Yesterday, I was in a bad, bad mood. Time of the month coupled with an annoying day at the office, plus excruciating heat=Grrr!
I was in a bad mood UNTIL I went out to Irene’s for “Blog Out Loud”, then the feelings of anger, insecurity and cramps evaporated as I chatted with other bloggers and had a (much needed) pint. I was second in line to read and I was nervous. I chose this post to read and was worried people may not get my dry/dark/dorky/perverted sense of humor. But much to my relief, they were amused by my post and it got lots of genuine laughs. Yay! Hubby and I chatted with some familiar bloggers as well as some new ones. I was particularly thrilled to meet Jen Kershaw for the first time. (She’s an amazing artist. If you haven’t already, go to her site and check out her stuff!) She was so sweet and hope to see her again at future events. Famethrowa was another new face and she came by our table to chat briefly. I told her that she looks and has similar mannerisms as comedienne Tina Fay and apparently she gets that comparison a lot! It’s definitely a compliment-Tina is hot and funny. (My main celebrity comparison is Alyson Hannigan. I was never one for band camp though! ;))
After more readings, passing around of photo albums from local photographers, chatting and drinking (Hey! It was HOT!) , the night ended at 10:30pm! Past my bedtime but so worth it! I took lots of photos of everyone, but here are some select ones. First is a picture of the Reconstruction of the Parliament Buildings after the fire of 1916. I found it in Irene’s basement on the way to the bathroom and thought it was pretty neat:
Next is Tanya and her apropos shirt (too bad it turned out blurry):
followed by Nat’s very cool tattoo:
Jennifer’s much admired shoes:
and finally Evelyn‘s beautiful hair accessory:
It was a great night and I would like to thank Lynn for organizing it and Hubby for coming out, despite feeling a bit out of place since he’s not a blogger! But despite this, he was still his usual friendly chatty self and I appreciate it!