Wednesday, August 31, 2016

American Airlines Celebrity Golf and Tennis Tournament

No, I don't golf. (After all, you know what "golf" stands for right? Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden. Get it?) I don't even particularily like Putt-Putt.

Now, I have swung a tennis racket. I think it was the summer of my senior year when I was thinking about auditioning trying out for the NDSH tennis team because I wanted a letter. Let's just say that I realized my talent was in the performing arts and not tennis.

Despite the above, I've accepted an invitation to be the "plus one" for a guest of honor for this benefit tournament.

American Airlines goes pink during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This annual celebrity tournament raises funds for the Susan G. Komen foundation. The guests of honor are American Airlines employees who are breast cancer survivers. Crystal has survived breast cancer 3 times (!) and she shared her story with the company last year. She was chosen to attend the beneift and asked me to accompany her.

This is just a little snapshot of the event. You can read more about it here.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Book Review, "Beautiful Maids All In A Row"

We are all flawed human beings chasing our own demons. I am drawn to that type of main herione in desperate need of redemption. 

This book satisfies on all levels. While a little light on the actual mystery it makes up in thrill. It's face pace and a definite "can't put it down" kinda book. 

Oh yes, and a great ending!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Book Report, "The Heart of Henry Quantum"

"In the bestselling tradition of A Man Called Ove and the beloved film Love Actually, a quirky, socially awkward man goes on a quest to find his wife a last-minute Christmas gift and encounters several distractions—including bumping into his ex-girlfriend who was the one who got away."

It's less Love Actually and more Hector And The Search For Happiness. And I loved the Hector trilogy!

Like Hector, Henry is loveably quirky. His mind is constantly whirling! He realizes that it's 2 days before Christmas and he's not yet gotten anything for his wife, Margaret. He decides to get her a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. The book details this day in the life in the mind of Henry as he travels all over San Francisco in search of the perfume.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It's a cute, sweet love story that made me smile.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pick Me Up

I came home tonight and this was waiting for me on the table. I had a particularly difficult week and Allan thought the flowers would cheer me up.
He was right. The pretty flowers brought a smile to my face!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

A Book Review, "Out: A Courageous Woman's Journey"

I wanted to like this book, I really did.

I applaud those who have the courage to come out and live their true and honest lives in spite of an ignorant, bigoted, judgemental society. I appreciate the heartache Ms. Smoot endured and am very thankful she is helping to educate by telling her story.

I had a difficult time following Lou Anne's journey because I was so damn mad! My dislike of the book had less to do with Ms. Smoot and more to do with the so-called "Christians" who turned their backs and all but thumbed their noses at her. I just wanted to throw the book at the heads of the lot of them!