Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Good Witch Goes to the Chiropractor

Yesterday, as I was face down on the chiropractor, I heard someone walk into the waiting area. Dr. Steve and I were chatting away about allergies and weird stuff that people tell him. And about gas. Anyway.

I can't see anything, really at all, other than the white towel on the table.

I hear a man's voice say, "Oh, and this is another person from Wicked, she's touring the gym. This is Kendra Kassebaum, she's the Good Witch."

To which I say to Dr Steve, "Can I put my head up now? I have to see this."

Sure enough, I lift my head up, and there's a pretty blond woman in the waiting area, shaking someone's hand. I wave, and she waves back. Dr Steve says something about how he enjoyed the show, other people are saying they're so excited about how well the show is doing and how its been sold out forever. She smiles and is chatty and seems to be genuinely delightful.

It's a little surreal, because honestly, I never expected to see any witches in the chiropractor's office. Wicked is one of my favorite books, ever. I had about one million questions to throw her way, but she was off to do "Wicked Yoga" and I was in the middle of being adjusted.

When I put my head back down, Dr Steve says, "Boy she's a lot shorter in person than I'd have thought." Which just made me laugh. Because, when you're 4'10" (like me), the Good Witch looked pretty tall. Definitely no munchkin.

And, here she is singing "Popular":


Liz said...

I am not familiar with this book. That's neat that you got to see her!

nowealthbutlife said...

I've not read, or even seen Wicked, but I have fans that are huge fans and this seems like such a great way to improve a visit to the chiropractor! Oh, and your title strikes me as quite funny for some reason.

Tabitha in Bliss said...

I've heard of this, but I've never read it or seen the play. I bet you were excited to meet her!

Paula said...

The book is simply wonderful. It's by Gregory Maguire, and he dives into the world of the Wicked Witch (who's name is Elphaba), and tells of her childhood, her time at college, and later how she becomes known as "Wicked." Totally fascinating.

anthonyk said...

Wow your lucky you got to meet her! I'm happy my chiropractor's office is just as enjoyable otherwise I'd be out of there. Next time when she comes in though can you get an autograph for me :D