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Thanks for listening

on October 26, 2007 - 5:51pm

My group's events are winding down for the calendar year. We have two next week, then the really big one in Orlando the week after, one more...and then that's it for a while.
Since I've worked on the Orlando event since July, I figured I'd be going. I wouldn't have minded, but I was afraid Josh would be performing in New York the week I was away. So I wrote to Wyatt, more or less telling him Josh was not allowed to be in New York that week. I don't usually do things like that, but I've never been in a position where I could make a direct appeal like that before. I don't know if these appearances in New York in late November have anything to do with that, but I feel almost like I managed to make my voice heard. I'm not even going to the conference now, but I still feel better about that whole week.
That's also sort of why I started this blog. I wrote about that dilemma in the hopes that someone in management would see it. But it's grown beyond just that day. Once I wrote the one entry, I didn't want to stop. Maybe it's because I've been in the habit of keeping a written journal for the past nine years; I don't know. I just know I'm glad I did. It's been great to meet all of you, sharing things only a fellow Grobanite would understand along with what's going on in our lives.
Funny how one thing turns into another sometimes. I started out thanking Wyatt for listening, and it turned out to be thanking everyone here.

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Best meal

on October 25, 2007 - 8:21pm

Another day in this wedding planning process, another big question answered. Today it was, "Where are you registered?" We looked at some places tonight and have a much better idea of where we're going now.
After that, we went out for Italian. My meal was very good, but I couldn't help thinking about another time we'd been to this place: It was shortly after I'd been to my first show in Holmdel. We'd just gotten our entrees, and I realized that Josh's self-titled album was playing in the background. I almost choked on my food when I realized, then felt like the food literally tasted better. I kept saying everything was great, yet I didn't remember what I ate. I think I got the same thing tonight.

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Josh invaded my office

on October 23, 2007 - 11:19am

This morning, we got a copy of an article that a reporter named John Green had written about one of our events. I didn't really understand what he was talking about, so I just skimmed it after seeing that he mentioned us by name (very good). And at the bottom I saw the writer's initals: JG. I couldn't help it, but I felt my lips turn up into a smile at the sight of that.
Later I checked my Google alerts and signed out to do something else. But I didn't realize that the search term "Josh Groban" was still in the Google box on top of my screen until I clicked the Image button and all these pictures of him came up. "Not now! Not now! I love you, but not now!" Gods alone know how my co-workers must've interpreted that.
I've got about three more hours of work left for today. Then it'll be a better time.

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For those affected by the fires

on October 22, 2007 - 6:01pm

It's been a quiet time around here. About 1/3 of the office is at events in either San Francisco or Brazil, and there have been no major wedding plans to report. (The latest point of interest is if we have registered, and if so, where; we will start work on that on Thursday.) All I did today was read the news, and a LOT of it was given over to the wildfires in California. I looked up something else, and I've been saying it whenever I can:
From day to night, from night to day,
Keep (name) out of harm's way
I've been inserting Josh's name, but it can be adapted to help anyone else who could be affected by it. I hope he and all my FOJG friends come through this unscathed.

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Happy Saturday

on October 20, 2007 - 1:00pm

Young Frankenstein was funny. They weren't as true to the movie as some would have liked, but they did a good job expanding some of this stuff into songs. The funniest include "Please Don't Touch Me", "Together Again", "Roll in the Hay", "Join the Family Business", "He Vas My Boyfriend", "Transylvania Mania", and "Deep Love." (Okay, let's just say almost everything in the first act.) Not to mention Igor stole every scene he was in...hilarious.
I just wish I hadn't had to go to work the next morning. I had less than six hours of sleep and a migraine that was getting worse by the minute. Next time I see my neurologist, I'm going to demand something that works a little quicker. I took the pills he prescribed, but they took their time working and made me more lucid, and therefore more aware of the pain.
So as I sat on the train with my eyes closed, I tried my favorite painkiller: I put Josh on my iPod. After a few songs on Noel and With You, I could open my eyes again and my head was a little better, but there was still one knot of pain on the side. Then I tried putting "Thankful" on, and turned up the volume as his voice rises in volume near the end. I sighed with pleasure...and felt the last knot of pain undo itself. I was already so happy at what I was hearing, and even happier when I realized the migraine was gone. I've heard of endorphins acting as natural painkillers, but this is INSANE.
One of these days, I'd really like to get tested to see if my response to him is the same as after having a few drinks. Just get my heart rate and brain waves checked to see how similar they are.
I'm supposed to be working on wedding plans now (namely deciding where to register and making appointments with area bridal salons), but what are weekends for if not taking time off?
Have a nice, peaceful, relaxing Saturday, everyone! That goes especially for Josh. I know this has been a very grueling few weeks, and the scare yesterday couldn't have helped. I'm so glad our guy's back home safely.



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