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A different kind of sisterhood

Steppin' Out With April
April E. Clark
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Taking a hiatus from television brought me closer to my girlfriends.

And they don’t even know it.

Recently, for 72 hours, I didn’t watch TV. The thought probably seems impossible to those who know me well, aka my girlfriends. But I did it ” and I honestly can say I’d do it again.



Finding time to relax by reading a book was the best incentive to not watching TV. In this process, I started reading the oldie-but-goodie “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” a novel I’ve never read and a movie I’ve yet to see. I recommend it over reality TV any day.

Yes, girls, you heard me right.



I might make an exception for “The Hills.”

The book is definitely chick lit, but with more substance than some of the girly titles out there. As I continue to read it, I’m constantly reminded of my own Ya-Ya sisters. Except we go by the name of a Buck Cherry song that pairs the word “crazy” and the term for a female dog. We can get a little wild.

And we owned up to that in Vegas last year, with a meltdown hotter than a black patent leather bikini worn poolside in the 100s.

Like the Ya-Yas, the CBs are friends for life. If we were in middle school, we’d sign our names LYLAS (translation for the guys: love ya like a sister) at the end of our letters. If it weren’t so weird this day and age to come in contact with another person’s blood, we’d prick our fingers and become blood sisters.

Ahh, to be 10 again.

The connection I’ve made with this group of women will never be broken. We have living in Colorado without our hometown friends and family in common. And a true appreciation for shoes.

Sisters don’t always have to be related to be close.

Friday Night Flicks, screening of “Grease,” with classic car show, costume and dance contests, festivities start 6 p.m. and movie starts at dusk, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs. Information: http://www.glenwoodchamber.com

Learn the Hand Jive and other John Travolta moves with the final movie of the Friday Night Flicks series at Two Rivers Park. “Grease” is one of my all-time favorite soundtracks and movies, and I idolize Olivia Newton-John to this day. The night should be a rockin’ good time with “Grease”-themed costume and dance contests, classic car show and the last outdoor movie of the season. The summer happened so fast.

KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest, 2-9 p.m., barbecue and cooking demonstrations start at 2 p.m., live music at 5 p.m., beer by Tommy Knocker Brewery, downtown Carbondale. Information: 963-0139 or go to http://www.kdnk.org

Summer is nearly over, so what better way to toast to the end of the season than with beer, blues and barbecue? With cooking demonstrations, cold microbrews, grilled goodness and funky grooves, this fifth annual affair is not to be missed. This is “summer lovin'” of a different sort.


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