So, this is what comes down to. Me writing emails to celebrities. This is a copy of the actual email I just sent in to the Ellen Degeneres show. Think it will help?
Can Ellen help make my dream of meeting Rick Springfield for my 40th birthday come true?! I love watching Ellen and I love to see how she helps so many people. I know my wish sounds pretty silly but I'm totally serious about wanting to meet my childhood idol before one of us dies. Not that either one of us is sick or anything. I can't tell you how much I have loved Rick Springfield for the last 28 years or so. My best friend at the time and I used to race home from school to watch him on General Hospital and we bought every Tiger Beat, Teen Beat or Seventeen magazine that had his picture in it. The first concert I ever went to was Rick Springfield playing with Quarter Flash in Amarillo, Tx. Went to that with my best friend Amy and we spent the night on the front row in complete disbelief and utter amazement that we were so close to him. I even touched the girl next to me who touched his shoe!
As a stay at home mom who loves my job but is sometimes frightened by the monotony of it all, I can still put one of his CD's on to lift my spirits on any given day. I'd like to say I've matured as a fan and would now just really like to sit down and have a conversation with him assuming I would be able to speak in his presence.
Anyhow, I've asked my friends and family to help me achieve my goal on my blog http://thelittlemama.blogspot.com/2009/11/please-im-begging-you.html , but between you and me I don't think they are taking me seriously. I need help from someone big. Someone with connections. That's where I'm hoping Ellen will come in. I'll even donate my $100 "reward" money to her favorite cause. Thanks in advance! Sincerely, Kim (LM)