Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bonded by Books

A group of my girlfriends and I recently came together with the brilliant idea to start a book club. Appropriately named "Cover Girls," this is not your mama's once a month coffee and gabbing with the PTA ladies kind of book club. Yes, there will be gabbing, but we're trading coffee for cocktails and PTA for NYC.
Our first meeting took place at Mary Ann's in Chelsea, land of amazing margaritas and lava rock bowls of guacamole. We were equally and overtly excited for the occasion. Though all avid readers on our own, the opportunity to come together and discuss a book? Well, it seems like the perfect recipe of sharing thoughts and giving us any excuse to hang out.
The book we chose for our premiere month, after many minutes of voting and griping, is Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. Set in the Great Depression, the novel tells the story of a man who loses his family in a car wreck and must find himself on a journey with a traveling circus. We agreed that it was appropriate in our current economic status, and look forward to regrouping to discuss differences and similarities, among other things.
I am excited to have a monthly activity such as book club. While there is never a shortage of spontaneous things to do in this great city, I am a woman of tradition, and am ready to start a few routines of my own.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Dancer

Say you came once as a dragonfly,
a one-inch serpent-twig, the suspended "I,"

its double pair of barely air-dried wings
sewing one moment to the next. Quietness

makes it clear: it's not an exact equation,
the weight of clouds and the dusty mirror

of the pond. The nymphs are always hatching.
Something is always disturbing the surface,

changing the leeway: future perfect, past
imperfect, this green ocean of air in between.

- Margaret Holley


Sunday, April 12, 2009

From My Basket to Yours

To me, Easter is a day to celebrate togetherness, full bellies, and the child within all of us. No matter how old I get, candy from an Easter basket always tastes sweeter, and I can't remember an Easter that didn't include sun beams and green grass, laughter and twirling.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Ducks in a Row

Not only the best college mascot (quack quack!), this animal also allows for quite the creative freedom. Which duck are you?


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nelly Time

No matter what the weather outside, this little rascal is always playful. And as the temperatures rise, it's almost time for her summer cut!Gotta love a girl with a buzz...