wow.. what a crazy night! alton was supposed to be at the bookstore at 7pm.. so i left around 5:50 and got there around 6:30 ish almost.. the bookstore was already filled to its capacity.. which wasn't very large since it was a veryy small bookstore. so we had to line up outside and this proved to be very unpleasant as i thought it would be warm and left my coat in the car. i was #121 in line.. well. around 7 alton showed up! he talked for about 20 minutes inside the bookstore (yea.. had to miss that. i was almost in, too!! like 6th in line to be in the bookstore dang it..) so after that he started signing books and people left and we got circulated in, finally!! but that was only to buy the book.. then there were groups of 20 in line for signing. but we were just happy to be inside in the warmth! it was so cold outside. finally it was my turn to sign.. it was so cool to meet alton brown! i didn't really know what to say.. but he was very nice. after that, we left and headed towards the car... except it was nowhere to be found! apparently, we parked in front of someone's driveway without realizing it (it was dark..???) and they had it towed. SO!! we went back to the bookstore and called my mom for a ride...... but by this time it was around 9:30ish and there was basically no one left so my friend, my brother, and i went to talk to alton again. it was so weird and hard to believe that it was just us talking to alton.. we didn't talk much before my mom came.. but we talked about how it takes 3 days to make one episode and how his producing company doesn't make any money since it costs so much to shoot them. he didn't talk much, we could tell he was basically beat from the night. all in all, very fun. even though it was pretty crazy. and i got to see alton brown! and get a signed copy of "i'm just here for more food" yippeeee!!