Look who I met!
That's right, The Pioneer Woman herself! She came into town for a book signing and I had to meet the woman that invented Fancy Macaroni!
I had never been to a book signing, cause if you know me at all, you know that I don't read. Not that I can't, I would just rather look at pretty pictures (which is another reason why I LOVE her cookbook!).
So, my boss was awesome enough to let me leave a little early to try and get a good spot. Thank goodness she did! I didn't realize how many people share my admiration for this quirky, funny and talented lady! There were at least 300 people there. And I just got lucky enough to be right next to a whiny, annoying 5 year old little girl in line. You can imagine that 4 hours of standing in line would be difficult enough. But, no. The whole time all I could hear was "MOOOOOM! Why isnt the line moooooving?" and "MOOOOOM! When is it ooooour turn?" and "MOOOOOM! I wanna leeeeeeave!" All while socking her mom in the stomach, legs or where ever else that demon child could reach. It took all the restraint I had not to backhand her. But, I did shoot the snotty brat a couple of dirty looks while her mom wasn't looking. Needless to say, my excitement to meet PW dwindled slowly and was replaced with utter frustration and impatience. I was scared she would be able to read my mood and think I was a bitch. But luckily, as I got closer to her and could hear her funny, bubbly conversations with her fans, my excitement returned!
Of course, I was a nervous, babbling idiot when it was my turn. I told her about my blog (which everyone else probably does as well) and she asked me to send her a link so she could check it out! How awesome is that? I almost wanna spend the whole weekend chained in the kitchen, making as many of her recipes as possible. But, I said almost. Unfortunately, I have a few parties to attend this weekend that gets in the way of that idea. Oh well. I guess I will HAVE to spend my 2 days off drinking bud light with friends instead. I think PW will understand.
She was definitely as nice and funny as she projects herself to be. Just laid-back, easy-going and friendly. She is such an inspiration!
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