Friday, July 28, 2006

Taking the glamorous plunge

The Red Carpet (redone)
Originally uploaded by torabisu.
I chose this photo to accompany my post today because for once it accurately captures how I feel.

Yesterday I received a letter from the Union League Club of Chicago accepting my membership application and welcoming me to its elegant bosom. The letter didn't actually say the words 'elegant bosom', but that was the gist of it.

Each time I think about what my membership means, I smile to myself. This probably makes my colleagues wonder what I'm up to, but that's too bad because I can't help it; I'm really excited about this. I have reviewed the social events that are coming up, and I've even looked into volunteering with one of the Club's fundraising bodies that supports young kids in Chicago. Quite the joiner, I know.

At the same time, my membership to the Club is a risk. It means I have to jump back into making new friends and putting myself out there amongst strangers. But I guess I'll be going to events with like-minded people (book fans, wine guzzlers etc) so we'll always have common interest areas to converse about, right?

I hope to be able to provide you with some photographs of the Club in due course. Covert photos of course, as I think there might be something tacky or touristy about taking photos inside. Leave it with me and I'll suss it out...


glamah16 said...

When we asked you to volunteer once, you said "What free labour, are you kidding..."

Gab said...

I was young and stupid then. Now I'm grown up and ready to help people.

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