Monday, December 17, 2007

January Book

**UPDATE**
January book club will be held at Kim S.'s.  If you are discussing the book, please come at 6:30.  All others come at 7:15.  Don't forget to bring a snack to share.  See you then!

Our first book club meeting of 2008 will be on Monday, January 14th.  The book we will be discussing is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.

Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain, is one of them. Dangerously ill when he finished his climb in 1993, Mortenson was sheltered for seven weeks by the small Pakistani village of Korphe; in return, he promised to build the impoverished town's first school, a project that grew into the Central Asia Institute, which has since constructed more than 50 schools across rural Pakistan and Afghanistan. Coauthor Relin recounts Mortenson's efforts in fascinating detail, presenting compelling portraits of the village elders, con artists, philanthropists, mujahideen, Taliban officials, ambitious school girls and upright Muslims Mortenson met along the way. As the book moves into the post-9/11 world, Mortenson and Relin argue that the United States must fight Islamic extremism in the region through collaborative efforts to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, especially for girls. Captivating and suspenseful, with engrossing accounts of both hostilities and unlikely friendships, this book will win many readers' hearts.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Because you asked...

*In 1836, Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas an official holiday.  This happened 71 years before the last state — Oklahoma — followed suit in 1907. Christmas is the only legal national religious holiday in the United States.

**Early in the evening of June 17, 2 B.C., the brightest planets in the sky, Jupiter and Venus, merged into a dazzling "star" near the western horizon, according to calculations of modern astronomers. In countries to the east of what was then the kingdom of Judea, observers could have seen the fused planets as a beacon in the direction of Jerusalem.  Astrologers associated Jupiter with the birth of kings and Venus with fertility. The meeting of Jupiter and Venus took place in the constellation Leo the Lion, which the Old Testament of the Bible specifically associates with the Jewish people. And it happened near the brightest star in Leo, Regulus, most closely identified with kingship.  There has not been a brighter, closer conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in Leo so near to Regulus in the 2,000 years since.

***The first postage stamp for Christmas was issued in 1937 in Austria: the Rose and Signs of the Zodiac stamp.  The first official US Christmas stamp was launched in 1962.

Monday, December 10, 2007

December Quiz

1. What American state was the first to make Christmas an official holiday?
a. Connecticut
b. Alabama
c. Alaska
d. North Carolina

2. What is the shape of the candy cane modeled after?
a. A fish hook
b. A constellation of stars
c. The cane St. Nicholas used
d. A shepard’s crook

3. What was the name of the Grinch’s dog on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?
a. Rudolph
b. Toto
c. Max
d. Cerberus

4. Which star led the Three Kings to Jesus?
a. Star of David
b. North Star
c. Star of Bethlehem
d. Angel Star

5. What was the name of Scrooges' dead business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?
a. Jacob Marley
b. Bob Cratchit
c. Tiny Tim
d. Bill Sykes

6. Where did the real St. Nicholas live?
a. In Holland
b. At the North Pole
c. In Turkey
d. In Germany

7. What brought Frosty the Snowman to life?
a. Pixie Dust
b. An old silk hat
c. A kiss
d. A fresh snowfall

8. When you go Wassailing, what is it that you are doing?
a. Giving out gifts to your friends & neighbors
b. Going out in the woods to cut down your Christmas tree
c. Challenging as many of your neighbors as you can to a snowball fight
d. Going to visit neighbors and receiving goodies!

