Thursday, May 1, 2008

Parties, Housewives, and Writing Tips

I’m truly a homebody at heart. There are days when I don’t leave my apartment unless someone forces me to, like a kid who needs to be picked up. But every once in a while, I gussy myself up and actually talk to other people. Like at a party and everything.

I’ll make this Herculean effort for a non-profit called Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. It’s a social service agency providing services for the elderly, the homeless, recent immigrants, and disabled people living in Manhattan. Plus they have a fabulous Head Start program on-site for kids.

So yeah, I’ll go to their fundraisers, as evidenced by this picture. That’s me on the right. The bald guy sandwiched between all those women is clothing designer Angel Sanchez. He provided the dresses for the event chairs. I loved mine. Thanks, Angel!

I realize I run the very real risk of sounding like one of the Real Housewives of New York City by posting this. (For the record, I despise that show.) I hear on Gawker they are having try-outs for the next season.

Whaddya think? Should I call?

Perhaps not.

Oh yes – writing. The reason for this blog, right? I ran across this great post called Five Ways to Improve Your Writing. He seems like he knows what he’s talking about, so I’ll just send you there.


5 comments:

Melanie Avila said...

Great dress! I'm going on day three of not leaving my house (aside from running in the morning) so I know how easy it is to melt into the computer chair. I just need a good cause to drag my butt out of here!

Wendy Pinkston Cebula said...

It's supposed to rain here for the next 5 days or so. I anticipate much sitting and surfing.

Janna Qualman said...

Great dress! And even greater cause. Kudos to you, Wendy.

Laurie Ashton said...

You call yourself a homebody because you have days when you don't go out? Slacker! I have weeks to my credit! Hah!

:D

Gwenda, said...

Thank you for this Wendy, his advice is sound!