This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ELLEN D. Was Fun

An update on Date Day . . .

We had a great time!!!  We were #6 and #7 in the guaranteed line.  Since we had 4 tickets, we "shopped" for new friends in the stand-by line when we got there.  We "adopted" a neat couple from Santa Maria who used to live in Los Alamitos.  (No, we didn't interview prospective friends!)  Turns out they were a neat Christian couple..very active in the New Life Church in Santa Maria.  She used to be a vocalist on their church's worship team, but not able to sing now for health reasons.

The show itself was basically uneventful.  Not a single audience give-away.  Boo-hoo.  I'd have been happy with a bottle of bubbles or a box of paper clips!  But NOTHING?  (Well, one girl got a plethora of stuff related to Beckham, but that was a random thing.)  Probably the most interesting thing was the sweet little lady who fainted in line.  (She was sitting right next to me in a waiting area.)  They had to call 911 and the EMTs.  BUT, she refused to give up a seat at Ellen's show to go to the hospital.  Very cool.  Her name is Marjorie, and Ellen actually gave her a sweet on-air shout-out.  

If you watch the show tomorrow, we are right on the aisle, one row behind the dance-through row (filled with VIP guests).  Ellen walks by Lyn a couple of times. Way fun! 

The woman who fell through the runway in a South Carolina fashion show was a guest today. Also the super-egotistical star of CRIMINAL MIND.  Not impressed by him at all--but that's okay.  He's VERY impressed with himself.

Matt Walker--pay special attention to the first experiment by the "Science Guy."  You'll love it! Also, the Potato Gun.  Ideas for camp!

Yes folks, it was a super-celebrity show today!  But Ellen makes even mediocre fun.

Love you all...Thanks for the neat comments on this morning's post!


Heidi said...

Ellen is one of my faves. I'm so sad that I couldn't go! thank you again for thinking of me. Next time!

Don said...

Thanks, Heidi...wish you could have been with us!

Kristi said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun. And I'm also bummed because I completely FORGOT to tape it. Please tell me you recorded it!

Don said...

Yep, we have it DVR'd. So does Jennifer.