and about 19,000+ other people! I am still riding high from the fact that I was one of the lucky 19,000+ people who would be seeing Ms. O (as in the Big O…as in my virtual BFF…as in Sophia from the Color Purple …as in Oprah Winfrey) during one of the last 3 shows. Yes, I was going to see her at the taping of the Farewell Season: Oprah’s Surprise Spectacular. (I still can’t believe it!)
Now you may ask…how did I get tickets? I simply submitted my name on her website. Yep, it was just that simple. I had stumbled on her sight (I can’t even remember why I was on there) and I saw that they were taking open reservations for her show on April 29th and April 30th only. Friday, April 29th was a wash because I totally forgot all about it. And I almost forgot about it on Saturday, had it not been for a commercial on TV talking about the last Oprah shows. So I quickly ran to my laptop and tried submitting my name but of course everything that could have gone wrong did (forgot my user name and password for the Oprah site; internet slow; laptop crashed, etc.). All those things happening just had to be a sign that I wasn’t going to get the tickets, but I went ahead and submitted me and my friend’s name anyway. What the hell, I thought.
On Sunday (May 1st) around 6:00 pm I was looking for an email with my offer letter for a new position I just accepted when I saw this…
I couldn’t believe it! I won tickets to go see Oprah! My BFF and I had a GREAT time. Chicago was wonderful…a little windy but other than that it was sunny and welcoming and we had a blast!
Checking off one as complete from my Mighty Awesome List!
Here are some pictures from my little adventure…
Tickets to the Oprah Show...floor seats baby! Too sweet!
Beautiful Tulips! I love the city!
Me and my bff Jonetta on our way to see Oprah!
Waiting in line for the show. Doors opened at 5:00 pm.
Inside the United Center.
OPRAH! I see you!!!!
Oprah and Jamie Foxx
It's not a real Chicago trip without getting some Garrett's popcorn. Carmel and cheddar mix please!
Oprah, if you’re reading this…thanks for the past 25 years and thank you for allowing me to spend this one special night with you. And if you’re looking for some new talent…give me a call. 🙂
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You can’t blame a girl for dreaming!
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I have really been enjoying this blogging ride that I’m on. I have also been secretly wishing that I could somehow either write for – or – be featured on a national blog…that and being a guest on Oprah.
Well last night one of my wishes came true…
Noooo…I didn’t receive a phone call from one of Oprah’s producers asking me to be a guest on the show
(Oprah I am available if you need me…call me k?)
I did receive this email from TodaysMama.com inviting me to join their Atlanta team of bloggers writing for their “Events” category!
Me? Really? Are you sure? You like me…you really like me!?!
Yes, I accept! I’ll do it! Count me in…where do I sign?
Now you ask…what does this mean? Well right now it just means that TodaysMama.com will set aside a little cyber space just for “moi” where I can post things until my little ♥ is content. It also means that I can ride on the coattails and success of the website and possibly gain a little exposure as a blogger.
Oh I can see it now…first blogging, then my own TV show, books, DVDs, my own Barbie, Oprah….
Oh sorry about that…I guess I got a little carried away for a moment.
Before I start posting I have papers to complete, sign and fax back to the great people at Todays Mama.
Then I need to start thinking about topics to write on…(think lots of internet surfing). I’ll keep you posted on when I go “live” so you can stop by and give me a virtual “holla”. Also if you have any suggestions on what you would like to read as it relates to events (having them…cool new products…planning…etc.) please let me know.
In the meantime, check out TodaysMama and let me know what you think.