Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dear Jimmy Fallon

Dear Jimmy,

I blew it.

This year for our 5th anniversary my husband and I planned on dropping our kids off with Grandma in Sacramento, California and flying to New York for 3 days. The plans were going so well. We were doing NYC low-budget but that was ok, because we had a dream, and our dream was to see a live-taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

If I wanted to make a short story long and run the risk of possibly boring you, I might go into detail how as a young couple going to school and working alternating hours the only time we were able to be together generally started around 11:30 p.m. CST. I might mention that we only had 2 channels that our bunny ears antenna picked up, and I could possibly continue on about how we strengthened our marriage through laughter and a communal love for good stand-up comedy. If I really wanted to wax long on how much Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has meant to us I might continue to talk about how it has been an important tradition in our marriage for the last five years (okay we watched Conan for a few years but he was just a gateway host), and how the culminating event of our 5 year marriage was to enjoy a live taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. But I don’t want to rattle on, so I’ll try to keep it short.

And the short of it is that after calling every other day for weeks, I somehow missed the window to aquire tickets for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from August 9th, 10th, or 11th. Hence the blowing of the Anniversary trip.

I wish I could say that I was so involved in caring for my two young children that I didn’t have time to call in and get the tickets. But honestly I was probably sitting in front of the computer googling “cheap hotels in New York City.” Or even more likely I was hitting “stumble” over and over again in an internet-induced coma.

Long story shorter, no tickets.

My Husband took the bad news in stride. He pointed out that we really couldn’t afford the trip anyway, and since the ultra-magnetic pull of possibly being able to see a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was gone, we would probably be better off sticking close to Sacramento for our anniversary. Now my googling changed to “cheap hotels in Sacramento.” Until my dear sweet starving student of a husband noticed what I was doing.

I cannot say anything bad about my husband. He works long hard hours. He is a full-time student. He is an amazing father. He is a beyond wonderful man. But some times he does fall a little short on romance. Especially on this occasion when he insisted, “I’m not spending money on a Hotel when we have some place we can stay for free.”

Some place we can stay for free. At his mother’s house. For our 5 year anniversary.

So now instead of being whisked away to spend 3 carefree days and 2 steamy nights in glamorous New York City I have been reduced to sleeping at my mother in law’s house. In a full-size bed. Next door to my teenage sisters in law. With my 4 year old sleeping on the floor at the foot of our bed and my 2 year old most likely nestled between me and my husband.

You can see why a girl can start to look a bit desperate and crazy around the eyes.

So Jimmy, if you can help a girl out, please send us some tickets. We don’t even need chairs, we’ll sit at the back of the room and try and duck to see under the stage lights. Or we’ll dress up like cowboys and dance behind the Roots like that one guy did that one time (my husband says I was hallucinating but I swear I saw him) or if you can at least tell me the name of the musical guest I’ll make a last ditch effort to get in the band. Are the Roots having any kind of audtions?

If this is not within your power or your desires I can understand. But like the Moochers Association of America taught me, it never hurts to ask.

Many thanks!
-Kristina Foutz

kriskrisfoutz@gmail.com

p.s. I may have sent multiple copies of this letter to different places in the hopes that at least one got through to someone. So . . . if you get like 80 I am really terribly sorry.
Jimmy carefully considering my  request.


47 comments:

Hannah said...

1. I love that this really is your reason for going to New York City.

2. Please tell me you really sent this letter to a million different locations/peoples/buildings, etc...please.

3. It's a shame we weren't friends earlier.

Hannah said...

OH, P.S...

Happy anniversary!

Cheri said...

Awesome letter. Awesome show. I really hope this works for you!

Just Beachy said...

this is hilariously amazing. I sure hope the 5 yr anniversary does go bust at the in-laws.... however, fine on any other excursion, not so fun on anniversaries of couple love, and a big one at that - 5 yrs!

I hope you get to go! But regardless, Congrats on a beautiful family, a beautiful marriage and two amazing littles.

Just Beachy said...

And by me saying "I hope the 5 yr anniversary does go bust at the in-laws...." I whole-heartedly meant that I hoped it does NOT go bust being there!

Sarah said...

Kris: This is why your family thinks i am standoffish. I always insist on a hotel room. (for good reason, not to go into dirty details)
I INSIST YOU HAVE ONE for at least one night in sacramento. You two are celebrating 5 years together, which quite frankly in this world, is a milestone. Drop the kids off, go out to dinner etc then surprise him with a hotel room. It will be too late, then make him forget his objections with (well, you know)
If Jimmy Fallon falls through, and you have to go to sacramento, you MUST get at least one night out and alone with no kids and a lot of romance.
You have no choice. I am taking away your free agency on this one, and if Brett has an issue, then he will have to get through me...(a daunting prospect, no?) one night wont kill you. It will only make you stronger...trust me.

N said...

I really hope you get the tickets! I will share this on social media for you!

Anonymous said...

you can get stand by tickets..go there in the morning extremely early. call and ask for more detail!!

