I'm really excited about my road trip this Thursday. I'll be driving over to Jefferson, Texas, with Nashville author, River Jordan, for the 10th ANNIVERSARY GIRLFRIEND WEEKEND and AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA.
The event is organized by Kathy Patrick, (right) owner of Beauty and the Book, the only hair salon/book store in the country!
Kathy is also the author of The Pulpwood Queen's Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life.
Some of my favorite authors will be speaking, serving on panels, and acting in skits during the weekend, including (in addition to River): Pat Conroy, Cassandra King Conroy, Elizabeth Berg, Connie May Fowler, and Ron Hall (Same Kind of Different as Me.) I can hardly breathe just thinking about being in the company of such great writers!
In addition to all the great workshops, keynote speakers, and panels, there's lot of crazy fun planned...like Friday night's "Happy 50th Birthday, Barbie!" party. I need a costume! Should I make up an original Barbie to fit my own personality, or go with one of these?
Campus Spirit Barbie (1964)
Flower Child Barbie
Rodeo Cowgirl Barbie (advantage to this one--I've actually got most of the clothes I'd need)
Aging Baby Boomer Barbie (I really don't see this happening....)
And you know this one is just really not a good idea, but I'll post a picture just so you can see how deep this whole Barbie world is: Let's hear it for "Burka Barbie"!
There's also an "Over the Rainbow" party Saturday night (Wizard of Oz theme) but I don't think I HAVE to have a costume for that one... although I do love me some red shoes.
Okay, I just found what I need. I just ordered this tee shirt. I can wear it with a black skirt, green leggings, and a black witch's hat and my green bracelet that says "Wicked" on it. Anyone have a black witch's hat?
If you've got suggestions for an "original" Barbie costume for me, please leave a comment, or send me an email or Facebook message. I've got all of 3 days to get this together!