Friday, July 21, 2006

You mean there are other people out there?

So, I'm trying to get more involved in my community and more importantly, meet new people...

My neighbor/friend convinved me to join the neighborhood association board and so 5 minutes later, I was Secretary. Now she's moving away and I'm interim President. great. I get to hang with a bunch of older ladies every 6 weeks and discuss whether the flowers in the entrance are the right color. *sigh* But I will try to make some "changes" and create more little events for neighbors to get to know eachother. Otherwise, what the hell is the point??

I've joined a Book Club, with a group of "relatively newly-weds" here in the Columbus area. It's been good so far and I've met a couple of women that I can imagine becoming friends with. Plus I'm reading, which is always a good thing. So far, we've read: "My Sister's Keeper", by Jodi Picoult and Lance Armstrong's "It's Not About the Bike". (Sure Lance, that's because it's all about YOU... You know, I hugely respect his talent and what he overcame. It's a miracle and a testament to willpower, blah blah blah... but I just don't LIKE the guy very much, especially after reading his book. Ah well.).

Next, we're reading "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" (can I just listen to the Broadway Cast recording??), and then in Sept, Those Who Love, by Irving Stone, which I'm really excited about.

And since I'm President of my neighborhood association, I've also launched a neighborhood book club... and will host our first meeting in Sept. First book will be: The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult.

What else... things I want to do, but keep putting off because "I don't have time" or "I'm tired"...
-- Volunteer again at the local Humane Society (where Sammi came from)
-- Volunteer at Ohio Citizen Action (I've done letter-writing campaigns for them so far)
-- Take Sammi on walks in more public places
-- Go to the Gallery Hops downtown
-- Go to Columbus Clippers baseball games

... and more... ?!?!?

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