Monday, October 1, 2012

New York State of Mind


If you're not my facebook friend (which you can be if you want to be, just ask) you probably don't know that Scott and I went to New York! Ever since I can remember I've wanted to go to New York. If I could climb something high enough I'd tell my mom I could see the Statue of Liberty. New York was just always somewhere I was obsessed with going that felt REALLY, super unattainable.

But then something happened...The Colbert Report posted on facebook about free tickets. Now, I've tried for tickets before. I've gone to his site and tried to acquire tickets. Seeing the Colbert Report seemed like another super unattainable dream. I followed the link and tried for tickets anyways, knowing dreams don't come true. I put in all my information, hit submit AND nothing happened. I tried it again. Nothing happened. I tried it again, nothing. I went to facebook. Others were complaining of the same lack of something happening. The Colbert Report said "The site is down. Try again soon." So I kept at it. THEN...after more failures...it said that I had confirmed 2 tickets to the Colbert Report and I should be receiving an email shortly. I still didn't believe it. To gmail I went. And there it was, the email telling me to click a link if I wanted to confirm (I had two days to confirm).

I forwarded the email to Scott and asked, "CAN I CONFIRM!?!?!?!" And since he didn't answer 2 seconds after I sent him an email, I texted him. I was sure when that email said I had 2 days to respond it had clearly meant to say 2 minutes. Scott told me, "Yeah!!!!! Good job!" So I hit "confirm" and I received a follow up confirmation email. And I just sat there. I tried to keep my emotions in check because I was at work. I failed. I got teary at my desk. I needed to get this out!


'I NEED TO TELL YOU GUYS SOMETHING!" And I told everyone around me and I ran around/skipped around the department to make sure everyone was aware how much my life had just changed. 

After all of that we had to figure out how we were getting to New York. There was talk of driving, then there was talk of driving in New York—so driving was out. Money was, as it always is, an issue. There was no way this trip wasn't going to happen. Scott and I did...we'll call them "odd jobs" for extra cash. We made our hotel and flight reservations and I asked him, approximately 1,000 times, "Can you believe we are going to New York?!" He could. I couldn't. I was in such disbelief that I wouldn't allow myself to believe we were going to New York until I saw this sign at the airport (and cried again). My New York state of mind was highly emotional.
Stephen Colbert makes dreams come true. 
 


 
New York was even better than I could have ever imagined. It is a magical place.
New York story time soon!  

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