glowlights. the look on John williams face when he saw all the glowlights! and then the look on JOSH's face when he saw the look on john williams face! aaahhh! priceless. WE knew why "vincent"! for us the grobies. i don't think that josh and JW knew how many grobies were there. i think that josh felt the GROBIE love waaay down deep. maybe for the first time.
side note, did you know that vincent van Gogh's cousin's wife is a grobanite? jolanda vangogh. she is double-JOSHed. she owns the wedding dress from josh's "ally mc beal" episode.

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on March 18, 2008 - 2:36am

watched petula clark in a little concert last year. she started talking about charlie chaplin so i did not know what was coming. the hand of josh, she talked about a song, she didn't say the title, she just started singing, "smile, though your heart..." i cried. i don't cry in front of him yet, but when other people sing his stuff i cry, i can't help it. i look up and say, "i love you, baby!"



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