As you may have figured out from my hint, I was at the taping of the Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday, which is going to air TODAY! (It’s the one with Emilio Estevez, Holmes on Homes, and juggler Brad Weston.)
Through the kindness and generosity of my cousin Nina, who was lucky enough to score tickets to the Ellen taping during Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways, I was able to spend the day with Nina and attend the show with Nina’s mom and sister. I also got to meet 3-week old Paris for the first time (what a cutie!).
But I know that the day also wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful Allie, who went out to Burbank at 6am in the dark/cold to stand in line for us because I had to be at the office at 8am and Nina had to make sure Ashley was fed before she could come out and pick up the tickets at 11am. Thanks to Allie, we were numbers 70, 71, 72, and 73! Also thanks to Allie, we met the nicest people in line (hi to the ladies from Colorado and from Orange County!). They also stood up for me when the mean-ass biyotches in line behind us started yelling at me because I hadn’t been in line since 6am like they had been. (My Pimpcoat was just too obvious, I guess.) Thanks to Bossguy for letting me take most of the day off, too.
Nina even got picked to talk to Ellen on-camera, so you’ll have to check her out on the show today! I was sitting 3 seats over from her so unless there’s a shot panning over the audience, you probably won’t see me on-camera. But I was there, got to see the show, spend time with family I never get to see, and had a great time. Nina’s mom even participated in a dance concert and got a “I danced with Ellen” shirt (just like the one I got when I went to the taping almost 2 years ago.)
There were a lot of other people who made the day possible, like Chris for babysitting the 4 girls while US 4 girls four girls were at the show; Nina’s post about the day chronicles these folks, too.
And you must be dying to know what we got?!?!?
Here’s the link for what Ellen gave away on Day 6 (or a PDF for the permalink).
BOULE HATBOX OF CHOCOLATES AND SWEETS
Boule is a luxury gourmet lifestyle store based in Los Angeles, is known and revered for their handcrafted chocolates and other gourmet sweets. â€œEllenâ€™s 12 Days of Giveawaysâ€ gift is a Boule Hat box filled with handcrafted chocolates, cocoa-dusted chocolate covered almonds, camargue caramels, Karovas (dark chocolate cookies) and pate de fruit (French jelly candies). Ellen herself hand-selected Bouleâ€™s chic and scrumptious Hatbox for the Romance themed Giveaway. Boule customized this hatbox and filled it with Ellenâ€™s favorite sweets: 12 piece Box of Chocolates, Fleur de Sel Caramels, Korova Sables, Pate de Fruit and Chocolate Covered Almonds.
CALYX & COROLLA GIFT CARD FOR $300
A whole new way to send a gorgeous bouquet for the holidays: Flowers in a Hatbox by Calyx & Corolla. Each bouquet comes delivered in a gorgeous keepsake silk hatbox perfectly arranged in a contemporary vase from Calyx & Corolla luxury flowers.
A FRESHADAMA PEARL NECKLACE FROM PEARLPARADISE.COM
PearlParadise.com is the only company in the world to offer this new line of freshwater pearls. Each freshwater piece in this category features truly round pearls with brilliant luster and orient, which is a rainbow iridescence and an incredibly rare factor only seen in approximately .01% of freshwater pearls produced today. The pearls are drilled and matched into the most lustrous freshwater necklaces ever produced, and the only strands of their kind in the world – guaranteed.
THANKS AGAIN FOR A WONDERFUL DAY, NINA!