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.
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.