So you know The Pioneer Woman, yes?
If not, well, you have much to learn.
She came to Beaverton today. I probably wouldn't have known except that my sister knew about it and took the day off work to come up for The PW book signing.
I weighed the options heavily in my head: Daphne meeting a famous person; very cool. Daphne staying up past her bedtime to meet a famous person; hmmm. Me meeting a famous person; very cool. Me dragging a toddler through crowds of people to meet a famous person; hmmm. And then there is crossing town in the evening. Always a nightmare.
We decided to go for it. Erin was coming up early to get to the bookstore, so chances were we wouldn't have to spend hours in line because of that. Of course within 10 minutes of Daphne and I getting there, Daph threw her plastic snow globe onto the floor where it shattered, leaving sparkly water soaking into the carpet and spreading stickiness onto the purse of the nice lady next to us. I really should have taken that as a sign.
Fortunately our line-neighbors weren't mad at us. Daphne won them over with her charming smiles and desire to share her toys.
We got out of line and, thanks to Erin and her hours of waiting, scored second row seats to hear PW speak. That's right, second row. Like 5 feet from her. But you see, little Daphne just doesn't like to sit still. She didn't care that we had second row seats. She didn't care that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. So while PW made her grand entrance and was doing her Q&A time, Daphne and I were
trying to pull all the books off the shelves around the bookstore, and
playing outside in the rain.
The fact that we had second row seats, 5 feet away from PW did not faze her. I should have explained it a bit better to her.
It ended OK, because we did get our picture taken.
And Daphne got to meet her first famous person.
**I'm pretty sure PW confirmed the rumor that there is a movie being made about her love story, with Reese Witherspoon interested in playing the starring role. Again, I was not in my second row seat, so I couldn't hear for sure from the other end of the store. David was saying that I should start a blog about my transition from the country to the city (PW moved from city to country, for those of you non-PW fans) and when they make my movie, have Mary J Blige star as me.
The resemblance is uncanny, so I can see where he got the idea.