Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekend Assignment # 349: Party Hardy or Party Hardly?

This week's Assignment is short and seasonal:

Weekend Assignment # 349: Party Hardy or Party Hardly?
This is the time of year for office parties, family reunions, New Year's Eve parties and holiday parties in general. Are you a party animal or a party avoider? Do you go to parties because you want to, or out of obligation, or not at all?

Extra Credit: How many parties are you likely to attend between now and New Year's Day?

Here are the guidelines in case you'd like to participate - and I hope you do!

1. Please post your response no later than than 12:01 AM on Thursday morning, December 23rd, your local time. You can do this either in a blog entry of your own or in the comments section of the assignment entry. No submissions will be accepted after that time unless I really want to.

2. Please mention the Weekend Assignment in your blog post, and include a link back to the original entry. Using one of the logos shown here is encouraged but not mandatory.

3. Please come back here after you've posted, and leave a link to your entry in the comments to the assignment. Don't forget, or I'll probably miss out on linking to you!

4. Visiting other participants' entries is strongly encouraged!

5. I'm always looking for topic ideas. Please see the "Teacher's Lounge" page for details. If I use your idea, you will be credited as that week's "guest professor." Help me out, folks, because sometimes I run dry when doing this week after week!

6. I reserve the right to remove rude or unpleasant comments (not to mention comment spam), and to leave entries off the linking list if the person has been rude or unpleasant, or fails to mention the Weekend Assignment in the entry.

For Weekend Assignment # 348: Trendsetters, I asked how much of a car buff you are. Please click on each person's name to see the full entry:

Anne said...
[Oprah] taught us that a woman can be a great success with or without a man. She can be happy without being married and have cocker spaniels instead of children. She doesn't have to be a size four (although she ought to try to be healthy). She can cover real stories of adversity and survival and heroism and then do the celebrity gossip with the best of them.

Karen said...
My first letter to Harlan [Ellison] began, "I used to be a Democrat for Nixon," and went on to credit him for my political education. In college, I applied to a writer's workshop Harlan had written about and taught at, and would be teaching at again that summer. He and Peter S. Beagle, also teaching that year, were the main reasons I applied. As some of you know, that workshop was where I met my future husband, and was encouraged by Harlan to "go after him, girl!" I did, and we've been married for 31 1/2 years so far. Celebrity influences don't get much more consequential than that!

That's it for now. I realize it's a busy time of year, but please jump in with an entry if you can. Have a great week!



  1. You know what a party animal I am, Karen! (Sorry, did I just make you spew beverage?)

  2. I'll probably be reading while everyone else parties :-).

  3. I can do with a party:

  4. So not.


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