Skip to main content

Saturday Brunch Club

Today was the first meeting of the Saturday Brunch Club, founded by Karen.

Everyone is welcome. These are the rules (So far. Still under construction.):
  1. The first member to the restaurant will have their coffee/tea paid for by the last member to arrive.
  2. There is a ten minute grace period for late arrivals. After ten minutes, we sit without you. 
  3. Unless agreed upon at the time of ordering, members are not required to share their food.
  4. Members need to bring cash for easy bill settling.

I think that's pretty much it. We meet every two weeks, and next up is Lady Marmalade.

Come and eat!


Laura said…
If I was there I would definitely join this group. I would like to point out that paying in cash doesn't really make bill settling easier it's just more tangible. Maybe my aversion to the cash rule would mean I couldn't join the group.
Beth said…
Laura - cash rule is because some places (today's and next week's, at least) are cash-only. So if everyone brings cash, we can at least get change instead of walking out with IOUs... or having to all make last-minute bank runs!
Vanessa said…
OH so jealous. But I love this all the same. :)
I hope you still have this in 1.5 years.
Love you and miss you!!!
jonathanturtle said…
Nice! Lady Marmalade is yum.
Deepak said…
Can I join? Or is a girls' only group?
Beth said…
vanessa - i hope we do too. OR i hope we have a brunch-club-field-trip to kampala. :D

jt - you and christina and charlotte should come!!

john - totally not girls-only. tony came yesterday. all kinds of boys are welcome.
Lisa said…
I'm responding to your tweet...super adorable! I would want one too if I didn't know from experience how stinky owl poo is. And you have to feed them dead mice (which might have botflies!) :) But if I lived in Harry Potter's world and could magic away the bad smells, I'd totally go for a sawwhet owl - they are the cutest!
afro-chick said…
i hope i can make it to the next one. a) cause you girls are fab. b) cause i will sing lady marmalade for at least part of the breakfast.
Julia said…
Lady Marmalade is amazing.
Get there early, it's always super busy and they won't seat you until your entire group is there.
Beth said…
duly noted, julia - thanks!

Popular posts from this blog

What About Travis!?

I just watched Hope Floats, the second movie in my I-really-need-to-vegetate night. Now that we have more than three channels, there are so many quality programs on TV! Like movies in the middle of the week. I enjoyed many of the lines in this movie, including:

"I went home and told my mama you had a seizure in my mouth."
(referring to her first french-kissing experience)

"Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me."
(the conversation in our living room then went,
Girl 1: Only Harry Connick Jr. could say that line without it being incredibly cheezy.
Boy: Without it being cheezy? That's all I heard. Cheez, cheez, cheez.
Girl 2: Yeah, but it was sexy, sexy cheez...sigh.)
"Better do what she says, Travis. Grandma stuffs little dogs."

Bernice: At home we had a pet skunk. Mama used to call it Justin Matisse. Do you think that's just a coincidence? All day long she would scream, "You stink Justin Matisse!" Then one day she just…

Fostering FAQ: What's Her (Mom's) Story?

This is probably the second most common question I hear about the baby currently in our care, right after, "Will you keep her?"

It comes in many forms:

"So, what's her story?"
"Is her mom in the picture?"
"How did she end up in your home?
"Is her mom a drug addict?"
"How could a mom not love such a cute baby!"

I get it. It's natural curiousity, and I know I've asked similar questions of my friends who are adoptive parents.

But here's what I'm learning: a child's story is their own. And equally as important, the parent's story is their own.

Imagine how it might feel to hear that for the foreseeable future, you are not allowed to care for your child. On top of whatever difficult circumstances you are already in - perhaps poverty, social isolation, lack of adequate housing, domestic violence, intergenerational trauma, drug or alcohol dependency, low cognitive functioning, or a myriad of other complex strug…

Simone Weil: On "Forms of the Implicit Love of God"

Simone Weil time again! One of the essays in Waiting for God is entitled "Forms of the Implicit Love of God." Her main argument is that before a soul has "direct contact" with God, there are three types of love that are implicitly the love of God, though they seem to have a different explicit object. That is, in loving X, you are really loving Y. (in this case, Y = God). As for the X of the equation, she lists:

Love of neighbor Love of the beauty of the world Love of religious practices and a special sidebar to Friendship
“Each has the virtue of a sacrament,” she writes. Each of these loves is something to be respected, honoured, and understood both symbolically and concretely. On each page of this essay, I found myself underlining profound, challenging, and thought-provoking words. There's so much to consider that I've gone back several times, mulling it over and wondering how my life would look if I truly believed even half of these things...

Here are a few …