So tonight I announced for the Showcase show, down in Newbury, and it was a pretty good time. A bit looser than I'm used to with NLP, but hey, different companies, different environments. I actually got to hold an interview today, and while it wasn't that great, I think I held my own.
Especially given that right before it the PA system went down, so we were basically yelling at the crowd. Actually, it was the backup system. The main sound system they use shit the bed at some point before today, and they were using the backup for the show, which means I was using a corded microphone and couldn't go more than three feet from the audio board with the mic in my hand, so none of my announcements, except for those that I made when the thing busted, were done in the ring.
And they paid me $15, yay.
After the show I drove back to Portsmouth, deposited my $15 check, and went to the Toast. Emily had agreed to meet me there around 10:30, and it was only 10:05, so I sat in my car and listened to the end of the Sox game.
Then Emily arrived and we had food. Emily had never been to the Toast before, and she really enjoyed it. We sat and talked about bunches of stuff, and I had my banana pancake and she had her sandwich, then I walked her back to her car. She said she enjoyed herself, I said I enjoyed myself, and we went our separate ways.
When I got online at home I found an IM from her saying, again, that she really enjoyed herself, and asking me what I was doing tomorrow.
This...is a good sign. :)
I do have to work tomorrow, but only til 6. We'll see what happens.
Oh, and I finally got her cell number :P