Monday, June 23, 2008

Books, Heat and Drums

I decided to lighten the mood of this blog and post something upbeat and happy. It was bright and hot outside this weekend and I decided to venture out before dance practice to give one of my line sisters some support.

The book signing was held downtown and I forgot how much it costs to park, but it was good to get out and walk around. I had not been a pedestrian in the downtown area since college some 10+ years ago and the landscape has changed drastically. I loved seeing the families and couples of all colors walking around to various locals enjoying the hot summer weather.

And to top it off, I got a chance to support my line sister and buy a copy of her book (which was edited by another LS of ours, gotta love networking :). So, if you get a chance to stop by your nearest bookstore or library make sure to pick up a copy. She’s a good writer.

After dance practice I attended a West African Drum Show. One of the drummers is a part of my performance group so a few dancers went to the show. They had a guest master drummer that gave me a few Azucar Negra moments. It was a fun outing for Saturday night, nothing like seeing people get up and move to live drum beats.

Hmmm…we should go to another performance when we are not tired from dance practice. I bet we could wear that dance floor out! (Not that we didn’t give it a good shot this time :-)

Peace and Blessings,


  1. Love the new look of the blog! So which sorority are you a member of...I am a Delta...since Fall 82.

    You are so talneted...dancing, drumming and performing..WOW! I love creative talented folks!

  2. Hi Lovebabz!

    I joined Zeta in Winter 96 (Still love you though ;-)

    I dance, act and (I think by the next show) sing. My performance group includes African drummers. I don't drum, but if I hang around the master drummers long enough I think they may rub off on me.

    Nothing like seeing someone do what they love. You can't fake funk like that!!!

  3. Hey we all Sisters!

    I love artists. You my dear are an artist! I love being in the company of the truly creative! I hope you know what true talent(s) you possess!

  4. I saw the book at the bookstore and are picking up my copy tomorrow. I support up and coming black authors so I'll let you know what I think.

  5. Hi Monique,

    Welcome to my blog. Please let me know what you think. I must confess I have not started the book yet, but I will be sure to pass your comments along. She said feedback is always welcome.

    Come back soon!