Years ago I auditioned for Dollywood. I sang “Cain’t Say No” from “Oklahoma” and nailed it, big time. I was the first person called back for the dance auditions. I discovered at the dance audition that being the first person called back also meant that I was the first person to dance. We had to form a “jam” circle. When will an actor ever perform a jam circle in a show??? Now, had they played Jay Z or any Big Band, I would have been fine. They played techno. To this day I do not understand techno. I decided that to really stand out, I would tumble into the jam circle. Note, I was older than 21. This worked out ok, but then I started to dance. I remember thinking to myself, “What on God’s green earth are you doing with your legs? Get out!” I couldn’t get out of the jam circle. I kept trying to make it better. I did not get the job and this is on video somewhere in their archives.
I reference this because the memory still drives me to drink. If I am not choosing to calm the fear with a pinot, a friend taught me a fun trick to make water taste better. I don’t enjoy drinking water but I know that it is good for you for about a million different reasons. I kind of believe people who say they love to drink water are lying. I do enjoy mineral water and really love it this way. If you add a splash of Kern’s Nectar to sparkling water, it makes it infinitely so much better! I drink this all day long out of a stemless wine glass to make it extra girly and fun. I have seriously upped my water intake this way and look forward to it. Small steps….I should have remembered this in the bloody jam circle.