April 9th Dallas, TX: Day One of the Stop Global Warming (while having a good time) Tour:
Well, we just left Dallas, Texas, where we played SMU last night...(As you know, Texas is the number one carbon emissions culprit in the nation, which is why we chose to start our tour there. It is also the proposed home of the future George W. Bush Presidential Library, which is not why we chose Texas but ironic, nonetheless).
First, let me say, you don't really get to know someone until you have lived together on a tour bus (biodiesel, of course!). Things I know about Laurie David now: She drinks Domaines Ott, a French rosé. She does not like raw tomatoes...not the smell, the texture, the taste, nothing...however, she will eat salsa. As smart as she is, she is equally funny. We've only known each other now since November and already we are sleeping together...across the aisle, that is.
Our first show went off without a hitch. Both Laurie and I were uncertain as to how it might come off. Would people even come? Would we be barraged with skeptics wanting to trip us up during the Q&A segment of the show? Would people throw raw tomatoes (Laurie's worst nightmare....no tomatoes please!!!!)
Suffice it to say, none of that happened and the show was exactly as we had hoped...informative and entertaining, and hopefully, inspiring.
I believe the entire Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house was there last night. In fact, before I boarded the bus to leave, I believe one of the girls slipped me the secret handshake. For a moment, I felt like I was back in college.
I am always amazed at how savvy young people are today. So much more than we were when we were in college. They are well-informed and they ask the right questions. Especially the one kid who, when given the mic, asked me what I was doing after the show! Then, he threw in that he didn't have any homework that night. So cute. Ok, he waited by the bus and handed me his number and said for me to call anytime. Sorry Brent, I'm old enough to be your mom but I sure do appreciate your chutzpah. Something tells me you'll go far in life.
April 10th College Station, TX: Early Morning
After a short night's sleep on the bus, Laurie and I got up early to do CNBC. We were interviewed live, via earpiece, by a militant skeptic whose sole objective seemed to be to disprove us and the theory of global warming at every turn.
Now, I'm not exactly sure what planet this guy is living on (or what planet he thinks he's living on, perhaps one that is not suffering the extreme weather patterns that planet earth is experiencing) but to argue that global warming does not exist and that the IPCC reports are a political maneuver, is irresponsible and overtly unethical...and at 7:30 in the morning, just plain irritating. Laurie David may be a great mom, a fun girlfriend and busmate, and absolutely adorable but let me tell you, when it comes to the subject of global warming, you better step back because she is not going to go down without a fight.
I'm stopping here because we are going to blog about this together later on and frankly, I need to get some sleep.