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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Book Club - Playing for Pizza

Rick Dockery was the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game against Denver, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually got into the game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provided what was arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he became a national laughingstock and, of course, was immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams.
But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent, Arnie, find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds Arnie finally locates just such a team and informs Rick that, miraculously, he can in fact now be a starting quarterback. Great, says Rick—for which team?

The mighty Panthers of Parma, Italy.
This is the beautiful city of Parma. Wouldn't we all love to be enjoying a vacation in Italy?

Yes, Italians do play American football, to one degree or another, and the Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player - any former NFL -layer - at their helm. Rick reluctantly agrees to play for the Panthers and heads off to Italy..
Book club was so much fun talking about how wonderful it would be to vacation in Italy. Dreams do come true for some of us. Nina will be vacationing there in June this year. I'm so jealous...."Nina, could you just not be so smilie and happy about it?" I hope you get to see every cathedral you want to....2 a day will be nothing for your agenda. You promised that you would put Parma on your itinerary and take pictures of the stadium...James will be so happy. Maybe you can catch a soccer game! Well maybe not!
Of course, we enjoyed Pizza for dinner.
Jill can't wait to visit Italy when little Zack is all grown up. Nancy, Nina and I tried to schedule a tour ---remember when I got my passport. Go-Ahead tours cancelled our trip because not enough people wanted to go ~ I don't believe that for even one second. WHO DOESN'T WANT TO GO TO ITALY?

Vickie was our host and did a fabulous job as always. She wasn't sure she liked the book because of all the football jargon. I loved it, but there aren't to many books I don't love.

Vickie and Nina fixing our cheesecake dessert.

There were only 6 of us attending Friday night. Nancy was in Phoenix to a Nuevo Riche conference. Lisa was home with a sore throat. We missed both of us. Steven took our picture, he was so cute....he had to take several......we are difficult when it comes to following directions.

1 comment:

nancy mc said...

I missed BC very much. You did a great job with your 'coverage' of BC. The pictures of the members made me miss it more.