Friday, November 27, 2015

Road Trip Thanksgiving Edition

And we're off! This year we are celebrating Thanksgiving with our family. Road tripping from California to Iowa and back again. Hope you all have a blessed holiday!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

That One Time We Thought We Would See Ellen

About a year ago, I made a list of 101 goals/experiences I wanted to be more intentional about. It's your typical 'so-many-things-in-so-many-days' list. Little goals and experiences I've always thought about doing but never make a reality. 

I have slowly been checking things off my list. I celebrated my random act of kindness birthday and met my reading goal. I've sent birthday cards to every family member...on time! And gave up alcohol and caffeine at separate monthly intervals. Still not sure why I felt that was necessary?!? But I made it through. 

Yesterday I was so excited to make The Ellen Show my next completed goal. My friend H, always a good sport for my ideas, accompanied me to Burbank at the crack of dawn (aka pre-traffic). My hopes were high and by the time we pulled in the Warner Brothers Gate 3 at 8:30am, I got smacked with reality. There was an enormous line of people, some who had camped out in sleeping bags. The Ellen people weren't due to arrive until 9.

We waited until the show handlers told us there was no chance of us getting anywhere near the studio. Then we did our walk of shame or sheer disappointment.  We had hoped from reading on the internet that we could at least get into the Riff Raff room and be guaranteed tickets for a different day. Nope, Ellen Show tickets are just too hard to come by. The only way we were getting in was with tickets requested online. 

I've been trying for over a year to request tickets but no luck yet. The process is crazy. You can only request once every few months because of the way they contact you and post show dates. The odds are reduced even more because of the thousands of people you are competing against for limited number of shows posted. Vegas odds may be better ;) This goal might take me 1001 days! Good thing it's a fun goal!!

(My only memorabilia ;)