Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I’m a “phase” person. I go through phases where I like eggs, and then I don’t, or I like certain meat and then I don’t. I also go through a CD phase and then a radio phase. When I do listen to the radio, I listen to Kiss FM in the morning with Ryan Seacrest and Ellen Kay, whom I think are great! I often hear people call in and win fantastic prizes, like a family 4-pack to Disneyland! How perfect would that be if I won, so Steve and I could spoil our nieces for a fun-filled day! So, I have Kiss FM on my speed dial, just in case! I have actually gotten through twice and each time I’ve heard “caller number 102” my phone has dropped the call…thanks to Cingular’s terrific service. So I’ve tried and tried and ever since the dropped calls, I get a busy signal, or an “all circuits busy”. Well, I’m in my radio phase again, and I thought, “Maybe if I time this right, I’ll get through”. SO, on my way to work yesterday, before Ellen says, “call in to win blah blah blah”, I hit dial. The next thing I know a girl answers with “KIIS FM”, so, as calmly as possible, I say I’m calling about the tickets. (Knowing full well, I actually haven’t a clue as to WHICH tickets…) So, the girl asks, “Which tickets”, and I say, “oh, you know, the tickets”…to which she replies “something (cut out) Yankee”. “Great” I think, Yankees Baseball tickets. Next thing I know I’m giving her my full name, my city and birthday. Before I know it, the “hold” music I’m listening to is actually what’s playing on KIIS, and then Ryan Seacrest says’ CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon Hughes from Laguna Niguel”…AAAAAAAHHHHH! You just won some “Daddy Yankee” tickets. I say “oh, Hi Ryan, Hi Ellen…I just love you guys! Thanks sooooooooooooo much, I’m so excited”
Not knowing what or who on earth Daddy Yankee is…
So then Ryan says “Sharon…you know I love you” (Like he always says to callers) and I say, “I love you guys too”. Next thing I hear footsteps and it’s David Hasselhoff entering the studio and I swear I was still on the air and if I’d been gutsy enough I would have said “Hi”!
Well, I was so excited, but a bit mortified at not knowing exactly what I’d won, especially after sounding so excited for them, so when I got to work I shared my story and one of the girls googled Daddy Yankee, only to find out that it’s a Mexican Rap group, which is TOTALLY up my alley!!! Not! We could not stop laughing about my luck; I get through, and then win these crazy tickets! Needless to say we won’t be going, but I certainly learnt my lesson. Don’t call unless you know what you’re calling for!


Blogger melissa said...

ha ha ha ha ha. Oh my Sharon! that is the funniest thing I heard in a long time. And I needed a laugh today.

Mexican rap. Awesome.

I've never won anything on the radio, but other contests I've entered I've lucked out and won. Best one was years ago I won tickets to see the Mr. Bean movie and a Mr. Bean poster.

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