Monday, December 04, 2006

Starbucks, pot luck and strident women

As Trudy* posted in her blog, yesterday I had the great pleasure to be part of her post Nanowrimo celebration at Starbucks. Six female writers of different backgrounds and with different lives, yet you could not shut us up. Not a momentary lapse in the conversation, not a dull moment, just lots to talk about and great conversation. We found out that there is a strange connection between writers and engineers and also that if there is a story about a divorce and a questionable "friend" in said divorce case, six writers sitting around drinking caffeinated products can come up with some pretty cool plotlines about it. I felt so comfortable talking with all of them. Everyone seemed to feel the same. so, we have decided to make it a regular thing which is something I am looking forward to. I think we are going call ourselves the Society of Strident Women (although hubby laughs at the idea of me being considered strident) and I look forward to our next meeting.

Also while at Starbucks, Kenneth J Harvey took the time to come over and talk to me. He told me not worry about calling him Kevin that first time we met and we chatted for a bit. I thought it was so kind of him to take the time to do that.

After hanging out with these women in the afternoon, I had an hour to drive home, get changed and go out for an evening with a different group of women. The moms (and grandmothers and caretakers) from my son's playgroup got together for parents' night (no men there though) where we had pot luck, had a gift exchange and then played our own version of Pictionary which is always such a laugh (when it with a bunch of hilarious women enjoying some time together without the kids).

So yesterday was a day of hanging out with smart, funny women and I loved it.

*Speaking of Trudy, she is one of the contributors to a book to be launched this evening at Bianca's from 5-7 p.m. The book is entitled A Charm Against the Pain: An Anthology of All New Writing From Newfoundland. There will be readings from various contributors, including Trudy so please try to get there if you can.


At 6:54 AM, Blogger TrudyJ said...

Thanks for the "Charm Against the Pain" plug ... the launch was a great success. So glad you were able to show up Sunday with the other Strident Women ... looking forward to the next time!


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