Victoria said...

adding on to my top comment (the anonymous), there are also band tickets you can win which are tickets to sit in the last two rows at the top and when the band plays they send down the row of people to stand around the band (as you can see during the show on tv the crowd around them) Click on this link for more info http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/about/band-bench/ and enter to win. hope this helps =)

Victoria said...

And one more thing sorry I am filling up with ideas lol- simply just keep calling and calling everyday because they usually get cancellations...but the band tickets are promising...just wait for the week before you go and theyll post the code info to enter. good luck

Kristina said...

Thanks for the suggestions Victoria. We have looked into standby tickets but they are too iffy to plan an expensive trip around. I'll have to look into the band tickets though, thanks for the info!

@Hannah, thanks and for real we should have been friends long ago!

@Abby, thanks for keeping things in perspective for me!

@Sarah, I will warn Brett hahaha thanks!

@N and Cheri thanks for the support, I need all the help I can get!

Anonymous said...

i don't know if this will really make a difference but i've heard that how many comments you get can move your ranking on google so i'm leaving one to see if it gets you to Jimmy Fallon! good luck!
~maggie from BBC

Rebecca said...

LOL! C'mon Jimmy! Have a heart! ♥

Anonymous said...

I hope you get tickets! Go Jimmy Fallon!

Rebecca said...

I shared this on facebook, too :)
I hope you're on your way to see JIMMY FALLON SOON!

Anonymous said...

(((good vibes))) I feel good about this...

~jess said...

COME ON JIMMY!!! You've got to see this - and just do the right thing!!

Mindy said...

I sure hope you can make it to see Jimmy!

Becka said...

Yeah...there's no getting naked at the in laws!

Alida B. said...

Well if the "anonymous" comment from Maggie in BBC is right then I'm leaving my comment of support in hopes that it gets moved up the ranks. I HOPE YOU GET SOME TICKETS!!

Anonymous said...

What Bekah said!!!!! I really want you to go so you can get on camera and they tell your desperate story!!!!!!

Stefanie said...

Hope you get some tickets!!

Stefanie from BBC

Anonymous said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys really deserve this! Good luck!

The Youngs said...

We're all keeping our fingers crossed for you! :) (Also, you should let Brett know how much you are loved and how much total strangers want you to have a good anniversary, IN-LAW FREE...)

Dan said...

let's get the foutzes to new york!

Laura said...

hope it works! you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck!
-M from the BHB

Anonymous said...

Come on! Someone from Jimmy please notice this!

Lynsey said...

Have to agree with Bekah...can't get naked hanging out with family...and New York is a MUST see on anyone's list...come on Jimmy's people...do a good deed!

Maggie said...

I hope you get your tickets. I don't have any awesome thoughts on how to get them. But I hope leaving a comment will help.

Jody said...

Hoping you can get tickets!! Congrats on your 5 year anniversary :)
Come on Jimmy - they deserve it!

Jody at BBC

Anonymous said...

Good luck!


-Alli from BBC

Anonymous said...

Rooting for you, lets make this happen. Happy stories, deserve press!

Jenna said...

Hope your dream comes true!

wannaberetrohousewife said...

Hope you get to go!!

Stacie said...

You are such a fabulous writer. This is as good as the Story of the Very Dirty Towel, which was how I "met" you.

Here's to you snagging a pair of tickets!

Dee said...

You deserve to go. You are an awesome family and a talented girl. I know I am your mom.

Me said...

Jimmy, send this girl & her man to NYC!!! I'm going to suggest you have the producers pay for their airfare, two nights in a sweet hotel with room service, cab fare, dinner at an amazing restaurant and tickets to see your show! Bring them on camera for a sec and tell a quick blurb about their story. Surprise them with a couples' spa day at some exclusive place and let the crowd cheer and beam with pride as they no-doubtedly acknowledge your kindness and giving nature. It's a great PR stunt! It can only help you!! AND it would be the TRIP OF A LIFETIME for the Foutz's! DO IT! JUST PULL THE TRIGGER & GET IT DONE, MAN!

KL Bezooyen said...

dude, the comment above mine is what i hope happens. that's a great idea!

and i'm snickering a little because not only is this post funny but the word verification is loin. yup, i'm pretty immature sometimes.

Kierst said...

I saw that Dan and Laura both posted this on facebook and I'm totally posting it. You're hilarious! (In case you don't remember, I'm Taylor's wife. You remember Taylor, Dan's old roommate? You took our engagement photos.) Anyway, I so hope you get the tickets! I love Jimmy Fallon! He's what I watched in the middle of the night when I was up nursing my baby 2 years ago.

Mette Laurent said...

I am way over in Denmark and have NO idea who Jimmy is, but I 100% understand you! Love your video and blog post - you are hilarious and you do ROCK:)!

I will be crossing my fingers:)!

Melissa said...

I love this! good luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! We are coming up on 5 years too :) Jessica from BBC

Melissa said...

hm, he might be on hiatus that week! i know he goes on several hiatus' during the summer, so you didn't blow it after all! if he isn't, he does monologue rehearsals too!

Kristina said...

Thanks for all the awesome love and comments you guys. I know you made this possible!