The Pioneer Woman was in Wichita last night to promote her new cookbook. She was gracious and funny, as ever, even serenading a PowerPoint photo montage of her basset hound, Charlie. And then she hung around for several hours to sign books. Some JLW compatriots presented her with a copy of Pinches & Dashes. I made her look at pictures of my basset hound, Stella, and she was very nice about the whole thing. Even though the glare off my forehead probably blinded her.