I forgot my camera (damnit!) so I had to resort to a few (really bad) photos on my iPhone. They did have a professional photographer running around, I'm praying a few of those photos turned out. We opted not to get the professional 'couples portrait' done, as the company they used this year wasn't offering a digital version of the photos. Lame. I mean, I have to be able to take my CD into Walgreens and turn the photos into magnets, coffee mugs and dorky key chains, must.
My bronzedness is thanks in part to getting some sunshine the last few days at work, and also this awesome company, Million Dollar Tan.
Sunless tanning at it's finest!
And your blog author at her dorkiest. Seriously, I look sauced.
Speaking of getting sauced ...
The ball itself was terribly organized. They didn't have assigned seating, and they didn't have enough tables, so they asked for volunteers to please move from the main Ballroom into a small conference room (that was us!) where they didn't even have tables set (I ate my cheesecake with my butter knife) or offer us water until our meal was finished.
Regardless! The drinks were flowing, Indian burning was happening, and the conference room, later dubbed the crunk room, was the place to be! Will I Am (maybe you've heard of him?) even made a guest appearance!
The meal itself was pretty decent. Hector, our bartender, was also pretty heavy handed, so I think frozen fish sticks probably would have tasted gooood.
World's smallest salad.
Chicken and salmon on a bed of rice pilaf covered in oodles of buttery goodness.
Not pictured is the cheesecake, which I inhaled, even though I was eating it with a butter knife. Classy and talented.
After the festivities came to a close, a few of us headed out to find our own after party - which just so happened to be crashing the Vampire Diaries cast and crew holiday party.
Yes, with Nina Dobrev.
Who knew that they happened to film the show in our little corner of Atlanta, and they also thought The Marlay House would be a sweet place to party?
Our wee group drew a lot of attention (a few people actually asked if the uniforms were real, hah!) A few military stores later and I think everyone was assured of their authenticity.
It was so cool to mingle with the cast, but I thought it was the crew that had the coolest stories! We talked to the lead costume designer, a few of the film crew (and some of the other sweet shows and movies they film!), and even a few of the cast members entertainment lawyers. I was asked a time or two if I acted or I was on the show, when in fact, I've never watched an episode of it in my life.
I mean, hey, we don't have cable! Good enough excuse for me.
1. Do you watch Vampire Diaries?
2. Do you listen to Will I Am?