We're at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble awaiting the Princess of Poughkeepsie herself, Jersey Shore's Snooki. We'll be live blogging what promises to be an eventful afternoon. Scroll to the bottom for the most recent update.
1:55PM Eating at the DC and just got word of the book signing. On our way!
2:20 Arrived at B and N. The parking lot is a nightmare and the line inside the store is at least 200 long. Everyone has to buy Snooki's book, A Shore Thing, in order to get a bracelet and wait in line. We're told she isn't here yet and will stay until 4PM.
2:40 An employee is explaining how to present your book to Snooki to make it easiest. A few Vassar students are in line. The crowd is pretty mixed - mostly middle school girls and their parents.
2:50 Chapter titles include "That New Guy Smell," "You've Got Some Shell On Your Boob," "Vin Diesel Is Hotter Than Jesus," "Penises Look Bigger Underwater."
3:00 She's here and wearing a pink shirt, according to the ten-year-old girl in front of us.
3:20 Minutes away! Can't really type or breathe.
3:23 She's stationed right between the Romance and Sci-Fi sections. That somehow makes sense.
Mads: PARTY'S HERE!
Mads: Welcome back to Poughkeepsie!
Mads: Vassar College loves you!
Snooki: Oh, great.
She looked really...normal. No poof, no crazy tan, just a normal small pretty girl. It only took about an hour and a half of waiting in line. The B&N staff and a few policeman did a surprisingly impressive job of keeping the crowd moving.
4:30 Here is the Poughkeepsie Journal's pre-coverage of the event.