9. In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" how do you know that an angel has received his wings?
a. A light flashes
b. It starts raining
c. A trumpet sounds
d. A bell rings

10. Who was the author of "A Christmas Carol"?
a. Hans Christian Anderson
b. Charles Dickens
c. Thomas M. Sawyer
d. Mark Twain

11. What was pictured on the first stamp printed for the Christmas season?
a. Santa Claus
b. An Angel
c. A Star
d. A Rose

12. The poem commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" was originally titled:
a. The Night Before Christmas
b. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
c. A Visit From Saint Nicholas
d. The Night Visitor

13. At Christmas, it is customary to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?
a. Holly
b. Mistletoe
c. Ivy
d. Pine

14. Which of these events did NOT occur on Christmas Day?
a. Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in WWII.
b. Ebenezer Scrooge was visited by four ghosts.
c. King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone.
d. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

15. In Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker, the nutcracker's main enemy is:
a. A girl named Clara.
b. The King of Mice.
c. Drosselmeyer the Magician.
d. Dr. Almond

16. Good King Wenceslas was king of which country?
a. Hungary
b. Bohemia
c. Poland
d. Czechoslovakia

17. When was Christmas first celebrated?
a. The year after Jesus was crucified
b. Around 100 AD
c. In the 4th Century
d. 1935

18. Why was December 25th chosen as Christmas Day?
a. That's when Jesus was born
b. To compete with a pagan celebration
c. That's when Christmas trees are in season
d. That's when the Bible says to celebrate it

19. What country did poinsettias originally come from?
a. The U.S.
b. Cuba
c. Mexico
d. Brazil

20. How did Xmas originate as an abbreviation for Christmas?
a. Atheists refused to accept "Christ" as part of the word
b. The early popes were lazy so they tended to shorten everything
c. The Greek word for Christ is Xristos
d. From Latin terminology for any holy day

21. How many reindeer does Santa Claus have?
a. Santa has eight reindeer.
b. Santa has nine reindeer.
c. Santa does not have reindeer. They are really caribou.
d. Santa has a whole herd of reindeer-- we only know about his favorite ones.

22. What comes after '8 maids a-milking' in the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas'?
a. 9 pipers piping
b. 9 lords a-leaping
c. 9 drummers drumming
d. 9 ladies dancing

23. When are the '12 Days of Christmas'?
a. The 12 days before Christmas: December 14 to December 25
b. The 12 days after Christmas: December 26 to January 6
c. The 12 days around Christmas: Christmas Eve to January 4
d. The 12 days beginning with the winter solstice: December 21 to January 1

24. Santa's only female sleigh-pulling reindeer, Vixen, has antlers. True or false?
a. False. Only the male reindeer have antlers.
b. True. Both male and female reindeer have antlers.


25. In the movie 'Miracle on 34th Street', Kris Kringle is hired to play Santa Claus in what large department store?
a. Marshall Field's
b. FAO Schwarz
c. Macy's
d. Gimble's

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December Meeting

Our December get together will be at Perugino's in Winder. There is a private room in the back and the chef speaks with an Italian accent! Don't forget to bring your ornament for exchange! If you are participating in the discussion of The Christmas Train, please come at 6:30. If you are not, please do not come before 7:15. Please RSVP in the comments section by Saturday, December 8 so that I can make a reservation. (If you are having trouble commenting, leave your comment as anonymous and put your name in the body of your text!)

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Christmas Canteen 2007

*UPDATE* The Show is sold out...we'll try again next year!

We will be attending the Christmas Canteen at the Aurora Theatre on Thursday, December 6. Tickets are $16 if we purchase at least 10 tickets, or $22 individually. Please leave a comment if you would like to attend. I must have MONEY IN HAND by Monday, November 19th if you would like a ticket. The show begins at 8:00 PM. Carpooling details to follow.

December book selection



Our December book club pick is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci,  Our next meeting will be Monday, December 10 at a restaurant TBD.  We will also have our ornament exchange.  If you have a suggestion for a restaurant, please leave it in the comment section and we will vote. 
 Thanks to all who participated in the discussion on Little Bitty Lies!

November Quiz-Famous Liars

Most people don't want to be famous for lying, but the following people will be, for better or worse, remembered for the lies they were accused of telling.

1. ____________________ After his autobiography A Million Little Pieces became a bestseller thanks to Oprah Winfrey selecting it for her book club, it was discovered that important parts of the book had been fabricated.

