"Mary-Margaret is making her First Communion this weekend. I'm going to rely on bourbon because hosting a party for 300 guests stresses me out."
"Did you hear about poor Mick McDuffy? He's full of cancer. They're putting something together with bourbon to help him."
"After the wake and funeral, I understand we're doing bourbon from 2 to 5."
You may be wondering why everyone on the southside of Chicago is such a whiskey fan.
"Bourbon" actually refers to Bourbon Street, a facility home to countless fundraisers, post-sacrament parties, and most pressing:
My next book-signing!
TONIGHT! FRIDAY! FEBRUARY 22!
|My banner. I totally have a banner now.|
The wonderful folks at Barbara Vick Early Childhood center are throwing their yearly fundraiser this evening from 7 pm to 11 pm. To get into the special Barbara Vick section, there is a $35 wristband you can buy which entitles you to food and drink. If you just want to hang out at facility itself (plenty of bars, bands, and people), that is free.
Yet whoever buys an autographed copy of Epic Mom will also be supporting the school as $5 from every sale will go directly back to Barbara Vick.
And I'm even bringing along the final few FIRST edition copies along with plenty of second editions:
|First edition (left) Second Edition (right). Can you spot the differences? It's like Highlights Magazine.|
|See that coffee stain? It was intended to be funny & reinforce all the imperfections of motherhood. Several people brought their books back to the bookstore asking to exchange them. They thought the ring stain was REAL, so.....|
|2nd edition? No stain.|
So if you're heading up for the fundraiser, or just looking for a cool place to hang out, stop by and grab the book that my Nana is calling "A Must-Read for 2013."
And if anyone out there in the blogosphere wants to order one of the few remaining first edition copies (no longer available on Amazon), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll give you the same special pricing that I am using for the fundraiser and the book will be signed and mailed to you.
Here's to a great night of Bourbon!