Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fabulous Simply Speaking Holiday Party!!

On December 18th, we had a fabulous time at the Simply Speaking Toastmasters' holiday party hosted by Billie Jo Roach, our VP of Public Relations. Our event are well planned with the purpose of team building and getting to know all of our members in a relaxed setting, which is not as possible to do in a regular meeting. Here are some of the awesome pix. Enjoy!

The amazing maestro Connie tickling the ivories!

Club member Mario Mongalo's child may become a future toastmaster!

The ever so dazzling Billie Jo and Mario mingling during the party.

I sure hope Cybele can keep Alan from eating up all of the grub.

Mario's beautiful family!

Terrific Tom, Excellent Ed and the ever Dynamic David!

Magnificent Margaret as a class act during the party game.

Lesley, Mrs. Marrs and the gang mingling and having fun.

We just love hanging out...won't you join us?

Tom Marrs and his wonderful wife enjoying everyone's company.

The Browns (not related to me) are all together.

"What in the world is this thing?" said George.

Deborah, Marcy and Tom's wife sharing a laugh!

Dazzling Darryle, Bountiful Billie Jo and Amazing Alan turning the party out.

Billie Jo, Marcy, Felicia, Alan and David is one the other team for the games. (They won because they probably cheated...I'm just sayin'. LOL!)
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Alan's favorite Christmas movie is Miracle on 34th Street. Cuz it talks about Santa Claus being everywhere in a way. And it makes me cry. It touches my fem side. (His words, not mine people! CA) I really love the scene where the post office brings all the letters into the court room. It's about human connection. 

favorite Christmas movie

My favorite Christmas movie is.....ELF!
The reason I love this movie so much is that my daughter and I have the same bizarre sense of humor and we love to watch the innocence of Will Farrell portraying himself as a large but boyish elf. Since he grows up thinking he is an elf, he has no other paradigm or frame of reference when he travels to New York to find his dad. Will pulls off the immature and obnoxiousness nature of a boy in the same fashion Tom Hanks did in the movie "Big." Some of our favorite scenes are when "Elf" (Buddy) gets hit by a taxi cab because he runs across the street without looking and instead of getting upset with the cab driver he profusely apologizes for getting hit. "Sorry! Sorry! Sorry!" It's great physical comedy. Another scene we love is when he decides to answer his father's business phone and he says "So and So Publishing, what's your favorite color?" Shouldn't we all inquire about each other's favorite color? My favorite color use to be fire-y red, but I've mellowed a bit with age so I like a little blue as well, so now my favorite color is purple because that's what you get when you mix red and blue! You can tell a lot about a person if you know their favorite color!! What's your's??
  Another great line: "I like smiling, smiling is my favorite!" ME TOO!
Happy Mappy Holidayz! Cybele Antonow

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Favorite Christmas movie has to be The Polar Express.
I love that movie. I discovered the book by Chris VanAllsbury (who also wrote Jumanji) when my kids were young and fell in love with it. I bet I read it to them a hundred times.

Connie Akins

Christmas candle with holly

Coming Soon!

The Holiday Party Flyer!

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It's almost here!

Connie Akins
Chrysalis Touch

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