2. ____________________ In 2003, the New York Times reporter was caught plagiarizing and making up parts of his stories. He resigned and published a book in 2004 called Burning Down My Masters' House: My Life at the New York Times.

3. ____________________ The 42nd President of the United States. Lied under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and subsequently, in 1998, became the second president in U.S. history (the first was Andrew Johnson) to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

4. ____________________ The 37th President of the United States. After it came to light that he had been involved in illegal activities, including wiretapping and harassment of political opponents in the Watergate scandal, he lied and tried to cover up the misdeeds. The truth eventually came to light and he resigned before he could be impeached.

5. ____________________ A German baron who served in the military and returned home with tall tales about his adventures. He reportedly told people that he'd traveled to the moon, ridden cannonballs, and escaped from a swamp by pulling himself out by his own hair. A psychological disorder in which someone feigns illness in order to get attention is named after him.

6. ____________________ His “Song of Myself” was not actually about himself, but about a blond neighbor boy named Todd.

7. ____________________ He never actually stayed at Walden Pond, relying instead on the observations of a series of stringers and unpaid interns.

8. ____________________ He set out to serve in the Ambulance Corps during World War I, but got no closer to action than the 1918 Wimp Convention and Exposition in Gibraltar. His famous wartime injury was reportedly the result of “power tanning.”
9. ____________________ said, “I'm going to spend the rest of my life looking for the real killer.”

10.____________________ said "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

11.____________________ said, “I would never withhold love from my children. There are plenty of people who have thought me too loving.”

12. ____________________ said “I had no prior knowledge of the planned assault on Nancy Kerrigan.”

13. “I am the daughter of the tsar of Russia,” was said by ____________________.

14. “Second-hand furniture dealer” was printed on the business card of ____________________.

Congratulation, Danielle!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Can you believe our book club began a year ago this month? How time flies! Our little club has grown from a loosely organized group of women to a club with a name, its own website and a dues-paying member list!

Our November meeting will be Monday, November 12 at 7:00 at Susan O's house. We will be discussing Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews.

Unfortunately, there was a problem with the poll and it would not allow everyone to vote. We will vote on our December book at our November meeting. We will also draw names for the ornament exchange. Please let me know if you will not be at book club next week and you would like to participate so we can put your name in the hat!

Also, please remember to pay your birthday money to Kim Anderson. $5 is due each month to pay for our birthday gifts. You are welcome to pay ahead, not just monthly. In fact, I'm sure Kim encourages it!

See you Monday!

Monday, October 22, 2007

It seems early to be thinking of Christmas, but here are the contenders for our December book! Please vote; the poll will be open until Halloween.

The Christmas Train
Journalist Tom Langdon is banned from flying after an argument with overenthusiastic security personnel. He sees a story opportunity--a cross-country train trip at the holidays. Aboard the train, he meets up with a lost love, a screenwriter who's also researching life on Amtrak. Later in the trip, his current girlfriend surprises him by boarding the train. Will he commit to one of his loves or continue his nomadic life?

A Christmas Journey
Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles.

A Redbird Christmas
When Oswald T. Campbell's doctor orders him to head to the warm South for his health, a chance phone call finds him a room in Lost River, Alabama. In the course of a year there, he has adventures both absurd, such as finding himself in an Accordian Association meeting instead of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and touching, such as getting involved in the life of an abandoned little girl who loves the lame redbird that has taken up lodgings in the town grocery.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

November Book

SO SORRY FOR THE DELAY! I didn't realize until yesterday that we have not picked a book for our November meeting (which is of course, in three weeks!) So (if you will forgive me for not putting it up for a vote due to time constraints) our November book is Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews.
Mary Bliss is so busy propping up her best friend, Katharine, who's coping with her broken marriage by drinking gin and buying expensive toys, that she fails to notice her own marriage is in trouble. Her once dependable husband, Palmer, has cleaned out their accounts and left her with a pile of debt. In desperation, she takes a job as a product-demonstration hostess, but her salary will barely cover the electric bill. She allows Katharine to talk her into a cockeyed scheme to have Palmer declared dead so she can collect the insurance. That's when she meets sexy fraud investigator Matt Hayslip, and things really start to heat up. A breezy story fairly brimming with good spirits and feisty humor.

