I never said I was smooth. Ever. In fact, the level of social awkwardness that can overtake me at times is pretty distressful.
Really, promise. Just ask anyone that knows me. Good thing I can cook…
Yesterday, after hosting a baby shower for my amazing friend Emma, Nate and I headed down to the Tattered Cover bookstore (it’s amazing…you MUST go there if you’re in Denver!) in LoDo to see Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, aka my favorite blogger. To say I was a tad nervous is an understatement of the highest order.
I was adjusting the settings on my camera and totally missed her walking by me…so I took a picture of her back. See Nate smirking? He’s probably laughing about how oblivious I was. Awesome. Good thing he loves me!
I was number 377 in line, which basically meant that we would be waiting around 4 hours to see her. That’s 4 hours of rehearsing what to say in my head. 4 hours of agonizing over the lameness of the potential conversations I was imagining. 4 hours of Nate saying he didn’t know what the big deal was but that I looked beautiful (God love him) and that I would do great (if only). 4 hours of reading and almost finishing Black Heels to Tractor Wheels.
Did I mention I was a bit nervous?
I was next in line.
She smiled and said hi.
And then everything went black and all I remember is laughing with her about how amazing my hubby is for sticking with me for 4 hours to meet her. And then she signed my books, graciously thanked me for coming out, and I walked off.
In case you were wondering, none of the lame scenarios for conversation starters crept out of my mouth. They would have been significantly better than anything I did say. I think. Like I said, I blacked out and don’t remember a thing.
Again, I never said I was smooth. Actually, I’m quite the opposite. But Ree Drummond was beautiful, both inside and out, and did an amazing job. Heck, the woman waited around for over 5 hours to see everyone that came to see her! That’s a winner in my book.
And that’s a signature in my book. Both of them to be exact.
God help anyone who meets me in public. I swear I’m (sort of) cool once you get to know me! 🙂