3.02.2011

How I Geeked Out This Weekend

Before I get into this post, I wan to make one thing clear: I am a nerd. (Whew. Glad that's out of the way!) Why, you might ask? Well, let me give you an excellent example.

I received an email from my cousin some weeks ago saying she was going to The Pioneer Woman book signing. My heart jumped because I had just missed her in L.A. before we moved, and somewhere in my mind I didn't even think to look if her tour was stopping in St. Louis.

But she did!

And I went.

And she's just as nice and sweet as you'd think she'd be.

And I was just as much of a nerd as you'd think I'd be, because I didn't bring a book for her to sign at her book signing. Oh no. I'm one of those freeloaders who just gets her recipes from her website or borrows from a friend who actually owns her cookbook.

So when I got up to the table, where her assistant was taking people's books to have them ready for her John Hancock, I sheepishly said, "Um...I don't really have a book for her to sign. I have...a rolling pin."

The assistant paused, clearly thrown off her rhythm of hand-book-table, hand-book-table, then smiled and said, "Oh! Well I'm sure she'll sign it."

Then, when the rolling pin was passed along to Ree (PW's human name), I burst into a rambling of explanation about why I had a rolling pin and apologizing profusely for not having a book, ending with a sad, "I just wanted to come."

She was very gracious, said it was a cute idea, then scribbled her love onto the pin.


Then my cousin and I had our picture snapped with her, and I learned a valuable lesson: For the love of all things good and normal and non-nerdy: Don't...chew...gum!


*Sigh* This is why I don't try and meet people I admire. Much better for me to appreciate them at a distance instead of possibly terrifying them. :) 

{Images by me and my cuz, yo)

5 comments:

  1. So cute! You never think you'll nerd out until you're right in front of them. This happened to me once :)

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  2. awww I missed her here in CA because I was working... but that's so cool you have a rolling pin with her signature. haha.

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  3. Hysterical! Love that she signed the rolling pin!

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  4. That is just priceless, really need to frame that one!!

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  5. She'll probably remember you most, and smile each time she does! Way to brighten someone's life :D
    (Love the rolling pin idea!)

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