This book is set in Atlanta (Buckhead, I think) and has good reviews. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

*UPDATE* Super Suppers

We will have to change the date for Super Suppers...
Is anyone interested in trying Monday, November 19th? This is the week of Thanksgiving. Leave your comments, please!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SUPER SUPPERS


Here is the information on Super Suppers:
We are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October, 24th at 7:00 PM.

We must (as a group) purchase at least 36 meals. This is 6 people purchasing 6 meals or 12 people purchasing 3 each. The cost for six meals is $132. This works out to $22 per meal. I think a meal feeds 6 people, so if you have little ones, you can probably split it into two meals ($11). Check out the October menu.

Super Suppers provides heavy hors d'oeuvres and punch and water. We may bring wine, etc. in with us since the store is closed for our private party. This event will be open for friends, so if you know anyone that would like to come, invite them! RSVP through the comment section. I need to get a head count before I reserve the store. Once we reserve the date, you can sign up on their website and order your meals (so the ingredients will be prepped.)


If you have any questions, call or email Andrea.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

An Invitation

We will be concluding our Beth Moore Bible Study at the end of October and have had SO MUCH FUN that we've decided to do another one! Since we are getting into the holiday season, we are going to do something a little lighter and would like to invite all of you to join us for The Frazzled Female.

Our Bible study meets on Tuesdays at Kim A.'s house from 10:00-12:00. The Frazzled Female study will begin on Tuesday, November 6 and go for six weeks. We only have enough room for 10 ladies, so hurry and let us know if you would like to join us. You can reply in the comments or email Kim A.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tonight

Ladies-

There is a reservation at California Dreamin' for 6:45 in Kim A.'s name. Have fun (but not TOO much since I am not there!)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Don't forget the food drive

Saturday, October 6!!

Have your filled bag on your front porch before 10:00 AM. Troye is in charge of this for our neighborhood. Let's all support her and help fill the coffers of the food bank!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October Book Club

Don't forget! October book club is next Monday, October 8 at California Dreamin'. (Sorry, I couldn't find a website for the restaurant.) If you read Open House by Elizabeth Berg, discussion will begin at 6:45. If you are coming for dinner only, plan to arrive around 7:00. Please RSVP through the comment section whether or not you will be attending so I can make a reservation.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

September Quiz

NCAA Mascots

Air Force ______________
Alabama ______________
Arizona ______________
Arkansas ______________
Army _____________
Auburn ______________
Boston College _____________
BYU ______________
California ______________
Clemson _____________
Colorado _____________
Connecticut ______________
Duke ______________
Florida ______________
Florida State _____________
Georgia _____________
Georgia Tech _____________
Hawaii ______________
Idaho ______________
Illinois _____________
Indiana ______________
Iowa ______________
Kansas ______________
Kansas State _____________
Kentucky ______________
Louisville ______________
LSU ______________
Maryland _____________
Michigan ______________
Minnesota ______________
Mississippi State____________
Missouri ______________
Navy _____________
NC State ______________
Nebraska ______________
New Mexico ______________
North Carolina______________
Notre Dame ______________
Ohio ______________
Ohio State _____________
Oklahoma ______________
Ole Miss _____________
Oregon _____________
Penn State ______________
Purdue ______________
South Carolina _____________
Syracuse ______________
Tennessee ______________
Texas ______________
Texas A&M ______________
UCLA _____________
UNLV ______________
Vanderbilt _____________
Virginia _____________
Virginia Tech _____________
Wake Forest ______________
Washington ______________
West Virginia _____________
Wisconsin ______________
Wyoming ______________

Saturday, September 8, 2007

October Meeting

We decided at September's book club meeting that we will have an additional book to read on our dinner months. This is purely voluntary...When book club meets for dinner, those who read the selection will come 15 minutes early to discuss it. Our book for October is Open House by Elizabeth Berg. We will chose a Holiday book for November. Please vote for a restaurant!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

September Book Club

Don't forget, Book Club meets a week from tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7 at Danielle's house. If anyone needs a copy of the book, you can borrow mine.

