Wednesday, December 9, 2009

To stand in line ... or not.

A few years ago, before Bob Barker retired, we met our daughter Sarah in L.A. with the goal of making it into the studio audience of The Price is Right. We stayed at a motel right across from the CBS studios and had a plan. The plan involved me sitting on the sidewalk in line starting at 11 p.m. the night before while Bert and Sarah slept in comfort. I was determined to get single digit tickets and a front row seat in the audience. Just before dawn, Bert came and took my spot in line while I caught a few winks. By the time they started handing out the numbered passes at 6:30 a.m. all three of us were in line. We received tickets 7, 8, 9 out of 250 handed out that morning. Fast forward to today and I'm seriously pondering doing something similar to get an autographed copy of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue. A couple of distinct differences between our Price is Right adventure and this one ... about 70 degrees difference in the overnight temperatures in line, I'm a few years older and wiser than I was then and I know I'll not be driving home in a new car.
Any of you planning to camp out tonight?

Coeur d'Alene Press story re: Palin signing at Fred Meyers HERE.


  1. That's a tough one. On one hand, it would be great to meet her in person and have her sign the book specifically for you. On the other, a quick bid on eBay from the comfort of your warm and toasty home can snag you an autographed copy :)

    If you do go, I'm sure 500 or so of your closest friends would love for you to hold them a spot in line! LOL

  2. My guess is you will definitely stand in line, but keep in mind that I'm going to ask to borrow that book at some point and I won't care whether it is signed or not. :)