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The most obnoxious sound…
… Is the hotel phone RINGINGGGGGG RINGGGINGGG RINGGGGINGGGGGGGGGGGGGFKWEJFKLCWEVNSTET at 5:30am, and it’s all the way across the bedside table, so you can’t reach it with your sleepy, fumbling attempts at picking it up and slamming it back down. Your roommate/back-up singer is leaving London this morning, and so her wake up call is at 5:30am. You don’t have to be up until 9:30, but Liz is in the shower and there’s no one here to make the screeching of the phone stop. And you’re half asleep, so it sounds even louder than it is. Slow motion, high-pitched, echoing, blasting, ringing. Never ending. The phone wake up people want to make COMPLETELY sure you’re awake. So it rings 400 million times, which is very thorough of them.. But it is the last thing you want to experience when you’re half asleep, groggy, cranky, and trying to keep your eyes closed so you don’t wake up completely and feel inclined to then blog about your trying, unfortunate situation. I think you can guess how it, inevitably, all worked out in the end. Good morning. I’m awake. Completely awake. And very inclined to blog about my trying situation.
Now that I’ve shared how my morning has been so far, let’s talk about today. I just read my daily horoscope, which said “Although you’ll be only in contact with adults today, expect a lot of childishness.” I’m doing press interviews all day. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’ve been taking video of everything in London, and I’m going to start editing on the plane. I should have something up in the next few days. London has been AMAZING this week. It’s beautiful weather and I’ve gotten to actually experience the city a little bit. Last time I was here, it was interviews and press from the time I woke up until the night. It’s good to do that, because I’m not here a lot.. But it’s much more fun when you’re playing shows and actually getting to be around fans and see the city. I’ve had such an amazing time. I’m obsessed with the show The Tudors, and having watched it makes me love being here even more. It makes everything more fascinating when you feel like you know a little history behind it. Seeing the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral was just incredible. The shows have been so much fun, and I can’t wait to come back later this summer!
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I’d love to stay a few more days, but I’m going back the day after tomorrow and going straight to Amos’s wedding. Yep! My bass player, one of my favorite people in the world, is getting married to the love of his life this week. I couldn’t be more happy that this will be the first wedding I’ve ever been to. (I’ve played at one wedding before, but that was different.) I can’t wait to bawl my eyes out and feel like love really means something and be all hopeful. Congratulations to Amos and Kara, who I love more than I can say.
At one of my shows this week, I got a really wonderful surprise. I rarely get star struck anymore, but.. Actually, that’s not true. I get star struck all the time. I ask for autographs at award shows like a super fan. But this was different. You all know that my FAVORITE movie is Love Actually. Abigail and I watch it every single Christmas. It’s become a Christmas tradition for us, actually. Well I’ve always thought that Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed Love Actually, is completely brilliant. I’ve been a fan of everything he’s done. I think he’s one of the only people who is possibly as obsessed with the concept of love as I am. Well, at one of my shows this week, his lovely wife Emma, his daughter Scarlett, and his son Jake all came backstage. I was so excited to see them! His kids were telling me about how they played small parts in the movie when they were younger, like the Spiderman king and the second lobster in the nativity play. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s worth it. You’ll see what I’m talking about. The next day, I was sent a box of gifts to the hotel from Richard! One was the screenplay to Love Actually, signed, and he also sent DVDs of his other movies! There was a wonderful letter, and I’ll always keep it. It’s just so wonderful when you’re a fan of someone, you picture them as a sincere, genuine person, and they prove you right. I love it when that happens.
I want to say thanks for all the nice things you’ve said to me about my new videos! Thanks so much for making “You Belong With Me” the #1 video on iTunes! And what’s really awesome is that you made “The Best Day” #2!! Then “Love Story” is still at #10. You are so good to me. I never thought I’d see things like that. While we’re on the topic of videos, thank you to everyone who’s been voting on CMT.com for Love Story for the CMT Awards!! The voting is still open, so please go rock the vote for me. 🙂
I’m going to try and ignore the sound of a hairdryer in the bathroom and get a little more sleep this morning. I love you guys so much!