Monday, August 20, 2007

September Book Club


Book Club will meet FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 at Danielle's house. This is a different date because of tennis/Labor day. Please RSVP through the comment section that you will/will not attend. Our book this month is The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer. Unfortunately, I think it is a new book and is only out in hardback. However, I ordered mine through Amazon for about $10. Our meeting is less than 3 weeks away, so get reading!
*Don't forget to bring your $5 for birthday money!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Reminder from Kim

Don't forget! August club dues of $5 are due to Kim.
Any questions, email her at Kim.S.Parsons@SunTrust.com.

Monday, August 6, 2007

September Book Pick

Our pick for September's book club is The Sleeping Beauty Proposal by Sarah Strohmeyer. Also, we will be reading Open House by Elizabeth Berg in November, if you want to pick them both up at the same time.

August Game

Cell Phone Address Book Scavenger Hunt
(Give yourself a point if you have the following names/numbers saved in your cell phone address book)

Non-immediate relative (ex. aunt, cousin, etc.) ________
Friend from out of state ________
Friend from out of the country ________
Friend whose initials are the same-for example:
Andrea Adams (must have at least the
initials in your address book) ________
Pizza place (up to 2 points) ________
ICE (In Case of Emergency) ________
My phone number (2 points if you have my
home AND cell!) ________
Babysitter (up to 2 points) ________
Mother-in-law ________
A fax number ________
Pediatrician ________
Doctor ________
Dentist ________
Hairdresser ________
A business (not a work phone for a friend) ________
Restaurant (up to 2 points) ________
School (up to 2 points) ________
Friend in a different time zone ________
Vet ________
3 friends with the same first name (ex. Kim
Anderson, Kim Siegmund, Kim Smith) ________

TOTAL: ________

(25 points total)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Up For Debate

