Ummm, towards midnight we ate a whole pie and finished a bottle of whiskey and started talking earnestly about things not related to the book.
Here, I’m making my bossy face. Also: note how weirdly tiny my hands are!
If you have been reading Yes and Yes for any amount of time you probably know that:
a) I love J.D. Salinger in a manner reserved for former English teachers and over-achieving English majors
b) I love themed partiesA few months ago, a friend and I discovered that we were both voracious fans of Nine Storiesand joked about creating a two-person fan club/book club. And because I’m exactly the kind of nerd who actually follows up on these things, I turned this into a four-person book club/themed dinner.
Like a good host/former teacher I spent an hour reading analysis of the book and writing (several pages) of discussion questions. And when my lovely friends showed up, we did my favorite things in the world: eat and drink and talk and laugh and think. Gosh, it was wonderful! We had so much fun, we’re thinking of making it a regular thing!
Do you belong to a book club? What’s the best theme party or dinner you’ve ever been to?
Each year on my birthday, I make a list of new things I want to try. Then I try them.
1. Take an adult ballet class
2. Try a sensory deprivation tank
3. Drive a jet ski
4. Go storm chasing
5. Take an overnight bike trip
6. Take a sailing class
7. Stay overnight on a houseboat
8. Make kombucha from scratch
9. Try paddleboarding
10. Take a curling lesson
11. Go Geocaching
12. Attempt to play Dungeons & Dragons
13. Bird watch
14. Take an aerial yoga class
15. Make lefse from scratch
16. Read Benjamin Franklin's autobiography
17. See 'All About Eve'
18. Make a frame-worthy watercolor
19. See the Bayfield ice caves
20. Eat Baked Alaska
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