Iused to be in a book club. It was fun. I enjoyed the group of women even more than the books, and I really like books. These women are adorable, wise, funny, accomplished and all that jazz. Last night, I returned to Book Club. Okay, not "returned" really, just stopped by for a visit.
Remember my recent breakfast guest, Dee? Dee is a member of said Book Club, and she was the host for last nights meeting. Dee invited me to join the "social hour" and the theme was Mardi Gras my friends. Mardi Gras! Dee is from Lousianna after all, and the girl can throw a shindig. There were masks and beads, maps of Lousianna, books and CD's, and food! Just take a look at that mask above - it welcomed me when I walked in the door!
I thought you might enjoy sneakin' a peek at the party. I apologize for any blurry photos - it's hard to take a photo of people when they are laughing. I can't imagine why there was so much laughter. I mean, I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but take a close look at what Doras has in her hand.
Seems Terry, in the other room, had the same case of the giggles - and the same drink, coincidence?
Have you been to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans? They were represented last night as well. I wonder if they will ever have "gluten-free" beignets? A girl can dream can't she?
I didn't partake of the "dirty rice" because it had meat in it. I did however, find some "clean" rice leftover near the stove and snuck a little of that on my plate - along with a sweet potato and some pralines. Shhhh.
This is Diane. More specifically, this is Diane's wrist. She wore her "beads". Diane is the most put together, stylish woman I know. I don't think she owns a pair of sweats or jeans.
Funny tidbit about funny Diane. I once told a story at Book Club about how I always put random occupations in the blanks on forms - usually pertaining to whatever book we were reading. As a result, I've had many different "pretend" occupations. Well, Diane told us she always puts the same thing for her occupation..........."Trophy Wife". LOVE IT. Can you imagine what people think when they read that?
More beads, masks, and even maps pertaining to the book. I'm telling you...
For the record, I left Book Club on good terms. Just had a tad too much going on in my life and a few things had to go - Book Club was one of those things.I do miss it. As a joke, I considered making a t-shirt to wear last night that read "Book club reject", wouldn't that have been funny? Ahhh, so many ideas, so little time.
I hope you enjoyed coming to Dee's "Mardi Gras Book Club" party with me.