We have books to choose from this month! (Thanks, Danielle, Joelma, Michelle and Troye for you suggestions.) Here is a synopsis of each book. If you need more information, click on the book and it will take you to the book on Amazon where you can read additional reviews. Please vote for something that you actually think you will READ! July's book club was awesome in that (I think) everyone had read the book and was able to discuss it. The poll is open until we meet for dinner in August and I wil announce the winner.
In one of the finer modern ironies of the life-imitates-art sort, the country that Kundera seemed to be writing about when he talked about Czechoslovakia is, thanks to the latest political redefinitions, no longer precisely there. This kind of disappearance and reappearance is, partly, what Kundera explores in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In this polymorphous work -- now a novel, now autobiography, now a philosophical treatise -- Kundera discusses life, music, sex, philosophy, literature and politics in ways that are rarely politically correct, never classifiable but always original, entertaining and definitely brilliant.
Morsi's fifth novel chronicles three generations of McKinney, Texas, beauty queens as they rediscover the strength of family bonds in the wake of disappointment. Cotton Queen runner-up and mother of reluctant queen Laney, Babs Hoffman is a World War II widow and a rape survivor who doesn't come fully back to life until psychotherapy and feminism invent new possibilities for her. Laney, on the other hand, learns the hard way that liberation isn't the be-all end-all: character counts, love skews everything and there are worse things for a woman to do than to put on a pretty dress. The strength of Morsi's characters outweigh the novel's saccharine moments; Morsi's many fans will appreciate this book.
Elizabeth Berg has done it again---told the story of Everywoman, or at the least, a story every woman can identify with. This moving book, about the disintegration of a marriage and its aftermath, will touch all who read it.
Sam deals with the end of her marriage in a scattershot way: looking for reasons, spending lots of money, trying to figure out what to do, and generally flailing about, emotionally. But the reader comes to understand why, thanks to Berg's wonderful writing. This was the reaction of a woman has no idea what will happen next, when all the things she has thought would come to pass suddenly are no longer a part of her future.
"Mine is a story of craving; an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered." So begins the story of Dolores Price, the unconventional heroine of Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. Dolores is a class-A emotional basket case, and why shouldn't she be? She's suffered almost every abuse and familial travesty that exists: Her father is a violent, philandering liar; her mother has the mental and emotional consistency of Jell-O; and the men in her life are probably the gender's most loathsome creatures. But Dolores is no quitter; she battles her woes with a sense of self-indulgence and gluttony rivaled only by Henry VIII. Hers is a dysfunctional Wonder Years, where growing up in the golden era was anything but ideal. While most kids her age were dealing with the monumental importance of the latest Beatles single and how college turned an older sibling into a long-haired hippie, Dolores was grappling with such issues as divorce, rape, and mental illness. Whether you're disgusted by her antics or moved by her pathetic ploys, you'll be drawn into Dolores's warped, hilarious, Mallomar-munching world.
Admissions counselor Eugenia Genie Michaels has dated professor-turned-author Hugh Spencer for four years, patiently waiting him out. When Hugh's bestselling novel lands him on TV, Genie's loved ones tuning in are surprised to see him make an on-air proposal to the love of his life. All assume it's Genie, but off camera, Hugh confesses to an affair, escapes to England for the summer and leaves Genie to do the explaining. Best friend Patty proposes that, rather than moping, Genie keep her mouth shut and enjoy being engaged while it lasts. Soon, Genie's sporting a giant, self-purchased cubic zirconia ring, and masses of wedding gifts begin to arrive at her office. As the inevitable approaches, there's plenty of opportunity for sticky situation comedy, including handsome, charming carpenter Nick, and Strohmeyer nails it at every unpredictable turn.
For Ashling Kennedy, the new job she lands at start-up Irish fashion magazine Colleen is a dream come true. For Lisa Edwards, a high-maintenance London editor expecting a promotion to New York, her appointment as editor-in-chief of Colleen is a slap in the face, the only consolation being her rumpled-but-handsome new boss, Jack Devine. Furious at being passed up for a job at Manhattan magazine, Lisa vows to make Colleen the envy of the fashion industry, even if it kills her. She drives her Dublin staff to exhaustion, and Colleen becomes a smashing success. But after a particularly lusty meeting with her much-maligned long-distance London boyfriend, she wonders if the move and the single-minded career obsession have been worth it. Meanwhile, Ashling is betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend Clodagh, whose bourgeois domesticity she's long envied. Ashling realizes that she has to let go of her cheerful "Miss Fix-It" demeanor and go after what she wants. Lisa is chagrined and Ashling is shocked to learn that Jack may actually fancy Ashling, but one "sushi for beginners" dinner has her convinced. British bestseller Keyes's latest confection (after Watermelon) makes such a painfully brittle start the reader nearly despairs of the cardboard cutout characters, but slowly they begin to breathe and morph into charmers. Keyes's considerable following on these shores will declare this a delight.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Who Picked This Book?


Just in case you missed it, here is a link to the
article on book clubs in Sunday's AJC.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Trilogy Park Neighborhood Pool Party

The Trilogy Park Pool Party was this weekend. Lots of food, families and fun! Just in case you missed it-here are some of the highlights-
Yes, that's Justin under that mob of kids!
And there was a GIANT waterslide!



And a fabulous DJ.

Shake your groove thang!

Friday, July 13, 2007

At the Aquatic Center

When you're hot, you're hot...


