Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What I Learned at Book Club November Edition


That was all, but it was important.

If anyone else has a list of things Candy should/should not do at their houses, please post them immediately. Except for you, Susan. I shudder to think what you might come up with.

Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Book O'The Month

I guess that title should have been reserved for March.

Since our host o'the month, Dalyn hasn't posted yet, I thought I would. Hope no one minds.

This month, we are reading "The Undomestic Goddess," by Sophie Kinsella.

Here's a picture:

Read it. You'll instantly feel better about your domestic abilities. Even your inabilities. 'Cause you are SO better than Samantha Sweeting!

What I Learned at Book Club This Month: vol.3

When Mitch and i got married, he brought with him a very extensive library. A very extensive, boring library comprised entirely of non-fiction, improve-your-mind drivel. Needless to say, I didn't read any of it (we lived three blocks from the library that was filled to the brim with important books that had "they lived happily ever after" at the end).

There was however, one book in his library that caught my eye; How to Win Friends and Influence People. When I found out that it was a very important Business Major book and not a book about how to be the most popular girl in my apartment complex, I decided not to read it. Sadly, this was evidenced at monday night's book club where I learned...

Politics do not make friends.

I should say, re-learned, because 8 years ago I made a vow to myself that I would stop thinking, caring or discussing politics. Seriously, I can't be trusted. In fact, a past discussion of politics with my husband caused a marital battle so severe it is only overshadowed by the Great Garden Dirt Fight of '99--but that's a story for another day.

So I have tried to stay politically neutral. I've tried to be blase. Heck, I haven't even voted since George W's first run. I can't. Because if I do, I get too involved. And then I speak my mind. And I'm not well-spoken, so it comes out more like "Blah, blah, blah...You're wrong!" Which is, historically, not a very good argument. So then my frustration with myself spills out and washes over everyone around me sounding a lot like, "Blah, blah, blah....I'm right!" And then I have no friends or marital bliss.

So, I'm back on the wagon. No more political views for myself. I'm going to switch off of CNN and turn the channel back to TLC. Then I can learn how to decorate my home beautifully, throw a killer party, and maybe win a few friends.