Anyway we survived and I even got a cute new jacket to wear for the big day that is from the LC Lauren Conrad collection.
Wednesday started EARLY! I had to wake up at 2:50AM! And if you remember from my past posts, the dogs think it is breakfast time as soon as they wake up. If they do not get food then it quickly becomes wrestle mania.
My mom and I were on the road to Portland by 4:15AM. We learned the Map quest failed and after completely passing the correct freeway exit we ended up calling the bookstore. Getting lost seemed to be the theme of the day.
We got to the mall at about 8AM and waited in line for a bracelet that would ensure we got to meet Lauren at 7PM. You had to buy a book to get the bracelet.
|Got my book... so what should we do for 8 hours?|
|Super insanely cute mini Ferris wheel at the mall.|
|Lloyd Center Mall. |
My mom used to go here when she was growing up and always got caramel corn at this very shop.
So OF COURSE we had to pick some up :)
|Voodoo Doughnuts is that place in the background with the huge crowd around it.|
We stocked up on chocolate covered jelly filled voodoo doll doughnuts and bacon maple bars. (Their claim to fame)
At this point it was back to the first mall where we saw the movie "Mirror Mirror" (and got just a little lost). It is a cute movie which is saying something considering I initially had no desire to see it. I liked it.
Then came the big moment! Lauren showed up at about 7:20PM and all rules were enforced. Here are a couple of bummer rules you must abide by:
-THE AUTHOR IS NOT ABLE TO PERSONALIZE BOOKS SO THAT SHE CAN MEET AS MANY FANS AS POSSIBLE DURING THE SIGNING
-THE AUTHOR WILL ALLOW PHOTOS, BUT ONLY CANDID PHOTOS FROM THE SIGNING LINE. NO PHOTOS ARE ALLOWED AT THE SIGNING TABLE. ALL CAMERAS MUST BE PUT AWAY BEFORE APPROACHING THE SIGNING TABLE.
|Super excited crazy face and my wrist band guaranteeing I am #25 in the line|
|My mom practiced taking pictures of me while I waited in line so she could be prepared when Lauren came.|
|I can only smile for so long while my mom gets the camera all set.|
Here are the pics she was able to get from the second floor balcony. I really wish I had my dad there with his fancy camera and telescopic zoom. Oh well...
|No big deal, just chattin it up with Lauren Conrad!|
I could try to write how my experience with Lauren went but I will let myself do the talking:
Then it was the end of the day. My mom and I shared a voodoo doughnut and made the long trip home.
|Do you ever think, hey you know what this doughnut needs? Bacon!|
|This one got a little mangled but it should look like a voodoo doll with a pretzel stick stabbed into it. |
I am making a scared face. eek...