Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Rainy Dallas Night

I drove for over an hour after work in the freezing rain through horrible Dallas traffic.

Unable to find even the HINT of a parking spot.

I had to park down the road and WALK in the freezing rain.

without an umbrella.

To Borders Bookstore.


Where my favorite blogger of all time was holding a book signing.

The Pioneer Woman.


Her older brother was there as were her two daughters.


The line to get her to sign your book and get your photo taken with her...was LONG.

After one hour of waiting, my group hadn't even been called...and the line wasn't even moving.

There were HUNDREDS of people there to see her.

I was shocked.

I had to give up.

It was so disappointing.

But I had a long drive back to my small town,

in bad weather,

and work early the next morning.

So, I wasn't able to meet her...or give her a pink cowgirl hat...or get her to sign my cookbook...

But at least I saw her smile.


Her writing and humor has brightened my outlook, her photography speaks to my soul.


Jen said...

Aw, I am sorry that you didn't get to meet her. Maybe next time.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sorry you didn't get to get up close. And I'm sure she'll regret not getting her pink cowboy hat.
I don't think she's coming over to the East Coast and I can't even find her cook book over here.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Sorry you didn't get to meet up with her, but at least you made it there and you were able to see her.

Justine said...

Aw Rhea, I feel horrible that you weren't able to meet her! After all, she's even guest posted on your blog!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! This is just terrible! You need to email her and let her know you were there!

Justine :o )

Susie said...

Wow! It is unbelievable how popular she is!