Ok, so after my "I love Laura" post last night I should probably go a little more in depth and explain why I was so giddy.
I chatted with her as she left work last night and she told me she was going to Ree Drummond's (The Pioneer Woman http://thepioneerwoman.com/) book signing.
Color me jealous.
I wished her a happy adventure and said I'd chat with her later. I also told her to tell PW that I love her. haha
A couple hours down the road I received the following message:
Laura: okay so im at the pw signing ;)
if you connect via video when i get up there i might let you say hi :-P
Well, needless to say I jumped on THAT train immediately, because I'm a P-dub addict and read her blog every day unless something keeps me away from my computer.
I uncorked a bottle of wine and we chatted for the next few hours while Laura made her merry way down the line. At some point along the way, I forget how early on, Laura told me that she had bought me one of Ree's books and was getting it signed for me. Which blew my mind because it was pure awesome. I was going to order one off amazon but I knew that there weren't going to be any stops along Ree's book tour that I'd be able to make it to so I'd resigned myself to my fate of not getting a signed copy and never getting to meet Ree.
We also took pictures. It's what we do.
I think people found us humorous.
Laura prefers to be behind the lens so most of the pictures I got of the evening looked like this:
Or this classic Laura pose:
While we were in line I got to meet Amy from http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/
We also perused the shelves (like how I talk about this like I was physically there?) and found such gems as this:
Flash cards? Oh my.
And we got closer and closer. Poor Laura had to carry me all night. But she was such a trooper. I really had the better end of the deal, I just sat around and drank wine and chatted.
I never realized that Borders had a whole section for Dummy books.
In keeping with our earlier theme:
Lest anyone worry that her arms got too tired hauling my bum around the store all night she did get a chance to sit and rest:
And we did a lot of this:
My ONLY regret is that when I actually got to "meet" Ree my head was in the clouds and I neglected to take a picture. Laura has one that I am going to steal. haha
So, thank you Laura for doing this for me. You made my night. Thank you Ree for being such a good sport and staying up till the wee hours to sign the books for all us yahoos. And thank you to all the people who hung out with us all night and laughed at our antics. I had a blast at the book signing. :D
ETA: Check out L's version of our grand adventure (her pictures are undoubtedly better because they weren't taken through a computer screen! haha!) http://whennooneslooking.wordpress.com/