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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eva Longoria Williams-Sonoma

Eva Longoria’s book signing caused some excitement among the autograph community in Dallas. First, it was Eva. Second, it was at a Williams-Sonoma instead of a bookstore.  Next, it was a cook book instead of a ‘tell all’ biography.  And lastly, it was on a Sunday morning.
The book is called Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends.  The Williams-Sonoma was limiting the signing to the first 350 people or so.  You could buy 10 copies of the book. One was enough for me. (Sorry mom, I didn’t get you a copy. Yes, I know I’m a bad son. Yes, next time, I promise. I call again soon.  Love you. Bye!)
You paid for your book in advance.  At the time the books were not shipped so you needed to pick them up at 9AM to redeem your vouchers for the book. 
After a bunch of us got our books and got back in line.  A young mom and daughter were looking over the recipes and earnestly telling me which ones would be easy to make and which ones hard.   It was fun to see how serious the discussion was and how determined they were to make me understand.  Somehow they really thought I would be looking through the book to find something to cook or bake. 
I can see it now, Mrs Autograph Hound died from natural causes as she laughed herself to death while husband attempted to bake cookies from Eva Longeria’s cookbook.  The autograph community is in mourning.  Film at 11.
Eva actually started the signing early. Since I was close to the front of the line, I was in and out in 20 minutes.  She allowed people to take photos and they even had the store employees held with posed photos.  As you can see in my photo, I was SO-O-O happy to be there. 
I really need to learn how to take a photo.  As good looking as I am, that really should come naturally to me. I did remember to shave that morning, although I forgot to put ‘product’ in my hair. I did remember to suck in the gut this time, although in this pose it didn’t matter.  I did forget to smile.  It’s hard to be in photos. Don’t know how the actors do it all of the time.  Also, if you think this photo is bad you need to see my driver license photo.
Really look at this photo. It’s almost like it was photoshopped. How can she be go glamorous and I can be so ragged? At least my UofA shirt looks clean.
I did whisper a thank you to her as I stood up and she smiled back and then shook my hand.
A good start to the morning.



  1. Great write up, was a lot more enjoyable experience than I was expecting, overall very happy, wish they all worked out this well!

  2. Glad it went well for you too. See you soon at the next big event.

  3. I just love the title of this post as well as the post itself. If I had known, I would have asked you to get me a copy of the book. I don't really collect autographs, but I do collect cookbooks! ;-)


  4. Sorry GG - let me know next time and I'll get you a book.