Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Twenty years and counting...Ellen or Bust!

In October, my best friend and I will be celebrating our twentieth anniversary. We have been friends since Elementary school. In the years that we have been friends, we have lived in the same town, different towns, and even different states. In fact, my best friend lives across the country from me now. Before the days of the internet, we would write letters back and forth to one another and include recorded cassette tapes for each other. We would mostly just talk about our lives and what was going on with our families. I can remember how excited I was when I would get a letter from Becca. It was such a treat. As the years went by, our means of communication changed, of course now that we are older, we have e-mail, Facebook, Blackberries, and such it is a bit easier to find out how Becca's day is going. But, it doesn't make the distance any easier.

I am married with three children and Becca lives with her St Bernard, Annabelle. I wish that Becca could bring Annabelle over after work every day and she could play with my kids and Oscar the wiener dog. Unfortunately, the 17 hour drive between her house and mine makes for limited visits for all involved. Our lives could not be any more different, but through it all we have always maintained our friendship. Above all, we have remained loyal and true to one another. I have known Becca longer than any other person outside of my family. Some day we hope to live closer to one another but for the time being we have to settle on the vacations she can take from work and come here to see her family (myself included). I have been to Maryland to see her twice, but with three children, a husband, dog, and a cat it's hard for me to get away to visit.

Since we will be celebrating our 20 years in October, we have decided to splurge and meet up for a long weekend. We both love Ellen DeGeneres and thought it would be kind of fun to be in her audience. What a better way to celebrate 20 years with your best friend than dancing with Ellen!?! So, what do you think??? Should we go for it??? Maybe Ellen, being the awesome person she is would read this and think...hey those girls should be on my show! I know she always gives away cool stuff to folks in the audience and I would LOVE to be a lucky recipient able to see her show live!!! But, more importantly spending a weekend with my B/F/F will be awesome!

13 comments, add yours here:

Kate said...

Congratulations to your friends!

Becca said...

*fingers crossed* come on, ellen!

Sandee said...

Go for it. How fun.

Have a terrific day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Awesome, great idea! I bet if you contact Ellen she'll put you two on TV!

Linda said...

Well, I personally wouldn't go across the street to see Ellen no matter what she was giving away (and gee, now I really hope she doesn't read this post but I'll leave that anyway as I'm sure she's mature enough to know that not everyone loves her). That said, I think that even if you and Becca don't get to go see Ellen that you should do something extra special for your 20th anniversary. Good friends are the best and best friends are the greatest - isn't it great to have one??

Mimi Lenox said...

You should go! You should do it! I can see it! Go!

Robyn said...

LOVE Ellen!! Go for it! I wish I could go someday.

Robyn
Mom All Day
http://momallday.blogspot.com/

barb said...

Send Ellen a Tweet! Ya never know! :-D

Akelamalu said...

Ah good friends last forever! :)

Mags said...

Ellen ROCKS and I think you should go for sure!! I follow her on Twitter-you should too and send her a Tweet link Barb said. Oh how fun-I hope you go so I can watch you on TV!!!

Patois said...

Here's hoping you make it happen!

Desert Songbird said...

I say go for it. You never know!

Those long-time friends are surely one of life's greatest treasures, after families. My friend Tom and I have been friends since 1967, and my friend Lisa and I have been friends since 1972.

Travis said...

Go for it!