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2010 January - June

I'll need some help piecing these titles into the calendar. As I recall we got a little feisty and skipped around some.

January at Sofitel
February at Sofitel
March at Sofitel
April -M Butterfly live at the Guthrie Theatre
May The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - at Sofitel
June - A Mercy / Toni Morrison / at Monte Carlo in Minneapolis

Book Club's new blog

Hey Book Club friends, the Book Club aspect of Tambien is moving to its own Book Club blog home.

New Look


Yes, indeed, Tambien has a new look - is anyone besides Anne and me looking?

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.

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.

A very special thank you!

A thousand thank you's to our guest tonight at book club. It made the evening memorable and precious!

BC sightings

Recent BC sightings:

the young'uns (and future young'uns)

and the leader

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