Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An evening with Pioneer Women

For a blogger, getting to meet the Pioneer Woman is just the crem de la crem! I mean seriously.....it can't get much better!!! When Pioneer Woman announced her book tour a few months back and Little Rock was on it, I nearly peed my pants. It was sooooo much fun even though I really thought it should have been at a bookstore. You know we have bookstores in Arkansas too, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million and Hastings to name a few. However, being in Arkansas we had our book signing at Walmart. That's right folks.......good ole Walmart. Can I say how proud I am that amazingly enough, not one person showed up in their bathrobe with pink sponge rollers in their hair and a cigarette hanging out their mouth! LOL



The book signing began at 6:00. Thankfully Cortney and I went an hour early. It didn't take long for the line to go from zero to infinity!!! Poor Ree, I bet she didn't get finished signing all those books until the wee hours of the morning. Cortney and I were about 5oth in line and it took us an hour and a half to reach her!! Time went by pretty fast though. We met some new bloggers and even ran into a fellow blogger, sweet Leigh Ann!

Marlboro Man was even there. OMG!!!! We were so excited to meet him. He was such a sweetie, going down the line talking to everyone, signing autographs and being kind enough to have his picture made with all us crazy ladies that know some much about him. I mean does he know that we know that his voice broke the night he and Ree were talking about Nell being a "sweetie". Mercy me, he has no clue that we know so much about him and he knows absolutely nothing about us crazy women!!!



Isn't she the cutest thing. She's so tall and thin and her hair is gorgeous!


And finally, it was our turn. She was so witty. I asked her if she would do her Ethel Merman impersonation and she belted out "there's no business like show business". Too cute!!!




Her we are with The Pioneer Woman. I mean could I have gotten any closer! LOL Sorry PW, looks like I'm trying to fit right up under your arm like a piece of jigsaw puzzle!

It was so wonderul meeting PW, thanks for coming to Little Rock, even though it was at Walmart! Come back anytime, when you've got longer to stay!!!

16 comments:

Jacquie said...

Oh what fun, Becky! And seeing Leigh Ann, too!! Fun fun fun.

I bet "Marlboro Man" felt a bit like David and Alvin when we met at Flippin. At least you didn't have to go to the park to find PW!

bj said...

OMG, Becky...she is one of my absolute HEROS!! I have a post all ready about her on Thursday..be sure to come by.
Oh, I would have just about died right there. I wish she would come to Lubbock....!!!!
Thanks for sharing this with us...even tho I am now just "eat up with envy!!"
xo bj

Betsy said...

How fun!!! I bet you had the BEST time meeting her! And Leigh Ann, too! I wonder if she's coming to Charlotte?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

PRECIOUS pictures! I am so glad you got to meet her and Marlboro Man! How cool is that !I am excited for you! I hope I get to meet her on tour!

Cortney said...

We were all up in her personal space, weren't we???? LOL!!! Super fun night!

Kelley said...

What a fun time! I think it would be neat to meet fellow bloggers.

Susie said...

Sister were you trying to determine which type of deodorant she uses?!?!!?

Looks like lots of fun to me!

Leigh Ann said...

That was SO fun! I'm so glad I got to see you! It was fun to meet PW and MM. I just wish she would have brought some of that chocolate sheet cake with her for my looooong wait in line. Ha! You and Cortney were so smart to get there early. I agree...why in the world didn't they do this at a bookstore? At least they moved it from the Bowman WalMart to Chenal! I've got a little story about that and will blog it when my girlfriend gets the pics to me. =)

The Park Wife said...

I just got a comment at my blog that you were there last night, so I popped over to your blog. We were the loud girls a little bit behind you, I thought about wearing pink sponge rollers and by the end of the night I wished that I had on house shoes. Glad to find another Arkansas blogger. I am going to check out the rest of your blog! The Park Wife

Susan S. said...

Hey girl,,,,,what fun you are having! I'm going to have to look into Ms. Pioneer Women...I didn't know of her wonderfulness. She must be awesome though to get you all so excited. :)

Mildred said...

I am giggling about Sister Susie's comment!!! What an awesome opportunity for you & Cortney.

I want to thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

I sure have missed you during your busy summer! Hope the upcoming holidays are super for you and your family.

Faith said...

Looks like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Shelia said...

Hi Becky! Oh, how wonderful! You look so cute and The Pionees Woamn is adorable, isn't she? You just have so much fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Joycee said...

Lucky you! I should have driven down to LR, it's only 3 hours from here. Wondering if they have her cookbook at Walmart? I am now logging off to go see...
joy c. at grannymountain

Kat said...

What fun! She's a favorite of mine too. Gosh, she's beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

Shelia said...

Hi Becky! I love your Fallen Header! So pretty. Thanks for popping in to see me. Hope all is well with you and you'll have some days off for Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)