I was on my same gate, which I like because we are next to a concession stand and we can hide our stuff on the side of the freezer. So far so good. I am comfortable in my supplied jacket, long underwear and a turtleneck.
Then came half-time. The rain began. At first it was only spitting then it was misting. By the 4th quarter, it was a steady rain. This is when I discovered by motorcycle boots leaked. Not a big leak but a leak never the less. And why do older men with either wife in tow or in this case, college son in tow think it is cute to hit on me? It is funny and I know they don't mean it.
Back to base to turn in wet (very wet jacket) and take off for a quick trip through MickeyDs for dinner (which I got to eat at 11:00 last night). They changed our call time to 7:00 so I didn't get a chance to finish. I had managed to get some of my fries down but lost valuable eating time when a fry went down the wrong way and I had a coughing fit.
We had to change quickly (which meant that I had to take off all of my layers, put on a white dress shirt, better pants, Crocs instead of boots and found out all the shit I took off was not going to fit into the bag.
NOTE: I have been on my feet since 10 am except for one break of 8 minutes while I inhaled a hot dog. It is now 7. I was assigned to be an usher and help people find their seats (like I knew, never been in the building before). And we stood around, and stood around and stood around. Finally they opened the doors and the trickle of very wet people began to come in. It wasn't as bad as I thought.
Bill Cosby was 25 minutes late, this meant I was going to be there longer. I am not happy with Mr. Cosby and might have told him so if I had gotten the chance. His show for the most part was geared towards college and childre issues. It was Dad's Day at WSU so lots of dads were there with their precious children. I had heard most of the set so I was listening with 1/2 an ear and trying not to focus on how much my feet hurt. He then did a routine that had me shaking with laughter about potty training his granddaughter. Of course we ended with the dentist routine. It was a two hour show.
We then thanked everyone for coming. Once the building was cleared, we had to go down to the floor and help stack the folding chairs. Then I hobbled back to base, threw on my still wet hoody and down vest and schlepped everything back through the rain to the car. I am soaked, exhausted and carrying about 25 pounds on my shoulder. Note to self: Find something that wheels if you are going to keep this up.
We got back at 2 am and it took me until 4 to relax and fall asleep. The cats woke me up at 8 and I did the Ambian stagger downstairs to Mark's office - he was sleeping on the futon. I crawled into bed there for about 1/2 hour and we just moved the show upstairs. He woke me back up at 10 since I couldn't sleep all day and stay up all night, have the work thing now.
Off to medicate and explore Amazon's web site so I can know what we are doing.