Dr. & Mrs. Froth
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”~ George S. Patton
I was going to call this post “Surprise, Surprise” but in the next blog that is upcoming, you’ll understand why I have taken this and broken it down into two parts.
However, I did something that was totally not all that characteristic of what I do but I was totally glad that I did it. It was SOOOOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!!
Dr. and Mrs. Froth are expecting a son in January 2014.
This past weekend, was a shindig AND a hooten-nanny all in one. But this was more for Dr. Froth than it was for Mrs. Froth. A little different, hey… a party is a party, right?!?
So in my usual communication ritual with Mrs. Froth, I had begun to feel absolutely worthless based on the fact that I didn’t think that I could pull it off.
But then something that I’m not quite sure that I should be calling a miracle happened.
I was GIVEN the money to go ahead and attend this party. So then I got with the hostess and the so-called coordinator and said that I was coming. But it was agreed upon that my attendance at this party would be kept a secret until I just simply showed up.
That’s exactly what I did. For a guest list that did RSVP close to 30 people in one house for a party, besides myself there were only three others that knew I was coming. Everyone else took in the surprise ……. including Dr. & Mrs. Froth.
When I arrived, the looks on the Froth faces were absolutely perfect, not to mention priceless. I’ve never seen a woman seven months pregnant move so fast with such gusto and excitement in order to greet me.
Everyone who knew who I was, which was a majority, was totally blown away that I was there.
I was able to be with my friends and celebrate this expected child of Froth. I believe that the child is referred to as the Spawn.
Food, great company, lots of laughs, a few tears when it was over and I was heading home. But damned well worth the secrecy.
I’ve never been good with those kinds of secrets. I’ve always broken down and told someone which ruined the surprise in some fashion. But this time, I was able to pull it off and probably earn myself Friend of the Year Award. Yep, it was that important to Dr. & Mrs. Froth that I was there to share with them. Even though they had no clue that I was coming and several times of being told that they wished I could be there.
Be careful for what you wish for! Just saying……
A little different as we were not out all hours of the night as we normally would be if I was in town for a show. I was able to reach the hotel and get something they call sleep. Or rest.
I woke up early still, so I watched more re-runs of “Married With Children” just like I had three weeks ago when I was there last. Then I hopped on the bus and almost the entire trip had to listen to some stupid group of people argue over the Twilight movie franchise and its characters and what they can and cannot do …………. sexually!!!
Really? First world problems are whether or not vampires can bang each other????
Thankfully I had the sense to bring along the new album of SIX MINUTE CENTURY with me and drown those bastards out!
Yet the party was so much fun. I got to go into the “forbidden” rehearsal room of WELL OF SOULS while they were practicing and listen for a bit. Apparently wives/girlfriends aren’t even allowed in there, and some how I got through. But I think I am beginning to stamp my VIP pass a little too hard because I did receive the stink eye from a lot of people.
I still had fun surprising everyone there at the party. That was truly a blast to have been able to accomplish it. Even though I was so tempted to tease The family of Froth with text messages while I was waiting to be picked up to go to the party.
And you know what? I’d do it again all over again if I had to!!!
So when that time comes, I’ll be back again soon to see this wonderment of child.
And even TODAY, the 11th of November, is their wedding anniversary. So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!