Places to Go, People to See

Tomorrow is a big day for the Jenster Clan. We are headed to the Big Apple to see The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Tonight-Show-Jimmy-Fallon-PromoPeople may be jealous, but let me just tell you something. We deserve this. I deserve this. Getting the tickets was grueling work. My friend, Dan, told me they would be giving out the June tickets on the Monday or Tuesday before Memorial day. So that Monday I put the website up on my computer at work and kept hitting refresh in between tasks, but nothing ever happened.

I had the next day off of work and Katie and I were going to go to the movies with Todd’s mom (his parents were here for Taylor’s graduation – a blog post I’ve been putting off because, well, because it was Taylor’s graduation). As I was putting some clothes in the dryer my phone rang, Katie said it was Dan and I practically ran over her to get to it. “It’s time!” he said. So I grabbed my iPad and pulled up the website while making my way to the table. Katie was following me and asked what I needed. “I need my computer, stat!” So she brought my laptop to me and got it set up while I was hitting refresh on my iPad.

This is where I tell you I was still in my lounging pajamas, which sounds a little pathetic since it was around 1:30 or so, but it wasn’t pathetic because lounging pajamas are not the same as regular pajamas. I can’t hang out in my jammies all day, but I can change from my jammies into lounging jammies and be fine. Except, as I said, we were supposed to go to a movie. I had 30 minutes to get the tickets and get dressed, but the clock was ticking and no progress was being made. Finally after about 20 minutes of hitting refresh, refresh,refresh, ad infinitum, I got a different screen.

Long story short I got the tickets. Katie was standing behind me while I was filling out the form and I think we were both holding our breath, afraid I was going to accidentally hit the wrong button and lose our chance. But no. I hit “submit” and a CONGRATULATIONS screen popped up, at which time Katie and I both screamed and scared the entire household. And then we regained our composure, I got dressed and we made it to the movie on time.

We just found out last week who we will be seeing. Chris Rock, Governor Christie and a country singer whose name I can’t remember. Not so bad. Tonight was Mama June and Honey Boo Boo so I feel as though we dodged a bullet.

Check back on Friday and I’ll tell you how it went. Or better yet, watch the show tomorrow night and look for me. I’ll be the one waving!



  1. A on June 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    . Tell jimmy that I am still married. He’ll know what that means *wink*

    • Jenster on June 14, 2014 at 10:02 am

      I started to but he looked crushed so I stopped.

      • a on June 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Good plan. Don’t want to devastate your host. 😉

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