Sunday, January 11, 2009

Okay, I can explain...

Finding fun stuff to entertain myself with on Sunday is always a little interesting, so today when I heard that there was a CES fireside tonight where President Monson was going to be speaking, I thought to myself: "Self, going to listen to the Prophet speak would be a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon." So the fireside started at 6pm so we went over at 4pm so as to have the best possible chance of a non-nosebleed seats. Well, when approaching the Marriot Center we saw a crowd of people heading in, so we just went on in with them. While walking around to the side we wanted to sit on we beheld through the windows a HUGE line of people and we realized that the group of people we came in with was the choir and that we weren't really supposed to be in there yet.
At this point the four of us were faced with the age old quandary - do we go back outside...into the cold...to the wait, or do we stay inside...in the warm building and hide out in the bathroom for a half an hour until everyone else comes in. Ya, we chose warmth. Well as soon as we heard the din of voices in coming from the entrance at 4:30pm we exited the ladies room and made a mad dash for the closest seats we could get. We ended up in the third row of the stadium seats.

This is a pretty small picture but this was our view - we were less than 100 ft. away from the podium.

(From left to right) Alyse, Me, Jessica and Elyse

Me and Elyse - so tender! We had time to kill since we were an hour and a half early.

The fireside was really great, and our adventure to get into it was just a bonus. All in all a pretty great Sunday that we topped off with pancakes, yummy!

5 comments:

the lunch lady said...

way to be righteous!

wendybird said...

I can't believe you hid in the bathroom! Soo funny! For the future, I recommend carrying a clipboard with you (in your very fashionable bag, of course)to all events. No one questions the girl with a clipboard and an "I'm busy, (important), and in a hurry" look on her face. :)

KaRynn said...

Hahaha Allyson! You are so funny! I was there too. But I showed up at 5:20 and had nosebleeds. But I didn't mind at all. I've been there before sitting on the floor, so I decided to give you a chance at good seats. Although, I could have sat on the floor again with the deaf people. My roommate was there with my deaf friend and I could have snuck down there. =D But I sat with my sister in the nosebleeds and enjoyed just listening to the prophet live and being in the same room. It was amazing, wasn't it?

SaMash and RoddBot said...

Just another reason why you need to be wearing your right purse right!!! Ha HA!! I love Wendy's advice and will definitely take it into consideration when going to the next fireside 2 hours early. :)

Aaron and Ashley said...

Hey Allyson! Great to hear from you! I am doing really great. Are you and Lisa still at Prosper? How the heck is that place anyway? I have a good family friend, Ryan Miller, that just got hired as a salesman there...I think on Jason's team? So make sure you are nice to him and tell him all the things he needs to do to make compliance like him (you know, don't hover, don't come in the office, don't pitch crazy expensive packages to mentally unstable people etc etc) I hope you are doing fabulous my dear!