December 2, 2009

P-Dub comes to Big D

I met the Pioneer Woman tonight. Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond, lives on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma. She has a blog that features tons of fantastic, fool-proof recipes. And now she has a cookbook. Ree has been touring the US for the past couple months and tonight she came to Dallas. To celebrate, I made Ree's Baked Lemon Pasta. Delish!


My friend and I went to Borders and waited in a very long line (very long). About 800 people showed up, and luckily, we were in the first 200. Most people gave up and left, but we stuck it out! Here we are, sticking it out:

That's Ree in the green circle. At this point, we had waited about an hour and a half. Someone behind us compared it to waiting in line for a ride at Disney World. But with less sweat.

Finally, we meet! She was really sweet, and knew how to pronounce my name (which is no small feat for first-timers). She even knew that Waterford crystal has a series named Maeve. I felt so awesome.

A bonus we weren't expecting: Ree brought everyone shirts!

All in all it was definitely worth the wait. Maybe now that I have met her I can telepathically connect to her mind the next time she has a KitchenAid Mixer giveaway. *hint: I like the cornflower blue one :) What a fun night! I heart PW.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maeve!

    I'm so glad I found your website! It seems like ages since we've talked.

    I've been following The Pioneer Woman's book tour on her website, though I admit that I deliberately didn't go to her appearance at the Mall of America--I don't like crowds. I'm glad you had such fun.