Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pioneer Woman {in retrospect}

I had the opportunity to go see the Pioneer Woman at her book signing last week.

And then I forgot to post about it, due to the sheer exhaustion.

So now, I will get ya'll up to speed on what took place last Tuesday!

First, you should know that I was super excited for this, not only because of seeing The Pioneer Woman, but because it would be my first book signing, and we all know how much I love books.

Second, you should know that my momma (sweet, sweet momma who volunteered to go with me,) and I arrived 5 hours early.


That's dedication.

We did a little shopping, scoped out the bookstore, ate dinner, went back to the bookstore and figured out we needed to buy a book/place in line, and were assigned to group 14.

There's 25 people in a group.

We knew right then and there it would be a long night!

So, we settled onto a bench, with my momma working on some Christmas pagent lines, and me doing some serious people watching.

I saw Angie, from Bring the Rain, and Jessica Turner, from The Mom Creative, and just about peed in my pants.

I was too chicken to go say hi. Plus they looked like they were having some much needed friend time, and I know how important that is!

We read, people watched, drank tea and hot chocolate and gasped in wonder at how slow the line was moving.

Seriously slow.

Like, in the first hour, only 2 groups had gotten through. TWO!

I guess people started leaving, because the line started moving quicker, and, before you knew it (well, it was 3 and a half hours later,) it was finally our turn!

I brought up our books, and smiled and nodded at the genuinely nice Ree Drummond.

Did I mention I about peed in my pants? I'm not much for strangers, none the less famous strangers!

And then I pulled out that sacred piece of paper I had been carrying all night, just for my big sister.

There was an audible gasp from the audience (okay, the hundred or so people in line,) because I think they thought someone was actually getting proposed to right then.

But, in the end, I came away with the picture.

Even if I was so nervous I forgot to have my momma get in the picture.

Poor Momma.

Such a team player!

We got home at a little bit past 11 and headed straight to bed! I feel like I have a vested interest in Ree's site now, and find myself checking and reading it even more!

What a great experience!


Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a fun time!! :-) What fun pictures!!

Lauren said...

Oh what a great experience...and so fun to have your mom along!

Jessica said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I LOVE Ree website, especially all of her great recipes!

krislyn. said...

Oh my goodness I am so so jealous!! Ha, how much fun!! She is hilarious, and I am so glad you got the chance to meet her. =)

Anne @ Sincerely, Britches said...

SO AWESOME!!!! I bought my mom Dee's cookbook for her birthday and she started screaming when she unwrapped it.
Aww, you saw Angie & Jessica? Too cool.
Glad you had such a great time! Sounds fun. :)

FYI: the "Crash Potatoes" recipes on PW's website are soooo yummy!

Callie said...

I just love the sign idea - very creative! How exciting! I'm not very good around famous people - I get really quiet, and they probably think I don't even like them at all.