Friday, June 06, 2008

First for me

**Updated with a new picture at the bottom**
Yesterday my sister and I had the opportunity to go to a book signing. Anyone that reads http://www.dooce.com/ probably knows that she just released a book. It's not a book she wrote but a compilation of Essays from people that she knows then edited and put into a book. She did write two of the essays and her husband John wrote one of the Essays. I'm excited to read my copy.

I'll be honest I was a little nervous to meet her. I've read her blog religiously since Little Miss introduced it to me two or three years ago. I've also seen her on our local news and read about her in the paper and magazines. But to actually meet Heather in person was crazy. You always want people to be the same as you picture them from their writing or what you see on TV. But what to say to this person that I never have met? "Hi, I'm your biggest fan."? or "Wow, I can't believe that I'm finally meeting you in person."? I didn't want to seem too excited or overanxious.

The book signing was at 7:00, but my sister and I didn't get there until after 8. Totally my fault. When we pulled up to the Kings English Bookstore, I was surprised at how small it was. Which made me only that much more nervous for some reason. It was in a part of Salt Lake that I don't frequent very often (okay never) but it was adorable. Right in the middle of a bunch of homes with a few shops across the street. (See how cute it is?)

My sister and I ended up being the end of the line. Which worked out just fine because there were really only 5 or 6 people in front of us. And from what the employees told us -- the line use to run around the building. So I was happy that I didn't have to stand in line forever. Of course my sister made me go first. So I handed the book to Heather and said Hi. That's it. Yeah I'm a nerd. But she was so nice, she asked where I was from and if I'd lived in Utah my whole life (sadly yes I have). After that it was pretty easy to talk to her. She was so nice and given to true form and warning she even broke out in song while my sister was talking to her. She is as funny in person as she is in her book. Her husband was so nice too! We got pictures taken with the both of them, but I'll have to wait to get those from my sister. So watch for an update.

So yesterday was a first for me, going to a book signing to get an autograph from a blogger. I love it!

4 comments:

Vegas Princess said...

Oh you lucky duck! I would have loved to have met her! She is the reason why I started my own blog. I mailed her my copy so I could get her to autograph it, but I would have loved to have seen her in person.

Sweet Yet Sassy said...

I must say I'm a bit envious! How cool are you! I really enjoy reading her blog too....Thank you Little Miss!

So have you already read the book? I was hoping for a review. :)

LoriLoo310 said...

I am SO pissed that I missed her signing. I love that bookstore, it's so quaint and adorable.

Little Miss said...

NOW THERE'S ONE FOR THE BABY BOOK!!