Very tiring week, which included another late night with the theater posse for karaoke following an evening of auditions, work responsibilities keeping me awake and some internal thought-rumblings regarding where i was a year ago* – all of which have interfered with my sleep. Last night? Tucked in to bed with work readings and then happily off to sleep before 11:00 pm (rare for me).
Awakened by the phone, i groggily reached across the bed and snagged it from the nightstand. With no idea of what time it was, i saw it was The Girl, and briefly experienced that momentary parental terror thing… but it still didn’t quite wake me up!
The Girl: Mom, you have to turn on Leno**, there’s this amazing group…
daisyfae: [blurble… snort…] huh?
The Girl: Oh, shit. Did i wake you up? I’m sorry – i didn’t realize it was so late.
daisyfae: [flipping channels… scratching assorted body bits…] hlumphf?
The Girl: They’re called the Young at Heart Chorus! A bunch of senior citizens singing rock covers! They’re amazing!
daisyfae: [grinning wildly… staring in awe at the spectacle on the television…]
The Girl: The Ramones, Mom! They’re singing The Ramones!
Yes – it was beyond beautiful… and well worth a brief interruption in my sleep. Ladies and Gents, i present the Young At Heart Chorus – covering “I want to be sedated“, and then there’s David Byrne’s “Road to Nowhere“…
It is without question that i shall join up as soon as i get my retiree card! I think they could use a choreographer… and it’s cool that my daughter knows me well enough to know i wouldn’t have wanted to miss this!
* One year ago this week i was finishing radiation. One year ago this week, i joined up with Team In Training and committed to run a half-marathon. One year ago this week i was turning on my denial machine full blast, and putting the cancer behind me…
** For any non-US readers, Jay Leno hosts “The Tonight Show”. Which starts at 11:30 pm, and finishes at 12:30 am. Which is why my Vampyre-Daughter should have realized that it was, in fact, just a little late to be calling the old lady on a work night…