I jolted awake at 4:30 this morning, afraid I’d missed the sunrise. Joshua and I are at a Holiday Inn in Virginia Beach. The breakfast isn’t complimentary, but the ocean is. There’s a balcony in our room, so we slept with the door open, lulled to sleep by the sound of the raging Atlantic. An hour and a half later, I am still waiting for any sign of light on the horizon.
Within 15 minutes of meeting Joshua last week, he asked me what my sign was and I knew we were going to get along. He’s a Cancer, I’m a Virgo. I think that means we’ll both enjoy this sunrise, if it ever comes. But to set that shadowy topic aside for a moment, I must tell you that upon entering our hotel room last night we immediately rushed outside to the balcony and howled with a puerile excitement typically demonstrated by children waiting for dessert. I think the bottom line is we’re both big ole romantics. But come on, who doesn’t love the horizon and its endless entourage of metaphors?
Then Joshua said “OOH CABLE!” and I remembered how very different we are. I will admit, I was briefly entertained (but mostly horrified) while watching one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars kick off her singing career with a song called “Gone With the Wind Fabulous.” Now when people talk about “twirling” I’ll know what’s up. So that’s a good feeling.
Today is our first official day of touring. Getting two shows up on their feet in less than a week is grueling, and now we get to see if it was worth it. So far it totally is, thanks to the sonorous ocean and the dark pink clouds draping the horizon. But now we’re off to face a more vocal force of nature: children.
Thank goodness we watched “Bravo” last night! If the kids don’t like me I now know to speak-sing, “You think I’m boring, I say I’m fabulous,” and twirl out of the building with all the confidence of a reality tv star.
PS: Joshua just woke up, immediately looked out the door and said, “Ohhhh!!!” And then he said, “I was gonna work out this morning, but it’s a long day.” We’re going to be great friends.