After rereading my blog postyesterday I feel I may have come off as too unaffected in regards to wanting to attend The Crucible or standing in line afterwards at the Stage Door.
Truthfully, my husband got sick of hearing me whine about how I wish I could go to the play and me trying to sell him on the storyline. He made the big mistake of saying he thought it sounded like a good idea but when he checked into changing our flight plans, since we would be nearby for vacation, it was going to cost too much money. Why did he tell me that?! The next several weeks consisted of me trying to come up with every possible option that would work within our budget.
I’ve (almost) come to terms with the fact that I won’t be attending The Crucible. That doesn’t mean I can’t be equally excited for viewing Into the Storm when it arrives in cinemas. And I am kind of crushing on Gary Morris. It may have something to do with all the wet clothes.
Now my good friend MarieAstra has a ticket to attend The Crucible and will be waiting in one of those long lines to meet Richard. I don’t want her (or anyone else) to think that I’m turning my nose up at that experience. I’m brave in many ways, but meeting Richard at the Stage Door is not one of them. So confession #2: as much as I say I would not wait at the stage door, I sure do fantasize about it a lot…
Marie is old hat at the stage door thing, she’s met and conversed with Hugh Jackman, after all. But knowing that she’s a fellow daydreamer too, I thought I’d help her out and share what I’ve learned about this experience from my daydreams. Here are my Dos and Don’ts:
⭐ don’t tell Richard a joke. it will fall flat, trust me. especially if it’s my Bear joke
⭐ don’t take a selfie. you will drop the camera. and RA fans, being kindhearted, will try to “help”. what will ensue is disastrous
⭐ do subtly lean into Richard while posing for the pic
⭐ don’t be shy, stare into those eyes intently!
⭐ don’t smell him. it will turn weird rather quickly
⭐ do try not to laugh at everything he says. try hard.
⭐ if you have an odd laugh, do try to control that too
⭐ don’t worry about your turn taking too long. those other bitches can wait.
⭐ do reign in your charm. Richard is waiting for the day I will sweep him off his feet (in a purely platonic BFF way, of course), it would be cruel to tempt him before that time comes.