I was supposed to be going with GlamAndFab and Pearls (p.s. somebody tell Pearls to get her butt
And then, I died. I was standing in line when ALL of PW's four precious kiddos came marching up the stairs with boxes of t-shirts and cameras and stuff. And, behind them, Marlboro Man! He's truly as handsome in person as you always hoped he would be. The highlight of the day was when I was laughing with two ladies in line (the ones in the pic below) and I turned suddenly around and was eye to eye with MM... like 2 feet away. I'm pretty sure I blushed from my big toe to the tip of my ponytail. It was like seeing a celebrity. If you do NOT understand the blushing... PLEASE go here and read the PW/MM love story. It's such gushy, romancy fun... and she's publishing it!
Ree talking after my book was already signed! See ALLLL those people sitting in the front watching her? I didn't care that they got a front view because MY book was already signed! She talked about sweating, spanx, how she does NOT photoshop her pans, etc. All the things she tells you she talks about.
These are the ladies I was waiting with in line when Marlboro Man made me swoon.
I told PW's "oldest girl" that her scarf was cute. And then I decided that if she was going to take a picture of me, I was going to take a picture of HER.
This is the "baby"... he attacked PW's arm while she was signing one of the three books I took to her. Sorry if yours has a huge smudge. It was worth it. He's a cutie.
I gave this cute girl a magnet to give to "her dad"... it said "No husband was ever shot while doing the dishes." I'm hilarious. And then I felt like a loser for taking pics (see MM behind her!) so I stopped. I figure that one day, when we're all friends, there will be time enough for that.
As you can see, we are WELL on our way to that day. Then again, who does NOT think they should be friends with Ree? Anyone? I didn't think so.
To close out... I sent this note to PW when I realized Tiffany and Allison couldn't go to the signing and Tiffany had the idea that MAYBE she'd meet us for wine the night before the signing. Of course, this was before I read that she has 13 MILLION hits on her blog a month. Then, I knew we were out of luck. I also found out that she didn't get in town until the day of the signing and was leaving the next morning. I'm going to stick with that.
Subject Line: A Poetic Plea(se)
Pioneer Woman. Ree. Or even P-Dub,
Here is a shout out to show you some love.
We think your blog is the best one around...
Can't wait 'til you visit our weird, hippie town!
The irony is that we ain't got no cattle
Or kids whom to fight in the fun homeschool battle.
All we've got are pots, pans and water to boil,
And you, our instructor, as we tinker and toil.
Oh please, when in Austin, let us know you better!
Or send a "hell no" in a nice, neat form letter.
My pal has to work on the Thursday you're here...
Can we take you out Wednesday for some wine or good cheer?
And if it ain't happenin', "no thanks" or "no way"
I'll wave HI! at BookPeople and wish Godspeed on your way.
Best of Wishes!
Liz and Tiffany
p.s. To show you that we're just nice, cute, normal, 20-something, church-going girls...
Lover of Rogers and Hammerstein (as shown via Twitter) and throwing fab parties
post related to PW: http://crewzn.blogspot.com/2009/09/labor-and-party.html
Lover of baseball and UT football and recently invited into the blogher world!
post related to PW: http://whenagirlsgottagab.blogspot.com/2009/10/tempted.html
The L-Far (doesn't quite work, does it...)