Twelve thirty last night I got another phone call, again from Jocelyn. This time she says she's in line to get a shirt signed & do I want to talk to the band? I said okay! forgetting that I tend to be wicked awkward on the phone. Jocelyn gave her phone to Eli [at least I think it was Eli - he didn't identify himself]. He said hi, I said hi. I told him I didn't see the band in Boston because I didn't know about the show until it was too late. Eli told me that was a lame excuse. I agreed. He tried to make me feel better by saying that the Boston show was terrible, the worst on the tour. He must have missed the sarcasm when I replied by saying, "See, then I'm glad I missed it," because he then informed me that he was just saying that. He told me to keep up with the web site & to come see them in Boston when they came back next year & he gave the phone back to Jocelyn.
I told Jocelyn that the conversation was kind of awkward because, really, it was. But she was going to get Josh to sign her t-shirt, too, & she wanted to know if I wanted to talk to Josh as well. Of course I wanted to talk to Josh, so when Jocelyn went up to him, she told him that her friend from Massachusetts was on the phone & that she [meaning me] didn't go see them when they were in Boston last week. She gave the phone to Josh, who said hello & asked who he was speaking to. I told him he was speaking to Bern & he told me he was Josh. I told him that my friend [Jocelyn] made me sound like a terrible person, that I just didn't want to go see them in Boston. He told me that it was okay, that he understood that I was gravely ill, bedridden, & in need of a kidney transplant. Of course. He forgave me for not going to the show & I thanked him for his generosity. He told me they'd be back in Boston next year & told me to make sure to see them then. We said goodbye & he gave the phone back to Jocelyn.
In short, Jocelyn wins my Favorite Person of the Week Award.