November 12, 2004

Rehersal Dinner

Whew, what a day!!

I know I'm not going to have any time to blog tomorrow, so I'm cheating. Gonna bring you up to speed tonite and then update again after the wedding.

OK - y'all knew about the hair disaster. Well, it got worse. Not only could my regular hairdresser not fit me in, but no one could. NO ONE. I needed a cut more than anything. I was in a bit of a panic. You see, I'm very particular about my hair cutters.

So....I just called around. I knew I'd be at a particular mall, so I called and scheduled an appointment. Oops, didn't figure on the traffic. Shit....I'm running late.

Speeding down I4 - in a manor I normally don't choose. But I had no choice. We were on a pretty tight schedule here. I get to the mall, park and realize I have no earthly idea where this place is in the mall. Not only that, but I couldn't remember what the name of the place was.

My damned cell phone is ringing off the hook. Damn customers anyway. ;-) I am trotting through the mall, on the hands free, trying to be all professional and also locate the salon.

Finally I give up and just walk into one.'s the right one.

I explain what's going on and the girl gets me started. It took her 45 mins. just to dry my hair. And she wouldn't let me see what she was doing. I think it was one of the rare moments in my life I didn't speak at all. Not one word.

She turns me around and I swear I didn't recognize myself. My hair was straight. Straight. Not a curl anywhere on this head. It was stunning.

I schedule the appointment for her to style it tomorrow and run out into the mall. I needed to find Victoria's Secret. I needed panty hose. So...again I'm trotting through the mall, on the damned phone again, looking for a store.

I walk in, still on the phone. **Note to self: do not try shopping for new t-back while on the phone with a customer. Guaranteed to screw up and say something you'll regret** Make purchase and head out the door.

Timing is fine. Got an hour to spare before I have to be at rehearsal.

I get to the Disney compound and proceed to get lost. Not a little lost. Really flippin' lost. Time is ticking away. I ask directions and still can't find the damned place. Shit....4 mins. Oh, there it is. I swear I squealed the tires.

Phone rings (again) and it's the bride.

Where are you?
Walking across the bridge. Where are you?
On the other side.

Cool. Only 1 min. late.

Go into chapel. Musician asks me if I have my music. I looked at him with the blankest of looks - I was told you had it.

Oh Shit.

He pulls me aside (as the bride is now flipping out) and says he didn't know we were practicing today. Can I come back tomorrow, around 3:30. What can I say but yes. practice tonite. Hmmm......nerves kick up a bit.

The rehearsal dinner was fantastic and in Disney/MGM. What a great show!!! Everyone else is going to go play. I'm here, getting ready for my meeting in the morning.

Tomorrow is gonna be tight. I'm leaving here at 6:00am. Be in Daytona by 8:30. Give the meeting, stop at 2 other stores and head out of Daytona by 11:30. Be at the salon by 1:00 - she needs 45 mins to do my hair. Be at the house by 2:30 and get ready. Leave the house by 3:00 to be at Disney by 3:30........I gotta tell you folks I'm a bit worried about that.

So.....that's where it's at. I still haven't practiced with a live musician. But....everyone assures me it will be fine. I'm sure it will, but I've got that long drive to think about it.

That's it for now. I'm sure I'll have some great stories tomorrow night. Hell, I've got more great stories from tonite, but no time to tell them.

Thanks again for all your support. Keep them fingers crossed, folks........tomorrows when it all comes home.

Posted by Tammi at November 12, 2004 10:12 PM | TrackBack

I can't wait! I can't wait! And I want pix of the hair!!!!

Posted by: Boudicca at November 12, 2004 10:26 PM

don't choke like I did on MSNBC! hah hah, really, good luck singing tomorrow!

Posted by: Sean at November 13, 2004 01:04 AM

Hair thought -
I'm always as glamourous as I get as I rise from that chair...
'til the next time.

I'm sure that You'll rock!

Posted by: Karen at November 13, 2004 12:29 PM

You'll do great. I can't wait for the pics and to hear all the stories. Weddings are great for all sorts of stupid stuff to happen if you are just in the frame of mine to see it and laugh. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at November 13, 2004 12:47 PM

"do not try shopping for new t-back while on the phone with a customer. Guaranteed to screw up and say something you'll regret"

Now I'm curious :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 14, 2004 10:32 AM