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May 22, 2009

Book Club update 2

MAY: at Punch - Anne and Susan dined with Rosemary in May - sorry the rest of you could not join us!

JUNE: at Sarah's - Obama theme month - read about any or all of the Obama family
for example, see his hers


AUGUST: at Roberta's - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - and yes, it's out in paperback now!

Posted by s-gang at 8:41 AM

May 19, 2009

Book Club May meeting cancelled

Too many complications this month/week mean that we won't be meeting in May. Book club people check your e-mail in the unlikely case that you looked here first!

and by the way vote for your June pick.

June 17 – at Sarah’s –
***we need to decide which of these to do***:

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (due out in paperback April 7, 2009)
--OR --
an Obama theme month - read about any or all of the Obama family
for example, see his hers

And … ***save this for next year when it comes out in paperback*** - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (not yet in paperback) at Roberta’s

update on Guernsey: it just came out in paperback.

Posted by s-gang at 1:03 PM

May 17, 2009

Open Hearts, Open Minds...Let's Make a Difference!

“Some of these pictures are grotesque, and I don’t want them to be part of my graduation,” said Mr. Kessler, an Obama supporter. “If these groups wanted to make a difference, they could have better used their money on homes for unwed mothers.” -- end of New York Times article on President Obama's speech at Notre Dame

I don't know that homes for unwed mothers are the best answer today (or ever were the best answer) but if everyone could put energy into positive directions, instead of shaming others and damaging property, maybe everyone could move forward.

Posted by s-gang at 3:34 PM

May 13, 2009

Book Club change of venue

The May discussion of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire will be at Susan's. Kirsten will host another month. Remember Rosemary will be with us in May!

Posted by s-gang at 10:09 PM

May 11, 2009

I've Been Tagged (Meme)

Monday, May 11, 2009
Anne tagged me; here's my meme:

What are your current obsessions?
Photography, clay, and photographing the clay I’m working on.

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
Anne said it so well: Whatever fits. Also, things that are apple green. denim. scarves, weather permitting.

What's for dinner?
defrosted pork chops. Three too many of them. This could be dinner every night. Ugh.

What's your greatest fear at the moment?
That I will drive my friends crazy.

What are you listening to?
the ventilation system of the library.

If you were a goddess what would you be?
I’m having trouble choosing one. Closest thing I can think of is Baba Yaga, the ambiguous witch of Russian fairy tales.

What are your favorite holiday spots?
Paris, San Francisco, Grand Marais.

What are you reading right now?
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman, Book of Faith by Henry French, and A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Who or what makes you laugh?
my friends, myself. Puns. M*A*S*H, Frasier, and Mad About You reruns.

What is your favorite spring thing to do?
Sprucing up the garden and opening the windows in the house.

Where are you planning to travel next?

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
Combo plate at Mim’s near St. Paul campus, and the oatmeal cookies from Bread & Chocolate.

When was the last time you were tipsy?
The night I bought my house!

What is your favorite ever film?
Something’s Gotta Give, with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. It cheers me.

What is the biggest lesson you've learned from children?
Every day is new. Celebrate life.

What CD do you listen to a lot?
Rod Stewart.The Great American Songbook Collection

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
I can use a mouse with either left- or right-handed settings.

What is your favorite color?
Blue, apple green.

If you were a day of the week, which would you be?
Saturday (morning). The weekend’s just begun.

If you were to win a free round-the-world trip, what stops would you like to make (name at least five)?
Paris, London, Venice, Jerusalem – and visit every Dale Chihuly glass installation around the world. http://www.chihuly.com/installations/

The rules of this meme are as follows:
• Respond to the questions
• Post them in your own blog
• Replace one question
• Tag as many people as you want

So far, I've tagged Christopher, Kate, Elaine, Pat and Jenny.

Posted by s-gang at 6:00 PM