Most people who know me know that I LOVE The Pioneer Woman. I've been reading her blog for about three years and still check it pretty much every day for updates. I got her cookbook for Christmas in 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Recently she published her second book, The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. She had to go on tour for that book and came to San Francisco this week. It was really fun to actually be living in a city that a semi-famous-person-I -really-would-love-to-meet actually came to.
Several ladies at my church share my love for Ree Drummond, so we all met up to attend her book signing.
We arrived at the book store about 45 minutes before the event was to begin, and there were already well over 200 people there. That number grew to fill seemingly every inch of the bookstore. They were going to have a meet-and-greet / question and answer time and then start the signing.
After the question and answer time, we settled in for the long wait to get our books signed and pictures taken with Ree. The signing began about 7:45, and we got up to the table at almost 10:30. It was a very long evening (not to mention none of us had eaten dinner!), but PW was so gracious and sweet to every single person who came up to meet her. I have to admit, when I had my turn, I didn't know what to say. But she was very open and gracious and looked past my fumbling, signed my books, and and took a picture with me. We actually took it with two cameras, and in each photo one of us is looking at the wrong one...