Friday, January 29, 2010


A tribute to a recently departed celebrity (written not so recently...)
King of Pop

________________MaKe believe.
__________The kitchen Is my stage;
The microwave, my audieNce.
___________Music rinGs

_______Like the climax Of an old
_____________Horror Film.

_____At the peak of my Performance I cry, “Beat it!”
__________My breath fOgging my reflection
_________In the microPhone.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

February Book Club

Thanks everyone, for participating in last night's book club. I learned a lot! And a big thank you to April for leading our discussion.

February's book club will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24th, at Kim's house. Kim's hubby, Dave, will be teaching us about poetry. BYOM (bring your own mug) for steamers.

Your poetry packets will be emailed to you soon! Please read them in advance, and bring them to the meeting.

Also, if you'd like to be entered into a contest for a pre-Valentine's Day dinner, made by Kim, please submit a poem (you can email it to Kim or submit it anonymously in the comments section of the blog) by Wednesday, February 10th. If you win, you'l receive your choice of the following (for the whole family):

Thai Shrimp Soup
Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Stuffed Red Peppers
Spanish Rice

Sausage Won Tons (fried)

Spicy Chicken & Corn Chowder

Red Pepper Soup (can do totally vegan, if you'd like)
Gourmet Cheese Platter (if I do the soup vegan, I'll assume you don't want cheese)

Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Peaches and Butternut Squash.

Don't be afraid! Pull out your old high school journals and copy down an angsty poem! Or write a new one!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Katie Wins!

Katie R., you're the lucky winner of:
1) An autographed copy of Elizabeth Scott's PERFECT YOU (a well-written YA romance novel with biting dialogue) or
2) Your own copy of FRANKENSTEIN. Did you buy one for book club? If not...
Take your pick and let me know which you'd like! We'll give the other away AT BOOK CLUB (Just one of many reasons to attend, gals. 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the 27th, at Sisters Brew. April is scheduled to enlighten us.)

Monday, January 18, 2010

More of Frankie

Submitted by Hailey (with help from her husband and inspiration from her friends):

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Frankenstein Must Look Like...

You have until Wednesday, the 20th, at midnight (ooo...creepy...midnight...) to send/give Kim your visual representation of Frankenstein's monster. Remember, this needs to be your idea of him/it pre-reading! If you've already read the book, then cast your mind back on the days when you were less enlightened.

The beautiful painting below was done by the lovely Katie R. She's well on her way to a PRIZE, especially since she's the only entrant in our drawing so far! This is not a contest--simply a drawing. The only way you can enter is if you create a monster!

See you Wednesday, January 27th, at SISTER'S BREW COFFEEHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!! Bring a few bucks for a steamer or some cocoa and prepare to learn from the illustrious April, who taught a Frankenstein unit to her students! She knows her stuff! Plus, we're gonna have fun...and probably get more prizes.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Book Club Reminder

Don't forget to read Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN for book club, to be held January 27th at Sister's Brew (corner of Main and 3rd). And don't forget to create your idea of what Frankenstein's monster looks like (see previous post) so you can win a PRIZE!