inauguration: balls!

Snickering at the number of time news correspondents have to say Balls tonight. :-D

That was indeed one of the high points of watching the tube on Tuesday night, seeing Anderson Cooper deftly and coolly say ‘Balls’ about three times per sentence. I suppose the word comes out as easily as it goes in… 😈 And while I’m sure all the Inaugural night balls were a lot of fun, I still think I had a better time at the Bloggerational Ball this past Sunday night at The Reef in Adams Morgan.

me dressed up for the ball

I won’t go so far as saying that I remember everything that took place, I have scattered memories: guys in tuxedos, gin, women in dresses, an amazing pair of red shoes, more gin, that a blogger I just met is a total lightweight, even more gin, and I do recall very distinctly that Arjewtino tried on my coat. Hard to blame him though, it was velvet, and it was fine.

It was fun getting to meet new bloggers and putting faces to names and getting over that slightly awkward, “What’s your name? And… what’s the name of your blog?” and admitting that you haven’t read their stuff yet. Reef got a bit crowded, and it got hard for me to hear, so I pretty much stuck to chatting with one or two people at a time, I believe I got into some photos–would love to see those, anyone who happened to capture me, preferably those with my eyes open. LiLu and Kat both have a rundown of those who showed up or at least planned to, and I will get around to reading everyone’s blogs by the weekend. My Google Reader overfloweth!

Thanks again to Restaurant Refugee, Live It, Love It and Who Invented Roses for getting this shindig together. It was just what I needed to get lubricated before the Inaug-slaught the next few days would bring.

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9 Responses

  1. Well, it didn’t hurt that a.) I was drinking on an empty stomach and b.) that stout on tap was STRONG and I had two of them in fifteen minutes. Also, excess happiness tends to increase the speed with which I get drunk, and there was a lot of happiness in the air. I think I have a photo or two of you, will send.

    latest entry: I Regret Wishing George W. Bush Would Fail

  2. Lindsay says:

    That is a fine-looking coat, but mainly because of the wearer.

  3. Arjewtino says:

    That WAS a sweet-ass coat, dude. You’re lucky I didn’t abscond with it.

    latest entry: Thanks for the invite, Obama, but I’ll be part of history on my couch

  4. It was really nice meeting you — even if it was my first time meeting people from the… Internet. 🙂

    latest entry: i have more than three toes, but i’m definitely a sloth.

  5. brian says:

    @Malnurtured Snay: Excuses, excuses. You better work on that alcohol tolerance if you wanna hang with the DC Bloggers. We’re a hard-drinkin’ lot. 🙂

    @Lindsay: Oh you do go on…

    @Arjewtino: It was too big for you anyway. You’re adorable enough to carry it off, but I’d still hunt you down and skin it off of you. 😈

    @flipflopsintherain: I can’t believe I neglected to repeat the line of the evening. Classic!

  6. LiLu says:

    First of all, my dear, those shoes were NOT red. They were pink. HAWT PINK.

    Ahem. I should know…

    Anyhoo, thank you SO much for coming- you looked fantastic, and I really enjoyed your company. Thanks for walking us over to Jumbo Slice, too!

    Let’s do it again soon!

    latest entry: TMI Thursday: B Tells The Other (Sandpapery) Side

  7. Katherine says:

    I was so thrilled to meet you. And I have pictures to post. Lots of lovely pictures…

    latest entry: Endings, Or The Last Of The eCrush Chronicles

  8. Kevin says:

    Great meeting you as well, and I found a jacket much like yours. On sale no less. Got a pic or two of you with the ladies and I’ll send them along their merry way.

    latest entry: Why I’ll never be dieting on South Beach

  9. SingleGirl says:

    You looked fine in that jacket. And from here on out, I’m going to tell people I met you online and just make them wonder….

    latest entry: Five for Friday: someone else deciding what I write.

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