Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pioneer Woman in Atlanta


Have I mentioned before that I'm a big goober? Last night I turned into my worst nightmare...a drooling, incoherent groupie. I kicked myself all the way home (which was hard to do since I was driving). I may or may not have said something about Joey McIntyre. Yes, it was THAT bad! I think someone should write the book "The Idiot's Guide to Speaking to Semi-famous People Without Turning into Beavis or Butthead."

But I had a great time before all that happened!

On my way up to the 2nd floor of Border's I looked down and saw Kelli and Katie coming in for the signing too! So I didn't have to spend the whole night pretending that I was okay with being by myself! Hooray! Of course, I've never met a stranger and I'm certain I would have made a few new friends if already-established-friends had not shown up. We got our wristbands and then walked across the street to Target to eat; they have a Pizza Hut/Cafe Thing upstairs. Then we came back and Kelli and Katie watched I Love Lucy episodes from her iphone
and Kelli and I introduced Katie to Jen Yates (a.k.a. Cake Wrecks Fearless Leader). Katie and her husband make amazing cakes by-the-way. I'm certain none of their creations will be showing up on Cake Wrecks!
The four hours that we waited passed pretty quickly this way. I had been reading the posts from Dallas bloggers and was worried that I might not be getting home until the wee hours of the morning but I was determined that if I was going to the signing at all then I was DEFinitely coming home with my book signed. I am nothing if not stubborn. As it turns out, we left the premises a little after 10 p.m. and I was home before Brian fell asleep. He says the kids were awful at the office (I had to leave them with him for an hour at work) but that they were fine once they got home. Uh-oh. I hope this won't make it harder for me to get some more "Me-Time" the next time around.

There were lots of ladies and lots of mommies with their kids and a few brave men waiting to meet Ree. These girlies in front of us were such cuties!

Hooray! The end of the line! K and K were up first. They had brought these cute aprons to wear for their picture with P-Dub.
Isn't that adorable? It has the I Love Lucy scene from the chocolate factory on the pocket!
Then it was my turn. I must have left my brain on the shelf when I put away the books we had been looking at. Borders, if you find my brain will you please send me an e-mail and I'll be sure to pick it up some time this week.
Thanks, PW, for coming all the way out here to the ATL ...

and for not calling security to come and get me.

UPDATE: ... here.
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4 comments:

Cha Cha said...

I waited in line to, and finally got to talk and could say nothing (nerves). Smiled asked if she took naps and moved over to Betsy and Hyacinth and was suddenly relaxed and had a wonderful conversation with them, why could I not do that with her?? Just found your site, looking for other account of the signing,I really like it.

Travelin Fam said...

If I was there I so would of gone with you. I asked my Mom for her cookbook for Christmas. Love and miss you. XOXO

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Thanks for descriding me to a "T"!! I left thinking, she must remember me for being a blubbering idiot!! But it was a fun memory to share with my mom & my son!
P.S. I love the part about kicking yourself all the way home, but hard to do since you were driving!! HA HA....

Kate said...

How funny! No, I don't mind the picture of us... I wonder what incoherant nonsense I was saying to her there?! It was all a blur. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for posting us on yours!
-Kate