Be kind to one another: My trip to see Ellen

Recently, I wrote about my futile attempts to get tickets to The Ellen Show. I spoke of my attempts to get tickets thru her website and I told a couple stories of my 6 degrees of separation from the show. I wrote of my humor in getting so close to not going to the show. But OH MY GOD, top of the bucket list, I want to go to the show!

And then I got a phone call. And then I missed that phone call cause I was driving 80 65 mph down the interstate trying to get home after 3 days out of town on business. And then I got several texts like:

Call me, NOW

No, really NOW. Call me.

Not kidding, you’re always on your phone and this one time we really need to reach you, we can’t and this is unacceptable.

So I called the person in question and, while going 80 mph down the interstate, I was told I WAS GOING TO THE ELLEN SHOW. To say I turned into a babbling mess and couldn’t output a real word outside of unbelievably-inappropriate-curse words-with-grunts-in-between would be an understatement. Someone got me tickets to the Ellen Show. OH MY GOD, I’M GOING TO THE ELLEN SHOW! And I was in an utter state of shock. A good place to be while flying down the interstate!

All I had to do was pick a date in April and let them know how many tickets I needed. Really??! Let me just have my people call your people. INSANITY! My mind was a blur. I couldn’t feel any of my extremities and I still had 3 hours or so to drive home. Today, I can’t remember much of the actual drive. Only the insane glee I felt, the number of phone calls I made to tell people this was actually happening and OH MY GOD I’M GOING TO THE ELLEN SHOW. I’m thankful I made it home safely!

As for current state, I’ve known this information for several weeks and only recently have I been able to utter the words “I’m going to the Ellen show.” It’s really still unbelievable to me that this is happening. When I say top of the bucket list, I mean TOP OF THE BUCKET LIST! Flights are booked, my sister and a friend that loves the show as much as I do are making our way through our list of all the things we need to do in LA, we’ve got a hotel picked out and have a list of 45 restaurants we need to hit while in LA for all of 4 days. Seems reasonable.

I still need to figure out what I’m gonna wear, are my dance moves in tip top shape, also what am I gonna wear, how much of the Ellen Shop will I buy, how big a suitcase am I going to take for 34 outfits for 3 days, rent a convertible or something more affordable?

But most importantly, I am at an absolute loss on how to thank this amazing angel that made this dream come true for me. You know who you are, and seldom am I without words. I’m without words to express what this means to me. I know you have an idea, but truly…wow (eloquent, right??!)! What a gift you’ve given me!

As for the rest of you, see you in April. FROM THE ELLEN SHOW!!! OH MY GOD, I’M GOING TO THE ELLEN SHOW!




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