Sunday, November 11, 2007

Big Fun

Very cool weekend. My groovy new friend Kristen (thank you, Lynette for the great connection) invited me to see these guys in concert, which was awesome. I'm a sucker for good music combined with a good cause, and these guys brought both. "Can You Feel It?" (the song they have on their MySpace page) is a happy addition to my jogging playlist. And the band is collecting socks & towels for local homeless shelters in every city they visit--how cool is that? It got me thinking: Could we do something like that?

So here's a question for you guys: if there was a way to make a donation to a local women's shelter at book signing events--say, for example, a collection of toiletries and makeup items--would you bring a lip gloss and a stick of deodorant to contribute to the cause? Just a thought :)

In other news, we saw Dan in Real Life (fun, although I didn't really buy Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook together) and took THAT DOG for a walk in the woods (where she showed her country-dog prowess by sniffing out the poop of small woodland creatures and rolling in it).

That, my friends, is a weekend!

11 comments:

LEstes65 said...

If you made that your book signing cause, I would bring shampoo, conditioner, makeup, deoderant, hair product, a gift certificate to a local salon. I'd knock your socks off with my contributions, girl. I think that would be AWESOME. Do it. I bet people would do it.

And you're welcome for the connection. To quote Will Ferrel playing GW Bush "I want to be a unificator." It's what I do. In Jan, I will be adding Jane to the Trish/Kristen connection. In 2008, I just might be organizing an ABC (Awesome Blogger Chick) long weekend getaway. So the connections might get ridiculously huge. Bring That Dog, too.

I want to be a unificator.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I think your book-signing idea has definite merit. As long as you got some good publicity to let people know about your plan and request for donations, I think it could work great.

You have a lot of good ideas, Girl!(that should be capitalized, right???)

L Sass said...

I think encouraging donations at your book signing is a great idea, and I'd definitely participate. Just make sure you have a game plan for dealing with all the stuff you collect--it may get cumbersome.

I really liked Dan In Real Life, but had to suspend disbelief over Dane/Juliette a bit, too. She's so much smarter than him! Overall, a sweet and funny movie, though.

Holly Kennedy said...

I'd bring shampoos and hair stuff if this were your cause. I'm all for it! Haven't seen Dan in Real Life yet, but plan to.

Kristen said...

I love the idea and I'd definitely bring donations!

Glad I could be part of your fun weekend!

Swishy said...

I would bring all of the finest lip gloss in the land to your signing!

Barrie said...

I'd defnitely bring donation items for a women's shelter. Definitely.

Kay Richardson said...

I might bring in some underpants or pictures of me. I don't have any lipstick. I can have a look, though?

Patti said...

i would bring in da lip gloss! great idea...

Sarah said...

I would absolutely bring donations! It sounds like a wonderful idea.

Appletini said...

I think that it is a WONDERFUL idea!