Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ree & Me

Today I got to meet Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) in person. She was doing a book signing nearby for her recently released cookbook. I stood in line with hundreds of other people...OK, women...and maybe two guys. I was amazed at the whole book signing process and how organized the store was that hosted. Third Place Books had some well-established systems to move large numbers of people through the line very quickly. I wasn't nervous at all until I got up to the "next" spot, then suddenly my adrenaline surged and my heart started beating and I felt like I was at a junior high dance or something. My lips twitched when I tried to smile for the pictures that were taken of the two of us. I won't show you one of them because I look like I'm in pain, and I wasn't. Just nervous. Ree was really friendly and remembered my soaps and my company right away. That was very nice for me.

A month or so ago I made up some custom bars to send to her as a thank you gift for the lovely blog post that she did in February about my business. I was planning to send them in the mail to her, then I found out she was coming to Seattle. I decided to wait and give them to her in person. I got to hand her a little bag with the gift soaps (actually just four of them, I sent the others by mail) when I met her. I hope she likes them. They were fun for me to make...

2 comments:

awesome said...

I got a book signed by Hillary Clinton there a few years ago. I also saw Jane Fonda speak and sign books there. They definitely have it down. How fun for you!

Purple Tongue said...

That is cool! I am hopeful you will get another nice bump in business!