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MEETING HIM! finally.

on March 3, 2008 - 4:03pm

sick of me yet? i hope not, 'cuz i have more. i looove reading. i haven't told you how i actually met him yet. it's appropriate that this story is way down on the list of posts because it didn't happen for a long time. meeting him took angels helping and a pile of super-charged grobandust from val. i missed him by a couple of people, a couple of minutes, many times before i actually met him.
nyc, AWAKE signing at Barnes and Noble. we were at the GMA taping. actually sitting on pins and needles a bit even there, 'cuz we'd heard that if you went to GMA that you'd probably miss getting a wristband to be able to get a CD signed. sweet agony, where to be? he signed a bit at GMA. we didn't want to leave there when he was still there. i got a little autograph book quick signed with his initials. this is a view i'll never tire of... seeing the top of his head when it's bent over in front of me. that is actually the closest i've ever been to him too, 'cuz i was right in front of him, nothing between us, when he signed my book. brian whisked josh quickly outta there with a, "come to B and N tonight." we left the studio, flew to a cab and flew to B and N. ran to the CD selling desk. us,"do you still have wrist bands for the JG signing?" the lady, i'll NEVER forget her face, "oh! yes. we have lots left. two item, guaranteed sign." when she put that wristband on me! i actually, actually felt josh's hand in mine! omj! it's really, really going to happen! i couldn't believe it. we left and went back to hotel. we returned to b and n really early. we weren't the first in line, but close to it. i was in the middle of a grobie sandwich. annie and boston deb on one side and revital on the other. me, " hi! deb! hi annie!" deb looked at me, "do we know each other?' me, "yes! i'll tell you one thing and you'll remember me." she gave me a go ahead look, me,"i helped lindy get out of the tent at TW." deb, "that was YOU?" me, "yes!" she knew me then. lindy, jack, brian in the room, i think, before josh. before too long, flurry at back of room, there he is! me, "he's here! OMJ! it's actually going to happen." i think i got to talk to lindy and jack for a milli-second there too. josh entered thru the back of the room. walking up to desk, smiling, shaking hands, the whole way. josh, "hi everybody". they intro'd him and he got started signing. row by row, they had us stand to go up. we were back a bit, so we could still talk to each other. three, two rows away from us, i stopped talking to others, i talked to myself. "what am i going to say to him in 5 seconds?" thinking, thinking.. "i know, my lindy story", of course. our row's turn. we stood up, i stopped breathing, walked up, annie's turn, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, i put my gift down on the table, the helper helped me open my CDs, MY TURN! josh, "HI!" and shook my hand! he's signing. me, " i'm margie76. i helped your mom get out of the tent at tw!" josh, "thanks!" he looked up at me to say that. then it was over too quickly! darn! i don't think that many, if any, felt rushed. it went really well. can i remember the feel of his hand in mine? nooo! the next best part, did i tell you all this yet? i have to look, was my local sisters yelling to me, when i was walking out..."MARGIE! DID YOU MEET HIM?" i'm still dreaming about them yelling that! me,"YES!" my sisters,"YEAH!" i know my feet did not touch the ground the rest of that trip.

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the flying t s lauderdale "closer" tour

on March 3, 2008 - 3:06am

hi all, DOG=daughter of a grobanite, josh-speak. here's the story,...
how do i think the only grobies to hear/see this? glowlights. we were the only people in our section, who had them and they all looked at us strangely, when we brought them out. DOG and i sat down into seats which we knew were great. piano stage end, up just a bit, perfect view of backstage. we saw the groband running around, zack, tim, tariq, out of costume. me, "molli! look! LOOK!" we were happy, happy! the people looking at us! not knowing what they are seeing. the lady next to molli, "is this your first josh concert?" molli, "nooo! what is this mom? my fourth?" me, "yes, baby." me to lady, "it's my fifth. i just got back from seeing him in paris." the lady, "you went all that way just for josh?" me, "yes! i love him." the lady, "oh! you're one of those!" told her going to see him in a few days again, the lady,"stop! you're scary!" omj! darn. grobies way up behind us, heard us talking and they hollered, "what's your username?" i told them. they said, "we've read your posts. you're funny." that was the first time anyone recognized my username.
the concert. the opener? can't recall. JOSHie's part! every time josh ran in our direction, we waved our glowlights and mouthed, " we love you, josh!" our present from josh, for that earlier remark, " you're scary!", two smiles right at us. the first time he nodded, winked and smiled, it was so obviously right at us that the people turned to us, "does he know you?" the second time, nod, wink , smile, the people, "how does he know you?" DOG and i slapping each other! "he doesn't know us. it's the glowlights."
josh started to intro a song. which? i can't recall. FWAP! a red t shirt lands by him. he picked it up, CHICKMAGNET. he nodded, turned it to crowd. huge crowd response. josh started again. FWAP! another t. josh picked it up. STUDLICIOUS josh, instant, huge red blush, all the way from neck to hairline. josh, " oh! my!" he turned it to show crowd. the crowd is passing out. large crowd response. josh dropped the t, put down his mike and turned back to crowd. off-mike, josh, " i'm not even going to face the crowd." he grabbed and cracked each ankle. running both his hands over his face, " focus! josh! focus." he picked mike back up and turned around. DOG and i slapping each other, "OMJ! did you hear that?" FWAP! another t shirt. HEARTTHROB josh picked it up. craig, " boom! BOOM!" on the drum. josh tossed it to craig with a " here, you need this." he started up the intro again and got thru the song.
i just met the "throwers". they were so nice. i'm looking for the/a pic of him holding the HEARTTHROB t. no one seems to have a pic of that one. we call that pic the "holy grail" of grobania.

