Sleepovers, Skating, and Readings HOT DAMN!

15 Jan

These chickz have had a busy and beautiful week.

Classes started for (some of) us Monday and we were only kinda ready for that. The Saturday night before we had a sleepover complete with Bananagrams, Apples to Apples (then created our own version of Ball State English Department Apples to Apples), drinks, music, ice cream, brownies, and a bedtime story. Basically, we’re a college-aged version of the Baby-Sitters Club.

Lindsey and Elysia perplexed

Abby! Abby! Abby!

Layney baby

Lora and just one of her descriptive faces

I won the Christman card!

Women writers require ice cream

Night Lindsey and Abby!

Night Layne and Lysi!

Our ragamuffin morning before we head to breakfast

In just the past week we’ve met for multiple dinners, lunches, ans small breaks. Yesterday morning, we went to see Cathy Day present at Minnetrista. Getting up to see a professor speak off-campus before any of us has class made me pretty proud of us. Cathy’s presentation was amazing. We all took notes. Even the lady who was OBSESSED with how adorable our Elysia is (E’s wearing the red headband). Although she was speaking mostly about her book “The Comeback Season” (which I bought, ladies, so you can borrow that when I’m done!) we’re more familiar with her first book “The Circus in Winter” which Lora blogged about recently. Another reward for our early-morning goodness? We got to see Jill Christman! We love her.

Talking with Cathy Day

Posing with Cathy Day

A Very Christman Surprise!

Christman's husband & our professor, Mark Neely

Thanks for the great presentation, Cathy!

Last night we went skating. Like at a roller rink. We held our own against derby maidens and preteen love connections. We unfortunately, did not have the foresight to bring a camera, or in the case of others, money (me). But we had a lot of fun, were committed to challenging ourselves, helping one another, and apparently convincing the rest of the rink that we were all lesbians. Yes, we did a lot of hand holding. And singing like this:

TONIGHT we will be traveling down to Indianapolis for Vouched Presents: Readings by Sean Lovelace, Aaron Burch, Andy Devine, and Matt Bell at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art 7pm. We’re all so excited to meet more writers, take more pictures, learn more, and maybe even buy a book or two. Tonight will be a great night.

Hope to see you there!

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4 Responses to “Sleepovers, Skating, and Readings HOT DAMN!”

  1. leeraloo January 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh, I didn’t know we were giving off lesbian vibes last night. I was giving off “I’m a single 12-year old girl” vibes, apparently.

  2. lindseyplaval January 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    I love us.

  3. Sean January 17, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    You people rock!

    Great blog.

  4. Steven January 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Ahhhh, I miss Jill. 😦

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