Daily Archives: March 19, 2012

Why I Bought A Cookbook

Even if you don’t spend much time in the blogging world,  you’ve most likely heard of Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.

I can’t recall exactly how I came to know about her blog, but I believe I saw a link to it several years ago on a stamping website. And I became a fan. This was long before I ever thought about writing my own blog.

My friend, Doris, who’s also a PW fan, and I decided to make the one-hour trip to Virginia Beach Saturday to attend Ree’s book signing for her latest book, which is her second cookbook.

Many of you know that I don’t cook much. So, although I own two of Ree’s previously released books, I don’t own either of her cookbooks. At least I didn’t. Until Saturday.

Yes, Doris and I made the trip to Virginia Beach. Yes, we bought Ree’s cookbook. Yes, we waited in line to meet her. A line that, when we took our place, was about three times longer than this picture shows.

But the line moved much quicker than we anticipated. Ree was so personable, just as she is on tv.  I can’t imagine having that many folks waiting to see ME, talk to ME, have ME sign their books, have their picture taken with ME. I certainly wouldn’t be as relaxed as Ree.

See? Relaxed. I told Ree that I have a humble little blog.

Relaxed. Doris told Ree how much she and her husband enjoy Ree’s cooking show. And we both welcomed her to Virginia.

And here’s my signed cookbook.

My friends will tell you that it will, most likely, never endure a food splatter.