Friday, June 17, 2011

Countdown: Book Two Review

The countdown to our second book club discussion: one week. We are all so excited! Mainly because we all just want to see one another. Book Shmook.

But, really, I know we all enjoyed this quick read.

Amy insisted on flying by the seat of our pants for this girls' weekend. But come on! "We need an itinerary!" we exclaimed. Ha. Okay, we don't need one, but we want one.

Shhh. I'm going to do one over here on the blog, rather than in the email.

Friday June 24:
5:00 pm: Meet at Stace's / Leave for Pittsburgh
7:00 pm: Arrive at Kt's in Pittsburgh
7:30 pm: Dinner and Drinks to celebrate Nikkie's 27th Birthday! Maybe some book club discussion


Saturday June 25:
9:00 am: Breakfast and mimosas
10:00 am: Watch Water for Elephants
12:00 pm: Discuss Movie and Book
1:00 pm: Go to IKEA
4:00 pm: Late Lunch/Early Dinner
6:00 pm: Depart Pittsburgh
8:00 pm: Arrive at Stace's

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lend a Helping Trunk

After Joplin, Mo. was devastated by twisters, clean-up crews needed all the help they could get picking up the pieces of the destroyed town.

And not just human help either.

This elephant is part of the Picadilly Circus, which had rolled its bigtop into Joplin for a performance when the storms struck. Since the venue where the circus was instead converted into a makeshift hospital, the circus was canceled. But instead of skipping town, the circus stayed to help, including their floppy-eared, wrinkly friends.

Harnessing their elephant, the circus staff put it to work dragging cars and debris from the city's streets. One circus employee said "We thought it's either take the day off or give a hand to the people who really need it."

The unlikely sight brought some cheer to the community still coming to terms with the disaster.