the hand of josh, what's on radio? just this second? "february's song"

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shirtless josh.

on March 2, 2008 - 9:43am

edmonton, canada. aka "shirtless josh!" where my adage, "there are no bad seats" was born. we were already, "rocky mountain high" 'cuz HOG worked for john denver for three years and edmonton is in the part of canada that the songs, "cold nights in canada" and "sweet surrender", to name two, were written about. got to the venue early. the fun started in line. people heard us talking, "are you from the states?" us, "yes!" now, what is the first queston that people outside of USA ask american grobies, "have you seen him on "ally mc beal?"" us, "omj! yes, i've seen both and i have one on tape." canadians hadn't seen those shows yet. they were green! got into our seats. up a bit, on piano side. perfect view of backstage. saw tariq, zack, tim and craig, running around, out of costume. DOG and i slapping each other, "look! LOOK!" we were happy! happy! the opening act, i can't recall who. JOSHie's turn. thru a door at back of stage, we saw the pre show peace circle. all holding hands. josh talking. then they dropped hands and with a "Whooo!" swung out of circle. the groband came onto stage. josh standing all alone in that doorway. head hung down, hands clasped in front of himself, holding the mike. the music started up. josh lifted his head, big smile, and went out on stage. we had a PERFECT view backstage. the people next to molli, "we've been watching you and your mom... you know all the words!" DOG and i looked at each other... "yes! we do! we looove him."
a hint... whenever lucia is alone on the stage, josh is off stage doing something. another adage, "never take your eyes off josh. follow him into the shadows." all night long we watched him, taking drinks, talking to the crew and, how i'm alive after this, i don't know, changing shirts. he swung tummy first right at us, thru the stage end bars, down to the floor. his dresser right there, he lifted his arms, off with the old shirt, buttoned, right over his head. on with the new shirt, buttoned, right over his arms and head. his dresser fixed his hair, patted his cheek, "you look good, honey!" and josh ran back out on stage. pics? sorry, no. it was waaay before i was even FoJG and i didn't know that such a delicious topic as shirtless josh, even existed. all i can say is, i want to learn how to knit.
i didn't really know that i'm probably the only grobie who's seen him like that, until my first meet and greet. at that party, we paired off to interview each other. when i told my interviewer that story, she screamed, "WHAT! i have to tell everyone THAT! right now." everyone looked. the way she told everyone that story, so funny. " she, she, she has seen josh without his shirt on!" fanning herself and acting verklempt.

i'm not the only grobie who's seen his chest any more! darn! someone saw him in australia, but i am the first! have i told josh this claim to fame? no! i should, i wonder what he'd say.

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now he's sideways touched my own family!

on March 1, 2008 - 7:16am

i was telling my real sister some of my josh material after they were on tv, josh and celine. i mentioned that david f. produces josh 'cuz sister didn't know the josh/celine connection. sister, "do you remember that i worked for a recording company?" me, "nooo!" sister,"does david f. record? does he have a wife, linda thompson? is he canadian?" i swear,at this point i swallowed my tongue, me, "YES!" my sister, "MARGIE! i had david and linda on the phone, everyday! i had them in my office many times!" me, "WHAT?" the hand of josh, when i feel he's gone from me, his hand slips into mine and he says, "i'm not gone, i'm right here!"

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josh

on May 9, 2007 - 2:51pm

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