Let me tell the story:
Thursday 02/22/07, 5:35pm: I was in The Manager's office with one of our IT guys. In walks The Boss and the IT guy asks who is going for the testing thingy. Not having a clue about what they were talking I was only half listening. That is until The Boss pointed to me and said...her.
Radar goes off! What did I do? All mistakes and comments are quickly categorized and scanned for red flag material whilst I am trying to figure out why I was pointed to and claimed in such a manner.
I sputter something to the effect of when was the trip? The answer: March 10-13
First reaction: Nifty.
Second reaction: I have two shows!
Can anyone else go?
Answer: a resolute no!
I didn't know what to do! We can't cancel two shows. We open next weekend! I cannot tell The Boss no! AHHHHHHHH!
Thursday 02/22/07, 6:00 p.m.: Hair pulling begins.
I call The Director freaking out because I cannot lose my job over a hobby. No offense to them.
No call received in return.
I did not sleep well last night.
Friday 02/23/07, 7:40 a.m. : Receive call from The Director. Not a good call. Affirmation that things will be worked out and more detail found at work today given to The Director.
Friday 02/23/07, 8:00 a.m.: Arrive at work and immediately try to find out details. Begin to feel headache approaching and ulcer growing in stomach. Dismissing the fact that I might be abit dramatic. ;)
Friday 02/23/07 10:41 a.m.: Receive not so nice email threatening to be blackballed in theatre community which inspires tears. Run to The Manager and cry to her because the rock and hard place are not cool and she knows about theatre passion. She gives solution and I run quickly to IT guy, who wants to upset solution until I threaten to cry in his office. He accepts solution.
Friday 02/23/07 11:59 a.m.: I go home to lunch. Call The Director and say everything is going to be ok! No shows missed. No blackballing necessary.
Friday 02/23/07 1:00 p.m.: Return home from lunch and start to book flight with hotel. Take four tums to try and get relief from indigestion from earlier freak out. Get flights and hotel booked.
Friday 02/23/07 4:09 p.m.: Finally calm and facing the weekend I take a moment to put on my blog that I am....
Ok so it is only for 2 days and I will only really get one day in the city but WHO CARES?? I have never been and this whole thing will be an adventure for me! I have not flown commercial in 9 years! (Benefits of being a military brat) and I have never been north of Kentucky that I can remember (unless you count parts of VA) So
YEAH BABY!! WHOO HOO!!
Now that the stress is over I can get excited! I admit that if I wasn't in the show I would get a day and a half in the city but you know what...I DON'T CARE because I am still going!!!
An adventure is an adventure no matter how big or small!