After weeks of “is it Friday already?” I woke up this morning singing #TGIF along with most people.
Let’s just say yesterday was, ahem, challenging. It started when I went to the wrong place for an early morning meeting and ended up missing the whole thing. I even wore a dress for the occasion and, people, I NEVER wear dresses.
But I have to be honest. It’s hard to stay in a bad mood at Stephens College. There are too many great women working alongside you and greeting you on sidewalks and in hallways. (And then there are the ones who truly make my day when they say “I read your blog!” Thank you!)
And today I had a chance to meet Helen Lewis Moore ’77, who is truly an inspirational Stephens woman.
A songwriter out of Nashville, she’s in town this weekend helping our students learn to write lyrics and music (the workshop is called “If Taylor Swift Can Do It, So Can I!”—seriously, if Taylor Swift can make a hit song repeating the line “We are never ever ever getting back together” like 500 times in a row, why can’t I?).
Moore is here with her band Queen of Hearts. If you’re in Columbia Saturday, they’re putting on a free concert at 7 p.m. at Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall. Seriously check them out. If the rest of the group is as talented as Moore, and I’m sure they are, you’re in for a treat.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out Lewis’s website. Click on “When the Music Plays.” Make sure you have a tissue handy. Then (as if I’m not being bossy enough) go to the Queen of Hearts website and listen until the music starts playing the “What’s Up With That” rap. Ladies, it’s hilarious (notice, I said “ladies.” If any men are reading, that was strategic).
So make it a Saturday night and come to the concert, especially if you’re in a bad mood. I guarantee you won’t be for long!