So, today was Rachel Maddow. And of course I showed up at the event with a mostly dead camera battery.
I was able to get these two shots before my battery fizzled out and died for good:
Notes on the day:
*Alcohol! I love any kind of event where it's socially acceptable to drink liquor mid-morning. Jay had a bloody mary which in his mind is the same as a smoothie and constitutes breakfast. I had a whiskey sour which really isn't acceptable at all for breakfast but there was a cherry in it.
*Rachel read a short excerpt from her book and then answered questions and told a few stories. She's totally likable and entertaining.
*Afterwards, Rachel hung out to sign books but we didn't wait around for that. Jay and I decided that as much as we love certain celebrities, we're far too lazy to ever be celebrity stalkers. Even when we're in the same room as celebrities we love, we always choose to leave rather than wait in line to speak to them. (Why talk to an interesting famous person when you can go home and have lunch/play video games/watch TV?)
*Rachel is much tinier in person than I had imagined. Like a Barbie doll after you've chopped off all it's hair. So yeah, one of my Barbie dolls.