By Alyssa Dunn, Staff member in Senator Finnegan's Office
From Dorothy St. James's Flowerbed of State
Casey doesn't know what she's missing. All she seems to think about are her precious plants. She even talks to them. It's unnerving.
You're not going to find me messing around with plants like that. Sure, they're pretty to look at, but not nearly as exciting as a designer bag, especially if I can get it for a great price.
You'd think Casey and I would be incompatible as roommates. I worried that we'd have nothing to talk about when we first moved in together. Let me tell you, I was wrong. Casey needs me. She needs my guidance when it comes to men. She might be a genius with plants, but she's clueless when it comes to tall, dark and rich.
I've made Casey my project. I'm going to straighten her out. I'm going to make her more daring. She's going to live with abandon. And I swear I'm going to do something about the drab clothes she insists on wearing. A girl has to glam it up. No, not for the man in her life, but for herself.
How many times have I told Casey that? How many times has she listened?
If stubborn were a mule, her name would be Casey. (I heard her mutter something like that the other day, only the mule's name was Alyssa. Casey always has the funniest sayings. She's colorful. I like that about her.)
There's one place where Casey and I have teamed up on the shopping front. That's at Brenda Novak's Online Auction for the Cure of Diabetes. This May marks the auction's 7th year. Novelists and others from around the globe have donated the best swag. There are designer handbags and designer gowns and fabulous trips. There's also specialty items offered at a full range of prices. And it's for a great cause: to find a cure for Diabetes.
I'm bidding on the colossal mystery collection. If I win it, I'm going to give the collection of mysteries to Casey for her birthday. I hope she's not bidding against me.
The auction runs through the month of May. If you're looking for a little glamor or excitement in your life, go bid!