This blog post may seem like it is not related to writing in any way (except for the part that I personally had to write it), but I think--no I know there will be a story that comes from it.
My husband surprised me with an early birthday gift. He is taking me to Vegas in a couple of weeks! I like going to sin city and I really like the idea of getting away for a few days. But it gets better. He also got us tickets to see Donny and Marie Osmond perform at the Flamingo.
This last part made me scream and jump up and down. I have a been a Donny and Marie fan since I was eight years old and their variety show was on t.v. I remember having a Donny and Marie coloring book, I remember anxiously waiting to watch the Love Boat episode that had Donny on it and I remember wondering if I was a little big country or a little bit rock and roll.
Over the years I have followed their careers and lives. I am not a fanatic about it. I don't know the names of all their children, I don't own all their albums and I don't know their birthdays (I take that back, I just learned that Marie is going to turn 50 on October 13).
But I am fascinated by them. I read Donny's memoir, Life is Just What You Make It: My Story So Far and I will be reading Marie's, Might As Well Laugh About It Now, that recently came out. I love to watch and listen to Donny in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I even voted for Marie each week she was on Dancing With the Stars last season and I will do the same for Donny this season.
I scared the bejeebers out of my daughter last year when I screamed after hearing that the whole Osmond clan was going to be on Oprah. I DVR'd the episode and watched it over and over.
Bottom line (this is absolutely true) is they are on my Bucket List of people to meet before I die.
Now I am going to see them in person (insert another scream). My dilemma is that I need to figure out how to meet them (since they are on my list). My husband didn't see the need to pay the extra $125 per ticket for the VIP tickets that included a photo op, even though he knows how much I love Donny and Marie.
So, what are your ideas? What can I do to meet my favorite duo? (this is where the writing part comes in) Please share your ideas with me--I will seriously consider trying them all, not matter how crazy they may seem.
Help me Writing Bug readers--you are my only hope!