Yes, I'm still alive. Just having a terribly busy semester. I did take time out for a GNO. These are some of the ladies responsible for my sanity. I depend on them and our get-togethers. We love a good party, and this month, we had a guest: Ally Condie, the author of Matched. Here we are with our gorgeous green books.
Now, we don't always have elaborate parties, but we love a good excuse for one. Matched provided us with a perfect opportunity. We matched our decorations to the book: green tablecloths and balloons, bowls of "pills" . . .
. . . foil dinnerware . . .
. . . and a dessert buffet.
After a great chat with Ally, in which she answered lots of questions and talked to us about writing in general, we presented Ally a gift. One aspect of the book is the "100 Poems" in society. This poem is one that was not kept by the society, but plays an important role:
"Do not go gentle into that good night . . ." by Dylan Thomas. The sign is vinyl on glass.