So, I went to a charity event last night my company sponsored. I wasn’t feeling completely up to par if you read my post from yesterday, but as a direct result of the embarrassing incident with the steroid shot, I was feeling a lot better than I had been!
Turns out it was a wonderful thing to attend:
All you could eat GREAT food from all of the biggest “high class” restaurants in Louisiana.
A great live band who was really awesome at playing some of my favorite music from the Swing/Big Band era..
and why is that Era so important?
Because the whole thing was being held in this GORGEOUS place:
I feel like I should include a disclaimer here:
I frequently fall in love with buildings just as much as people….
If said building was built in the Art Deco style…..I swoon even harder.
The airport was the only major airway that serviced the city directly. Being directly on the shore of lake Pontchartrain during Katrina. She suffered heavy damage.
For a long time the owner, along with several restoration companies, painstakingly put her back together again. She is breathtaking to witness…for me anyway….
I know I didn’t take any pictures of food..but quite honestly the only time I got to take pictures was when I wasn’t stuffing my face. They had just about any kind of food you could want. And yes…it was all delicious. Especially the praline crapes…which I may or may not have had 3 of….
Being in this style of building with the atmosphere of a party…music…food…conversation. It made me feel like any minute Gatsby might be coming in through the massive double front doors.
And though I felt like I was in a Fitzgerald story for a little while
Took WAY TOO much courage to ask for.
I’ll give you a brief snippet of the internal conversation going on in my head during this one:
“what are we doing?”
“taking a picture with a pretty woman.”
“I know that…I mean what are we doing with our right arm?”
“shouldn’t it be around her waist?”
“I don’t know what are you asking me for?”
“Oh god……how did we ever manage to get married?”
“yeah…let’s go with that…say cheese, you dork.”
Jay Gatsby, I am not.
Another thing that was really awesome about this night, I finally got the inspiration I needed to place the beginning of my next Pantheon story.
So I’ll be getting to that very soon.