Today's letter is only going to have one thing. I've been putting off blogging because I'm getting stuck on letters!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
If there is only one non-Disney thing you do during your program, GO SEE ELLEN! Honestly, it was the most amazing experience ever. Originally I had gotten tickets for November, but I was termed before I was actually able to go. Instead, my friends Katie and Jaime went, but were only in the riff-raff room. The day in November that they went, David Archuleta was there, which I was really OK not seeing. However, they did get his CD, which I guess is better than nothing. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but somehow Katie won tickets to come back for the Twelve Days of Giveaways. If you don't know what that is, just Google it. Anyways, she called me, and asked if I wanted to come down and go with her. Of COURSE I said yes. For Christmas, my mom bought me a plane ticket to go down for a few days.
On December 9, 2008, Katie and I arrived at Warner Brothers Studios relatively early, as we wanted to make sure we got good seats. We checked in and got our tickets, and then walked to Subway and got lunch. The process of getting into the studio is long and relatively uneventful. We were told before we got in that groups might be split up, depending on where the director wanted us to sit. We were probably in the first ten people or so. Once we got into the studio, they sat us on an aisle seat. That enough was exciting, but we were in the row Ellen dances down! We were so excited! Ellen is so pretty, and tiny! Of course, it gets even better. Although we didn't really care about who was there that day, we were excited about the giveaways! In the end, Katie and I each walked out with $100 Visa Giftcard, a Wave skateboard (we gave those away), a pair of $300 sunglasses by Karl Lagerfeld, a $400 pearl necklace, a $1000 watch (the brand name is escaping me because I gave mine to my grandpa), about $200 of Tocca gifts (candles, perfume, soap), and I feel like there was something else, but I can't remember to save my life. Anyways, all in all it was an AMAZING experience. I would highly suggest going. If not to Ellen, then some other talk show or game show in the LA area. They're easy to find and really really fun.
Anyways, that's it for today.