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Another Fun Night at Mon & Steve’s


Hello Hotties,

So, you all know about the potluck on Satruday at the home of Steve and Moi, yes? If not, email for the deets.  I think I successfully recruited a new MALE hottie!  My dear friend Matt! Hi Matt! Now, I have known Matt for years and years. In fact, I’ve known Matt longer than I’ve known Steve.  Whoa! Anyway, Matt wants to join our literary pursuit as the 3rd male hottie and as long as he brings food to the potlucks, he’s in. He may not be able to make this upcoming potluck but, he’s definitely in for later. Yay!

I got my Nick Flynn book from Amazon today. OK. So, does everyone feel like a kid at Christmas when they get a box from Amazon, or is it just me? I mean, I know it’s coming. I ordered it for pete’s sake. But, there is something so great about getting stuff in the mail that is not a bill! It’s something happy, like a book! Steve, who is the awesomest, always leaves the box for me to open if he gets it first because he knows.  However, today, he called me and told me it was there and like the two nerds we are he opened it while I was on the phone and read off the titles of the books. It was a little pornographic.

Lately, I never seem to order just one book, either. I have to get 4 or 5. So add the glee at getting an Amazon box + 4 or 5 books each time (book club recommendations)=potential problem. But, not one I am ready to deal with yet. We’re wallet poor, but book rich. Uh huh.

Anyway, I ordered:

David Gilmour’s, The Film Club

Michael Chabon’s, Maps and Legends

Flynn’s book

Nick Hornby’s, Housekeeping Vs. The Dirt

And Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire DVD (I didn’t have this one and it was only $6)

This is a very boy-centered list, which is slightly unusual for me. I’m sure I will make up for it soon. I’ve got a lot of ladies on my reading list too, especially–

The Lacuna by Barbra Kingsolver (which I hope we can read in BC4H)!

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Anyway, as The Kid says, “let’s not get carried away, Mom.”


Update: Book 2 Mid-Point Review, Second Meeting on the 14th or 15th–NOT the 21st, Dinner Parties, Andria’s Balls

Hello Hotties,

I know everyone LOVES a mid-point review. I also know we’re all in different places so without giving anything away: HOLEE VAMPIRES, this book is SCARY!!!! I actually read until midnight last night, and I will probably be done today because I can’t put it down, even though it is giving me no undue amount of stress.

Edvard Munch's The Vampire

This is Edvard Munch’s The Vampire–(Sexiness)

Anyway, as you have probably seen in my email, I proposed we have a second The Strain meeting/discussion on November 21st for those peoples who can’t make the 1st.  BUT, I said this without realizing I have something going on that day. SO, I propose the 14th or 15th for the 2nd meeting, and I am still happy to host that one.  Please let me know if you want to do the 14th or 15th. I still intend on being at Hell’s Kitchen on the 1st.

In a total aside, but not unrelated, Amy, Andria, Irene and I had lunch (in which I discussed my hatred of sweatpants paired with Uggs) and they were game to my brilliant idea of our little group (or whoever wants to come), having Sunday night dinner parties twice a month. Kids, mates, and others included. (as a note to those of you without kids– this will probably mean a little more mayhem than you’re used to).

The DPs could be on a Saturday too. In fact, the first one COULD be Nov. 14th or 15th at the second book discussion. Basically, it’s a chance for us foodie/bookie-types to get together and make food together and eat and eat and talk some more. Partly inspired by Julia’s book and also my newly purchased book called Forking Fantastic and my love of you guys and cooking. The Dinner Parties can be casual,  with everyone contributing food, time, or cash, but it should most importantly be about getting together and making REALLY good food.

It may not always work out, but I think it would be a great to see what we could cook up! (Ha!)

Also, this may be the perfect chance to get more of Andria’s balls.

What do you say hotties!?

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