I know Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway made his statement yesterday, admitted he lied to the DMN about why cops were called to his house, and said, “That’s the end of all of this with me. That’s my statement. There’s not going to be anything else. No more questions, no more nothing.” But I have a question. How do you diagram the following sentence, which came from his statement?
“Those of you in this audience that are married, those of you that are listening that are married, if you’ve not always wanted eggs and bacon and some of you may have wanted something else, but you didn’t get it and that’s just what marriage is all about.”
That’s the way marriage go?
There’s so much to do this weekend. But I’m pretty fired up for tonight.
1. Vanilla Ice is playing at Trees. It’s free if you get there before 10 pm. FREE to see Vanilla Ice. I know, I can’t believe it either.
2. D Magazine is throwing a super-fun Reading Room event at Legacy Books. The best thing about Reading Room events? Getting to schmooze with D staffers. Trust me on this one.
3. The Dallas Museum of Art is open all night long tonight. Yep, it’s not closing. So you can go at 3 am (and if you do, tickets are half-price). I can’t stay up that late but hopefully one of you will and report back.
Jump for the rest of the weekend.
I don’t mean to be bossy, but cancel your plans. Hot Tub Time Machine can wait. Trust me, Real Housewives of New York City will air again. (And again.) Tonight is a night for talking literature, my friend. Drive your car to Legacy Books immediately. The party starts tonight at 6:30, and we’ll be announcing the Reading Room’s next book selection. Think you’re too cool for a book club? You are wrong! We have free wine and hors d’ouevres. Smart people abound, including Dr. Larry Allums of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The setting couldn’t be lovelier–it’s such a great book store. And in case you get tired of speaking to brilliant people about brilliant things, I’ll be there. (We can discuss my new obsession: High Society. Possibly the worst show on television. Ever.) See you there!
Have you ever been kicked out of a book club?Â I have. But I don’t even cry about it anymore because I am very busy and popular, and I belong to an even better book club now. If you like books, eating and drinking, and talking with smart people about smart stuff, I think you should join the Reading Room. (For those of you who prefer conversation on the more dumb and superficial end, don’t despair. There’s always a seat available next to me.) Sound good? Cancel any and all plans you have for Wednesday immediately. Arm yourself with hundreds of dollars in change (or a toll tag) for a trip to the very cool Legacy Books for our next meeting. What can you expect at this hip happening? Well, you get to eat food and drink alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages with people like Christine Allison and me–for free! (Your eyes are not deceiving you. The food and drinks are free, as is the esteemed company.) As if that’s not enough, we will conduct some book business and announce our next selection. Reading Room members also get to buy things at a discount during the party. I really hope to see you this Wednesday at Legacy Books from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’ll talk Proust. And The Bachelor.
The bad news is, you have only five days to read chapters 1-20 of Joan Didion’s Play It As It Lays. The good news is, in five days you can probably read the entire book 10 times over. (It’s a good, quick read.) The other good news is, Play It As It Lays is a lot better than Wonderful World, our first book. The Reading Room, D Magazine’s online book club, starts book No. 2 this Monday, October 5. You can purchase the book from Legacy Books in Plano for 15% off; just tell them you’re with us. Speaking of Legacy, in case you missed it earlier this year, check out Willard Spiegelman’s essay about the country’s largest independent bookstore.