And when you're not...you wear a towel.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July Quiz-Famous Friends

1. Thelma and _______________
2. Laverne and _______________
3. _______________ and Hardy
4. Darcy and _______________
5. _______________ and Castello
6. Lucy and _____________
7. _________________ and Lacey
8. _______________ and Rachel (Friends)
9. _______________and Huck Finn
10. Alice and _______________ (Honeymooners)
11. Ginger and _______________
12. Fred Flinstone and ____________
13. Hawkeye and _______________
14. Milo and _______________
15. Bo Duke and ______________
16. ________________ and Ernie
17. _______________ and Robin
18. Lone Ranger and _____________
19. Rocky and _______________
20. Helen Keller and ______________
21. Ariel and _______________
22. Oprah and _______________
23. Izzy and _________________
24. ____________and Matt Damon
25. Nicole Kidman and _____________
26. Betty and _____________ (comic)
27. Sherlock Holmes and ___________
28. Wilma Flinstone and _____________
29. Dora and _______________
30. Don Quixote and ______________
31. Robinson Crusoe and ___________
32. Meredith and ________________
33. ______________ and Little John
34. Han Solo and _______________
35. _______________ and Jughead
36. Paris Hilton and ______________
37.Barbie and _________________
38. _____________ and Grace
39. Ritchie and _______________
40. Ferris Bueller and _____________
41. Patty Greene and _____________ (Square Pegs)
42. Danny Zuko and ______________
43. Lilo and ___________________
44. ___________ and Sulley
45. Mickey Mouse and _____________
46. Paul McCartney and ____________
47. Frank Sinatra and _____________
48. Snoopy and _______________
49. Cameron Diaz and _____________
50. _____________ and Kelly Rowland

(Answers posted in the comments section)

Friday, July 6, 2007

MOVIE NIGHT


Friday, August 10th
6:30-10:30
at
Kim Anderson's house
Bring whatever you would like to drink & a munchie to share.
RSVP by commenting!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Amicalola Falls



We hiked up the 425 steps at Amicalola Falls!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

September book club pick

Ladies,

We need some suggestions for our next book so we can discuss at our July meeting. Please post suggestions on the comments section of this post!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Which Grey's Anatomy Doc Are You?

Here is the Grey's Anatomy quiz that I told you about. Make sure to comment with which doc you are after you take the quiz!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Dinner at Mimi's Cafe

Don't forget!
Dinner is Monday, June 4 at 6:30 at Mimi's Cafe. RSVP to Andrea by Sunday so I can make a reservation!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

July Book Pick

***UPDATE***
July bookclub is at Troye's...Salsa and Sandals!




With 63% of the vote, our next book pick is Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin . Bookclub meets Monday, July 2nd, so get reading! Place TBA.
Book Overview:
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

School's Out...for SUMMER!

Trilogy Park End of School Pool Party!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Book Meme

I learned a new term for something we all have done. It's a "meme"! What is a "meme"? A meme is a pre-set group of questions, similar, in many ways, to a chain letter. You can start your own, or "grab" one off someone else's blog. A meme might look something like this (though typically it will be longer):
What was your first job out of high school?
What was your first pet?
Describe your first date.
What was your first car?

So here is a meme for us! You can copy this into an email and answer it then email it to me and I will post for everyone to see. Have fun!

Book MEME
Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Amazon or brick and mortar?
Barnes & Noble or Borders?
Bookmark or dogear?
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random?
Keep dustjacket or toss it?
Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Short story or novel?
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”?
Buy or Borrow?
New or used?
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse?
Tidy ending or cliffhanger?
Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading?
Stand-alone or series?
Favorite series?
Favorite children's book?
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Favorite books read last year?
Favorite books of all time?
Least favorite book you finished last year?
What are you reading right now?
What are you reading next?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Skate Night!




Contest

I am SURE that we are better than our name reflects...our book club needs a name that is more about who we are than where we live! Everyone please submit a name for our book club and we will vote on it. Winner gets a prize!!! (TBD based on time and budget!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New Website

Welcome Ladies! We are now "officially" a book club because we have our own web site! Please feel free to leave any comments you would like. If you would like something posted, email it to me and I will get it up as soon as possible.

First order of business is to vote on our next book, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom and vote. (Make sure you check a book before you hit the vote button.) You can only vote once, even if you don't select one of the options.