I was sitting at work Friday, a little bored, and I saw a post from Bristol Palin that said she would be doing a small book signing in DC and the first 100 to RSVP would get a free book and would be signed by her and her ghostwriter. I was a little bummed that I was not getting to go to CPAC so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try and go to the book signing. Keep in mind that I NEVER do anything like this because I always assume I won’t be in the first how ever many people to respond. I impatiently waited for an email saying I would be going and about 7:30 Friday night I received my email that I was in the 100 and gave me the information I needed.
So Saturday morning I got up so excited and headed to DuPont Circle. After signing the necessary paperwork, I took my place in line. When it was my turn to go to the table to get my book signed I was shaking!! Somehow I was able to form words and gave my thanks for having the signing and for sharing her story. Because it was a small, intimate signing I was able to spend a little more time talking with them than I would have at a larger one. They asked if I was from DC, and I explained that I was from Mississippi, but I was here interning during my last semester of school. I then apprehensively asked Bristol if we could take a photo. She agreed to take the photo and asked me to sit next to her while Nancy French finished signing my book. Bristol is just as beautiful in person, and she seemed genuinely happy that we all braved the cold and rain/sleet/snow to come. It was definitely an experience I will never forget, and I am so glad I did something I never do and actually got to go. Now on the my next goal of meeting her mom, Sarah Palin.