Just got home and it’s 9:15 PM and I need to write my slice before I expire for the evening.
I don’t think I ever doubted that my video would not go over well, but I was in the process and as of 11:30 I was set up at the 76 House in Tappan, waiting for the reveal.
Mimosas were flowing and after two I was loose. I made small talk with the star couple of the hour and didn’t have much to say as they we just learning that there was something to watch and me, why did Bonnie Kaplan create it? My question to myself.
I was patient though. Jane, the host and I decided that it would be best to show when everyone was seated and lunch orders had been taken. Through most of the schmoozing a slide show of our recent Cancun trip rolled across the screen. There were no pictures of any of the principles, but then no one seemed to care.
Finally, I was up and getting everything set. I stood on the side after I started the piece with Jamie and Tanner in my sites and Michael, husband host, with his arm around me as I shook at bit with excitement as I remember feeling when I was standing in the back of a dark auditorium unveiling a new theater piece performed by my great high school kids.
Jane was grabbing photos of Jamie as she teared up from the start of the video. When I saw that, I relaxed. Those 9 minutes flew by and soon it was coming to the finish and the applause rose. I was done, back at my seat next to Tuvia, coming back down to earth. As I moved around the room in the next few hours, as lunch was digested and schmoozing continued comments started to fly my way and it was all good, beyond my expectations.
Jamie wanted the You Tube link. I was happy to send it.