Friday, November 20, 2009

SHE KNEW ME!!

SHE KNEW ME!

SHE KN....okay not as in she KNEW me personally...

but she knew OF me!

Yesterday, after taking my beautiful Momma shopping and to Maggiano's for lunch in celebration of her upcoming (next Monday) birthday...

I got in the Red Rocket and headed north.

Way north.

"I said 'WHERE is Skokie?'" was one of many snippets overheard as I waited 4 and 1/2 hours to meet THE Queen of blogging....

Ree Drummond.

More commonly known in the world of bloggers as PIONEER WOMAN.

She was in Skokie at the Barnes & Noble store to chat for a couple of minutes before signing her new cookbook...



"FRONT ROW" is what I texted some of my loved ones after securing that chair amongst a group of fabulous women (and one boy, HOLLER, Aaron!) all from my neighboring state of Indiana.

I had arrived at the bookstore at 3:00, got a number for  the signing line (#82 of over 260 tickets given out) and then headed to the mall to wander and wait.

The store had said seating would begin at 5:00, so I made sure to be back in plenty of time, thus allowing me the upfront and present position.

I have been a stalker fan of Pioneer Woman for  several years and I comment to her multitude of postings on a daily basis.

And I am not the only one.

On average Susan's Snippets gets two comments a day.

Pioneer Woman.....500!

And when she posts a contest....she can ring up over TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND comments.

So when I finally got to sit down next to her at the signing table with my book in one hand and a package of dot dot dot eat cookies a lot! Chocolate Polk-A-Dots in the other...I was a bundle of nerves!

"Ree, I know you get 100's of comments a day, so you probably won't know me, but I am Susan of  Susan's Snippets." I choked out.

"SUSAN, of course I know you, I LOVE your comments!" she said while leaning towards me to do this...


 and then went on to sign my copy of her book.....


That will be it for today's post... (work beckons).

But rest assured there will be much more next week where I will share stories of  newfound blogging friends...



a couple of rowdy punks.....



and the owner of this....


sorry ree i could not resist

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks like my buttocks!

-phatty

Susan's Snippets said...

It would be exactly yours phatty if you could make just one change....

put it in a saddle out on the range
:^)

Anonymous said...

I just ordered a new hobby horse to put out in the yard. That should rough up the bum.

-phatty

Judy said...

I'm glad you like the pictures. I thought the one of you guys hugging turned out great. It was fun talking with you and I'll be back some more to visit.
Take care,
Judy

Lana said...

what a totally awesome day! :) I'm just about to post something on my blog about the whole experience. love the pictures!

The Travelers Journal said...

Great pictures! It was so nice to meet you!
Cindy Z

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Hi Susan!

SO nice meeting you Thursday night! I'd be glad to help you with your blog layout...I just used a template from Cutest Blog on the Block, it was pretty easy.

Aaron says 'hey' back!

Anonymous said...

She does love your comments. I'm a PW fan too and I try to read all the comments on her posts except for the contest ones (waaay too many to read!)I remember her leaving a note under one of you comments a while back saying she loved your comments.