Thursday, November 19, 2009

If PW ever needs a guest blog post on how to make inside photos orange and blurry, I'm her girl!

I mean, really! I even HAVE an external flash, but I was feeling all confident in my new ISO-changing abilities, so I just KNEW that my inside pictures would be fine without bringing along my flash!

So, you may look below and say: Well, there are a FEW that are blurry, but they're not ALL bad! Well, folks, these are the best out of the whole lot. And I took a LOT of pictures! Cause I'm a pitcher-taker, you know! (By the way, I've gotten a lot of google hits on "pitcher taker" from the last time I said that... People, it's a PHOTOGRAPHER... not a pitcher taker!)

Anyhoo, so as I hinted here and told you here, Gilly and I went to see The Pioneer Woman at her book signing. If you need a Christmas gift for someone who likes photography or cooking (or both), you should really buy her new cookbook! It's awesome!

Gilly and I beforehand... We were giddy and sooo excited (redundant much?)

The beautiful cathedral that the book signing was held...

Looky, looky! It's Ree AND the Marlboro Man all in one photo... He was taking photos of the crowd (I'm sure their photos turned out better without a flash...)

Her older son came up and down the aisles to sign everyone's cookbook, too. He was so cute and serious about it. Here he's signing my new friend, Kim's, book.

Blurry (just call me Ms. Obvious) photo of Gilly trying to get him to talk to us...

Then as we were standing in the aisle waiting to see Ree, Marlboro Man was signing books as well. I think all of us girls agreed that he was wayyyyy more patient and nice than our husbands would (could?) be standing there for that long and signing all these strangers' books! (Right, Babe?)

And he was nice enough to pose with us, too!

And then... we got to meet her. Ree. The Pioneer Woman. So gracious and nice.

Even Flat Stanley got his photo taken with her (along with my new friend, Mende)!
All in all, it was a fabulous night! I had good "girl time" with Gilly. I went WAYYYYY outside my comfort zone (and normal life) to go meet someone briefly who I admire (that's SO not like me normally!). I met some new friends (who I'll link to below AND who's photos hopefully turned out better than mine!) that were so fun and funny, too! And I got a new cookbook!

It's all good.

THE PIONEER WOMAN (in case you missed any of the 100 links to her page I made above)


Anonymous said...

I love that you got a picture with Marlboro Man too. I sure hope he's hanging around PW at the MN book signing. Something tells me those two boys might be a little distracted by the theme park though.


Busy Momma said...

Yeah, Robin, there was not a lot to distract them at the cathedral... the Mall of America might be a BIT more distracting! :)

Can't wait to hear how your "visit" goes!