Monday, June 14, 2010

Interns and book clubs

1. My intern is back at work. Here's why I love her:
  • She works her ASS off, all summer for me and LB1.
  • She has a great attitude
  • She's smart. And driven.
  • She's got a great work ethic, for a 20 year old, sure, but there are a lot of people I know that can learn a thing or two from her.
  • She really does go to Starbucks whenever we want! Sometimes every day!
  • She's adorable

Here's why I don't:

  • She's adorable
  • Like, all 90 lbs of her
  • And 5'0" of her
  • Standing next to her makes me feel like
  • Like Ursula to her Ariel
  • Like Snuffulopogus to her Elmo

All kidding aside, I'm sooooo glad she's back!

2. Not Your Momma's Book Club (why, yes, I DID name it, thanks for asking!) had our "On the Road" Jack Kerouac meeting in my awesome yard on Saturday. 3.5 bottles of wine and 5 hours worth of meeting. We're a good club. Really good. Like new people want in to NYMBC all the time. We're letting two new members in this month. I don't think they know about the blindfolds and paddles that come with the first meeting, but whatever.

Not so sure about this new book - "The Help", but in an effort of democracy, I'll read it. Majority rule and all that. I have to get a copy, LB1 is checking to see if she has it to lend to me. Otherwise I'll be hitting up half priced or whatever it's called.

Happy Monday, my shiny happy people, happy Monday.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

You could always check your local library for a copy.

What book are you going to suggest for the club next time?

Von said...

"On the Road" was my suggestion, so I'm done for a while. We all take turns. This was my second time leading.
Any thoughts?

Jennifer said...

Von- I'm crashing that book club at some point in time. It's a must. :)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm putting in a plug for True Grit by Charles Portis.

Screw the John Wayne movie, this is the real deal.

Von said...

Jennifer - you are MORE than welcome!!
B4 - I think I've read that. Let me investigate....