Gracious, he was a vision, this Marlboro Man–esque character across the room.
After a few minutes of staring, I inhaled deeply, then stood up. I meandered to the section of the bar where he stood. He was a fourth-generation cattle rancher whose property was more than an hour away. My friends giggled where I'd left them, oblivious to the fact that their redheaded amiga had just been struck by a lightning bolt.
(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) REE DRUMMOND, DAPHNE OZLOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Author Ree Drummond attends a signing for her book 'The Pioneer Woman' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on February 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.It's all about ranching and cooking: Ladd, Bryce, and Cowboy Josh feed and doctor calves, I cook a dang delicious lunch, and BY GOLLY, it's just a whale of a good time. I had zero business getting attached to anyone around here, let alone some Wrangler-wearing cowboy with salt-and-pepper hair.Rare earth element map: Rare earth element districts in the United States are mainly located in the west.(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)RIDGEWOOD, NJ - NOVEMBER 17: Ree Drummond promotes the books 'Charlie and The Christmas Kitty' and 'The Pioneer Woman Cooks' at Bookends Bookstore on November 17, 2012 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.(Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Ree Drummond, blogger and author of THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl cooks on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 2/25/10 airing on the ABC Television Network.