Greeks, Gossip, and Tattoos

By Katie Shaw

Amber came to Denton last weekend, and we packed loads of fun into just three days.

We started off with super nerdy tattoos:

Amber got her favorite Margaret Atwood quote from The Blind Assassin on her arm


And I went with these rad quotation marks:


Friday night was the highlight of the entire weekend–MARGARET ATWOOD! She’s brilliant, incredibly witty, and side-splittingly funny. The Dallas Museum of Art has a lecture series called Arts and Letters where Atwood spoke about the role of Greek Mythology in her work. It was amazing and gave me many things to think about. Not to mention ideas for what to read next (the list is never ending).

After the lecture, we stood in line for nearly two hours waiting to get our books signed. The wait was so worth it, and Atwood is infinitely patient and poised. I got my copy of Handmaid’s Tale signed.


The fun and gossip never stops when Amber and I are together. It was a much needed girl’s weekend, without a doubt.