This is what my kids used to tell me when they were little. Any time before a big event where they were to be center stage.
This phrase has been ringing in my head 24/7.
Tomorrow morning, we leave for Fresno, and then Burbank for the big glitter rally in front of Ellen DeGeneres’ NBC studio. I’ve never done anything like this before, I have no idea what is going to happen, how many people will show up, or what the day will be like! But I’m still going with 100% shiny conviction.
My sister, Theresa, is a HUGE Ellen fan, probably bigger than me. It’s thanks to her we scored tickets to the studio audience show on Wednesday. We’ve always wanted to be in Ellen’s audience but were never able to get tickets. It is so weird that the day we finally get them is the day after the rally.
Theresa is making a sign for Tuesday’s rally that says: GLITTERING IS NOT A CRIME.
She is way proud of it. But she is most excited for Wednesday. This weekend, she looked me straight in the eye and said:
“I’ll be in the rally with you and preach for glitter, but if it looks like we are going to get in trouble from Ellen’s people, I’m dropping my sign and RUNNING AWAY!”
I looked up the city ordinances for public display, and we are all in the good as long as we stay on the sidewalk and don’t litter. It’s not like we’ll be throwing buckets of hot pink glitter at Ellen’s car or anything! We love Ellen! And crafty, glitter-loving people are a happy, shiny bunch. We’ll be wearing all the glitter ourselves! And we’ll have the non-messy kind to show Ellen’s fans.
Speaking of Ellen, here is a fun story about her to get you in the mood for Tuesday’s event (even if you can’t go, I know you will be there in spirit!) and here is my newspaper craft column I wrote about the rally.
As far as the Etsy glitter charity sale, The Storque did a nice piece on the event, and we’ve raised several hundred dollars for Idol Gives Back. I found out last night that Ellen had to cancel her co-hosting gig for today’s Idol concert, but I’m sure she will be impressed with what we’ve done! Special thanks to all the crafters who have donated their glitter artwork por la causa!
Here is something cool – for tomorrow’s Ellen show, she has Hillary Clinton as a guest! On the promo they preview Ellen asking her to ban glitter. So I’m thinking they will maybe talk some more about it!
OK, I need to go to bed, I have a big week ahead!! Don’t forgot, please try to go!
WHAT: Safe Sparkle Glitter Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
TIME: Noon to ???
WHERE: NBC Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Calif.
WHO: Anyone who wants to help Ellen find her inner glitter! All are welcome!
* All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.