Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Brunch Club: Then We Came to the End

Our March / April 2013 selection was Joshua Ferris' Then We Came to the End.

It was not well received!

With an irresistibly casual writing style, Ferris makes readers a part of his fictional advertising agency from the moment we open the book. Through numerous impromptu conversations, colleagues come alive. We learn that Larry and Amber have had an affair, and that Amber is pregnant. We know that Chris Yop is panicking because he exchanged his office chair without permission, and that Joe Pope is universally despised because he got promoted and now everyone has to listen to him. No one likes Karen Woo because she's always trying to seem smarter than everyone else. And the head boss, Lynn, has cancer, but she doesn't want anyone to know. We understand that the agency is in trouble, and that the unstable Tom Mota is being laid off. We realize that anyone could be next. And we're dying to know what's going to happen.

Club Rating Details:
My rating: ****/5
HR's rating: */5
CC's rating: */5
Average Rating: 2/5

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Always look on the bright side of life

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted (now) by Melinda at West Metro Mommy. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Melinda's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

A few weeks ago I had the good fortunate to take in a local production of "Spamalot." Although the sound was not perfect, the show was a most excellent good time! Still giggle a little when I think of the bunny. I was not expecting the ending; suffice to say the actors could barely keep it together themselves when they were through a bit of a curve ball.