Nothing too exciting to report…except that I’ll be going to NYC tonight to help Catholic A-lister Jennifer Fulwiler celebrate the release of her new book ‘One Beautiful Dream’!
Since her party is at the upscale Yale Club in downtown Manhattan, I’m going dressed as the fanciest person I could think of- the Monopoly Man! (Did you know his real name is Rich Uncle Pennybags?) I’ve invested in a bowtie, a top hat, a cane, a mustache and even a monocle! I couldn’t resist, even though that’s more Mr. Peanut than Monopoly Man.
I figured since I’m the type of person an Ivy-Leaque club tries to keep out, I’d need to pull out all the stops to gain admission, even with a ticket. Last time I went to Jen’s NYC book signing, things got…a bit out of hand (though I still got that signature!).
I’ll be sure to have plenty of shiny coppers to grease the palms of any questioning doormen, or throw at adoring fan girls who are blocking my view of Jen.
To prepare for the bustling crowds of NYC, I’ll be spending the first half of today chaperoning Teddy’s first grade class field trip to the aquarium. The quickly moving mobs of people in Manhattan will seem calm and orderly after directing a group of seven year olds around a sting ray touch tank. At least once I’m in NYC I will have a cane to maneuver through crowds and poke insolent cads. Sadly, the school administration has already vetoed cad poking on this field trip.
So check back later as I will update this post with pictures from my evening out. You can also follow me on Instagram for timely updates. Will I see anyone there?? #prepareforaselfie
Apologies to anyone who was following my Stories on IG and was expected less clips of me walking and talking and more of the actual party. I was busy taking pictures for everyone and being introduced by Jen as “the awesome Kelly Mantoan who dressed as the Monopoly Man” which was considered funny by approximately 2% of those in attendance (basically the Fulwiler family). But it was a great time. I love meeting new people at these things.
Lastly, to celebrate this excuse to dress up, I’m giving away a copy of ‘One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both’. Enter using Rafflecopter below. One winner will be picked on May 1st, the book’s official release date.
Then, commence the usual linking up of the takes! Be sure to include a link back to this post so your readers can find the rest of the Quickest Takers. I look forward to reading posts!