I am grateful for the kind of sleep you can only get in a hotel room. Usually, these days, my kids are pretty good at sleeping through the night. We’re not all the way out of the woods though; I still never know when someone might need attention in the middle of the night, and I still can’t really take it for granted. I could last night though, and I will again tonight.
I am grateful for lots of good eating. Usually on these trips, at some point I get tired of eating at restaurants all the time and would really just like to cook some food for my own self exactly how I’d like it. That hasn’t happened yet though. Bring it on.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work at this show. I don’t do this kind of work much anymore, but there’s no business like show business, There is nothing like that state of being that occurs right before the first cue of a show, after working with a small but dedicated team of professionals for days, setting it all up and going over everything as much as possible, doing as much as you can to ensure it will all run flawlessly. There is a moment just after doors open when when anything can happen, it’s terrifying, but also invigorating when you get into the groove of live presentations. That moment before the first cue, there’s nothing like it. Programming websites is fun, but it’s not like that, not at all.