Thursday, April 3, 2008

Miss Ellen!

Boy do I have a story! And yes it's true, I'm a big goober anytime I meet someone famous (as long as I like them at all, that is!)(Even when I met Mayor Jerry Sanders a month ago I was in awe) !! So, here's how it went down....me and my two neighbors, Nina & Mariah, and my sis-in-law, Christy, went up to Burbank, CA for a taping of the Ellen show on Tuesday! I signed up for them on her website about 2 months ago. About a week ago they called my place asking if I was still interested in going to the show...and with a very enthusiastic "YES!!!" I said I would be there! So off we went! We only had standby tickets, and since we got there around 11:30am-ish we didn't get there early enough to get into the studio audience. So we got to be in the "riff-raff room", which was pretty fun in itself. We danced our booties off in there anyway and had a blast together.
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The taping included DAVID BECKHAM (that's right ladies!)!!! What a hottie (yes I know I'm married! And he's a hottie too)!!! We also saw Jaime Pressley (My Name is Earl), the Pauls (American Choppers), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).....saw them on a tv though. The nice thing about the whole experience is that we for sure get to go back to see another show, and we have guaranteed audience seats next time (April 30th). Hooray!!
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So, we were just starting to drive out of the NBC studio area, we were waiting at a light...and I heard some girls screaming and freaking out in their car pulled off to the side of the road behind us. So I realize that they're talking to Ellen DeGeneres! Once the light turns green I turn left (cause you have to) and get in the slow lane and I went Slllllooooowwwww. The guy behind me hated me, I'm sure of it! Sure enough Ellen pulled up next to us in her Porsche at the next light (did I mention that there was 5 car lengths of NO cars in front of me?? =) ). We rolled down on our windows and started getting her attention. And how nice is she? She was on her phone, but she hung up eventually, rolled her window down and totally had a conversation with her! She was so nice. We told her we had been in the show that day but in the riff raff room, she said "aww..that's too bad" (or something) and we then told her we would be back on the 30th, to which she said, "I'll be there!". We conversed about soccer, the traffic, etc. Seemed like forever. What a FUN experience...and we get to do most of it all over again!!

17 comments:

Jamie J said...

How cool! I would love to go to the Ellen show. She's hilarious!

shay said...

I'm laughing out loud...you ARE a goober!!! But I'd totally do the same thing in your shoes!!!! It's so nice when the famous ones are actually REAL---you know, when they don't have huge heads and can actually stop and talk to the other folk:) Fun for you!!!!!

kierst_h said...

Fun! I wish I could have been there! And that's so cool that you get to go back again!

Tiffany said...

How fun! I can totally see you guys doing that!

Hazen5 said...

That is the best!! You got some great shots, unlike my one of Gwen! You know who to call if you have extra tickets!!

Mike and Bianca said...

wow that's so cool! you're the lucky one! we're due sept. 4th by the way...

mariah said...

That was so awesome! You're my bff for letting me come with you- and I can't wait for the 30th!!!! Let's make sure we get to see her again!!

Marcie said...

That's SO awesome that you had an encounter with her to make up for not getting into the show that day! I think it's so fun to run into celebrities. I wish it happened more often to me! Ellen is very funny seems quite down-to-earth.

The Rowe Family said...

JEALOUS! I am so excited for you that you had such a great time!!! I was hoping you'd get in ... but I like this story even better!

Matt & Brooke said...

I totally did the whole stand-by and go back for another taping last month for the Ellen show!!! LOVE HER!!! It was a good excuse to have 2 girls days so I was pretty excited about it! How cool that you saw her...we just took a picture of her car-not quite the same!

seanalliefamily said...

Ok I'm about 100% jealous! I've been wanting to go to her show for forever and hopefully I'll get to for my bday in july. Hopefully I can. awww!! I'm jealous...did I already say that?

TrulyEarnest said...

Wow Miss Brooke I have been to the Ellen show 5 times (twice with Courtney) and have not had a up close a personal convo ... You are funny cute person that I bet she just had to talk too, lol.
Cindy

Allison Weenig said...

How fun!!! What a good time. That's awesome you get to go again.

The Winters Family said...

Man, you California girls have fun! That is so awesome!

Staci Lynn said...

That is AWESOME!! I love Ellen!!!

Lance and Kathleen said...

Brooke! I found your blog while looking at Ashley's and I'm SO glad I found it. Your family is so cute. I have been wondering and wondering what you have been up to. Are you living in San Diego? We are actually taking a trip there in May.
You'll have to email me sometime.
kazbrad81@hotmail.com

Ryan & Claudia said...

That's awesome! She's so cool! Sounds like your Ellen experience couldn't have been much better. :) My friend and I are going to the show next week!!

Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes! :)