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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Buffalo Chicks, Pirates and New Beginnings

There's nothing like a trip down memory lane -- at least if the memories are good ones! And if you make the trip with great friends, all the better. A few weekends ago, my college girlfriends and I got together at my house for a reunion. It's been 27 years since we graduated, and some of us hadn't seen one another in that long! For others, it had been ten or less years. We named ourselves the "Buffalo Chicks" since our school mascot was a buffalo. In keeping with the "chick" theme, as well as the theme "birds of a feather flock together," we wore feathers atop our heads, as you can see in the photo! In order of appearance, left to right, are Jeannette, Danita, Kay, Donna, me, Candy and Margarita. (Since the group photo is too dark in one place to see my friend Danita, I've added another photo of her with Jeannette. Danita is the one with the blue feathers, Jeannette is the one with the pink!.) For one wonderful weekend, we laughed and acted silly, ate, drank, shopped, laughed, watched movies, and laughed some more! We played a question and answer game about things that happened in our wild and crazy youth. To give you an idea, some of the questions were: "Who once told a cop that the next time she needed help, she'd call a hippie?" "Who once rolled a dead bird up in Jenny's car window by the wing?" "Who wore the bluest eyeshadow?" "Who won a whiskey guzzling contest?" "Who held Candy at bay in a locked bathroom by taunting her with a snake?" "Who corrected everyone's grammar?" "Who once sat on a cactus in Palo Duro Canyon?" The greatest thing about our time together was that, ten minutes after everyone arrived, the years melted away, and we were all completely comfortable with one another. It was as if we'd seen each other only the day before. We left, promising we wouldn't wait almost 3 decades before getting together again -- I'm not sure I'd have room in my house for all the walkers!

I saw the new Pirates of the Carribean movie a couple of days ago. Johnny Depp was as funny and fabulous as ever in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. But I thought the movie was a bit long and had too many stories going on at once, which made it hard to follow at times. Still, it's worth seeing just to watch Johnny Depp in action. (In case you can't tell, I have a thing for Johnny Depp!)

My book OFF HER ROCKER should be showing up in stores in a couple of weeks. The prologue and chapter one are up on my website www.jenniferarcher.net I hope you'll drop by and take a look. The "Home" page has also been updated, as well as the "News and Events" page.

Just as soon as I sign off here, I'm starting a new book. Not reading one, writing one. It's called WHAT SHE NEVER EXPECTED. Wish me luck. The first step is always the most difficult one for me to take, for some reason.

Happy Tuesday,

Jenny

2 comments:

Karen said...

Your reunion sounds like such fun, and yes, good luck on getting the new book started. Love the feathers!

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