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Pioneer Woman!

Yesterday was the long awaited Pioneer Woman book signing in Dallas. We discovered the day before that Borders was going to give out wrist bands beginning at 9 a.m. and they would be color coded. You would then be called up for the signing depending on your color.

So, now that there was wrist band hysteria going through our group, I headed to Dallas a little earlier than planned and picked up one wrist band at 10:30. The lady that handed out that wrist band was quite the curmudgeon. She didn't want to give me one because I wasn't buying the cookbook. I told her I already had one. She said I should have brought my receipt showing that I purchased it at Borders (since when is that a requirement to attend?) but reluctantly gave me one.

I then went to pick up Abby at the airport. We had a yummy lunch at Houston's and then headed back to Border's for more wristbands. Abby purchased 3 books, and asked for 3 bands and was given them. The lady checking out next to us, declined her wrist band, so we took her's too. Now were were cooking with fire...Enough wrist bands for all of us!

We arrived back at Border's about 6:00. When we got there, the gold group (first 100 people) was lined up. Not long after we arrived, they called for the red group (that was us...the second 100 people) to line up. We quickly did and were about 107 in line at that point. The signing started at 7:00. We stood in line, then sat in line, then played games like what is the craziest thing in your purse to pass the time. Here are some shots of us all in line...


Courtney and me...

Suzanna and Abby...

The four of us displaying our books...

Then finally about 8:20, we reached the front of the line! It was like finding the Holy Grail! Ree close enough to touch!

The Border's guy took over my camera and took a photo of us. I'm not crazy about it, but hopefully Courtney got some better pics that she will send me when she gets back to Lubbock, so check back later for more photos...


Ree brought her daughters with her and they were handing out the fabulous free t-shirts...

I think the natives were getting restless by this point, and who could blame them. Poor girls have now lost all innocence--they had no idea there were this many crazy people in the world! I'm sure they have seen nothing like it on their Oklahoma ranch.


Poor Suzanna got stuck with our stack of books!

Mateo! Marlboro Man's cousin Mateo and his wife Teresa were there.

He walked right in front of us and Courtney says "Mateo!" and then snaps his photo close up with her large fancy schmancy camera. I think he was very very frightened and I cannot wait to see that photo! I was laughing too hard to get a close-up photo at that point.

Our whole group with our freebie t's...

Here are some close-ups of the oh-so-adorable (but tiny in size) t-shirts...


the back...


So how many people turned out? I'm not sure of the actual number, but I do know that they were on the Silver wrist band when we got there which was the 800 group. Yep, 800! I just saw Ree on the local morning show and she said she was there until 2:00 a.m. signing cookbooks! Ree rocks! I cannot imagine how bad her hand must hurt today and how sore her cheeks are from smiling for that many hours! What a trooper!
It was a great party and we all had a blast!

Comments

courtney said…
so. much. fun!

i actually don't have a good picture of the 3 of you with ree. boooooooo.....

i wish i had had a different lens on my camera for when we were actually talking to her. i will send you the ones, though, of you and her!

glad i got to see you last nigh!
Ann said…
So totally jealous. Looks like so much fun!
Spotted-Bird said…
So sad I missed it. Good food and good friends.
Abby said…
I had so much fun!! Loved it, when can we have another blogging/friends event. This time with everyone. Robin you need to get well and get out of quarintine!!
I am so jealous she came to your town..no where near Seattle, dang!
Spruce Hill said…
So much fun! So Jealous!

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