Monday, April 13, 2009


My awesome friend April invited me and a few of my friends to go to Oprah with her this last Thursday, April 9th.  Going to Oprah has been something I have wanted to do for such a long time and it was a blast!  We left to get there at 5:30am (SO early!!) to make the trip down to the city.  We got there early and there was already a line forming outside.  We stood in line, went through security (they removed all the pens in my purse and checked them... who know pens weren't allowed!), sat in a waiting room for about an hour, and finally got to our seats!  We sat near the back, which was fine because the studio wasn't that big.  The show was based on big stories that were on the news in the 90's.  I know... not what we were expecting either.  But it was actually really interesting and pretty dang funny at parts!  The shows guests were Tonya Harding and Lorena Bobbitt and both were there to tell their side of the story.  Each of us girls didn't really buy Tonya's story.  Her facts and timelines didn't match up and she never really directly answered Oprah's questions, which was annoying.  Oprah didn't say anything but I think she was sort of annoyed too.  Lorena was awesome.  She completely admitted everything she did and had a good sense of humor about it all.  She did say that she didn't remember actually cutting the guys thing off but she did say she remembers driving with it in her hand and the knife and she couldn't drive with both so she threw the man's precious jewels out the window.  A fireman went to look for it, actually found it, and took it to the hospital where they reattached it.  During commercial Oprah made some pretty funny jokes about all of that.  
And if going to Oprah wasn't a treat enough, she actually stayed after the taping and talked to us for about 20 minutes!  She just sat and gave us some words of wisdom.  Someone from the audience asked Oprah how her dog was and Oprah actually had someone bring her down.  She made a comment about her tail because that breed usually has their tails cut off but she didn't want to get it done on her pup.  While on the topic of cutting the dogs tail off, someone from the audience yelled out "Lorena will take care of it for you!" and we all, including Oprah and Lorena, laughed.  So we had a really good time.  Below are some pictures we took outside the studio since they wouldn't let us take camera's inside the stuido.   Thanks again April!


Tara said...

That sounds so fun!

Two and Two = Family said...

How fun!! What a neat day with the girls!

The Crazy Wyatt Fam said...

That is so awesome that you went to Oprah! I think every girl is OFFICIALLY envious! Your family is so beautiful! Your little girl is just darling!!

How come your family chose Chicago? Do you love it??