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!